Wine Country Enjoyed in Texas

Posted on December 09, 2016

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

Posted on November 02, 2016

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 hills, picturesque sunsets, and pastoral scenes make these eight wineries the most beautiful ones around Austin. Read More

Why Texas Is America’s Most Underrated Wine Destination

Posted on October 27, 2016

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 had really gotten in full swing, but my palate was already offended by oaky wines,” says the San Francisco-based food and drink writer. “It wasn’t just bad chardonnay; it was the hubris and self-satisfaction at what is now looked upon as a wine crime." Read More

Drink up Texas, it’s Wine Month

Posted on October 10, 2016

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 has to offer. Read More

Celebrate the Grape - October is Texas Wine Month

Posted on October 04, 2016

There is a crispness to the morning air and a decided drop in temperature. It’s the top down, convertible weather that we’ve been waiting for. Yes, glorious October is here and the cooler month is ideal for all sorts of autumn revelry like wine tasting. Taking the Texas Wine Trail is a great way to enjoy the Lone Star state’s fermented bounty any time of year, but especially so in October, as we celebrate Texas Wine Month, now in its 17th year. Read More

High Hopes for Grape Quality in Texas

Posted on August 31, 2016

Texas is a large state, and consequently both grape growing conditions and weather events can vary widely. Depending on the location of their vineyard, Texas growers during the 2016 growing season dealt with spring frosts, torrential rains, spray drift, disease pressure from downy mildew or black rot and drought. The good news was that winter temperatures across the state were mild..  Read More

A Sommelier Reveals 9 Incredible US Wine Regions That Aren’t Napa

Posted on August 19, 2016

While most people turn to France and Italy when they think of incredible wine regions, there are plenty right here in the US. And we don’t mean Napa and Sonoma. While those are great, ditch the crowds they draw and check out the many other incredible wine growing regions dispersed throughout the country. James Tidwell, Master Sommelier at the Four Seasons Resort in Dallas, Texas, revealed some of the most underhyped, up-and-coming wine regions in the country. From the sparkling wines of New Mexico to the signature Rieslings made in upstate New York, here are Tidwell’s favourite US... Read More

Why Its Such A Good Time To Be Drinking Texas Wines

Posted on August 09, 2016

Last year was such a good year for Texas grape growers that the state wrung out its first surplus of juice -- ever. "2015 was picture perfect," says Dr. Russell Kane, influential Vintage Texas blogger and co-author of The Wineslinger Chronicles: Texas on the Vine (Texas Tech University Press, 2012). The state had a nice, long growing season, he says, that was just a little on the wet side. "It was a very good harvest." Read More

Fun In Fredricksburg!

Posted on August 09, 2016

Chris Brundrett, co-owner of William Chris Vineyards said, "Here in the Hill Country, we have such a diversity of different areas and micro-climates that they all taste different." There are dozens of wineries in the Fredricksburg area, each with their own flair. "I think that from the time you drive over the cattle guard into this property I think you feel that," said Brundrett. Read More

2016 Fall Wine Festivals

Posted on August 09, 2016

Here are the 2016 fall wine festivals we are aware of in Texas. It is too early for some planning committees so the dates are not yet set for some festivals. We will update the dates as we know them.  Read More

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