Texas Wine Lover®

Texas Wine Lover® was founded early in 2011 by Jeff Cope to help promote Texas wine. Jeff and Gloria Schlanser first started visiting many Texas wineries in January 2010 and felt their experiences could benefit both consumers and producers. The blog began by describing their experiences at each winery but quickly moved into providing news about the Texas wine industry too. Along the way there were some news about non-Texas wine, product reviews, and more, because after all, one does not only drink Texas wine.

The Texas Wine Lover blog has been featured in the Houston Press and articles have appeared in other blogs such as Texas Wine and Trail Magazine and Wine Compass.

The goal also at Texas Wine Lover is to provide the latest up-to-date listings of wineries including a winery map with their locations to help you plan your visits. The winery listings are always being checked but sometimes a new winery escapes our sight, so please let us know if there is a winery currently open or opening which is not listed.

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 regardless of their affiliation. Again, if there is a vineyard which is not listed, even if it may only be an acre, please let us know and it will be added.

After 3½ years of being a success, it was determined in order to take Texas Wine Lover to the next level, the task was too much for Jeff and Gloria so it was time to make a decision. The decision was easy as the right dedicated Texas wine lovers came into the picture and there is now a team at Texas Wine Lover® providing coverage around the state of Texas. Be sure to meet our team!



  1. says

    We certainly appreciate what you’re doing to spread the good word. Always best to hear it first-hand from those that have a passion for Texas Wines, enjoy visiting Texas Wineries and take time out to share their experiences. So with that, we thank you for what you do!

  2. Ann Bartholomew says

    I love reading your blog. I write one also, but not as well, or as prolific.

    I also have a wine group, and although we have other events, we do have quite a few focusing on the wineries & wines in Texas.

    Keep up the good work telling people about the great wines & winemakers of Texas….

  3. says

    Hi Jeff and Gloria! My wife Jenny and I are big fans of Texas wine as well. While we now live in Colorado we have many fine memories of exploring the wineries in the Hill Country area.

    I saw on Twitter that you’re in the Houston area, we used to live in Clear Lake. One winery we really enjoyed was Haak Winery down in Santa Fe, Texas.

    They have quite a nice setup in the summer with live music, food, and wine of course. I’d love to hear your thoughts on their wines. http://www.haakwine.com

    Keep up the good work! My wife and I will be putting some these wineries on our list of places to visit the next time we’re visiting family in Texas.

    -Matt Williams (@localwinetv)

  4. says

    Hi Matt and Jenny. Next time you’re in Houston, give us a shout. We have been to Haak Winery only once (last year) since we’re on the opposite corner of Houston, but we were just commenting last week that we needed to go again, in particular to go to one of their music events. We started keeping track of the wines we like or bought, and do have 3 of theirs listed. We look forward to trying some more of theirs. Cheers!

  5. patrick pierce says

    Hi Jeff&Gloria I want to thank you for your kind words. WE appreciate all you do to bring the Texas wines to the attention of all the people of this great state. keep up the good work. Cheers Patrick

  6. says

    Thanks for coming by our booth at the Dripping Springs Wine & Food Festival and sampling my Tempranillo bittersweet truffle at Dripping Springs Winetours.

  7. Bill Freidhof says


    Enjoy yourself in Argentina! Thanks for all you do for the Texas wine industry!