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

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

The Next Generation of Texas Women Winemakers

Posted on June 21, 2017

There are some Texas women winemakers, and lately there are even more young female winemakers who are making award-winning wines for wineries in Texas and the Hill Country. Here are some of the newest winemakers making their mark in the Texas wine industry. 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

America’s Best Overlooked Spots For Weekend Trips

Posted on May 22, 2017

The United States is a huge country with more beautiful, interesting, and exciting places than you could ever count -- but it tends to be the same ones you hear about again and again. Lucky for us, we’ve got friends all over the country who can tell us about some of the lesser-known spots where we can guarantee you’ll have a great time -- but without the crowds and the fuss of other splashier places. Here are 22 of our favorite places in America that not enough people talk about, but still fill up our daydreams. 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

Top U.S. Cities For Wine Themed Vacations

Posted on April 18, 2017

Even though Wine Enthusiast’s list of the top wine destinations for 2017 only included two wineries in the United States, you don’t have to go overseas to do some quality wine tasting and sightseeing. 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

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