Texas Wine

One’s immediate associations of the state of Texas most often have to do with spurred boots, ten gallon hats, lassos, large portions of barbecue and conservative governors with creative interpretations of the English language. But Texas is also home to the country’s earliest wine industry, and is now the fifth-largest wine-producing state behind California, Oregon, Washington, and New York. We may not even be drinking decent wine from anywhere at all if it weren’t for a Texan. Want to learn more about Texas wine? Well, giddy up!

In the 17th century, as in California, Spanish Franciscan missionaries came to Texas and planted Mission grapes (Listán Negro) for sacramental wines, the first ones near El Paso. This continued to spread into the 18th century. Once European immigrants settled here, especially Italian ones, wines were produced for more pleasurable drinking purposes. Frank Qualia established Val Verde, the oldest continuously operational winery, in 1883 in Del Rio, in Read more »

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Bell Mountain Vineyards

    Located on the slopes of Bell Mountain, first identified on the U.S. Geological map of 1885, the ...

  • Duchman Family Winery

    The Duchman Family Winery is a small, family-owned winery located in the beautiful Texas Hill Cou...

  • Fall Creek Vineyards

    Fall Creek Vineyards was established in 1975 by Texas businessman/rancher, Ed Auler and his wife,...

  • Buck Creek Winery

    Buck Creek Winery's roots are in Durm Vineyards, which was established in 1991 by Jeff and Kell...

  • Dry Comal Creek Vineyards

    From a fledgling winery in 1998, Dry Comal Creek Vineyards now produces 8,000 cases a year, with ...

  • Spicewood Vineyards

    Edward and Madeleine Manigold began Spicewood Vineyards in 1992 with a goal of making the finest ...

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  • Capellania Blanco 2004

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    Great white rioja, stands up to some red meats. Nice deep flavour whilst still refreshing. Read More

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  • Driftwood Vineyard Dry Rose 2007

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    This is the wine that got me out to the Driftwood winery. Delicious! Great for all times of the year! Read More

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  • Venturing into the Bluebonnet Wine Country and the History of Southeast TexasSaturday morning was crisp and the roads clear following Fridays record breaking early snowfall in the Houston area. The overpasses that brought mortal fear the night before were thawed; a great morning for taking in a wine trail. However, southeastern Texas area does n... Read More

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  • Becker Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Texas Hill Country Reserve 2005

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    Love it but too expensive for me though Read More

    Wine review by evahaf


  • Perhaps in Ten Years and with the Grace of God: Trapiche TastingAs you know if ... thinking and writing about Texas wine drinking, but also focus on another topic: Wine drinking in Texas. Today, I am thinking about what things might be possible in Texas in ten or more years in and around its developing wine industry. What might it be like?What... Read More

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  • Llano Estacado Sweet Red NV

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    Tried this last night with some friends. It definitely was sweet and we found that when chilled was a really wonderful dessert wine Read More

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  • What Wines Do I Drink on Thanksgiving and with Ten Top Texas Favorites?I always like to have both red and white wines and also a sweet wine on the Thanksgiving table. The reason for this selection is that we often serve three meats (turkey, ham and beef brisket) along with sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and a host of desserts. Since I spend a l... Read More

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  • Llano Estacado Blush NV

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  • Erath Pinot Noir Williamette 2007

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    watery...disappointing for the price, there are some GREAT Oregon pinots and this isn't one.Will not buy this again. Read More

    Wine review by leah145


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