Texas White and Rosé Wines Releases

As the weather starts to heat up and Texas begins to reopen, we can’t help but think of picnicking, hiking, and lounging in the Texas Hill Country with a glass of wine in hand. There is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than a chilled white wine or rosé. We turned to our member wineries and asked them to share some of their newly released white and rosé wines. While Texas white and rosé wines can be enjoyed anytime of year we think there is something more enjoyable about sipping them during Spring and Summer.

 

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….
Brennan Vineyards Lily 55% Roussanne, 45% Malvasia Bianca Texas High Plains Flavors of granny smith apple, pineapple, pear, and key lime with lingering notes of wild honey; beautiful acid balance on a sturdy finish. Designed for patio sipping, mild cheeses, charcuterie, and Mediterranean fare.
McPherson Cellars EVS Windblown White 43% Viognier, 35% Roussanne and 22% Marsanne Texas High Plains The blend was given limited contact in neutral oak for more complexity and a richer mouth feel. The wine is elegant and dry with a pleasing balance of fruit and acidity. It is a great companion to roasted chicken, baked or grilled seafood, or pasta in a light cream sauce.
McPherson Cellars Les Copains Rosé 84% Cinsault, 9% Carignan and 7% Grenache Texas High Plains This vibrant dry rosé has delicate berry, cherry, and plum aromas and flavors. Grilled Gulf shrimp,  smoked chicken, steak, or  barbecue.
Lost Oak Winery Texas Duet 50% Riesling and 50% Orange Muscat Texas High Plains Grapefruit and other citrus fruit flavors coat the tongue leading to a lingering finish. Enjoy with soft cheeses, smoked salmon, or spinach-mushroom white pizza.

 

Ab Astris Winery

Located in Stonewall, Texas Ab Astris is a boutique winery dedicated to producing handcrafted vintages in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. The estate vineyard was established in 2018. Ab Astris Winery is family owned and they strive to make the best wines produced with Texas grown fruit. 

 

Wine Name  Varietal AVA Tasting Notes  Pairs Well With….
2019 Picpoul Blanc Picpoul Blanc Texas High Plains On the nose you’ll detect candied apple and tropical fruits, such as coconut and pineapple. The palate is bright with crisp acidity complimenting notes of kiwi, green apple, and lemon zest, with a lingering finish. Fish, fresh vegetable salad, or fried calamari
2019 Aurora Rosé Cinsault, Malbec and Mourvedre Texas High Plains On the nose you’ll notice fresh strawberries as well as aromas of sugar cookies. Provençall in style, and thus lighter than last year’s  vintage. You’ll taste hints of refreshing strawberry and kiwi. This light and fun wine pairs well with cheese, sorbet, and any chicken dishes.

 

Becker Vineyards 

One of the first wineries in Texas, Becker Vineyards is proud of their 25 years of viticulture and wine making. They practice a hands-on, people-centered philosophy. Becker Vineyards is happy to be one of the largest contractors of Texas fruit. The focus will always be the “Wine,” the enjoyment is meant to be “Yours” and the pleasure is all “Theirs.”

 

Wine Name Varietal AVA Tasting Notes Pairs Well WIth 
Jolie (dry Rosé’) Merlot, Cab Sauv, Malbec, and Dolcetto Texas Fermenting at cool temperatures, much like a white wine, ensures the fruity and floral aromas. Aromatics of apples, rosé, & candied cherries. 

On the palate: bright cherries, ripe watermelon, lavender and fresh thyme.

Grilled or baked fish, lamb, goose, hard cheeses, fruit dishes, and spicy cuisine.
Roussanne Reserve Roussanne Texas High Plains Harvested from Farmhouse Vineyards (Meadow, TX), it displays fantastic minerality, bright fruit, and herbal notes. Cold fermentation in a tank with partial malolactic fermentation creates a crisp, yet creamy medium-bodied wine. Fowl, lamb, bean dishes, fruit dishes, warm bread, and soft cheeses.
Saigne’ (dry rosé) Merlot, Cab Sauv, Malbec, Cab Franc, Temperanillo & Temp Texas Saignée or to bleed, is the method of collecting the initial juice from red grapes immediately after we crush. By utilizing the juice from the same grapes which produce our favorite red wines, fermenting as though it were a white wine – slow and cold – we are creating a bigger, bolder rosé with pronounced bright fruits, and florals. Grilled or baked fish, goose, hard cheeses, or by itself on a hot, Texas day!

