Wineries

Farmhouse Vineyards is Known Statewide For its Famous Grapes

Farmhouse Vineyards is Known Statewide For its Famous Grapes

In the wine business, little happens overnight. Just as wine is sipped and not chugged, vines take years to mature; Read More »

Lubbock Winemaker Kim McPherson Puts Texas Wine on the World Stage

Lubbock Winemaker Kim McPherson Puts Texas Wine on the World Stage

After studying grape-growing and winemaking in California, Kim McPherson returned home to Lubbock in 1979 and ... Read More »

Burklee Hill Vineyards Brings New Life to Kress Department Store in Lubbock

Burklee Hill Vineyards Brings New Life to Kress Department Store in Lubbock

Located in a beautifully renovated 1930s Kress department store building, the winery opened in March 2020, and serves about a dozen wines. Read More »

11 Wineries to Visit in Fredericksburg Now

11 Wineries to Visit in Fredericksburg Now

With nearly a dozen wineries inside its city limits, Fredericksburg offers plenty of locales for imbibing during a weekend getaway. Read More »

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

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

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. Read More »

How Austin-Based Rae Wilson Made the Definitive Texas Rosé

How Austin-Based Rae Wilson Made the Definitive Texas Rosé

When Rae Wilson planted her first grapevines on 2 acres near Johnson City in 2014, she was throwing herself into an Read More »

What the Heck is Natural Wine?

What the Heck is Natural Wine?

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How the ‘Grape Man of Texas’ Saved the French Wine Industry

How the ‘Grape Man of Texas’ Saved the French Wine Industry

When leading tours of Blue Ostrich, a winery and vineyard near Saint Jo, winemaker Patrick Whitehead likes to ... Read More »

Late Summer Grape Stomping Has Become a Texas Tradition

Late Summer Grape Stomping Has Become a Texas Tradition

The farmland and clear skies in rural Bryan make for a serene and sunny late summer drive to Messina Hof Winery Read More »

Try These 5 Texas Rosés This Summer

Try These 5 Texas Rosés This Summer

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. Read More »

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

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

Slate Mill Wine Collective, a full-service winemaking incubator set on a picturesque 75 acres just outside ... Read More »

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

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

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. Read More »

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