Bar Z Winery: Mellow and Mature… These are Monty’s Wines

Bar Z Winery: Mellow and Mature… These are Monty’s Wines If you are not familiar Monty Dixon’s Bar Z Winery in Canyon, Texas, I recommend highly recommend a visit – via an extended road trip, an intermediate stop on a cross-country adventure, or a short hop on your private plane. …

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Texas Wine Talk & Tasting:Texas vs. The World Roadshow

Texas Wine Talk & Tasting:Texas vs. The World Roadshow: WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT) – Add to Calendar WHERE: Whole Foods Market (Voss) – 1407 S Voss Rd, Houston, TX 77057 – View Map REGISTER: $25 – Click here The Texas Wine Journal is …

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Bending Branch Winery: Where Bob and John Bring a “Dash of Flash” to the Wine Tasting: New Wine Releases

Bending Branch Winery: Where Bob and John Bring a “Dash of Flash” to the Wine Tasting: New Wine Releases After driving past the cool waters of the Guadalupe River and arriving at Bending Branch Winery in Comfort, Bending Branch owner and winemaker Bob Young chauffeured us to the winery building. …

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A “Chardonnay-Year” for the Texas Hill Country & Pilot Knob and Robert Clay Vineyards

A “Chardonnay-Year” for the Texas Hill Country & Pilot Knob and Robert Clay Vineyards It was an early August day 2014, when I visited Dan McLaughlin’s Robert Clay Vineyard in Mason. I was directed by Dan to try a helping of the still remaining Chardonnay grapes in the vineyard. See …

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A Difference You Can Taste: Perissos Vineyards 2014 Viognier

A Difference You Can Taste: Perissos Vineyards 2014 Viognier You might say that the Perissos Vineyard 2014 Viognier is a “whole bunch better”.  OK, there was no 2013 Perissos Viognier due to the series of late Spring frosts. So, you might ask, “better than what”. I first got the feeling that …

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Temptation by the Bottle: A Sparkling Wine from Eden Hill Vineyards

 Temptation by the Bottle: A Sparkling Wine from Eden Hill Vineyards Chris Hornbaker, winemaker at Eden Hill Vineyard & Winery, said, “As you know, Eden Hill is dedicated to making wine from Texas grapes.  We wanted to bring to our customers a sparkling wine that was uniquely Texan, a sparkling …

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Pedernales Cellars Vermentino and Viognier: Found on My Mediterranean Isle of Texas – Update

Pedernales Cellars Vermentino and Viognier: Found on My Mediterranean Isle of Texas – Update I recently sat down to taste two new white wines from the 2014 vintage, both from Pedernales Cellars. This winery has been long known for their Viognier and expectations were high. After all, Pedernales Cellars has …

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2015 Houston Rodeo Uncorks The Best in Texas: Driftwood Estate Winery Longhorn Red 2012

2015 Houston Rodeo Uncorks The Best in Texas: Driftwood Estate Winery Longhorn Red 2012 Well, it’s official. The 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition just released the results of their top award winners and  champions are: Grand Champion Best of Show – Rombauer Vineyards Diamond Selection Cabernet …

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A Texas Winemaker with a New Mission and Wine: Brock Estes, DANK, Johnny Rojo, a starter wine without training wheels!

A Texas Winemaker with a New Mission and Wine: Brock Estes, DANK, Johnny Rojo, a starter wine without training wheels! If you don’t know Brock Estes, it might be hard for you to make a sentence with these three words in it: Fly Gap, Dank and wine. But, if you …

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Eden Hill Vineyard: 2013 Dallas Morning News – Texsom Wine Competition Gold Medal from Where?

Eden Hill Vineyard: 2013 Dallas Morning News – Texsom Wine Competition Gold Medal from Where? You haven’t heard of this award winning Texas winery either? I will admit that my knowledge of Eden Hill Vineyard started once I got the just released gold medal results from this year’s Dallas Morning …

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