Savor North Texas: “Big Red” Wine Country and More

Savor North Texas: “Big Red” Wine Country and More “Things are really happenin’ up here in North Texas,” says Gabe Parker owner of Homestead Winery locations in Ivanhoe, Denison, and Grapevine. “This area’s gaining a reputation for being ‘Big Red Country’ with new vineyards and wineries going up left and right.”…

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Texas Hill Country Wineries – Video Interview

Texas Hill Country Wineries – Video Interview Check out this video interview I did with John DeMers, Fischer & Wieser’s Texas Food and Wine Ambassador. As illustrated in his book, Russ Kane – aka Texas Wineslinger – says the Texas Hill Country wineries have roots as old as any around.…

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Russ Kane VintageTexas on SommChat Wednesday 1/28 11AM CT – Discuss Texas Hill Country Wines & Wineries

Russ Kane VintageTexas on SommChat Wednesday 1/28 11AM CT – Discuss Texas Hill Country Wines & Wineries This January marks my 20th year since first finding out that Texas had a native (yet still infantile) wine industry and operating as a consumer, wine group director, wine writer and blogger. In…

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VintageTexas Interview on Houston Matters: How the Texas Hill Country Became a Wine Destination

VintageTexas Interview on Houston Matters: How the Texas Hill Country Became a Wine Destination I welcome you to listen to my recent interview by Craig Cohen on Houston’s KUHF Houston Matters. I recorded this interview a couple weeks ago as I was nearing the release of my new book from…

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Your Guide to the Texas Hill Country Wine Experience

Your Guide to the Texas Hill Country Wine Experience The Texas Hill Country Wineries have roots as old as any around. Texas grapes grow in soils made from ancient calcareous sea deposits, similar to many of the grape-growing regions of Europe. Texas wine culture arrived in the 1600s with Spanish…

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Texas Hill Country Wineries – December 2014 Newsletter

Texas Hill Country Wineries  – December 2014 Newsletter Reprinted by permission of Texas Hill Country Wineries (click here). Holiday Wine Kick-0ff Tasting at Flat Creek Estate Join us THIS Friday! Friday, December 5, 6-8pm – Hill Country tasting with Flat Creek Estate, Stone House Vineyard, Fall Creek Vineyard, Westcave Cellars…

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November 7-9: News Flash – Texas Hill Country Wineries on Instagram

November 7-9: News Flash – Texas Hill Country Wineries on Instagram This Thursday November 7th through Sunday November 9th, the Texas hill country wineries will be featured on Instagram. I have been selected to take the Instagram “baton” during my upcoming hill country trip and feature my cellphone photos that…

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Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo First Wine Country Tour Visits the Texas Hill Country

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s First Wine Country Tour Visits the Texas Hill Country By now, most of you know October is Texas Wine Month. Well, it could have been no better time than this month for The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s (HLSR) Wine Sales and Events Committee (click…

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Why Did the Texas Hill Country Make Wine Enthusiast’s Top 10 Wine Destinations List? A Wine Conversation on KUHF

Why Did the Texas Hill Country Make Wine Enthusiast’s Top 10 Wine Destinations List? A Wine Conversation on KUHF As you may know by now, Texas is the 5th largest wine producing state and 7th in production in wine grapes. But, what made the Texas Hill Country worthy of being…

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