2019 Texas Wine Releases

We’re several weeks into the new year, and it’s time to take a look back at all of the 2019 releases from our wineries. Wine-making is a labor of love that requires knowledge, commitment and most importantly, patience. Creating a high quality bottle of wine can take several years before it can be bottled and released, as the aging process takes time. This past year was fruitful and we saw several new wines released and ready to be enjoyed. We asked our membership wineries to share some of their favorite releases of 2019, take a peek below!

 

4.0 Cellars 

4.0 Cellars is a collaboration between three Texas wineries: Brennan Vineyards, Lost Oak Winery, and McPherson Cellars, which are located respectively in Comanche, Burleson, and Lubbock. 4.0 Cellars started as a small concept tasting room and quickly evolved into much more. 4.0 Cellars pours their passion into every bottle and that stands true for their 2019 releases. The tasting room off 290 provides a perfect opportunity to showcase their winemaking techniques, passion, and products. 

 

Wine Name Varietal AVA Tasting Notes Pairs Well With….
4.0 Cellars Dawson Red Merlot and Ruby Cabernet Texas High Plains Flavors of blackberries and soft notes of dark figs. Slow-cooked pot roast, old fashioned goulash, salmon in a red wine sauce, manchego cheese, or dark chocolate.
4.0 Cellars Merlot Merlot Texas High Plains A robust wine with a velvety smoothness and hints of Summer berries. Pulled pork smothered in a rich barbecue sauce or rosemary roasted vegetables.
4.0 Cellars Portejas Ruby Cabernet and Black Spanish Texas Hill Country and Fredericksburg Heavy fruit flavors of jammy cherry compote, candied blueberries, and soft caramels. A dark chocolate dessert or an evening cigar on the patio.
4.0 Lavender Skies Montepulciano, Alicante Bouschet, and Malbec Terry County and The Texas Hill Country Flavors of dark cherries, rhubarb pie, and black currant. Texas BBQ, charcuterie platters, or duck schnitzel.

 

Bingham Family Vineyards

Bingham Family Vineyards is a multigenerational wine growing family that promises the curious wine explorer a joyful experience through 100% Texas grown and crafted wines. No matter if you’re a wine connoisseur or novice, you’re bound to enjoy the Texas-grown varietals. At Bingham Family Vineyards, you’ll enjoy an authentic taste of Texas wine and this stands true for all of their 2019 releases. 

 

Wine Name  Varietal AVA Tasting Notes  Pairs Well With….
2015 Reserve Cabernet Franc Cabernet Franc Texas High Plains This complex wine has aromas of eucalyptus up front, followed by black pepper, blackberry, and raspberry with oak and vanilla nuances. The body is medium with a delicious blackberry and blueberry fruit followed by vanilla and tannins in the bold finish. Pairs well with Moroccan spiced chicken or rosemary and garlic roasted cornish game hens. 
2015 Reserve Merlot Merlot Texas High Plains The estate 2015 Reserve Merlot is oaked a year longer for a smoother more complex wine with blackberry and tannins. Pairs well with roasted mushrooms or balsamic and rosemary marinated Florentine steak.
2018 Marsanne Marsanne Texas High Plains Aromas of fresh pear, lemon, and apple. Pairs well with grilled trout with garlic butter sauce or fried chicken with cream gravy.
2018 Reserve Moscato Giallo Moscato Giallo Texas High Plains The hedonistic pleasure found in other Moscato grapes with added refinement and elegance associated with noble dessert wines. Double gold winner at Houston Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition Pairs well with eggs benedict or lemon ricotta cake.
Dugout Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot Texas High Plains 2017 Dugout, named after the Bingham’s family heritage of homesteading in the High Plains of Texas, is a red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot aged 24 months in oak. The flavors of this estate wine are big juicy red cherry with the black cherry and plum flavors adding support and complexity. The vanilla flavors have a creamy pleasing quality with the oak lifting the mouthfeel.

Awarded Best Texas Wine, Double Gold, Houston Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition.

Pairs well with garlic butter grilled steak or beef stroganoff with mushrooms.

 

Chisholm Trail Winery

Surround yourself in the beauty of the Texas Hill Country, in its full glory without the traffic or busy highway insight! Chisholm Trail Winery has a saloon-style tasting room, longhorns, and miniature donkeys named Jack and Daisy. Chisholm Trail Winery has several award-winning wines and their 2019 releases won’t disappoint! Whether you’re looking for a sweeter wine or a more fruit forward wine these 2019 releases have something for everyone!

