Geothermal systems are not considered renewable by themselves because they do use electricity. They do work with nature to provide heating and cooling elements, a key feature in design by McKibben, who as an architect has designed structures for firms in Dallas and beyond.
A well-water configuration pulls cool water from a deep-bore line into an aquifer. The water is cycled through the system and returned without any chemical changes. McKibben has a total of 32 wells that contribute to keeping the wine cooled in the cellar. Geothermal systems work with nature to provide heating and cooling elements. Electricity by solar panels and wind provides the main source of electricity.
The winery also uses rainwater for irrigation and natural shading
The venue has become a staple of the Top of the Hill Country as an event venue, vineyard and distinct producer of adult beverages. The vineyard is located in the country outside Meridian on 1147 County Rd 1110. The Winery and Distillery mainly operate from the Clifton location at 903 Avenue G. The spirits produced are distilled from the wine products. Vodka, gin and brandy, all 80 proof, are produced from the grapes. A wine tasting room is located in Meridian, while musical events are held in Clifton.
Recently, the winery and distillery has added a beer brewery. A German-style hefeweizen is already available, with 12 more distinct varieties to be release this year.