Update on the 2019 Texas Wine Grape Harvest 

Update on the 2019 Texas Wine Grape Harvest  Harvest updates from the Texas FineWine Group (Bending Branch Winery, Brennan Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery, Pedernales Cellars, and Spicewood Vineyards) are given below. Most of this information pertains to the Texas Hill Country harvest, but I must admit… it’s looking pretty good…

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Dr. B Talks Texas Wine – Blanc Du Bois (The “National” White Grape of Texas)

Dr. B Talks Texas Wine – Blanc Du Bois (The “National” White Grape of Texas) If you haven’t tried wines made from Texas Blanc Du Bois yet you are missing something… something very special. Based on 2017 Texas Wine Grape Variety Survey from the USDA (click here for more good…

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William Chris Vineyards: New Tasting Room Enhances Wine Tasting Experiences

William Chris Vineyards: New Tasting Room Enhances Wine Tasting Experiences The debut of new Tasting Room to Club Members on August 10 with Experiences Available by Reservation for All Guests to Follow They may have started small (like in a hundred-year-old, pier-and-beam house) on Route 290 in Hye, Texas, but…

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Sadly, we have to say goodbye to a Grand Lady of Texas Wine: Bunny Becker

Sadly, we have to say goodbye to a Grand Lady of Texas Wine: Bunny Becker Mary Clementine Ellison “Bunny” Becker with her husband Dr. Richard Becker were both life partners and partners in one of Texas’s most respected wineries, Becker Vineyards in Stonewall, Texas. In a past issue of the…

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Stop Thief! Barrel Tasting at Ron Yates Wines

Stop Thief! Barrel Tasting at Ron Yates Wines Unfortunately, I missed the 2019 Ron Yates Barrel Experience where participants sampled Ron Yates 2018 Merlot made from grapes harvested in John Freisen’s Vineyard in Loop, Texas. The aim was to taste wine made from the same grapes aged in a variety…

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Tasting America’s Best Vineyard: To Kalon

Tasting America’s Best Vineyard: To Kalon What did Robert Mondavi see in “To Kalon” many years ago? On paper, To Kalon can be described as follows: In 1868, H. W. Crabb planted a vineyard nearby the Napa River that he named To Kalon – loosely translated from Greek as most beautiful,…

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Congrats to Fall Creek Vineyards! Their GSM Texas Monthly’s Top Texas Wine

Congrats to Fall Creek Vineyards! Their GSM Texas Monthly’s Top Texas Wine As announced by Fall Creek Vineyards Director of Winemaking Sergio Cuadra, “We are thrilled to learn that our 2015 Fall Creek Vineyards Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre (GSM), Salt Lick Vineyards was awarded this year’s Texas Monthly’s Top Texas Wine.…

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Meet the Makers: Native Texans, Chris Brundrett & Dan Garrison Host Special Wine and Bourbon Pairing Dinner at Morton’s Steakhouse

Meet the Makers: Native Texans, Chris Brundrett (William Chris Vineyards) and Dan Garrison (Garrison Brothers) Host Special Wine and Bourbon Pairing Dinner at Morton’s Steakhouse Houston, June 27th. Click here for tickets. The maker behind the beloved Texas wines, Chris Brundrett from William Chris Vineyards and founder and distillery Quarterback,…

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A Cowboy Walked into Los Pinos Vineyards Tasting Room – A Fredericksburg Tasting

A Cowboy Walked into Los Pinos Vineyards Tasting Room – A Fredericksburg Tasting The way the story goes… A cowboy walked into the tasting room at Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards in Pittsburg, Texas, with a parrot on his shoulder. The tasting room manager asked, “Where did you get him?” The parrot…

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Historic Stonewall Motor Lodge in Texas Wine Country Re-opening Special Rates for 64 days

Historic Stonewall Motor Lodge in Texas Wine Country Re-opening Special Rates for 64 days  Stonewall Motor Lodge (14818 US Hwy 290 E, Stonewall, TX) is now taking reservations. The property has undergone a complete refurbishment under its new owners. The renovation includes new flooring, paint, tile, bathroom fixtures, custom furniture,…

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