wineries

How Austin-Based Rae Wilson Made the Definitive Texas Rosé

January 28, 2021 | By Allison McNearney

What the Heck is Natural Wine?

September 24, 2020 | By Jennifer Wehunt

Small-Town Dispatches: Fredericksburg Wineries Give Back to Frontline Workers

April 29, 2020 | By June Naylor

Fredericksburg, one of the most tourist-heavy small towns in Texas, has understandably been affected by lack of travel and commerce during COVID-19. One of the area’s biggest industries, wine, has been hit hard as it’s a significant attraction in these parts—more than 50 of the 100-plus Hill Country wineries are in town or the surrounding Gillespie County. Thankfully, wineries are coming up with creative solutions to connect with customers and boost morale.

East Texas Brings a New Flavor to Texas Wines

January 30, 2020 | By Lori Moffatt

Tannat Is the New Texas Wine Everyone Will Be Talking About

September 19, 2018 | By

The growing throngs of oenophiles traveling what is known as Wine Road 290—the winery-heavy stretch of US 290 between Johnson City and Fredericksburg—have become very familiar with once-exotic wines like tempranillo, sangiovese, and viognier that thrive in the Texas heat and soil.

Now here’s another one to get acquainted with: tannat, an under-the-radar red wine that’s poised to become Texas’ favorite varietal.

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.

3 North Texas Getaways—With Wine!

November 12, 2017 | By

Escapes have little to do with flashy destinations and full itineraries. For most of us, the point of a getaway crystalizes when simplicity merges with discovery—and that’s what you’ll find when wandering around towns in developing vineyard regions.

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.

Grape Growers in the Texas Panhandle Combine Passion and Science

December 28, 2009 | By Melissa Gaskill

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