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Lubbock Winemaker Kim McPherson Puts Texas Wine on the World Stage

July 29, 2021 | By Anthony Head

After studying grape-growing and winemaking in California, Kim McPherson returned home to Lubbock in 1979 and began crushing grapes at his father’s winery, Llano Estacado.

Enjoy Spring Wildflowers and Sample 42 Wineries with This ‘Passport’

March 22, 2021 | By Gabrielle Pharms

Spring is most glorious time to be outdoors in the Hill Country. Wineries in the area up the ante with discounted tastings, allowing oenophiles to make the most out of this special season.

Dinner and a Movie for Valentine’s Day—Texas-Style

February 11, 2021 | By June Naylor

If there was ever a Valentine’s Day to stay indoors, it’s this one. With the COVID-19 pandemic and freezing temps …

How Austin-Based Rae Wilson Made the Definitive Texas Rosé

January 28, 2021 | By Allison McNearney

Late Summer Grape Stomping Has Become a Texas Tradition

July 30, 2020 | By Julia Jones

Try These 5 Texas Rosés This Summer

May 13, 2020 | By Jill Coody Smits

From frosé to brosé to “rosé all day,” pink wine has moved from fad to favorite among summertime libations. It’s only right—given the light, refreshing wine pairs perfectly with Texas  heat—that our state’s vintners are producing rosés that any oenophile would be proud to pour.

Slate Mill Wine Collective is On a Mission to Help Small Wineries

April 30, 2020 | By Kimya Kavehkar

Kuhlman Cellars Offers Virtual Wine Tastings

March 17, 2020 | By Julia Jones

This Fredericksburg Restaurant Features a Rare All-Texas Wine List

September 30, 2019 | By John Lumpkin

Asign above the door to Cabernet Grill in Fredericksburg tells patrons what they need to know about the restaurant: “Texas Wine Spoken Here.” Fluently, in fact. Cabernet Grill has landed on Wine Enthusiast’s “America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants” two years in a row with an all-Texas wine list—a feat even the most Texas-centric restaurants haven’t achieved.

Sure, You Know the Wine in Fredericksburg, but There’s More to This Place Than Just Great Vino

April 25, 2018 | By

Just as I enter the city limits, I note the beautiful Hill Country University Center, where Texas Tech University offers viticulture and winemaking education. Soon I’m marveling at the proliferation of new and old buildings housing bistros, coffee bars, art galleries, and herb apothecaries. I spy the occasional shop offering T-shirts, fudge, and German beer steins, but altogether I find a more sophisticated Fredericksburg. What really matters, though, is this: While the town is most famous for its rich German heritage, it has grown into an invigorating destination for all of the pleasures found in the heart of the Hill Country, whether I’m visiting with my mom and sisters, closest pals, or my husband.

Camp Comfort Provides an Antidote to Life’s Stressful Moments with Pizza, Bicycling, and Wine Nearby

December 13, 2017 | By June Naylor

Comfort’s effect on me during my recent visit mirrored my thoughts on my first trip more than 20 years ago: This little Hill Country burg—about 50 miles northwest of San Antonio and 25 miles south of Fredericksburg—couldn’t have been named more appropriately, and its inherent sense of ease makes me think I could happily stay forever.

7 Wine Pairings for Holiday Recipes

December 11, 2017 | By

In our December issue, we presented a collection of favorite holiday recipes from Texas cooks, including bloggers and restaurateurs.

Waco Wine Shoppe’s Tasting Room Aims to Expand Your Wine Horizons

November 9, 2017 | By Veronica Meewes

If you venture to Waco on any given day but Sunday, you’ll find Magnolia Market buzzing with starry-eyed devotees of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ HGTV home-improvement show, Fixer Upper. Waco has seen a steady uptick of visitors since 2015, when the Gaineses transformed two defunct grain silos into home and garden shops, complete with food trucks and a bakery. But blink and you could miss one of Waco’s more understated gems just 5 minutes away, a taupe building emblazoned with two simple words: Wine Shoppe.

Grape Escape

August 6, 2015 | By Helen Anders

When Bryan-based Messina Hof Winery decided to open a North Texas tasting room, there wasn’t much debate about which city it would call home.

Cuisine Confidential: Penny Adams

July 21, 2015 | By Lori Moffatt

In recent years, the town of San Saba—some 100 miles northwest of Austin—has reinvented itself as a tourist destination, complete with shops, restaurants, a B&B, pastoral scenery, and the award-winning Wedding Oak Winery, which opened in 2012 in a historic building downtown.

Texas Wines Outshine

May 20, 2015 | By Lori Moffatt

 
Now that the dust has settled from the 4th annual Austin Food & Wine Festival, which took place at Auditorium Shores and Republic of Texas Park in late April, I’m thinking about all the things I learned and how to apply them to my everyday life.

A Vintage Redux

March 18, 2015 | By June Naylor

At 6 p.m. on a Wednesday, I’m sitting with a good friend next to the cozy patio fireplace at Kent & Co.

Cupid’s Picks

January 27, 2015 | By

Looking for a more creative way to treat your sweetie this Valentine’s Day than giving the typical store-bought card, candy or flowers?

Wild West Wine Bar

January 16, 2015 | By

Imagine yourself in Fort Stockton’s adobe Grey Mule Saloon, around 1894. Sidle up to the bar and order a shot of whiskey, but keep an eye out for trouble while you imbibe. Cowboys, sodbusters, and hot-headed gunslingers—drinking, smoking, cussing, gambling, and spoiling for a fight—pack this Wild West saloon.

Taste 290

March 21, 2014 | By Anthony Head

Driving to Fredericksburg from the east on US 290, it’s easy to notice that spring adores the Hill Country: This oak-studded landscape is a hot spot for wildflowers—bluebonnets, firewheels, black-eyed Susans, and others color the vistas like a painting come to life, while roadside stands open in anticipation of peaches, tomatoes, blackberries, and other seasonal bounty coming to market.

The Great, Grape Plains

October 18, 2013 | By Kathryn Jones

A  six-foot steel sculpture of a corkscrew marks the entrance to McPherson Cellars in downtown Lubbock.

Which Wine Goes With That?

September 22, 2010 | By Haley Dawson

On Saturday, October 23, foodies and wine enthusiasts can enjoy the artistry of more than 20 Texas wineries along with offerings of nearly 50 food and arts vendors sprawling across Fredericksburg’s Market Square.

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