 

Bell Springs Winery 

In the heart of Dripping Springs and just off of Hwy 290, Bell Springs Winery offers something for everyone. They serve White, Rosé, and Red wines for tastings by the glass or bottle and several beers on tap. Enjoy views of the vineyard, indulge in their chef-prepared food, and relax with local, live music every weekend. Choose their standard tasting or private group seated tastings for a more intimate experience. Their winery location is dog-friendly and kid-friendly.

 

Wine Name Varietal AVA Tasting Notes Pairs Well With….
2019 Rosé Montepulciano Texas High Plains Aromas of dried cranberry, strawberry cream and rhubarb on the nose. Floral raspberry balanced with firm thirst quenching acidity on the palate. Ceviche

 

Bending Branch Winery 

Bending Branch Winery sits on 56 scenic acres near the Guadalupe River outside of Comfort, TX. Their wines include award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Charbono, Petite Sirah, Picpoul Blanc, Tannat, Tempranillo, and Souzão. Their signature grape, Tannat, has quickly emerged as a true champion of Texas terroir. They invite you to come kick back in Comfort!

 

Wine Name Varietal AVA Tasting Notes Pairs Well With….
2019 Estate Picpoul Blanc, Lost Pirogue Vineyard Picpoul Blanc Texas Hill Country delicate hibiscus flower, honeydew melon, limestone, green pear, subtle pineapple, gentle oak Oysters mignonette, seared shrimp, rosemary roasted chicken, filet of sole with tarragon butter, roast pork with arugula and oranges.
2019 Branch Texas Frizzante Rosé Tannat Texas Hill Country Bubbles, strawberry, citrus zest Everything! Especially crab cakes, fried calamari, goat cheese and strawberries.
2019 Tannat Rosé Tallent Vineyards Tannat Texas Hill Country Grapefruit zest, strawberry, green pear, tart apricot Zucchini and goat cheese galette

 

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….
Truth Juice v.1.5 50% Muscat Orange 50% Muscat Blanc Texas High Plains Aromas of orange peel, lemon and just a hint of tropical fruit hit the nose. The palate offers notes of lemon, orange and cantaloupe. Medium plus to high acidity bring a certain freshness, with a mouth coating- long finish. Pineapple and Canadian bacon wood- fired pizza.
Lyriqu√© 64% Marsanne 36% Roussanne Texas Hill Country Classic blends from the Northern Rhône of France inspire this pairing of big-bodied and elegantly aromatic varietals that fuse notes of pear, honey, orange and pineapple with distinctly mineral undertones. Summer salads, fruit, lighting pastas, and chicken dishes.

 

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….
2019 Dry Rosé Syrah Texas Hill Country — Estate Wine Flavors of watermelon and strawberry Most foods pair well or enjoy it on its own. 
2019 Dry Orange Muscat Orange Muscat Texas High Plains Mineral, earthy, and citrus Seafood 

 

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….
Rosé of Sangiovese Sangiovese Texas Hill Country Color: deep salmon pink

Aromatics: cherry tart, pound cake, grapefruit, violet

Flavors: med+ body, med+ acidity, tart red fruit on the finish

Hot Texas days and country music! Also caprese, orange chicken, and prosciutto.
Roussanne 2019 80% Roussanne, 20% Marsanne Texas Color: pale straw gold

Aromatics: lemon, bananas, chamomile, beeswax

Flavors: med+ acidity, med+ body, white fruit on the finish, hint of tannin

Lobster, crab, foie gras, pork terrine, and gouda.
2019 Dora Rosa 94%Muscat Canelli, 6% Temp High Plains Color: shimmering pale pink

Aromatics: tangerine, honeydew, marmalade

Flavors: sweet nectarine, candied cherries, medium acidity, full bodied

Pound or almond cake or a  spring salad with red fruit and pecans.
2019 Mida Jean Trebbiano High Plains Color: pale gold with a hint of green

Aromatics: white peach, pear, saffron honeydew melon

Flavors: medium bodied, med+ acidity, citrus on the finish

White pizza, pesto chicken pasta, oysters, and pecorino.

 

Fiesta Winery

 Fiesta Winery is a fun oriented winery, like no other. The friendly staff encourages their guests to enjoy drinking wine the way they want to, instead of how you’re supposed to. Award winning wines are produced by this family-run winery, which has been family owned for six generations.  

The winery has been in business since 2010, offering three locations: the tasting room at the vineyard in Bend, and two tasting rooms in Fredericksburg.

