Texas Wineries at the 2014 TEXSOM

Several Texas wineries will be showcasing their wines at this year’s 2014 TEXSOM (Texas Sommelier Conference) in Irving, Texas.

Texas Fine Wine logo

It was previously announced that Texas Fine Wine will co-host with Texas Monthly a Hospitality Suite on Sunday, August 10, in addition to pouring wines at the Grand Tasting on August 11. Texas Fine Wine comprises the Texas wineries Bending Branch Winery, Brennan Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery, and Pedernales Cellars. Four wines will be poured from the four wineries at the Grand Tasting:

  • Brennan Vineyards W (The Winemaker’s Choice), Texas NV
  • Bending Branch Winery Mourvèdre 2011 (Reddy Vineyards, Texas High Plains)
  • Pedernales Cellars GSM 2012 (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre), Texas
  • Duchman Family Winery Vermentino 2012, Texas

In addition, there will be other Texas wineries pouring at the Grand Tasting.

Messina Hof

Messina Hof will be sponsoring the sommelier lunches from Wednesday, August 6 through Friday, August 8. They will also be participating in the Grand Tasting and pouring four wines there:

  • Messina Hof GSM NV (Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvèdre), (Cedar Crest Vineyards, Texoma, Texas)
  • Messina Hof Private Reserve Papa Paulo Port 2010 (Lenoir), (Messina Hof Estate Vineyard, Gulf Region, Texas)
  • Messina Hof Paulo Bordeaux 2011 (Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon), (Rea Gae Vineyards, Young Vineyards, Smotherman, Texas High Plains)
  • Messina Hof Sophia Marie Rose 2013 (Lenoir), (Messina Hof Estate Vineyard, Gulf Region, Texas)

Hye Meadow Winery and Kerrville Hills Winery

Hye Meadow Winery and Kerrville Hills Winery will be sharing a table at the Grand Tasting and pouring two wines each:

  • Kerrville Hills Winery Just Hangin’ Merlot 2010 (High Valley, Lake County, California)
  • Kerrville Hills Winery Skyline Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 (High Valley, Lake County, California)
  • Hye Meadow Winery Tempranillo 2012 (Bayer Family Vineyard, Texas High Plains)
  • Hye Meadow Winery Trebbiano 2013 (Buena Suerte Vineyards, Texas High Plains)


At the Texas Monthly table at the Grand Tasting, Duchman Family Winery, McPherson Cellars, Spicewood Vineyards, and William Chris Vineyards will be pouring their wines. The wine William Chris will be pouring is their 2012 Mourvèdre from Lost Draw Vineyards which recently won a gold medal at the 2014 Concours International de Lyon, France. The other wines being poured will be:

  • Duchman Family Winery Aglianico 2010 (Oswald and Reddy Vineyards, Texas High Plains)
  • McPherson Cellars Les Copains Red Rhone Blend 2012 (Lost Draw Vineyards, Texas High Plains)
  • Spicewood Vineyards Estate Tempranillo 2012 (Spicewood Vineyard, Texas Hill Country)



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