Houston

Houston Chapter

The Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine (KOV) is a national organization with chapters all across America. Our chapter charter was presented in 1978 and has been led by a handful of Commanders who include Richard Materson, Gaye Platt and, currently, Buddy Hagner.

Each Commander is supported by a strong Cadre of officers who are active in the planning of events that include wine tastings, wine dinners, road trips and gala events. Our chapter hosts approximately 10 events annually.

Houston has hosted the KOV National Meeting twice and has been a very strong presence at all nationally and internationally hosted events (Congresses) that include not only the KOV National Meeting, but the Federation of International Wine Brotherhoods (FICB) which are held around the world every two years. Previous Congresses have been held in some of the most interesting locations around the globe and include, among others, France (Rheims, Toulouse), Hungary (Budapest), Switzerland, London, Serbia, the USA (Napa and Sonoma) in 2016 and Macedonia in 2018. Upcoming Congress locations include Portugal and Italy.

In addition to sharing our interest in the enjoyment of wine and all the experiences that come with that, we are pleased to support others who wish to learn more about it and further the education and research that will add to our enjoyment. In that regard, we have supported research in the vineyard at Texas A&M University’s Viticulture Department, Southern Smoke Foundation and have also established a scholarship endowment at the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Global Hospitality Leadership.

Our Brotherhood welcomes gentlemen and ladies and we invite you to join us in our celebration of WINE and CAMARADERIE!

Houston Chapter

The Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine (KOV) is a national organization with chapters all across America. Our chapter charter was presented in 1978 and has been led by a handful of Commanders who include Richard Materson, Gaye Platt and, currently, Buddy Hagner.

Each Commander is supported by a strong Cadre of officers who are active in the planning of events that include wine tastings, wine dinners, road trips and gala events. Our chapter hosts approximately 10 events annually.

Houston has hosted the KOV National Meeting twice and has been a very strong presence at all nationally and internationally hosted events (Congresses) that include not only the KOV National Meeting, but the Federation of International Wine Brotherhoods (FICB) which are held around the world every two years. Previous Congresses have been held in some of the most interesting locations around the globe and include, among others, France (Rheims, Toulouse), Hungary (Budapest), Switzerland, London, Serbia, the USA (Napa and Sonoma) in 2016 and Macedonia in 2018. Upcoming Congress locations include Portugal and Italy.

In addition to sharing our interest in the enjoyment of wine and all the experiences that come with that, we are pleased to support others who wish to learn more about it and further the education and research that will add to our enjoyment. In that regard, we have supported research in the vineyard at Texas A&M University’s Viticulture Department, Southern Smoke Foundation and have also established a scholarship endowment at the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Global Hospitality Leadership.

Our Brotherhood welcomes gentlemen and ladies and we invite you to join us in our celebration of WINE and CAMARADERIE!

Commander Buddy Hagner

+1 (713) 819-9463

4448 W. 12th Street
Houston, TX 77055

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