Wine Spectator: Wine Country Travel, Texas Hill Country

Posted on July 18, 2013

Planning a tasting trip to a wine region? Let Wine Spectator's writers and editors be your guides. We have detailed information on many wonderful wineries to visit, places to stay and restaurants you don't want to miss in 17 major wine destinations in North America. Texas doesn't do anything small. That includes Texas Hill Country, the Lone Star State's premier wine region, which spans some 15,000 square miles from San Antonio to halfway to Fort Worth.  Read More

Yes, There Are Vineyards in Texas (and in Wyoming and Kentucky)

Posted on July 18, 2013

Texas has 341 vineyards, according to the Times, generating some $1.8 billion in revenue. This in a state known for swill like Lone Star Beer. Fall Creek is the oldest vineyard in Hill Country, which is famous for its barbecue – but, in keeping with the times, has a wine trail of its own. Founded in 1975, Fall Creek makes tempranillo and chenin blanc varietals that have garnered strong reviews. Read More

Hill Country Bike and Wine Tour offers a new way to experience Texas wineries

Posted on July 18, 2013

We traded the sound of cars for the songs of birds as we veered left off the highway. The road was ours, and all its sights and smells were at our fingertips. Even in mid-June, the wildflowers were still bright and welcoming, red and yellow paintbrushes forming a carpet by our pedals, purple thistle taller than our bikes. You don’t get this experience in a car. Read More

New York Times- A Nation of Wineries

Posted on July 17, 2013

Texas: Wine vs. Weather Economic impact $1.8 billion Top varietals Black Spanish, Sangiovese, Tempranillo In an area known for bulls and brisket, wine is a challenging business. Vineyards face disease, pests and a tumultuous growing season with hail, drought, thunderstorms and frost. In a tough year, some vintners have to buy grapes to ensure they can make wine. In one of the earliest ventures, the cattle rancher Ed Auler and his wife, Susan, started Fall Creek Vineyards in 1975. Fall Creek is in Texas Hill Country, which has more than 20 percent of the state’s wineries.  Read More

Taking Wine to the Next Level

Posted on June 17, 2013

If you dine out regularly you may notice an increasing amount of Texas vino is finding its way on to wine lists in some of the best restaurants in the Lone Star State.  Read More

USA Today Travel Tips: Texas Wine Trail Events

Posted on May 24, 2013

From Austin to Fredericksburg, the Hill Country charms, with matchless verdant expanses, rolling hills and ravines.  Read More

New York Times - 36 Hours in Texas Hill Country

Posted on May 17, 2013

"These days wineries are almost as ubiquitous in the Hill Country as those ranch windmills that look like tall tin daisies." Read More

Six Great American Wine Regions: Texas Hill Country

Posted on May 13, 2013

Even wine production is bigger in Texas. Take Hill Country, a 14,000-square-mile expanse in the center of the state. With 32 wineries, it’s America’s second-largest AVA (American Viticultural Area, or grape-growing region with unique geological features)—and one of the nation’s fastest-growing, too. Vintners can thank the hot, dry weather, which is perfect for growing Mediterranean-style grapes such as tempranillo and syrah.  Read More

Sneak off with that special someone with these 6 weekend getaways: Texas Hill Country Wineries

Posted on May 10, 2013

If you and yours consider yourselves winos, then saddle up for some sipping on a tour of the Texas Hill Country’s 35+ wineries. Mix and mingle with your fellow Merlot fans (we won’t tell Paul Giamatti), before returning to your digs at one of the area’s many quaint accommodations, such as the Blair House Inn, or the Mt. Gainor Inn.  Read More

Wine Wednesday: Texas Hill Country

Posted on May 09, 2013

For today’s #WineWednesday, TPG contributor Kristine Hansen takes us to one of the USA’s under-the-radar wine regions, the Texas Hill Country between San Antonio and Austin to try some wines you might not have heard of, all served with signature Texas hospitality.  Read More

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