Wine & Dine In The Texas Hill Country

Posted on February 16, 2018

Love is in the air, with Valentine’s Day fast approaching. As it does every year, the month of February ushers in a time to celebrate romance and intimate friendships. What better way to celebrate these connections than with fine wine? Read More

America’s Most Romantic Winter Destinations

Posted on January 15, 2018

“When we venture out to the wide, open plains and drive up the mountains, it feels like we’re the only ones there,” says Dan Warner, reflecting on the appeal of Jackson, WY. The L.A.-based COO of Atlas Digital production company and his wife vacationed there winters ago and returned again for a romantic, kid-free getaway. Read More

Alluring Texas Hill Country one of fastest-growing vacation spots in U.S.

Posted on January 15, 2018

For years, the Texas Hill Country has been a go-to getaway destination for residents of Dallas and other Texas cities. Now, it appears travelers outside of the state have learned about the Hill Country’s allure. Austin-based vacation rental marketplace HomeAway has named the Texas Hill Country one of the 25 fastest-growing vacation rental markets in the U.S. Read More

Top 10 Reasons Texas Wines are Unique vs. Napa Valley

Posted on January 15, 2018

As much as many of us love California wine, we simply shouldn’t expect that style of wine to be made in Texas. Not a week goes by that I don’t have a conversation with someone in the tasting room about how different Texas wines are compared to other regions of the world, especially California. Now don’t get me wrong, these are fun and educational conversations to have with guests, but all too often I feel people genuinely expect Napa Valley-type wines to be made in the Lone Star state. Let’s discuss a few reasons why Texas... Read More

Texas Wine: On the Cusp of Greatness?

Posted on January 04, 2018

Among all the U.S. wine regions we have visited, which includes most of the county by now, Texas is closest to the West Coast in overall wine quality. The High Plains near Lubbock, where most of the Texas fruit is grown, boasts fertile, sandy loam soils that drain well, hot summer days and cool nights due to their elevation that encourage both ripeness and good acidity, and generations of farmers who understand row crops but need a more profitable product than their traditional cotton crop. Read More

Tips For Wine Tasting In The Texas Hill Country During The Holidays

Posted on November 28, 2017

Nothing brightens the holiday season more than a festive wine-tasting experience with friends and family. With luxurious tastings, intimate settings and plenty to celebrate, the seasonal events Texas Hill Country wineries have in store are sure to fill you with holiday cheer. Texas Hill Country is a popular choice for wine tasting during the holidays, and it boasts many cellars, events and holiday features for local and out-of-town guests. Each attraction offers a different take on the holidays, and you can choose from a variety of wineries and special events that appeal to your own personal preference and style. Get... Read More

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

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