2017 Lone Star International Wine Competition Results – Texas Wineries

Posted on June 14, 2017

These are the Texas winery results from the 2017 Lone Star International Wine Competition in the 34th year of the competition. It is the oldest wine competition in Texas. Almost 600 international wines were submitted to the 2017 Lone Star International Wine Competition and 30 judges tasted and judged the wine in the two-day competition.  Read More

7 Must Visit Wineries & Vineyards in the Lake Travis Area

Posted on June 07, 2017

There’s no need to fly to Sonoma or Napa to celebrate glorious grapes, because you have plenty of delicious handcrafted wine in and around the Lake Travis area.With sweeping views, tasting rooms and laid-back friendly vibes, the vineyards and wineries nestled throughout the Texas Hill Country are not to be missed. And now that summer is here, perhaps you have more time to get acquainted with your local wine producers.  Read More

Pedernales Cellars Texas Roussanne 2015 Wine Review

Posted on June 05, 2017

Roussanne has undoubtedly become a huge success in recent years within the Texas wine industry. Originally hailing from the Rhône Valley of France, it offers a traditionally late bud break which can assist in avoiding damage from late spring frosts. The grape can be quite the diva on the vine though, but with a little attention and care it can produce wines with unique character.  Read More

Battle of the Texas Mourvèdre 2017

Posted on May 22, 2017

What is the best Texas wine of a certain grape variety? Texas Wine Lover has long wondered that when we first did the Battle of the Texas Orange Muscats five years ago. A year later we were doing the Battle of the Texas Roussannes. The last Battle we did was the Battle of the Texas Tempranillos with a whopping 28 wines from 28 wineries. We could have had more wines, but we only allowed the best wine per winery to be entered. Read More

Top Texas Wines: Spring 2017

Posted on April 27, 2017

In case the thick coating of oak pollen blanketing the state wasn’t a giveaway, spring has sprung. And with it comes a new season of wine. To evaluate our top Texas picks for this spring, we sampled nearly 100 wines, many of which were releases and from new wineries. This list also happily includes a few special wines that medaled in the recent TEXSOM International Wine Awards, one of the most celebrated wine competitions in the United States, which was held at the end of February in Dallas.  Read More

The 8 American Wineries With The Best Restaurants On Site

Posted on April 18, 2017

Visiting a winery is a fantastic activity, but after all that wine tasting, you’re probably going to be extremely hungry. While lots of wineries provide snacks and even boxed lunches you can purchase, some go the extra mile by having a restaurant on site, and many of these restaurants are half of the reason to head to that winery in the first place. Here are the 8 winery restaurants across the country that are worth the trip for the food alone…. Read More

Armadillo’s Leap gives First AL Gives Award

Posted on January 30, 2017

Armadillo’s Leap Winery in Fredericksburg awarded Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center $2,000 this past Friday, January 20th, as the first beneficiary of a program it launched to support Texas Hill Country and Central Texas non-profit organizations through its wine sales.Armadillo’s Leap opened in late 2015 by the Kuhlken-Osterberg family who founded Pedernales Cellars.  Read More

Hill Country Sips: A Tale of Two Brothers and Their Wines

Posted on January 25, 2017

Texas Hill Country natives Gill and Bill Bledsoe don’t just share a passion for grapes and the same last name; they’re also twins. Yet as similar as they may look, each of them grows their own grapes favoring different varietals and creating wholly unique wines from the other. Pillar Bluff Vineyards lies just outside of Lampasas on the border between Lampasas and Burnet counties.  Read More

Two Wineries Join Texas Hill Country Wineries!

Posted on December 19, 2016

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 John Rivenburgh. A seven-acre vineyard is part of the estate property. You can read more about 1851 Vineyards on our recent visit. Read More

Wimberley Valley Winery Making Wine In Texas Since 1983

Posted on October 26, 2016

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 to the world of wine. Winemaker, Dean Valentine, has been with the winery from the start and continues to masterfully balance innovative wine production techniques  Read More

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