Texas Wine Lover®
There are some great wineries in Texas. Gloria and I (no, we’re not married, just engaged) have been fortunate to visit over 230 wineries in Texas and have enjoyed every minute. Instead of reviewing the actual wines, we will tell you of our experiences at the wineries themselves here at Texas Wine Lover®. There will also be some non-Texas wine articles thrown in too.
In order to get personal experience with the wine industry, we have volunteered at wine festivals around Houston where we live and helped wineries bottle wine, harvest grapes, prune vines, and punch down during fermentation. I even made my first home wine from a kit to try and learn the winemaking process (it was drinkable!). I am always learning about the intricacies of wine by taking wine classes in addition to attending seminars and conferences. I have also been a judge at an international wine competition.
We are both members of Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association (TWGGA). I was the recipient of the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association’s 2014 Wine Press Award. I also co-wrote an article with Debbie Reynolds which was published in the AmericasCuisine Dallas, Volume 2 edition. I have received my Level 1 Sommelier certification from The Court of Master Sommeliers.
If you want to start your own journeys throughout Texas and the wineries, you can find the latest up-to-date listings of the wineries, wine trails, and wine trail events right here by looking at the Texas Wineries menu. We are trying to keep the lists of wineries up-to-date with all Texas wineries. If you see one missing, please let us know and we’ll add it, and then we’ll probably visit it! The winery lists also identify the wineries we have visited and the ones we still need to visit. Our goal, if possible, is to visit every Texas winery!
To make Texas wine, you need both the combination of great grapes and great wineries so also only here is an attempt at a complete list of Texas Vineyards.
Then be sure to check our first post on tips to visit wineries. Have fun!
Disclaimer and Samples
All posts about wineries are from our point of view and we do not receive any money from a winery in order to create a post. Some wineries do offer us a discount or complimentary tasting but there is no guarantee given that a post will be written.
We would be happy to receive wine or product samples like other bloggers, however being that we both have full-time jobs and an adult signature is needed for alcohol shipments, there is nobody available to receive the package. If by some chance we were able to receive a sample, it must be with the understanding there are no guarantees a post would be written about the product.
Since this blog is covered by the copyright law and fair use, including Texas Wine Lover being a registered trademark, please ask for permission first before any content or photograph is “borrowed.”