• Texas Star Winery Under New Ownership and Moves Location Texas Star Winery which was located in Richards, Texas and owned by Earl and Lyn Love was sold in 2014 to Jim and Susan Chisolm. Jim and Susan moved the winery to Chappell Hill and opened it there last October. I made a trip to Chappell Hill to visit the new location of Texas Star Winery.

      Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 7 readers -
    • Cooper’s Hawk Winery: Wine Snobs Not Allowed

      In 2009, when I first heard of Cooper’s Hawk Winery, my interest was peaked. Their winemaker, Rob Warren, had done a stint at a small winery in Virginia, my home state, and the concept of a restaurant serving their own wines was new to the Chicago area. Friends and acquaintances who had dined at Cooper’s Hawk enjoyed the food and by all accounts the wines were pretty tasty, too.

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  • Truchard

    … When you step out of your car, in the small makeshift parking lot that is really the vineyard, you are immediately transported to a rural setting a scant 10 minutes from downtown Napa. The iconic redwood barn and farmhouse stand proudly as sirens to Truchard Vineyards, straddling the Carneros region close to San Pablo Bay. Arriving…

    Luscious Lushesin Pinot Noir Syrah- 2 readers -
  • Larner Vineyard & Winery

    … Los Olivos, Ca We hope everyone had a fantastic holiday and that your New Year’s brought lots of good cheer…and a lot of great wine! We’re starting 2015 off with a winery we just visited, Larner Vineyard & Winery, located smack dab in the heart of downtown Los Olivos. Larner’s wine tasting room is connected to the Los Olivos General Store…

    Winery Explorersin Syrah- 6 readers -
  • A Texas Food & Wine Extravaganza from Three Texas Authors: Texas by the Book

    … And signed into law by Governor Rick Perry in 2005 * A Surprise Course to Delight the Palate * Certified Angus Beef Tenderloin Steak topped with a Sauce of Aged Brazos Valley Brie Cheese and Shitake Mushrooms – Pedernales Cellars Tempranillo Smoked Wild Boar Leg with a complex Blackberry Mustard Sauce – Bending Branch Winery 2012 Texas Tannat…

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    … Jennifer McInnis Goes from San Antonio Journalist to Texas Winery Marketing/Sales Manager BENDING BRANCH WINERY WELCOMES JENNIFER McINNIS NEW MARKETING & SALES MANAGER Bending Branch Winery is proud to announce that Jennifer McInnis will join its team January 26 as the company’s Marketing and Sales Manager. Jennifer will be responsible…

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  • Celebrity Wine [Part 6]

    …, a Chardonnay, a Cabernet Sauvignon and a couple of exciting Bordeaux blends, all ranging from $15 to $25. And if that’s not enough, the brand also carries a No.99 Cabernet Franc Icewine for $99 that will “light the Lamp” as they say in hockey. Other than the estate’s notes, I have not found any reviews or ratings about the Wayne Gretzky Estates wine. Please…

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  • Guest Post: #Vinopanion Roy Jurgens visits Paso Robles

    …, but with rounded corners. Their Pink would pair with a host of food. They even have a spicy little Spanish tempranillo which – to me – was a pleasant surprise: bring on the paella! Ranchero Cellars (WL, FB, Tw) – Owner & winemaker Amy Butler could not have been nicer. She poured for us at the lab of Denner Vineyards, where she makes her wines. The night…

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  • Best Wineries in America

    … Everyone likes to publish lists for "the best of" or sometimes "the worst of." Often the ones found on the Internet seem to be just excuses to get you to scroll through pages and pages of their advertisers. Also, how do you define "best?" "The 101 Best Wineries in America" from a website called The Daily Meal caught my eye. They claim…

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  • Larner Vineyard & Winery | Los Olivos, CA

    … – particularly if you’re a small artisan winery. Michael is literally hands-on every step of the way in his craft, which made the visit not only enjoyable, but educational as well. Larner Wines Larner Wines After the Malvasia Bianca, we tasted a 2012 Rose, a 2010 proprietary GSM blend called Elemental, a 2010 Syrah, a 2009 Reserve Syrah, and a 2010…

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  • Sloan & Williams Winery

    … Marmaduke’s previous post on the wine ice cream now available at Sloan & Williams Winery. At the time of our visit there were ten wines on the tasting menu. Most of the wines mentioned said the grapes came from places like Lodi, California, or New Mexico. We were told three wines came from Texas grapes from the Hill Country and High Plains…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 8 readers -
  • Messina Hof Grapevine Winery

    … Messina Hof Grapevine Winery is located in Grapevine and is the third location for Messina Hof based in Bryan. During the start of the 2014 Moonlit Harvest in August, Paul M. Bonarrigo announced the upcoming winery in Grapevine. Unbeknownst at the time, three-quarters of the future Texas Wine Lover team were present including Gloria and me…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Loverin Merlot- 6 readers -
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