Join Texas Fine Wine “Talk and Tastes” on Oct. 13th and Dec. 8th
Texas Fine Wine – which includes Bending Branch Winery, Duchman Family Winery, Pedernales Cellars and Spicewood Vineyards – announces new wine releases to kick off Texas Wine Month and celebrate the upcoming year-end holidays. For the third year in row, Texas Fine Wine will offer its four-bottle Holiday Wine Bundle, the only Texas wine gift pack that includes wines from four different wineries.
To celebrate Texas Wine Month, Texas Fine Wine will host a virtual tasting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 to taste and talk about the following new wines, specifically comparing the differences between wines from Texas Hill Country AVA and Texas High Plains AVA fruit.
- Bending Branch Winery 2019 Malbec, Texas High Plains
- Duchman Family Winery 2017 Aglianico, Oswald Vineyards, Texas High Plains
- Spicewood Vineyards 2019 Estate Tempranillo (red and yellow label), Texas Hill Country
- Pedernales Cellars 2018 Block Zero, Texas Hill Country
“We are thrilled but also feel a bit of nostalgia in releasing the 2018 Block Zero since it will be the last time we will do so,” said Julie Kuhlken, co-owner of Pedernales Cellars. “Block Zero was the original vineyard planted by our parents in 1995. As part of our current project of replanting; however, we decided not to replant that section of Kuhlken Vineyards.”
Dave Reilly, Duchman Family Winery winemaker said, “Our Aglianico spends three to four years in oak and one year in bottle before it’s ready to go out and see the world. It’s special to release our ‘new’ vintage after such a long wait.”
“We are excited to offer our Texas Trio for Texas Wine Month, which includes the 2019 vintages of Texas Tannat, Texas Tempranillo and Texas Cabernet Sauvignon,” said Jennifer McInnis, general manager of Bending Branch Winery.
Even if you have different wines from the Texas Fine Wine wineries, pour them and log-on for the Zoom-based ”Talk and Taste” sessions, then share what you are tasting with others and ask questions that you’ve been waiting to ask.
Texas Fine Wine Holiday Bundle
To celebrate the holidays, Texas Fine Wine will also offer its annual Holiday Bundle, featuring an exceptional wine from each winery:
- Pedernales Cellars 2018 Texas High Plains Graciano
- Duchman Family Winery 2016 Tempranillo, Salt Lick Vineyard
- Spicewood Vineyards 2019 Independence (Cabernet, Merlot and Petit Verdot)
- Bending Branch Winery 2019 Texas Cabernet Sauvignon
Ron Yates, owner of Spicewood Vineyards said, “We added Petit Verdot to the 2019 Independence to offer a classic Left Bank Bordeaux blend for the holidays. The Petit Verdot gives the wine more dark fruit notes along with beautiful color and structure.” Jennifer McInnis of Bending Branch Winery said, ”The Cabernet Sauvignon in this Texas Fine Wine holiday bundle is a perfect pairing for a prime rib roast.”
The holiday pack of these four wines will go on sale on October 24 for $135 (including shipping). If you act fast, you can have the wines in time for the December 8th ”Talk and Taste” session. Wine enthusiasts who purchase by November 9 will receive the bundle in time for Thanksgiving; orders placed by December 7 will arrive in time for Christmas.
Texas Fine Wine will review the holiday wines during its December 8 “Talk and Taste” virtual tasting at 6 p.m. Details here.