 

Wine Name Varietal AVA Tasting Notes
High Noon III Moscato American Delicate aromas of green apple with tasting notes of honey, vanilla, and the sweetness of tangerine giving this wine a nice clean finish.
Orange Muscat Orange Muscat Texas Hill Country Aromas of light orange peel making this wine pleasant on the pallet with a hint of honeydew and orange tasting notes. 
Pinot Grigio  Pinot Grigio  Texas Hill Country Ripe apple aroma and tasting notes of mango, orange, and ginger. Expect a dry light citrus finish.
Smart Ass Blush Blend Texas Hill Country This sassy wine has tastes of cinnamon, blackberry, raspberry, and strawberry. This wine is fruit-forward with a clean finish.
Syrah Syrah Texas Hill Country Slight vanilla and berry aromas with tasting notes of black plum and raspberry with a French oak finish. 

 

Cicada Cellars

Cicada Cellars is one of the newest winery additions to the Texas Hill Country. They specialize in creating blends, you’ll notice that several of their 2019 releases are blends. Cicada Cellars likes to keep their offerings unique and creative while keeping with the ever-expanding presence and quality of Texas wines. They might be small, but that only means their customers can enjoy an intimate wine tasting experience. 

 

Wine Name Varietal AVA Tasting Notes Pairs Well With….
Blue Moon Tannat Tannat Texas High Plains Fruit forward and bold with aromas of dark fruits and hints of licorice. Varied tasting notes of spices with hints of vanilla and tobacco. Tannic and naturally astringent Blue Moon Tannat will age very, very well. Rich, full-flavored, high-fat foods. A nice pork tenderloin is a Cicada Cellars favorite!
Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and  Tannat 50% Cabernet 50% Tannat Texas High Plains We’ve blended award-winning Tannat with a Texas Cab to soften the tannic nature of the Tannat grape. This makes for a very dense, complex but approachable wine with abundant notes of sweet spices, dark and red fruits. A choice juicy brisket, ribs or pork loin, a.k.a anything barbecue!
Blend of Malbec and Merlot 51.6% Malbec 48.4% Merlot Texas High Plains Our Texas-grown Malbec softened with our deep and rich Merlot produces notes of cherry and plum with a soft, elegant mouthfeel, firm tannins and a velvety finish. Lamb, grilled meats or tomato-based pasta sauces.  
Truth Juice v.1.5 50% Muscat Orange 50% Muscat Blanc Texas High Plains An aroma of orange blossom with hints of citrus and spices. This wine is best served cold and is similar to a Prosecco.  Perfect with spicy, salty or sour appetizers!
Texas Tempranillo  Tempranillo  Texas High Plains Medium-bodied, ruby-colored with aromas of cherry, vanilla, and blackberries and tasting notes of oak with a hint of smoke and leather. Cicada Cellars like their Tempranillo with “everyday” foods like burgers and spicy chili.

 

Driftwood Estate Winery

Located between Dripping Springs & Wimberley, Driftwood Estates Winery specializes in Mediterranean style, high-quality wines made from Texas grapes. Enjoy any of their 2019 wines while taking in the breathtaking hilltop view overlooking the vineyard. 

 

Wine Name  Varietal AVA Tasting Notes  Pairs Well With….
2017 Alamo Red Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Merlot 40%, Malbec 10% Texas High Plains Well rounded with notes of plum and chocolate and a slight hint of mint and oak Hard Cheeses, roasted almonds and braised short ribs
2017 Sangiovese Sangiovese 75%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Merlot 10%, Malbec 5% Texas Delightfully crisp and light bodied with hints of tart cherry, black currants and wood smoke Bacon wrapped dates stuffed with hard cheese, mesquite smoked sausage and Texas BBQ brisket
2017 Syrah Estate Syrah 100% Texas Hill Country Bold full body with hints of dark red stone fruit, leather and vanilla. Smooth oak filled finish. Greek style lamb with olive oil, oregano, garlic rub with honey glaze. Salt and Pepper rubbed Filet Mignon and Dark Cherry Chocolate
2017 Longhorn Red Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Syrah 50% Texas Bold body with medium high acidity. Dark cherry and tobacco leaf notes with a long lingering finish Medium rare lightly seasoned Texas Prime Steak, sharp cheese and dark chocolate

 

Dry Comal Creek Vineyards

Hidden off of Highway 46, just a few short miles from New Braunfels, you will find Dry Comal Creek Vineyards. They believe every bottle is filled with a great story. This unique Cotes du Comal will speak to you. Grab a bottle and head outside under their beautiful oak trees and enjoy!

