« The Texas Winemakers/Winery Owners Pledge (and Good for Other Local Wine States, Too)
Texas Winemakers/Winery Owners Pledge
I, (Seth Martin, Perissos Vineyards), pledge to the wine consumers of Texas that I will:
One: Where possible, based on price point, quality, and the competitive price in the marketplace, buy Texas grapes or use estate grown grapes, and where sufficient Texas grapes are included in the wine, label this wine as Texas wine using one of the Texas appellations approved by the TTB.
Two: If due to price or availability of Texas grapes, it is necessary to make and sell wine made from out-of-state grapes, this wine will be labeled as “American” appellation or other legally approved non-Texas appellations approved by TTB. I will not use the label exclusion for appellation authorized by TTB under the phrase “For Sale in Texas Only”.
Three: Support efforts to expand production of Texas wine grapes using varieties that can be sustainably and economically grown in Texas and, where possible, include these varieties in my wines.