 

Wine Name  Varietal  AVA Tasting Notes  Pairs Well With…
Cows Crossing Viognier, Riesling and Pinot Grigio Texas High Plains White Blend with elegant citrus with notes bursting with stone fruit and flavors like apricot. Sweet and spicy seafood dishes.
Lime in the Coconut in a Can Sauvignon Blanc American Light and crisp, bursting with smooth, fresh citrus and tropical flavors. Tart and tangy dishes.
Chicky Baby Viognier, Pinot Grigio and Tannat Texas High Plains Light bodied, semi-sweet blend with the crispness of fresh picked grapefruit and soft hints of rose petal. Rich cheesy dishes
Sandia in a Can White Merlot American Lightly carbonated sweet rosé with characteristics of fresh watermelon Salads, light pasta and rice dishes.

 

Grape Creek Vineyards 

Located on 100 acres of rolling hills, with nearly 20 acres under vine at the estate on US HWY 290, and in partnership with the best grape growers in Texas, the wine-making team at Grape Creek Vineyards has crafted dazzling, award winning wines for nearly three decades, earning over 25 Double Gold and Gold medals from top International competitions. The spectacular and manicured estate caters to members, and welcomes new guests as well, for wine tasting enjoyment amidst covered terraces and patio fountains with vineyard view. A newly updated Trattoria with daily and weekend evening chef-inspired dining, and friendly, knowledgeable wine ambassadors. Visit and discover an authentic Texas Hill Country winery estate. Grape Creek Vineyards, where wine is a pleasure, not a party.

 

Wine Name  Varietal AVA Tasting Notes  Pairs Well With….
Cabernet Blanc Cabernet Sauvignon Texas Sweet, fruity and fun with bright aromas and flavors of cherry, strawberry, red raspberry, honeysuckle and passion flower. It starts out sweet, and then its crisp acidity smoothly transitions the wine across your palate for a clean, refreshing finish. Serve cold, between 40 and 45*. Spicy buffalo wings or fresh fruit.

 

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…
2019 Hopped Sauvignon Blanc Texas High Plains This cornucopia of vibrant scents gives way to an explosion of juicy granny smith tart and Meyer lemon, with just a lift of hops on the finish, leaving your mouth watering for more of the dry white. Fresh herbs, delicate fruit, and green vegetables.
Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Blanc Texas High Plains Muted white flowers, Asian pear and soft pineapple notes with passion fruit.

Balanced linear French oak tannin, under-ripe pear, green apple and citrus notes, medium acidity with long finish.

Oysters, pesto, and tangy vinegar dressings
2018 Rosato 50% Dolcetto, 50% Sangiovese Texas High Plains Nose is subtle white flower, mineral and soft red gummy bears.

Palate – rhubarb, strawberry – long fruit finish – very delicate.

BBQ and warm spring days
2018 Viognier 100% Viognier Hensley Vineyard, 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.

seafood and shellfish, roasted or grilled chicken, veal, pork, and spicy flavors

 

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…
“Aire y Sol”- Rivenburgh Wine Viognier Texas High Plains Crisp, light citrus, bright lemon and pear finish Creamy pasta
“Summer Streaker”- Rivenburgh Wine Muscat Giallo & Roussanne Texas Citrus, sunny, crisp, smooth finish, round pallet A well balanced charcuterie plate
“Princie”- Antima Albarino & Roussanne Texas High Plains Fresh and bright with hints of apple and pear, and floral nose Seafood
“Rosé”- Antima Rosé Blend Texas High Plains Complex structure, strawberry, notes of currant and fresh summer berries Fresh summer salad with watermelon

 

Kuhlman Cellars

Inspired by the winding waterways, geological formations, and mineral rich soil types found in the Texas Terroir, Kuhlman Cellars pays homage to this unique terrain in each of their proprietary blends. The name comes from the Kuhlman Creek, which traverses the Cobb Family Farm & Estate Vineyard found NE of Fredericksburg. Their tasting room is thoughtfully designed to give every guest a personal wine journey with education about their process from a knowledgeable guide, an intimate view of their working winery, and Sommelier and Chef prepared cuisine carefully paired with each wine. We encourage you to slow down, relax & savor the Wine Life-Vina Vita. 