 

Wine Name Varietal AVA Tasting Notes Pairs Well With….
Cotes du Comal 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Petite Verdot, 17% Touriga Nacional Texas High Plains This full-bodied wine has aromas of red currant, plum, jellied jalapenos, and mint with flavors of soft red and black fruit and hints of green bell pepper. Jellied jalapeno with cream cheese, or a hearty beef stew. 

 

Fall Creek Vineyards 

Fall Creek Vineyards was established in 1975 and is the oldest vineyard & winery operation in the Hill Country and founder of the region. As one of the founding members of the Texas wine industry, Fall Creek Vineyards celebrates their faith in the terroir with continued dedication to match the right grapes, with the right vineyard sites, in the right soil and climate to produce benchmark wines. Give their 2019 wines a try and taste their dedication to making exceptional wines with Texas grapes!

 

Wine Name  Varietal  AVA Tasting Notes  Pairs Well With…
Sauvignon Blanc Vintner’s Selection Texas 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Escondido Valley Succulent lemon, white peach and a touch of candied lime peel continue to be the hallmark taste profile of Fall Creek’s much sought after 2019 Sauvignon Blanc from Escondido Valley.Layers of crisp, zippy aromas redolent of Fuji apples with a hint of honey provide a mouth-filling medium-bodied wine which finishes softly but begs for one more sip. Enjoy with grilled Salmon, ancho chile, fried oysters or quail as the perfect complement.
ExTerra Tempranillo Salt Lick Vineyards 2017 Tempranillo Texas Hill Country 93 Points from James Suckling 2019 Report

This tiny production wine took our breath away. Tempranillo is the nimblest of the heavy-weight varieties with great potential for aging. This is a full-bodied wine with a muscular structure, firm tannin and ample fruit. It expresses punchy aromatics that suggest a rain-drenched fire pit, dark roast coffee and roasted black plum. The finish is complex and lingering with hints of red currant and sweet tobacco smoke. New-wave Tempranillo!

Pair with roast lamb, a beefy and rich steak cut, Texas brisket, smoked ingredients, mushrooms, and salty, aged cheeses.
Grenache Rosé Salt Lick Vineyards Vintner’s Selection 2019 Grenache Texas Hill Country The crystalline pale pink color is instantly mesmerizing while the juicy, luscious strawberry, raspberry and citrus notes enliven the palate in perfect pitch with good acidity for a long finish. This high maintenance Grenache is stingy with its yield but well worth the wait for Fall Creek’s annual release of this sought-after pretty, petal perfect Rosé. Incredible match to grilled salmon, coconut shrimp or Asian inspired chicken.
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre Salt Lick Vineyards Terroir Reflection 2017 4% Grenache, 36% Syrah, 60% Mourvedre Texas Hill Country A medium bodied compote of tart cherry, current and red plum with underpinning of mushrooms, earthy savoring and chalk finishes a mouthful of enjoyment. Pairs well with hearty, rustic dishes, lamb, BBQ brisket, salty sheep’s or goat’s milk cheeses, tomato based sauces and rich stews.
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre Salt Lick Vineyards Terroir Reflection 2017 Additional info to wine already submitted Texas Hill country Gold Medal, Reserve Class Champion & Texas Class Champion from 2020 Houston Rodeo Uncorked International Wine Competition

 

Hye Meadow Winery 

Located on a gorgeous property under towering oak trees, Hye Meadow Winery will make you feel right at home. Hye Meadow Winery aims to create artwork in your glass with unique blends and cutting edge techniques. Most of all, they love sharing their wines with friends, new and old. Get to know the Hye Meadow Winery family and while you’re there pick up one of their 2019 releases!

