Texas Hill Country Wineries will be hosting the Hill Country Wine Symposium 2015 on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 24-25 at the Hill Country University Center. The cost for the Symposium varies if you are a Texas Hill Country Wineries (THCW) member or not: THCW members – $75 for one day, $100 for both days Non-members – $125 for one day, $200 for both days Here is the planned schedule:
Chardonnay has long been a well respected and highly produced grape and wine. Born in Burgundy and having grown up across the globe, it is one of the most loved and hated grape varieties in existence. The days of popcorn butter mouthfeel are far from extinct, but more and more winemakers in the New World are seeking to produce Chardonnay wines that are oaky, yet complex and not overly, well, buttered. When we start talking about Texas wine, Chardonnay is [Read More…]
You may have heard about the Women for WineSense which has different chapters around the United States. The Texas Hill Country chapter is holding their 1st Annual Valentine Progressive Wine Dinner on Friday, February 13, which sounds like a fantastic event. Anybody can attend and you don’t need to be a woman! This is how it works. During the evening, you will visit four Hill Country wineries. At each location, you will enjoy a glass of wine and a food [Read More…]
I’ll begin by pausing for a moment to acknowledge that Texas does not have an NFL team going to the Super Bowl, and that is something that deeply saddens my native Texan soul. What I won’t do is wade into controversy and mention that one particularly contentious call (AKA “the play”) during the Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers game on January 11. Oops. I guess I just did. Well, at least I got that out of my system. Moving [Read More…]
Brennan Vineyards, McPherson Cellars, and Lost Oak Winery are the wineries who form 4.0 Cellars in Fredericksburg, Texas. Todd Webster is the winemaker for Brennan Vineyards and is also the winemaker for 4.0 Cellars. We asked Todd Webster about his background and philosophy of winemaking.
http://www.sloanwilliams.com Sloan & Williams Winery is owned by Alan W. Kunst Jr. and Ralph S. Mattison Jr. and is located in Grapevine. Alan Kunst is also the winemaker. The winery opened in July, 2014. The name Sloan & Williams actually comes from the middle names of the two owners. … [Read More...]
I can't believe another year has quickly passed and a new year is about to begin. It has been a very busy year for Texas Wine Lover and this hobby has definitely turned into a passion. Let's see what happened during the year in review for 2014. I visited more Texas wineries over the year in order to help new or existing wineries get more exposure to consumers. I have now visited over 240 Texas … [Read More...]