Texas Wine

Texas has a long history of wine production. The sunny and dry climate of the major wine making regions in the state have drawn comparison to Portuguese wines. Some of the earliest recorded Texas wines were produced by Spanish missionaries in the 1650s near El Paso. The state is home to over 36 members of the Vitis grape vine family with fifteen being native to the state, more than any other region on earth. As of 2006, the state had over 3,200 acres (1,300 ha) planted with Vitis vinifera. Despite being the largest of conterminous states, this relatively small amount of planted land is dwarfed by the production of even the smallest French AOCs like Sancerre.
Posts about Texas Wine
    • Lost Draw Cellars

      http://www.lostdrawcellars.com Lost Draw Cellars is located in Fredericksburg and opened recently on November 21, 2014. The winery is owned by Andy Timmons, Andrew Sides, and Troy Ottmers. Kim McPherson from McPherson Cellars and his assistant winemaker Spencer Igo are making the wine under Andy Timmons’ watchful eyes.

      Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 2 readers -
    • Fall Creek Vineyards at Driftwood

      After 39 years of winemaking in Tow, Texas, owners Ed and Susan Auler have opened a second Fall Creek Vineyards location in Driftwood, Texas. The property is a perfect fit for the Aulers who were looking to purchase land to build a green (energy saving) building in close proximity to Salt Lick Vineyard.

      Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Lover- 3 readers -
    • Your Guide to the Texas Hill Country Wine Experience

      Your Guide to the Texas Hill Country Wine Experience The Texas Hill Country Wineries have roots as old as any around. Texas grapes grow in soils made from ancient calcareous sea deposits, similar to many of the grape-growing regions of Europe. Texas wine culture arrived in the 1600s with Spanish missionaries who settled and planted vineyards in El Paso del Norte.

      Vintage Texas Blog- 3 readers -
  • December Hill Country Road Trip

    … For the conclusion of using our Texas Hill Country Wineries season pass, the last wine trail event was the 2014 Holiday Wine Trail. The trail would include the booklet for marking down the four full wine tastings per day like in the previous wine trail event, but the Holiday trail also included a Christmas ornament. We started the trip…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 4 readers -
  • 2014 Top Texas Wines that Titillated My Taste Buds List

    Photo courtesy of homestyleaustin.wordpress.com 2014 Top Texas Wines that Titillated My Taste Buds List As in previous years, if you recall, the year finishes with lists of “Best Texas Wines” and then the discussion starts about why everyone’s favorite wine was not on the list, and how deficient the “best wine” process is.

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  • Messina Hof’s Urban Grapevine Location Now Open

    … December 19, 2014 Grapevine, headquarters of the Texas Wine Industry, welcomes Messina Hof’s new urban winery to the city’s urban wine trail offerings this month. Messina Hof, the most awarded winery in Texas, and Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate made the announcement at Messina Hof’s Moonlit Harvest Event back in August. “We are thrilled…

    Texas Wine and Trail Magazine- 3 readers -
  • 2014 Year in Review for Texas Wine Lover

    … I can’t believe another year has quickly passed and a new year is about to begin. It has been a very busy year for Texas Wine Lover and this hobby has definitely turned into a passion. Let’s see what happened during the year in review for 2014. I visited more Texas wineries over the year in order to help new or existing wineries get more…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 5 readers -
  • An (Organized) Hodgepodge of Festive Wine

    … ($15-$20). Again, a wine that is wonderfully impossible to place, easy and exciting to drink, and more-than-fairly priced. As for old-world wines, I have found myself heading to the Italian section of wine lists and stores recently. Mastroberardino, in Campania, holds back bottles of old Radici Taurasi Reserva vintages. Taurasi Reserva ($40-$100…

    William Schragis/ The Alcohol Professorin Chardonnay- 8 readers -
  • Umbra Winery

    … Grapevine, Texas is well on its way to achieving critical mass with its Urban Wine Trail, and my husband and I recently got to experience yet another appealing example in the warm, inviting atmosphere of the Umbra Winery tasting room. We were doing a little holiday shopping and visiting a couple of our other favorite wineries along Main Street…

    Rebecca Marmaduke/ Texas Wine Lover- 6 readers -
  • 2014 Lost Pines Christmas Swirl

    … It’s that time of year again folks! The Christmas season is upon us, with family, food, and great wine all being part of the grand agenda. Every year there are Christmas Swirls in the towns around Texas and this year I had the pleasure of representing Kuhlman Cellars at the 2014 Lost Pines Christmas Swirl in Bastrop, Texas. Cripple Creek…

    Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Loverin Sauvignon Blanc- 2 readers -
  • Fall Creek Vineyards at Driftwood opens December 16

    …, Texas, on 18059A FM 1826, Driftwood Texas 78619, the winery sits directly across the road from the legendary Salt Lick BBQ and Salt Lick Vineyards; which is home to a significant portion of grapes destined to be Fall Creek Vineyards wine. Opening weekend visitors will enjoy complimentary wine bites prepared by longtime celebrated Chef David Garrido…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 4 readers -
  • Braman Winery – Hallettsville

    … who was responsible for the tasting room’s wonderful décor and gift shop. Tastings are done while standing at the tasting bar and there is a tasting fee for five wines. There were four wines which were labeled Reserve wines and were unavailable for tasting, but that still left over 20 wines from which to select. The Texas wines were…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Loverin Syrah Merlot- 6 readers -
  • Jefferson Cup Invitational Results – Texas Wineries

    … As we previously posted, Pedernales Cellars was the lone Texas winery who won a Jefferson Cup in the 2014 Jefferson Cup Invitational. The Kansas City-based wine competition is different than other wine competitions since instead of paying an entrance fee, the Jefferson Cup wines are nominated. The 2014 competition included wines from 25 states…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Loverin Syrah- 3 readers -
  • Kiepersol Estates 2011 Mengsel Release

    … of sweet tobacco and roasted coconut that lead to eucalyptus, cherry and toasted buttery cake. A whirlwind palate impresses with juicy blackberry on the front, savory truffle and succulent red fruit on the middle and finishing with black fruit, black cherry and vanilla cake. Bold, but with an ease of the East Texas spirit. Order here for delivery >…

    Texas Wine and Trail Magazine- 2 readers -
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