Review of Lost Draw Cellars Reserve Sangiovese 2012

Lost Draw Sangiovese labels

We review the Lost Draw Cellars Reserve Sangiovese 2012 sourced from the famous Doc McPherson’s Sagmor Vineyard

Cabernet Grill

Cabernet Grill

We talk to owner and Chef Ross Burtwell about his Cabernet Grill restaurant and Cotton Gin Village lodging

Three Authors with a Texas Food & Wine Extravaganza

Three Authors

The Cabernet Grill Restaurant in Fredericksburg, Texas, will be having a celebratory early-spring Texas wine and food dinner featuring three authors

December Hill Country Road Trip

dec2014-duchman

We took a December Hill Country road trip which used the last of our Texas Hill Country Wineries season pass

Lost Draw Cellars

Lost Draw - outside

Lost Draw Cellars is located in Fredericksburg and is owned by Andy Timmons, Andrew Sides, and Troy Ottmers

Becker Vineyards Library Tasting

Becker Vineyard's Library Barrels

If you have ever been to Becker Vineyards on a Saturday, you know how popular the winery is and how crowded the tasting room can be. They have tried to expand outside, but the majority of tastings still happen in the crowded tasting room. A lot of times this can turn customers off and they turn right around upon seeing the mass of people to find the next winery which can accommodate them satisfactorily. I’ll be honest that we are [Read More…]

Pontotoc Vineyard

Pontotoc Vineyard sign

http://pontotocvineyard.com Pontotoc Vineyard is located in Pontotoc with a tasting room in downtown Fredericksburg. The winery is owned by D. Carl and Frances Money. We visited the winery under construction back in May, 2013, and our last visit was to the tasting room in Fredericksburg. A vineyard is located at the Pontotoc winery location which was first planted in 2006. Carl’s uncle Ronnie Money helps manage the estate vineyard. Winemaker Don Pullum provides the winemaking skills for Pontotoc Vineyard. Pontotoc [Read More…]

Grape Camp 2014

Grape Camp audience

The Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association’s (TWGGA) Grape Camp 2014 was held in Fredericksburg from November 2-3. Like last year’s event, the first day was geared toward New Growers and the second day was for Advanced Growers. The event drew 250 total people for both days which is the highest attendance rate ever. This is great news for the Texas wine industry which needs more vineyards and grapes available for Texas wine. Even though the first day was primarily for [Read More…]

How Much Should Wine Tastings Cost?

Tasting Glasses

I have visited a lot of Texas wineries. Okay, really a lot. The one thing I have learned during my travels is every winery is different as to how much a wine tasting costs, how many wines you get to taste, and if there is any food offered. I have had new wineries even ask me how much they should charge. In a recent visit to the Fredericksburg, Texas area, we visited a number of wineries and took notes as [Read More…]

Last Minute Halloween Tips

Witch and wine

Double, double, toil and trouble—sweet Sauternes and Moscato bubble! It’s time for all the ghouls and goblins to awaken and stalk the night in search of wine and mischief because Halloween is coming up this Friday. Whether or not you’re of the ghostly persuasion, you’ll want to haunt one of these fun events around the state. All events take place on Halloween, Oct. 31st, unless otherwise noted: