The Texas Hill Country and High Plains AVA’s are very well known in our local wine industry. Most everyone is familiar with the 290 wine trail and the superb High Plains growers and wineries, but some are unaware that there is major action in the DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) metroplex and in East Texas, specifically Tyler, Texas. Kiepersol Estates relies on their 61 acres of estate vines to provide the loving grapes needed to make their superb wines. The vines were [Read More...]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download In Podcast #3, Jeremy Wilson talked to Chris Brundrett of William Chris Vineyards. Chris mentioned how co-owner Bill Blackmon handled the vineyard management at William Chris, so it was only natural that we visit again and talk to Bill.
As you probably are aware, October is Texas Wine Month. That meant there was no doubt Gloria and I had to go on a road trip. We still had the Texas Hill Country Wineries season pass we won at the silent auction at the TWGGA Conference in February, so it was only fitting we head to the Hill Country. Since Texas Wine Lover recently started a podcast (subscribe on iTunes or listen on Stitcher), our first stop was Bending Branch [Read More...]
AUSTIN, TX, October 22, 2014 — One of Texas’ first and most respected wineries, Fall Creek Vineyards, is expanding by opening a new tasting room and production facility in Driftwood, Texas. The second winery location will feature an elegant Hill Country estate on 17 beautiful acres adjacent to Onion Creek, and is well situated to become tasting destination for both tourists and locals alike.
I can connect Texas Wine Lover to Peru in 5 easy steps, moving from the closest link to the most remote: Our team member Gloria is Peruvian. One of my dearest friends just spent 15 days traveling in Peru, uploading amazing photographs to social media along the way. Back in March of this year, Jeff posted an article about his and Gloria’s interview with Johnny Schuler, the Master Distiller for Pisco Portón. Pisco is the national spirit of Peru, and [Read More...]
Ever since the announcement that Lost Draw Cellars would be opening in Fredericksburg, we have been keeping a watchful eye since we knew the winery had to be good. Lost Draw Cellars is a joint venture between Lost Draw Vineyards owner Andy Timmons, Andrew Sides, and Troy Ottmers. We knew we were going to be in Fredericksburg for the Texas Hill Country Wineries October Wine Trail event, so I … [Read More...]
Tired of waiting for the fridge to chill your light reds and white wines? Well now you can take any room temperature wine and allow it to be chilled right in your glass. The NAPA Wine Chiller crafted by OriginalBOS is an endlessly reusable stainless steel ball that chills wine, glass after glass. Inside the NAPA Wine Chiller is the revolutionary Arctic Core developed by OriginalBOS that allows the … [Read More...]