Favorite Texas Wine Photograph of 2010: Wintery Winery Sunset in the Texas Hill Country

I took the above photo at Becker Vineyards in Stonewall, Texas, in the Texas hill country. I stopped there in January to visit with Dr. Richard Becker. The discussion morphed into a retrospective tasting where memories and tastes of old wines combined and intertwined. This accidental happening gave me the basis for a chapter in my recently completed book manuscript.

After the tasting, I felt like I delved into the mysterious folds the mind and extracted long filed away memories drawn out by tastes of wines more than a decade old. I also felt like the afternoon couldn’t possibly give me anything more.

However, on my way back to my car, I turned around to take a look back at the winery. I found the low sun producing long shadows and a yellow-gold glow on the wine barrels. It was all “painted” on a canvass that melded from the yellow to deep blue of a clear winter sky.

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