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...

Popular Wineries in Texas View all

  • Fawn Crest Vineyards

    Wayne and Patty McNeil broke ground for the vineyard in November 1998, planting the first vines i...

  • Kiepersol Estates Vineyards

    Kiepersol Winery is our prodution facility at the heart of the vineyard. This is where we bring t...

  • Circle S Vineyards

    cle S Vineyards is a fully functioning winery located in the suburbs of Houston. Family vineyards...

  • Buck Creek Winery

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

  • Mallow Run Winery

    Mallow Run is the product of years of hard work by John Richardson and his son, Bill, and Bill’s ...

  • Haak Vineyards & Winery

    Haak Vineyards & Winery is located on a 12 acre estate in Santa Fe, Texas. Your visit will be a u...

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  • Erath Pinot Noir Williamette 2007

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    Was like water in the mouth. Any flavors that were there (mostly cherry and red berry) didn't hang around very long. As in almost non-existent. Needless to say there was not a finish. Very disappointed in this wine and think there are several wines that our cheaper that blow this one out of the water.I will not buy this one again. Read More

    Wine review by Gantt Hickman


  • La Famiglia di Robert Mondavi Moscato Blanco California 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by jamesey


  • Llano Estacado Sweet Red NV

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    This is definitely one of my favorite wines..never expected that of a wine from TX, lol :)) Read More

    Wine review by TerriF


  • Llano Estacado Blush NV

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    I haven't been able to bring myself to drink rose since the two sips I was able to tolerate from this. Perhaps I'm just not cut out for blush wines... Read More

    Wine review by BrightBlack


  • A Morning in Houston with Drops of Golden Dew: Dotson-Cervantes Gotas de OroIt ... wine.More at: http://vintagetexas.com/blog/?p=1229Tags: Texas, wine, Dotson-Cervantes, Gotas de Oro, Mustcat Canelli, Certenberg Vineyards, Alphonse Dotson!http://vintagetexas.com/blog/pics/GotasDeOro.jp Read More

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  • Erath Pinot Noir Williamette 2007

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    Light, dry, good fruit and tannins Read More

    Wine review by shoogyboom


  • Join us for the Friday "Wine Down" at Vino 100 in The Woodlands, Texas.Vino 100 is a retail wine shop with a small tasting bar and wine cellar for events. Friday evenings are special wine down events that feature tastings and certain wines by the glass. Join the vineyard owners this Friday for a special tasting event of the Ikal 1150 wines from ... Read More

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  • A Texas Wine and Food Experience Gone to the DogsWhat better way to appreciate wine and food in Texas but through a common appreciation of dogs. To be specific, last nights wine and food experience would not have happened but for such a situation.Yesterday evenings dinner was prepared and served by private chef, Gary Mularski of Dining Chez Vou... Read More

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  • Wilson Creek Almond Champagne NV

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    I love love love WIlson Creek Almond Champagne... ever since I tried it I've been buying it for all special ocations... I am so happy they are finnaly selling it in OC... before I had to buy 10 bottles at a time whenever I went to Murrieta/Temecula area... I have to bring to So america whenever I go visit the family... wonderfull taste, smooth .... Read More

    Wine review by Mariel from oc


  • Erath Pinot Noir Williamette 2007

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    Looks like fruit punch and doesn't taste much better. I'd prefer a pabst blue ribbon. Read More

    Wine review by dampearl


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