Wineries in the News

Barrels + Beats

Can music played in the vineyard improve the quality of the wine in your glass?  Read More

National Geographic: Top 10 Spring Vineyards

List includes Pedernales Cellars in the Texas Hill Country. Savor the pleasures that come with a spring visit to these outstanding wineries.  Read More

Lewis Wines: A Young Hill Country Winery With Big Aspirations

As I accelerate out of Johnson City, travelling west on 290, I am careful to watch for two propane tanks on the left hand side of the road as I have it on good authority that the entrance right after them is Lewis Wines.  Read More

Hill Country’s Lewis Wines Characterizes the Future of Texas Wine

The Texas wine industry is rapidly expanding every year, and it’s not just the big operations that are making noise. A little place called Lewis Wines, just outside of Johnson City, is a prime example of quality over quantity. The winery opened earlier this year and has been creating... Read More

Texas Viognier Is Tested Against California and France – And Comes Out The Winner

This weekend in a tasting at Texas Viognier soundly trounced California and French wines made from the Viognier grape.  Read More

Hill Country Press

Cheers to the start of Texas Wine Month

This October marks the 16th year the Texas Hill Country has been celebrating Texas Wine Month.  Read More

GOTEXAN Video: Austin and Hill Country Wine Trail

Exploring the Austin region and featuring Texas Hill Country Wineries and Thirsty Oaks Wine Trail. Read More

Dare to Be Grape

These six splendid wineries are setting the standard for Texas viticulture.  Read More

Revisiting the Texas Wine Industry: Reign of Terrior

A decade and a half after I wrote about the poor quality of Texas wines for this magazine, Lone Star vintners are starting to turn heads. Read More

Nature’s New Napa

Texas Vineyards Gaining Market Share While Producing World Class Wines. No one in the 1950s ever dreamed the Texas Hill Country would become the "New Tuscany". In those hardscrabble days, land was deemed so worthless that large tracts of property could be had for as little as fifty cents an... Read More