Must See Texas Hill Country Wineries

Posted on October 12, 2017

The Texas Hill Country has become the second most visited wine region in the United States, only behind Napa and and was named one of the 10 wine destinations by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. For good reason… The wine is excellent and there is so much to see and do in the area. With nearly 80 wineries in the Texas Hill Country AVA – wine growing region – narrowing down which wineries to visit can be a chore. Here’s Carpe Travel’s top Texas Hill Country wineries to visit. Read More

Unaffected by Harvey, Texas’ wine grape harvest ‘probably the best’ ever

Posted on September 28, 2017

The fickle Texas weather can make or break a grape harvest in the state’s Hill Country and High Plains regions where the fruit is grown to make wine. This year? Winemakers are more excited than usual about their prospects.Consumers who love Texas wine should also be excited. Chances are, we’ll have some high-quality bottles of the 2017 vintage to look forward to starting next year Read More

VIDEO: We invite you to Texas Wine Country

Posted on September 26, 2017

VIDEO: We invite you to Texas Wine CountryTexas Hill Country IS Texas Wine Country. Come see and taste all that the Texas Hill Country has to offer, year round, with over 50 different winery experiences and a world of wines for every palate. Experience & Taste the Wineries in your Backyard! Read More

Texas Wine, Explained

Posted on September 18, 2017

They say that everything’s bigger in Texas, and while the state’s wine industry may not be quite bigger than California’s, or Washington’s, or Oregon’s, it certainly has come a long way in a short amount of time. In fact, the multi-billion dollar Texas wine industry vies for fourth place in size with New York from year to year, despite the fact that a wine lover is far more likely to find a New York State wine in their shop than one from Texas. Read More

Warm winter makes for early wine harvest in Texas Hill Country

Posted on August 10, 2017

As the rising sun cleared the mist over the Kuhlken Vineyards, Larry Kuhlken, patriarch of one of the Hill Country’s more than 50 wineries, donned his trademark work belt and set out to start picking the season’s first blocks of deep-blue tempranillo grapes. July 14 was an early start to the harvest, the timeline pushed forward by about two weeks thanks to a fast freeze followed by an unusually warm winter. There were fewer clusters on the vines than last year and only about half as many as 2015, which was a banner year for Texas grapes.  Read More

Texas Wine Journal Texas Wine Talk & Tasting

Posted on July 17, 2017

he Texas Wine Journal recently hosted their latest Texas Wine Talk & Tasting event at the South Voss Road Whole Foods in Houston. The theme of these events is a Texas vs. the World Roadshow, so Texas wines are tasted side-by-side against wines from some of the most famous and established wine regions of the world. This gives a chance for participants to directly experience how Texas wines are stacking up against what the rest of the world is producing. Read More

2017 Texas Wine Grape Harvest On Track To Be Early, With Excellent Fruit Quality

Posted on July 17, 2017

The five wineries of Texas Fine Wine are optimistic about this year’s harvest, predicting it will be one of the best in Texas’ history. Barring any unexpected weather challenges, this year’s crop looks great in terms of yield and quality in both the Texas Hill Country and Texas High Plains AVAs. Here’s a harvest snapshot from the Texas Fine Wine wineries:  Read More

Expedia - America’s Ultimate Wine Regions, Rated

Posted on July 07, 2017

You’ve heard about Napa, the Finger Lakes, and Columbia Valley—and we can’t say enough how gorgeous they are—but you’ll find some of the country’s top wineries and vineyards in surprising locations. Each wine region is different and awesome in its own way, so we’ve taken the guess work out of selecting the drinking destination that best suits your sip style. Read More

Must Visit Wineries In Fredericksburg

Posted on June 29, 2017

Our Favorite Texas Hill Country Wineries: - Becker Vineyards: Gorgeous setting with lavender fields off to the side. Live music on the weekends. Becker wines have even been recognized by the White House! Our favorites are the Reserve Malbec, Ravenswood, Reserve Cab and Claret - Grape Creek Vineyards: Has a wonderful Tuscany meets Texas vibe. We love their Viognier and Bellissimo - Pednernales Cellars:Boasting beautiful sweeping views of the Pedernales River Valley and set back off of the main road. We love driving up and taking in the landscape which includes cows and Rose Hill Manor. They also have... Read More

Best Texas Hill Country Wineries to Visit

Posted on June 29, 2017

From finely tuned Tempranillo, crisp Viognier to beautiful rhone-style red blends, Texas Hill Country Wineries are not only situated around beautiful scenery, the wines they’re producing are only beginning to gain world-wide recognition. That’s because the majority of Texas Hill Country vineyards only sell their wines within Texas – otherwise the Texas wine bug would have gone viral long ago. That’s why I’m aiming to expose this juice. It’s a relatively new revelation for many, but Texas Hill Country was largely overlooked until the past few years. (It wasn’t until the early 1990s that much... Read More

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