This journey began with a dream in our hearts and a relentless drive to make it a reality. Our love and passion for growing high quality grapes and making superior wines has grown from a hobby, to a business, and now a legacy that encompasses our family, extended family, friends, neighbors, and our community.
Without the physical, emotional, and spiritual support of our families, both near and far, this business would not be possible. The words “thank you” could never be enough to express our appreciation for all that you do.
~ Meredith & George Eaton
George Eaton - Founder
Winemaker | Grape Farmer
The very idea of growing grapes and making wine began with George almost a decade ago. Over the years George has been making wine, harvesting grapes, and planning for the future right alongside of Meredith. George also began the research and design that lead to the planting of their vineyard in Valley View. Although George has a very exciting and successful career with BNSF Railway he has been the vital support and driving force behind Meredith’s education and facilitated the design of the Firelight Vineyards business. George is also a licensed pyro-technician and shoots professional fireworks shows for surrounding cities in the DFW area. This unique skill lends a special marketing angel for the Firelight business. George and Meredith have blended their two passions of winemaking and fireworks pyro-musicals into a business that creates a literally unforgettable experience.
Meredith Eaton - Founder
Winemaker | Grape Farmer
After many years of making wine and dreaming about a vineyard Meredith knew it was the right time to get serious about building a career around doing something that she loved. With a background in the service industry combined with her experience in property management Meredith decided that managing her own business would be the ideal path. She went back to school in order to sharpen her business and marketing skills with a great focus toward extending her knowledge of grape growing and wine making. Meredith earned her degree in viticulture & enology in the spring of 2014. During her time in school Meredith was recognized academically, graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors, and she earned three wine medals, including one gold, in two state-wide non-commercial wine competitions. In 2014 Meredith directed her focus to designing the Firelight Vineyards business and she quickly began to set everything into motion. She found the perfect building nestled on the quaint historic square of Valley View, TX. Meredith turned her vision into reality and the dream was born in 2015. In addition to running both wineries and the tasting room in Valley View, Meredith is growing her own small vineyard in Valley View, TX which is part of the Texoma American Viticulture Area. She also helps manage other vineyards in the DFW area.