Winners at the 2014 Austin County Wine Show

Winners at the 2014 Austin County Wine Show I once spoke with Texas high plains winegrower Neal Newsom about the differences in growing grapes for wine and growing other crops like hay and cotton. He looked back at me and said, “When we go to show, it’s a heck of …

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Texas Gulf Coast Vineyard Tour: What Grapes are Those, Ed? They’re our Favorites!

Texas Gulf Coast Vineyard Tour: What Grapes are Those, Ed? They’re our Favorites! This past Thursday, the air was clear and dry and the high sun gave its brightness and warmth to the winter afternoon as I made my way west. My destination was Austin County; Cat Spring, Texas to …

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On the Gulf Coast Wine Trail…Blanc Du Bois Vertical/Horizontal Tasting

On the Gulf Coast Wine Trail…Blanc Du Bois Vertical/Horizontal Tasting. Or, Better Tasting Through Chemistry I hit the road again after receiving an invitation from Jerry Watson of Watson Vineyards in Cat Spring, Texas. Jerry said that some of his fellow Texas Gulf Coast grape growers pooled their chemical orders …

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On the Texas Gulf Coast, It’s Time to Start the New Vintage with the Grape Growers Field Day in Cat Spring

On the Texas Gulf Coast, It’s Time to Start the New Vintage with the Grape Growers Field Day in Cat Spring The Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Austin County Grape Growers Committee will co-sponsor the 19th annual Gulf Coast Grape Growers Field Day on Feb. 11 in Cat Spring, about …

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Make Wine? It's Time for the Austin County Fair, Non-Commercial Wine Show

Make Wine? It’s Time for the Austin County Fair, Non-Commercial Wine Show As I’ve traveled rural and urban Texas over the past couple years, one thing that has amazed me is the number of people that make wine in this state. Most of these people aren’t professionals. They are non-commercial and …

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Up and Coming Local South Texas Wines and Winemakers Shine at the Austin County Fair Wine Show

Up and Coming Local South Texas Wines and Winemakers Shine at the Austin County Fair Wine Show Guest Blog from Louise Rice Martha Tarkington of Victoria and Dr. Ron Zboril of Bellville took home the Best of Show and the Runner Up Belt Buckles Awards for their respective entries in …

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Austin County Fair: First Ever Non-Commercial Winemakers Show

Austin County Fair: First Ever Non-Commercial Winemakers Show There’s a new event at this year’s Austin County Fair….A Winemakers Contest. Homemade wines are a South Central Texas tradition that have stretched back from generation to generation.  It seems that everyone that makes their own wine has their own special family …

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