 

Wine Name Varietal AVA Tasting Notes  Pairs Well With…
2019 Kuhlmanation Estate Rosé 66% Kuhlman Estate Vineyard Carignan, 23% Kuhlman Estate Vineyard Mourvedre, 10% Kuhlman Estate Roussanne, 1% Cobb Family Vineyards Vermentino Texas Hill Country This delicate Rosé made from our Estate Carignan will seduce you with a soft strawberry color and a smooth wild violet with crushed strawberry aroma. It is a light and refreshing wine that has a subtle acidity best enjoyed on a hot Texas summer evening.  Caprese salad, couscous,  pasta salad, potato salad. tabbouleh or any picnic food
2019 Hensell 48% Cinsault, 46%, Grenache, 6% Roussanne Texas Hill Country Our Hensell this year is lighter in color and true to classic Provence style Rosé. Delicate in the nose with hibiscus, pink apple and lavender aromas but powerful on the palate with a perfectly balanced acidity.  Thai or Mediterranean style food, garlic shrimp, or Pissladerie.
2019 Estate Roussanne 100% Kuhlman Estate Vineyard Roussanne Texas Hill Country The third harvest of our Estate Roussanne gave us a wine with intense notes of jasmine, honeysuckle, orange blossom, pear and lemon zest. You will not be disappointed as you sip this wine because it bursts with flavors of peaches and lychee, with a touch of green mango.  Ceviche, tapenade and tapas, pineapple mango salsa, blackened snapper, BLT, pear and blue cheese, or cantaloupe with prosciutto and balsamic.

 

Lewis Wines

Lewis Wines is a small boutique winery established in 2010 by Doug Lewis and Duncan McNabb with the goal of producing high quality wines using only Texas grapes. Their dedication to producing single-vineyard varietal-focused wines that highlight the many terroirs of Texas, coupled with their intimate tasting room and knowledgeable staff makes Lewis Wines a hallmark on anyone’s travel plans.

 

Wine Name  Varietal AVA Tasting Notes Pairs Well With… Is it seasonal? 
2019 High PlainsRosé 41% Cinsaut, 32% Carignan, 27% Mourvedre Texas High Plains, La Pradera Vineyards This vintage showcases more red fruit on the nose and palate than the 2018, with the same delicate texture, minerality and bone-dry finish this wine is known for. Perhaps the best vintage yet! Anything, breakfast, lunch and the lighter side of dinner. Seafood, salads, pastas, cheeses, mexican food,and the pool. Will drink well for several years to come, but 2020 looks promising so no need to save this bottle of wine.
2019 Touriga Rosé Touriga Nacional Texas High Plains, Phillips Vineyard Exotic floral nose typical of Touriga wines, red and purple fruit on the palate, soft texture from hand harvesting and gently whole-cluster pressing, minerality and a bone-dry finish. Spicy foods and nice days on the porch.  Will drink well for several years, so stock up if you like it.
2019 Round Mountain Rosé Touriga Nacional, Tempranillo, and Tannat Texas Hill Country, Round Mountain Vineyard Nose and palate are dominated by red fruit, with more complexity and depth than most of our rosés, attributable to vine age and sustainable farming practices. Soft texture from hand harvesting and gently whole-cluster pressing but with more weight than most of our rosé, loads of minerality, and a bone-dry finish. Very versatile wine. This wine does better with most foods. We expect this rosé to develop the most out of any of the 2019 releases. it could be laid down for 6 months to a year to give it time to develop more. That being said, it’s drinking great now. 
2019 Hill Country White Wine Albarino and Verdelho Texas Hill Country, Bear Vineyards (formerly Tio Pancho Vineyards) Beautiful nose, very floral and aromatic with some citrus, bright acidity, loads of energy in this wine. Think of this wine like a delicious dry Riesling. Seafood, Thai Food, Mexican food, anything that you would drink dry Riesling with would be a solid pairing. The freshness and acidity in this wine will make it really refreshing when it is hot outside. This wine will age for quite some time, with lots of potential for complexity after some age. Drink now or hold for 20 years, you’ll be happy either way.

 

Longhorn Cellars

Longhorn Cellars is a boutique winery featuring wines produced and vinted in the Texas Hill Country. Order wines by the glass and enjoy their nice patio seating or lounge comfortably in the spacious, ranch inspired tasting room. Visit Brix and Tannins, our 2 Longhorn mascots and say hi to our friendly white donkey, Carlito. Come relax and stay awhile!

 

Wine Name  Varietal AVA Tasting Notes  Pairs Well With…
Longhorn Cellars Viognier Viognier Texas Hill Country Big, bold flavors and aromas of stone fruit, lemon zest, and almonds. Pork tenderloin, blue and gorgonzola cheeses, chicken cordon bleu, and Swedish meatballs.
2019 Twilight Rosé Montepulciano and Mourvedre Texas Hill Country This wine has notes of strawberries, watermelon and grapefruit. Charcuterie, light summer salads, pasta with pesto, and chicken dishes.