 

Wine Name  Varietal AVA Tasting Notes  Pairs Well With…
2016 Tempranillo 100% Tempranillo Old Place ’07 Vineyard, Texas High Plains This elegant wine leads with subtle notes of vanilla, tobacco, and sauteed blackberry/cherry notes on the nose. Perfectly balanced acidity, medium body, and soft but spicy black fruit flavors of cherry and plum round out the finish of this perfect, Texas grilling worthy red. Italian foods
2018 Viognier 100% Viognier Texas High Plains Nose is tropical, with heavy notes of mango and papaya – with a rich toffee finish palate – tart acid, green apple and a nutty finish of smooth oak. Beautiful Sunny Days

 

Kerrville Hills Winery

Stop by Kerrville’s first winery, where Kerrville Hills Winery’s friendly and knowledgeable staff will greet you with a smile! Kerrville Hills Winery is known for its selection of award-winning aged red wines. They do offer a variety of whites, seasonal adult slushies, and warmed spiced wine. If you’re a fan of Viognier, Kerrville Hills Winery’s Viognier is a must try! 

 

Wine Name Varietal AVA Tasting Notes  Pairs Well With…
Arie Y Sol Viognier Texas High Plains Delicate white wine with hints of honeysuckle, floral notes, and a fantastic delicate finish Pear and blue cheese salad

 

Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards

Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards specializes in boutique wines made from predominantly Italian and Spanish varietals grown in the Texas High Plains and on our estate vineyards. Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards likes to have fun with their wines with names like Pinky Tuscandero, Sweet Rodeo Red, All My X’s, and Rosie the Riveter. However, they also carry exceptional traditional dry varietals, and award winners like their Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, and Blanc du Bois. They are well known for their Tempranillos. If you’re a fan of Spanish wine, then don’t wait any longer to give their Tempranillos a try! 

 

Wine Name  Varietal AVA Tasting Notes Pairs Well With… Is it seasonal? 
Tempranillo Tempranillo Texas High Plains Our Tempranillo fruit was harvested at Diamante Doble Vineyards in the Texas High Plains and barrel fermented with natural yeasts from the vineyard. Then aged 12 months in French oak to bring out flavors of blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, chocolate and fig on the palate with tobacco, leather and vanilla on the finish. Raise a glass and toast this fine Texas wine! Medium to sharp cheeses, premium beef and wild game, heavy red marinara sauces, meat stews and spicy cuisine. Serve at cellar temperature. Not seasonal, but less than 200 cases were made.
Tempranillo 2018 Tempranillo Diamante Doble Vineyards, Tokio, TX-Texas High Plains AVA Characteristics of chocolate, black cherry, dill clove and fig on the palate with tobacco, leather and vanilla on the finish. Medium to sharp cheeses, premium beef and wild game, heavy red marinara sauces, meat stews and spicy cuisine. Serve at cellar temperature.

 

Lost Draw Cellars 

Lost Draw Cellars is committed to producing quality wines that highlight the unique terroir of the Texas High Plains. They take pride in planting grapes that thrive in the semi-arid climate of the region and strive to continuously improve the growing process in a sustainable way to enhance the character and structure of their wines. Their 2019 releases focused on keeping the integrity of their ingredients, giving you a full range of flavors. 

 

Wine Name  Varietal AVA Tasting Notes  Pairs Well With…
2017 Farmhouse Tempranillo Tempranillo Texas High Plains Notes of dark red fruit, good tannin structure and soft acidity on the finish Pork Tamales
2017 Petite Sirah Petite Sirah Texas High Plains Big tannins and inky purple color Steak dinner
2017 Viognier Viognier Texas High Plains Bright peach & pear notes on the nose and crisp acidity Chicken or shellfish

 

Pedernales Cellars 

Family owned and operated, Pedernales Cellars is dedicated to world-class wines, sustainable practices, and Texas Hill Country hospitality! Take a trip to Pedernales Cellars, where you’ll experience a premier wine tasting of 100% Texas wines. They had several releases in 2019, and each one is different and unique, giving you a variety of tasting profiles.

 

Wine Name  Varietal AVA Tasting Notes Pairs Well With…
2017 GSM Melange Mourvedre, Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Petit Sirah Texas Always designed with food in mind, the 2017 GSM is

medium to medium plus in body with bright acidity

and balanced tannin. This complex blend has both

fruity notes of strawberry, red cherries, kirsch, and

blueberries but also floral, leather, cocoa, and smoky

notes.

Just about anything! Spiced or cured meats, dried

cheeses, kale and sausage soup, arugula and fennel salads,

roasted vegetables, and meats and fishes such as

salmon or pork.

