The land known today as Souther Williams Vineyard has a long and storied history rooted in the spirit of family and friends. The land originally comprised most of what today is the Hoopers Creek valley and consisted of 10,000 acres back in the mid 1800’s. The 35 acre property, which is what is left today, forms the old original homeplace and you can still find remnants on the property today from an era gone by.
We give homage to Ken’s grandparents Carrie Souther and JK Williams in naming our vineyard after them.
Our heritage which tracks back to England and Scotland is rooted in caring for the land. In fact, the name Parker has its roots in Scottish Clans and emanates from the occupation Park keeper. This heritage led to our motto “Guardian de la Terre” which simply means Caretaker of the land. Angela, Ashleigh and I are caretakers for a short time and we are excited to share our love of this place with you and welcome you to the Southern Williams family.