 

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…
2018 Albarino Albarino Texas High Plains This wine is clean, crisp and refreshing with notes of tropical fruit. Thai food
2019 Counoise Rosé Counoise Texas High Plains This rosé has a bit more body than you might expect from the light pink hue, and provides a soft, round finish, while still retaining bright red fruit notes on the nose and palate Charcuterie
2019 Picpoul Blanc Picpoul Blanc Texas High Plains A highly aromatic wine that is light, bright, and finishes with a BANG!  Seafood 
2019 Vermentino Vermentino Texas High Plains This vintage has big aromas of citrus and grapefruit, somewhat reminiscent of a Sauvignon Blanc; with medium weight on the palate that is balanced out by a dry, clean, crisp finish. Fish tacos

 

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 Texas High Plains Vermentino Vermentino Texas High Plains This fresh and lighter bodied Vermentino has aromas of lemon, pineapple, melon, and white flowers. On the palate you’ll find notes of lemon and fresh green herbs with a hint of white pepper. A balanced acidity makes this wine easy to pair and easy to drink. Lemon chicken, vegetable dishes, fresh salads, or sea-food.
2017 Texas Albarino Albarino Texas High Plains 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.
2018 Viognier Reserve Viognier Texas High Plains Some of the first notes out of the glass on this wine are caramel, brown sugar, and vanilla, followed by dried pineapple, roasted lemons, and apricots. On the palate vanilla, roasted pineapple, lemon grass, and toast lead on a long finish with a balanced acidity. Quite the versatile wine, this goes well with richer seafood such as scallops or sea bass but also with chicken and crisp spring greens.
2019 Over the Moon Rosé Cinsault and Mourvedre Texas This light-bodied wine features aromas of strawberry, watermelon candy, tangerine, flowers, and stone. You’ll find the palate is light and refreshing with light fruit, rose petals, and a balanced acidity that makes it easy drinking with or without food. This delicate Rosé would pair wonderfully with seafood. Think scallops, oysters, white fish or even salmon.

 

Ron Yates

Ron Yates is the sister winery to Spicewood Vineyards, which has been producing distinguished Texas Hill Country wines that are known for their timeless appeal and exceptional character since 1992. Their family-owned winery draws on years of experience in making award winning wines at Spicewood Vineyards, and on their Texas roots. Their mission is to create the finest wines in Texas.

 

Wine Name  Varietal AVA Tasting Notes Pairs Well With… Is it Seasonal?
2019 Albarino Albarino Texas High Plains Aromas of citrus and lemon with flavors of grapefruit and stone fruit. Enjoy this wine with ceviche or Thai green curry. Year round
2019 Grenache Rosé Grenache Texas High Plains Aromas of watermelon and passion fruit with flavors of strawberry and cream. Grilled white fish or poolside gourmet cheeseburgers. March through October in Texas

 

Slate Mill Wine Collective

Slate Mill Wine Collective supports a diverse group of winemakers and wines grown throughout Texas with a single shared tasting room experience. With nearly a dozen small brands being produced in their cellar with the guidance of their winemaking team, they’ve cultivated a list of boutique brands of varied varieties and styles. The expansive estate features a 35-acre vineyard, restored historic homestead, custom crush facility and a tasting room that promotes hospitality, wine education, experimentation and discovery.

 

Wine Name  Varietal  AVA  Tasting Notes  Pairs Well With…
1851 Vineyards Viognier Texas High Plains A variety known for it’s heavily perfumed bouquet, the 2018 viognier has enticing aromatics boasting jasmine & white flowers. The palate delivers notes of candied Meyer lemon zest, white peach, pineapple and a rich mouthfeel. With a rich body and rich mouthfeel, the viognier will hold up to most cuisines. This wine is best paired with poultry or mildly spicy Thai food.

 

Spicewood Vineyards

Nestled in the Texas Hill Country amongst 32 acres of vines, enjoy great wine and a relaxing atmosphere. They have over 12 varieties of wine including Tempranillo, Albarino and Merlot. Visit them for a wine tasting, glass or bottle. They also have a gallery, gift shop and picnic areas. 

 

Wine Name  Varietal  AVA  Tasting Notes  Pairs Well With… Is it Seasonal?
2019 Grenache Rosé Grenache Texas High Plains Aromas of watermelon and cream with flavors of strawberries and citrus. Enjoy this wine with a watermelon goat cheese salad or grilled gulf redfish. Warmer months, ideally March through October in Texas.

