Longtime friends Shannon Grant and Chris Carson love drinking exceptional wine They find a glass to be even more enjoyable in a laid back environment, with great people, and with great Souls. With their wives Danielle and Kellie, they bonded over their passion for drinking great wine in environments that avoided all of the typical pretense and fuss that comes with traditional wineries.
Wine filled nights full of brainstorming and friendship is how the concept for 5 Soul Wine Co. came about. Their idea was to take the best-tasting, smoothest wines from the most notable wine regions in the world and make them accessible to folks in The Texas Hill Country.
With Shannon’s numerous years of experience in the spirits industry and cherished relationships in sourcing, marketing, and sales combined with Chris’ unique commercial building skills and architectural eye, the long-discussed dreams of opening up their own winery became a reality—and 5 Soul was born. In the beginning, 5 Soul Wines were sourced and produced for personal enjoyment. The tasting room was initially intended for friends and family to hang out and experience the custom wines that Shannon had sourced. The original varietals included hundreds of wines from several regions, but they all had one thing in common: always premium and never pretentious.
Eventually, the 5 official wines of 5 Soul were decided upon, and named for the 5 things Chris and Shannon are most passionate about, their 5 children: Ella, Shaye, Dayne, Quinn, and Avery—each beautiful and unique Souls. Their belief was that if their 5 wine varietals had the identical quality and Soul of the 5 children, the winery and the brand would forever be in great shape. Shannon, Danielle, Chris, and Kellie hope that their kids can follow the journey of 5 Soul and embrace the belief and attitude 5 Soul wine Co. was built upon—the belief that everything is possible.
Shannon and Chris are delighted that wine connoisseur and newbies alike enjoy and appreciate the quality of 5 Soul Wines. In each varietal, you can taste the endless ardent pursuit that comes with sourcing the best wines, and we can all raise a glass to that. At 5 Soul we believe that wine is for everyone, our product is premium but never pretentious, just like us.