Kempe Wines

In 2013, as Paolo and Erin contemplated growing Barbieri Wines, they decided to launch a second label under Erin’s name to showcase a different set of varietals. With Erin loving French Bordeaux wines, this created an inspiration for some of the wines they could produce that would complement the Barbieri label. They started with a few “unofficial” wines of the Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals – wines that Barbieri had not produced before. In 2014, they added two Pinot Noirs and the “Bianco”, which is a Grenache Blanc and Viognier Blend. The following year, Erin was ready to launch “Kempe” officially, and decided to go with a label inspired by her ancestral farming heritage in Texas.  Each label has a different type of blade tiller, which are used for different soils and agriculture. By 2016, BWC had a full flight of Kempe wines consisting of 1 Rose, 1 white, and 3 reds.