Wineries in the News

Two Wineries Join Texas Hill Country Wineries!

The news this week is that Texas Hill Country Wineries has added two new wineries to its association making a total of 52 wineries! The two new wineries joining are 1851 Vineyards and Ron Yates. 1851 Vineyards is owned by John and Dabs Hollimon and is just south of Fredericksburg. The winemaker is... Read More

Wimberley Valley Winery Making Wine In Texas Since 1983

Founded in 1983, Wimberley Valley Winery has a proud history of producing fine wines in central Texas with a focus on quality and a wide selection to suit all palates. From special Christmas wines to seasonal fruit wines, Wimberley Valley Winery goes beyond the status quo to bring creativity and freshness... Read More

Oktoberfest Wine Dinner by Lost Draw Cellars

Join us in welcoming Lost Draw Cellars to Hoffman Haus as they introduce us to their wines grown by Andy Timmons, a fourth generation Texas High Plains farmer. Lost Draw Vineyards outside Brownfield, Texas, in Terry County, grows some of the best grapes in the state and supplies a number... Read More

With New Namesake Winery, Texas Wine Veteran Yates Finds His Stride

Ron Yates wants more. After buying Spicewood Vineyards from a pair of Texas wine pioneers in 2007, he’s ready for the rest of the world to recognize the big strides that winemakers around the state have made with the quality of their wines. There is still a lot of work... Read More

1851 Vineyard Preview

1851 Vineyards is owned by John and Dabs Hollimon and is located just south of Fredericksburg. The General Manager is their daughter, Jeska Haggerty, and the winemaker is John Rivenburgh. The winery plans to open in October 2016. I have had the pleasure of meeting the Hollimons a couple times during the... Read More

Hill Country Press

Top 10 Places In The US To Visit In 2017

Your New Year’s resolution list may include traditional goals like getting in shape or keeping in better touch with friends and family. But if you’ve caught the travel bug recently, your list may also include hitting the road more. But where should you go in 2017? While bucket list... Read More

Wine Country Enjoyed in Texas

It was a quiet Monday morning in Fredericksburg, Texas just before noon the day after the big crowds of weekend tourists had gone home. Yet, there was a couple from Maryland in the tasting room of Lost Draw Cellars enjoying a wine tasting served by the owner Andrew Sides.  Read More

The 8 Most Beautiful Wineries Around Austin

The Texas Hill Country is rich with stunning views and lush vineyards. With over one million visitors flocking to Texas wineries every year, this industry brings in 1.88 billion dollars to the state annually. It’s not just the delicate flavors that attract wine lovers; the atmosphere is absolutely divine. Rolling... Read More

Why Texas Is America’s Most Underrated Wine Destination

A look at the leaders of the Lone Star State's new school of wine. Jordan Mackay still remembers his first taste of Texas wine. God, it was awful—a grossly unsophisticated glass of double-oaked chardonnay that could have passed for butterscotch. "This was before the ABC (Anything But Chardonnay) movement... Read More

Drink up Texas, it’s Wine Month

Not only does October bring scary costumes and pumpkins, you should also grab a bottle of wine to go along with that stash of Halloween candy you’re hiding from your kids. It’s Wine Month in Texas. Now is the time to go out and explore everything Texas wine... Read More