Compass Rose Winery

830-868-7799 -1197 Hye-Albert Rd, Hye, TX

Compass Rose Cellars started off as a dream during a trip to the Hill Country in the mid 90’s. That dream stayed dormant for many years until Mark Watson met Bill Blackmon and Chris Brundrett. Through this friendship that far-off dream started to take new life.

Mark’s dream finally took root when he bought his first ton of fruit in 2011. The dream continued to grow into reality in 2012 as Mark continued to purchase fruit and hired on winemaker Robert Nida to run the winery.

2013 was an exciting year for Compass Rose with the completion of their winery and first in-house harvest. They also realized during this time that in order for their dream to truly come into reality that they would need a place they could call their own.

This lead them to purchasing 35 acres in Hye, Texas. They quickly started making plans for the land and saw the completion of their tasting room in mid 2014.