BarnHaus Vineyards with a Winery Preview

BarnHaus - house

While updating the most up-to-date listing of Texas wineries on the web early last year, I came across a winery which was going to be called BarnHaus Vineyards and Winery. After checking into the winery, I discovered right now it is BarnHaus Vineyards with a winery planned in the near future. I was sent photosRead More

Inniskillin

Inniskillin - outside

http://www.inniskillin.com Inniskillin has two locations in Canada, one in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario and the other in Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. The winery was started in 1975 by Donald Ziraldo and Karl Kaiser. Inniskillin is often mentioned as Canada’s first maker of Icewine which they produced in 1984. We visited Niagara Falls and were deciding what toRead More

Harvesting at Paradox House Vineyard

Paradox - grapes on vine

Paradox House Vineyard is located in Industry, Texas and owned by Doug and Linda Rowlett. It was time for harvesting white grapes and they were looking for volunteers to help with this year’s harvest, both Blanc du Bois now and Lenoir later. In exchange for the help, a lunch would be served after harvesting alongRead More

Heading to Mendoza!

mendoza-vineyards

There will be a short hiatus of blog posts while we take a vacation to Mendoza, Argentina. It’s time to explore far outside of Texas and enjoy some Argentine wine. Gloria and I both love Malbec wine and Mendoza is arguably the best place which grows and makes Malbec. We are wine club members atRead More

Texas Wine Lover’s New Year’s Resolutions

2013

Everybody makes New Year’s Resolutions so I thought I would come up with mine, the Texas Wine Lover’s New Year’s Resolutions for 2013. Undoubtedly the most common resolution is to lose weight so I’ll make that my first resolution. I need to lose a little weight and get back in shape. It’s funny I mentionedRead More

“It Takes a Lot of Good Beer to Make Great Wine”

Beer

You may have heard the saying before: “It takes a lot of good beer to make great wine.” There are other variations to that statement like, “It takes a lot of beer to make good wine,” but I prefer the first one. After hearing this statement recently, I decided to find out if it wasRead More

Perissos Vineyard and Winery

Perissos - owners

http://www.perissosvineyards.com Perissos Vineyard and Winery is located in Burnet and is owned by Seth and Laura Martin. Seth Martin is also the winemaker. Perissos is a Greek word found in the Bible meaning “exceedingly abundant, beyond what is expected, imagined, or hoped for.” We first visited Perissos almost two years ago and for our lastRead More

Messina Hof and the Moonlit Harvest

Messina Hof - winemaker's table

The harvest celebration began at Messina Hof on July 20th and continues until August 19th. I attended the first day of harvest and since it happens during the evening hours, it is called the Moonlit Harvest. Since we are VIP members at Messina Hof, we have visited many times and taken many tours, so IRead More