2017 Kuhlken Vineyards Reserve Tempranillo, Merlot, Mourvedre, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon Bell Mountain You’ll find black cherry, bramble, earth, and baking spices on the nose and the palate with hints of cherry, cassis, and dried herbs. This medium bodied wine has just the tannins and acid needed to match your favorite cut of steak. Hearty dishes and red meats – braised lamb and roast beef, rich roasted vegetables with rosemary and blue cheese.
2017 La Pradera Carignan Carignan Texas High Plains This wine is full of character and changes throughout swirling and drinking. You’ll get notes of violets, black cherry, maraschino cherry, graphite, and quince. The body is just shy of medium with a food friendly acidity and structured yet light tannins. Flavors of cranberry, blackberry, plum, and game are prominent. Salami, cured meats, soft cheeses, Thanksgiving dinner, or vegetarian dishes.
2017 Texas Albarino Albarino Texas The bouquet is rich with notes of lemon pith, chalk, vanilla, fresh cut chives, and banana. On the palate you’ll find hints of pineapple, lemon, white flowers, and banana linger through a long mellow finish. Rich, fatty white fish such as sea bass, pork dishes, grilled green veggies and mild yellow curries.
2017 Texas Family Reserve Dolcetto, Teroldego, Touriga Nacional Texas The 2017 Family Reserve is a blend with lots of complexity. You’ll find notes of cassis, violets, bramble, black cherry, cedar, and black liquorice. On the palate you’ll find a full bodied wine with black cherry and black raspberry notes followed by leather, currants, and dried herbs. We find this wine pairs best with big bold flavors—red meats and steaks would be excellent, as would hearty Italian dishes like ravioli or bolognaise.

 

Saint Tryphon Farm and Vineyard

Come taste Texas at Saint Tryphon Farm & Vineyards! The family-run farm and vineyard aims to craft great wines from great vineyards in Texas. By “great,” Saint Tyrphon means interesting, wild, and authentic. You won’t be disappointed with their signature wines such as their Tempranillo below. 

 

Wine Name  Varietal AVA Tasting Notes Pairs Well With… Is it Seasonal?
2018 “Rustico” Tempranillo Texas High Plains Stylish and plush, decadent yet restrained flavors of blackberry, plum, and leather on a round mouth-feel finish. Grilled quail. Texas chili. Ribeye steak with chimichurri. Also pairs well with good friends by an outside fire, figuring out the world’s problems, under a clear Texas star-filled sky. Yes , and limited

 

Stoneledge Winery 

Stoneledge Winery began from a passion for wine. Owners Greg and Deborah Gissler purchased the ranch over 20 years ago, and after realizing the topography and soil were conducive to growing grapes, their dreams of owning a vineyard became a reality. Stoneledge Winery uses a unique gravity-fed from the crushing process. This process allows for less bruising of the skin and juice, preserving the grapes’ characteristics and integrity. You’ll notice the difference of their wine making process in any of their 2019 releases. 

 

Wine Name  Varietal  AVA  Tasting Notes  Pairs Well With…
2017 Red Pearl Sangiovese (Phillips Vineyard) and Tempranillo (Bayer Family Vineyard) Texas High Plains This medium-bodied blend of Sangiovese and Tempranillo opens with aromas of espresso and soft hints of black cherry. The palate offers notes of warm fig and red plum followed by a smooth toffee finish. steak
2018 Estate Legendary Rouge Cabernet, Tempranillo and Syrah Texas High Plains Aged in oak barrels, our 100% Stoneledge Estate light red wine is a beautiful blend of Cabernet, Tempranillo and Syrah fruit from the vineyard. This blend will offer aromas of chocolate and cranberries on the nose with a finish of mulberry and plum. pork tenderloin and pizza
2018 Reserve Roussanne Roussanne Texas High Plains La Pradera Vineyard Aged in oak barrels, this 100% Texas Roussanne Reserve has aromas of ripened pear and lemongrass. The full body and crisp acidity provide hints of honey and grapefruit on the palate with a light, white pepper finish. Creamy pasta dishes
2018 Roussanne Roussanne Texas High Plains La Pradera Vineyard Swirl your glass for the aromas of lemongrass, grapefruit and the skin of an unripe peach. Take a sip and discover a beautiful crisp acidity with notes of apricot and white pepper on the finish. This makes our 100% Texas Roussanne a flavorful experience. Seafood and chicken

 

Texas Hills Vineyard

Texas Hills Vineyard was one of the first to grow Pinot Grigio in Texas. They offer an extensive portfolio of wines and have always used 100% Texas grapes since opening in 1997. Select any of their 2019 releases then enjoy the view from the patio, which overlooks 27 acres of grapevines.

