Black Spanish Symposium - The first of it's kind in Texas

The First Texas Black Spanish (Lenoir) Symposium: How to Grow, Make Wine, Improve Quality of This Texas Grape

The Austin County Grape Growers and Texas AgriLife Extension are proud to announce the first Texas Black Spanish Symposium.  The Symposium will be held on May 6th, 2011 at the Cat Spring Agricultural Society Hall in Cat Spring, Texas.  The symposium agenda is packed with a diverse range of topics on grape growing and winemaking with Black Spanish (a.k.a. Lenoir).  One of the highlights of our meeting will be our guest speaker Richard Kasmier, better known as  “Kaz” of Kaz Winery in Sonoma County.  Kaz will be speaking at length about his Black Spanish vineyard and wine production in Sonoma, California and will be pouring his wines among a diverse array of Texas Black Spanish.  Both dry and dessert style winemaking will be discussed.

Please see the Black Spanish Symposium Circular 2011 for a full list of topics and speakers and registration information.  Registration is $50, which includes lunch, refreshments, the wine tasting and wine social.  All registration will be at the door, please RSVP via email to:

This is a great opportunity to improve your understanding of the viticulture and enology of the Black Spanish grape and to taste a range of wines made from this grape.

For more on Black Spanish grapes and wine in Texas, see:

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