http://www.stonehousevineyard.com Stone House Vineyard is located in Spicewood and is owned by Angela and Howard Moench. The vineyard of almost seven acres of Norton grapes was planted in 1999 and the winery opened in 2005. Howard Moench is a physician who works in Houston, designed the winery which is constructed with limestone blocks each weighing over 2,000 pounds. Refrigeration panels are used in the large barrel room and tank room which also house the open top stainless steel fermenters.
http://www.boernewinecompany.com The Boerne Wine Company is located in Boerne and they opened on April 1, 2010. This is a business where the owner prefers to remain anonymous. I received an email from Tom Geoghegan last year inviting me to visit The Boerne Wine Company when I was in the area. I had previously looked at their website while making sure my list of Texas wineries was up-to-date, but they seemed like a wine bar instead of a winery. Tom confirmed they [Read More...]
http://bendingbranchwinery.com Bending Branch Winery opened a new tasting room earlier this year in the town of Comfort called Branch on High. The tasting room is on High Street. See the play in words? This makes a nice location for stopping in for a glass of wine or buying your bottles of wine there instead of just at the winery.
The top winners in the 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition were recently announced. Along with that announcement, it stated they judged wines from 40 Texas wineries. I am not sure where they got that number because according to the official results of all medals, there are 47 wineries in the list that operate a winery in Texas. Perhaps it is how the winery entered the competition. As a reminder, the Top Texas Wine was the Bending Branch [Read More...]
Grape Creek Vineyards is a very popular winery location in Fredericksburg and to help fans of their wines get more access to the wines, Grape Creek Vineyards has two tasting room locations. One is in nearby Fredericksburg on Main Street and the other is in the town of Georgetown. I visited both locations recently. Georgetown http://www.grapecreek.com/index.php/taste/grape-creek-georgetown The Georgetown location is in a renovated building on the town square across the street from the courthouse. It was easy to find among [Read More...]
http://www.fcv.com Fall Creek Vineyards is located in Tow (rhymes with cow) and is owned by Ed and Susan Auler. Their vineyard was first planted in 1975 and the current winery location opened in 1983. We have been to Fall Creek Vineyards a few times but that was before this blog started so a return visit was in order. I met Susan Auler at TEXSOM and she told me to let her know when I was visiting the winery again. I did [Read More...]
Bending Branch Winery in Comfort, Texas, has won the coveted “Top Texas Wine” from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition, earning the signature saddle award for the winery’s first Hill Country estate-grown Tannat 2011. Its Texas Tannat, Texas High Plains 2011 also received a double gold medal, earning a Reserve Class Champion award, and its Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards 2010 earned gold. “We are so proud to win Top Texas Wine at the Houston competition, particularly for our [Read More...]
After a full weekend spent by 100 judges organized in 20 panels, from November 9-10, the results are in for the 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition. They judged 2,505 wines from 40 wineries in Texas and 16 countries, and 2,212 medals were awarded. Here are the top award-winning wines:
We have gone to Bending Branch Winery when we visit Fredericksburg and can escape south to Comfort and have enjoyed every visit. In the past year, we have met at various times both Jennifer Beckmann, Director of Marketing of Bending Branch, and John Rivenburgh, co-founder & VP of Winery and Vineyard Operations. At TEXSOM this year I got the chance to finally meet co-owner and winemaker Robert (Bob) Young. During my trip to Grape Camp this year, Jennifer Beckmann invited me [Read More...]
http://www.edenhill.com Eden Hill Vineyard is located in Celina and is owned by Linda and Clark Hornbaker. Their son Chris Hornbaker is the winemaker. The winery opened January, 2010. I first got a chance to meet the Hornbakers in the High Plains in April and then taste some of their wine for July 2013′s Twitter Tuesday when their 2012 Albarino-Viognier was featured. After tasting the award winning wine, I knew I had to make a trip to North Texas to visit the [Read More...]