 

Wine Name  Varietal  AVA  Tasting Notes  Pairs Well With…
Barbera 2012 Barbera Texas High Plains A quality Barbera with nice acid and soft tannins. Pasta, pizza, and stews.
Due Bianco 2018 Blend of Chennin Blanc and Orange Muscat Texas Hill Country The orange muscat gives just the hint of orange zest, very refreshing wine. This wine is great for summertime!  Seafood, salads, and lighter meals.
Lilly G A Chocolate Fortified wine (18.5% alc) made with Barbera Texas High Plains Aromas of dark chocolate with rich tasting notes of dark berries and chocolate. Strawberries and biscotti.
Malbec 2014 (Newsom Vineyard) Malbec Texas High Plains Soft tannins for a Malbec, jammy blueberry and loganberry flavors, smooth & silky in the mouthfeel. Pork tenderloin, or any roasted meat.
Rosato di Sangiovese 2016 Sangiovese Texas Hill Country a dry rose tasting of raspberry, strawberry, and cherry. Great with flame-grilled hamburgers or BBQ.
Volare Sangiovese and Merlot Texas Hill Country A sweet red wine with a tasting notes of berry and soft tannins. This wine can be served chilled, but not necessary. Spicy food 

 

Torr Na Lochs Vineyard & Winery

As you drive to the tasting room at Torr Na Lochs Vineyard & Winery, you’ll first take notice of the beautiful view of Lake Buchanan, the Texas longhorn cattle gently grazing on the native bluestem grass, and the vineyard. On a cool day, sample their 2019 releases, then select a bottle and take a seat by the fire pit on their 6,500 square foot open patio.

 

Wine Name  Varietal  AVA  Tasting Notes  Pairs Well With…
2017 Afternoon Delight Dolcetto & Orange Muscat Texas High Plains A delightful blend of Dolcetto and Orange Muscat, this light red wine is perfect for drinking slightly chilled on a warm afternoon. This wine pairs well with hot Texas summers, being poolside, and brie cheese.
2017 Estate Malbec Malbec Texas Hill Country (Estate) This wine offers black cherry and baking spices on the nose, hints of blueberry on the palate, and a smooth, lingering finish. Grilled meats & chocolate and cherry desserts
2017 Estate Syrah Syrah Estate- Texas Hill Country With notes of cedar, violet, and blackberry on the nose, this deep red wine offers a good balance with a lingering, sweet tannins. Grilled meats, BBQ, or game meat.
2017 Fion Geal Viognier, Roussanne, Chenin Blanc, and Muscat Canelli Texas High Plains (Gaelic for White Wine) This blend has notes of pineapple and gooseberry on the nose, white peach on the palate, and a crisp citrus finish. Grrilled redfish, oysters, or fried catfish.
2017 Malvasia Bianca Malvasia Bianca Texas High Plains An off-dry wine with floral notes on the nose and hints of nectarine and peach on the palate. Pairs well with moderately spicy foods such as butternut squash soup. 

 

Turtle Creek Olives and Vines

Turtle Creek Olives and Vines is a sophisticated winery experience in the heart of historic downtown Kerrville. The tasting room works synergistically with  the 160-acre private property, olive orchard, and vineyard. This red blend is fruit forward without being overly sweet. 

Stop by their tasting room, which  features fine wines from around the world, the 100% Texas Turtle Creek Olives and Vines private label, and authentic olive oil. 

 

Wine Name  Varietal  AVA  Tasting Notes  Pairs Well With…
Turtle Creek Olives and Vines Red Blend 45% Tannat, 40% Merlot, 15% Zinfandel High Plains & Bell Mountain AVAs Red cherry aromas, balanced minerality and a smooth rounded finish. Pair with prime cut steak, lamb, creamy pastas, or creamy seafood dishes.

 

When it comes to great wine, 2019 was rewarding! Now it’s time to take a trip to the Hill Country and taste the beautiful wines released this past year! Plan a day or weekend trip and discover your favorites in the beautiful Texas Hill Country!