Texas Tech University

Melanie Holloway Viticulture & Enology Endowed Scholarship


The Melanie Holloway Viticulture & Enology Endowed Scholarship was established by the friends and family of the Woodrose Winery in 2016. This scholarship is awarded to students at the Texas Tech University Fredericksburg campus studying Viticulture and Enology.

Woodrose Winery has been around since 1999, when the first vines were planted. In 2005, wine maker and enthusiast, Mike Guilette, bought the winery and 24.5 acres and is now taking the winery to new heights. He and his family have been working very hard to get the winery on the map. Their efforts have not gone unnoticed; in fact, each year they plan to increase production by twenty percent, eventually producing ten times their current volume.

Woodrose Winery is located in Stonewall, Texas on the south side of Hwy 290 just west of Stonewall or 13 miles east of Fredericksburg on Woodrose Lane. Although Woodrose is one of the smaller wineries, we are expanding very quickly. In the past year Woodrose has doubled its volume and we aren't stopping there.

Melanie Holloway was a beloved member of the Woodrose Winery family and worked as the tasting room manager. She was diagnosed with bladder cancer and passed away. The scholarship was created in her memory.

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Alex Yack
Senior Director of Development

Matt Williams
Associate Director of Development

Tanner Rex
Assistant Director of Development