Texas Wine

One’s immediate associations of the state of Texas most often have to do with spurred boots, ten gallon hats, lassos, large portions of barbecue and conservative governors with creative interpretations of the English language. But Texas is also home to the country’s earliest wine industry, and is now the fifth-largest wine-producing state behind California, Oregon, Washington, and New York. We may not even be drinking decent wine from anywhere at all if it weren’t for a Texan. Want to learn more about Texas wine? Well, giddy up!

In the 17th century, as in California, Spanish Franciscan missionaries came to Texas and planted Mission grapes (Listán Negro) for sacramental wines, the first ones near El Paso. This continued to spread into the 18th century. Once European immigrants settled here, especially Italian ones, wines were produced for more pleasurable drinking purposes. Frank Qualia established Val Verde, the oldest continuously operational winery, in 1883 in Del Rio, in Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Popular Wineries in Texas View all

  • Perfect 10 Wines

    Perfect 10 is a premium wine that strives for perfection. The pacific winds off the coast of Cali...

  • Fall Creek Vineyards

    Fall Creek Vineyards was established in 1975 by Texas businessman/rancher, Ed Auler and his wife,...

  • Wimberley Valley Wines

    Founded in 1983, Wimberley Valley Winery employs imaginative, creative processes to reach out to ...

  • Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards

    At Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards there is an unhurried approach to life, where every visitor becomes ...

  • Stone House Vineyard/Flat Creek Estate

    The winery is designed to follow traditional winemaking techniques. The winery is constructed wit...

  • Circle S Vineyards

    cle S Vineyards is a fully functioning winery located in the suburbs of Houston. Family vineyards...

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  • Zuf my only advise is do is do all of the things you wanted to do as as quickly ... ... If you ever get to Texas will be happy to share wine with you&nbs Read More

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  • Jack, like me, if you can hang on, I will get out to Texas again.  I am reluctant to say my age, but let's say it is well into my 60's.  I would love to meet you, and that may haopen.  My wife is retiring June 30th and I will finally be able to do some things of interest before I die.  Darren, we will be meeing up soon and don't read too much in... Read More

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  • I'm not a lover of home made wines mage from non grape sources.  There ... and a dark berry grape from Texas.  "Try it!"I called a couple of locals to see if they'd had this and it may be his best ever (He's been doing this for 35-40 yrs.) So a week to chill and then try.The 2018 Chiff Red Ble Read More

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  • RCKR I am taking your advice and ordered 3 bottles of  the pewsey reisling ... ... only one retailer in Texas has it, I also had ordered 3 bottles of Dal Forno from then that has shipped thanks for the advise. Do you have suggestions on reasonable priced Viognie Read More

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  • Don't mess with Texas, now.;-) Z. Read More

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  • After moving 9 times during my working career,at 81, nursing or funeral home is ... is ... is a beautiful area. Texas has strange laws about where you can buy wine, I have tried to getTotal Wine to transfer wines,that I want, to a Texas store but they say they can’t because the TACB has not approved that brand. I have trouble getting wines in ... Read More

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  • I've been to Compass!  But I must say I'm not a fan of the ferry ... ... Can you find a shop in Texas that can bring one in for you?  I think a store could probably get one shipped from Compass for a fee.  Barring that, I'd suggest moving to Seattle!!! Read More

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  • Dvogler the 13 you have is what I compared to the cabs.i have been on Quilceda ... ... but I cannot buy it in Texas, and Compass wines can’t ship to Texas&nbs Read More

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  • You gotta love Texas wine. Such a rare find outside of the state and so uniquely terroir driven. There are some really great wines coming out of this area and I have a feeling we're going to be seeing more and more of them as time goes by. Cheers.

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  • www.gotexaswine.com is a great site for more info on Texas wines. Cin cin!

    Comment by 470750Texscany 470750 Texscany

  • THE absolute BEST Pinot Noir in Texas is Sister Creek from Sisterdale.

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  • Check out the winners from the recently announced 2010 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition at: http://vintagetexas.com/blog/?p=1278 Texas winning wines came from: Becker Vineyards Flat Creek Estate Grape Creek Vineyards McPherson Cellars Sunset Winery Brennan Vineyards Bruno & George Wines Circle S Vi...

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