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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  • Merlot

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

  • Syrah

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

  • 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

  • Spicewood Vineyards

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

  • Singing Water Vineyards

    After buying this beautiful property near Comfort, Texas in 1993, Dick & Julie Holmberg found the...

  • Bar Z Wines

    Texas is the site of the first vineyard established in North America by Franciscan priests circa ...

  • La Diosa Cellars

    It began with a personal vow to her father, who taught her early on the flavors of true Spanish c...

  • Becker Vineyards

    Located in the Texas Hill Country between Fredericksburg and Stonewall, Becker Vineyards was esta...

  • Red Caboose Winery

    Red Caboose Winery was officially permitted on October 8, 2005. Since then we have fermented 2...

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