 

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 2019 White Blend 70% Roussanne, 30% Marsanne La Pradera & One Way Vineyard Aged 90% Neutral Oak for 8 months and 10% New Oak for 8 months, has a creamy mouthfeel and a bright rounded character. Roasted chicken, pasta and cream sauce, white fish in a lemon butter sauce or spicy Asian chicken dishes.
Turtle Creek Olives and Vines 2019 Rosé 85% Sangiovese, 15% Moscato Giallo Lichtman & Bueno Suerte Vineyards Aged in 100% stainless steel, this rosé is fruit forward and pleasantly dry, with notes of fresh strawberry, roses, peaches, melon and beautiful floral aromatics. Pairs well with rich dishes, such as baked goat cheese topped with fresh herbs and tomato sauce, Thai curry, crab cakes topped with tropical salsa, or seared ahi tuna.

 

Wedding Oak Winery

Come enjoy their wines of distinction, grown from 100% Texas wine grapes. They are deeply committed to Texas viticulture and their wines feature warm weather varietals such as Tempranillo, Viognier, Trebbiano, Sangiovese and Muscat Canelli. Experience exceptional wines and great service in an intimate small town setting, with three locations. Their Texas Roots Run Deep!

Wine Name  Varietal  AVA  Tasting Notes  Pairs Well With…
Vermentino 2018 Vermentino Texas High Plains Shimmering gold in color, orange blossom, lemon meringue, white flowers on the nose. Bright acidity, touch of bitterness, balanced by slight lemon sweetness on the palate. Baked halibut or rainbow trout, clams, mussels, and fennel-spiced pork loin
Roussanne 2019 – Phillips Vineyard Roussanne Texas High Plains Deep straw color, aromas of banana, coconut, vanilla, melon, beeswax. Rich almond-layered flavor on the finish with fresh citrus finish. Single-vineyard designated, full-bodied white wine that spent 9 months in 10% new French oak. Veal scallopini, foie gras, blue crab.
Something Blue 2019 Muscat Canelli Texas High Plains Shimmering white gold with a hint of silver for color. Aromas of orange blossom, mandarin orange, tea leaf. Bright acidity balances the sweetness to produce a balanced sweet white. Mandarin orange, walnut and gorgonzola salad, sushi, and fresh fruit
Viognier 2019 – High Valley Estate Vineyard Viognier Texas Hill Country Bright gold in color with aromas of pear, white flower, pistachio, marzipan. Clean and crisp on the palate with bright citrus-flavored burst on the acidic finish. Smoked salmon on buttered toast, feta-stuffed olives, and rotisserie chicken with roasted green vegetables.

 

William Chris Vineyards

At William Chris Vineyards, they focus on low impact, 100% Texas-grown wine. Owners and winemakers, Bill Blackmon and Chris Brundrett, sat down together at a Hill Country bar one night and discovered they shared a similar philosophy for winemaking. They believe that the way to put Texas on the map as a respected wine region is to promote wines made exclusively from Texas grown fruit. 

 

Wine Name  Varietal  AVA  Tasting Notes  Pairs Well With…
2019 Mary Ruth 47% Malvasia Bianca, 35% Blanc du Bois, 18% Moscato Giallo Texas High Plains AVA Floral notes.  Thai cuisine and other spicy Asian dishes, lemon-garlic baked chicken, blue cheese-walnut-pear salad, red snapper, gruyere cheese, pork shoulder
2018 Marsanne One Way 100% Marsanne Texas High Plains AVA Tasting notes of apricot and acacia. Garlic butter shrimp and lobster bisque.
2019 Mourvedre Carignan Rosé 45% Carignan, 55% Mourvedre Texas High Plains AVA Strawberry, pear, peach, and white flower.  Strawberry and goat cheese salad or barbecue chicken wings.
2019 Sangiovese Rosé Alta Loma¬† 2019 Sangiovese Rosé Texas High Plains AVA Lemon curd, white flower, and dried herbs. Chevre, mozzarella, strawberries, melons, and caprese salad.

What wines will you be trying this season? Head out to your favorite winery for curbside pickup or order online from the comfort of your home! Be sure to check the wineries website for details on how to order your wines. We’d love to see you enjoying Texas Hill Country wine! Tag us on Facebook or Instagram @texashillcountrywine or #texashillcountrywine. Happy sipping!