Chris Brundrett has established himself in the Texas wine industry as one of the state's fastest-rising young winemakers. While earning a horticulture degree from Texas A&M University, Chris spent time in the Hill Country, acquiring experience in the winery and the vineyard. He then quickly proceeded to take on head winemaking responsibilities for several wine labels, managing vineyard properties in both the Hill Country and the High Plains of Texas before deciding to start William Chris with partner Bill Blackmon in 2008. Ten years later in 2018, Wine Enthusiast Magazine tapped him as a winemaker that is changing the face of American wine, and in 2020 Chris was selected as one of Wine Enthusiast’s 40 Under 40, an honor that highlights individuals who are shaping the future of the beverage and hospitality industry. Today, Chris is the Chief Executive Officer for William Chris Wine Company, which he co-founded with fellow winemaker and business partner Andrew Sides in October 2020.