As a young man growing up in San Pedro, Coahuila, Javier Herrera was influenced by his mother’s passion for food and fine wines. He would spend time walking through the area vineyards and developed an appreciation for the growing process. A job opportunity allowed him to work at a local vineyard but he quickly found that it just wasn’t working out, as he couldn’t seem to stop picking the grapes to eat them.
Soon after his mother’s passing, Javier ventured to America in search of a fresh start. For many years, he provided for his family through hard work and dedication. He and his wife, Adela found eventual success in the metal building industry. But something was still missing, a little piece of home.
Javier decided it was time to bring the memories of his home to reality. He acquired land and decided to plant grapes, with no intention of turning it into a vineyard. After all, walks through the vineyard, picking and eating grapes were what really reminded him of home.
After unintentionally over planting, it became apparent that the harvest was much more than a backyard’s picking and planning started for the development of Herrera Vineyards. Daughters, Monica and Carolina, embraced their father’s passion as their own and began growing the family owned business. Herrera Vineyards is continuing to grow into one of the most well known vineyards in the Yadkin Valley.
In the words of John Ed Pearce, “Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to.” We invite you to join us at our home away from home. Enjoy our wines, experience our culture and become part of our family.
Kevin Childers’ interest in winemaking began through his experience in the fine dining industry. He developed a vast knowledge of wines, pairings and tastings. This led him to a profession in commercial wine sales where he was introduced to instructors involved from the Shelton-Badgett NC Center for Viticulture and Enology in Dobson, NC. Kevin enrolled in the program and quickly developed a passion for winemaking. Kevin shares in Herrera Vineyards’ vision to craft high end quality products that represent the Yadkin Valley Wine region with pride.
We hope that you will join us in celebrating the talents that Kevin has brought to Herrera Vineyards.