Texas Posts Largest Percentage Increase in Wineries in 2011

Texas Posts Largest Percentage Increase in Wineries in 2011

According to Lettie Teague citing research from WinesVinesData in her “On Wine” column in the Wall Street Journal…

“California, unsurprisingly, lead the pack for new wineries started in 2011: 196 new wineries opened with a Golden State address, making its new total 3,519. California led the pack by a rather large margin. It’s trailed by Washington State (669), Oregon (538), New York (285), Virginia (210) and Texas (204).

But, Texans can take Texas-sized pride in the fact that they posted the largest percentage of all— by adding sixteen new wineries in 2011.”

Let’s have a hearty, Texas-sized shout out for Texas wine and the consumers that are driving this growth.

More at: http://blogs.wsj.com/wine/2012/01/24/data-shows-growth-in-american-wineries/

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  1. Thanks so much for using the photo of the Texas Flag wine barrel that is in front of our shop in Fredericksburg. There are an incredible number of visitors that photogragh our barrel and our entire storefront. The inside is great, too, as we feature the largest selection of Texas wines in the Hill Country, if not the whole State of Texas! We welcome everyone to come for a photo, visit or better yet, to enjoy some fine Texas wines at our shop in Fredericksburg. We also create and ship custom gift baskets and stock many non-Texas wines, accessories and cigars. Open late on weekends.

    Cheers…Chuck & Denise Pfeil, Texas Vineyards & Beyond, 329 East Main St., Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830.990.9199) texasvineyards@austin.rr com

  2. You are very welcome. I had the photo but did not remember where I was a got it. If you have the possibility to sell books. My new book, The Wineslinger Chronicles, is about to be released nationally. It covered the past, present and future of the Texas wine experience from a deeply personal perspective from my travels, tastings and meetings around the state.

    See: http://wineslinger.net

    or contact me for more information. P.S. Do you ever have book signings in your shop. My wife and I have a place in Alamo Springs Ranch and get out there and might schedule something like this.

    Russ Kane
    “Doc Russ, Texas Wineslinger”

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