If you have been to CrossRoads Winery in Frisco, changes are on the way! CrossRoads Winery will be changing their brand to Umbra.
Archives for September 2014
As was reported in July, Becker Vineyards of Stonewall, Texas, and Dr. Richard and Bunny Becker have been named the recipient of the annual “Tall in Texas” Award. The award was presented on September 6 at the Texas Wine Tribute, as part of the 28th Annual GrapeFest – A Wine Experience in Grapevine, Texas.
Robert H. Fritz is the winemaker and co-owner at Solaro Estate now with two locations. The primary winery is located in Dripping Springs and a new Urban Winery is in Houston. Solaro Estate has been winning many awards with their Texas wines including wines from their large estate vineyard. Robert Fritz answered our questions aboutRead More
The renowned 290 wine trail that runs from Johnson City to Fredericksburg, Texas, is a world all its own. Many years ago there were open fields and a winery or two here and there scattered amongst the sparsely populated small towns within the region. In 2014, the change is very obvious. This is wine country,Read More
Spicewood, Texas, is a quiet little town off Highway 71 in the Texas Hill Country. A few miles journey off the highway on 409 takes you to Spicewood Vineyards. Rows and rows of lush vines, fresh air, and wide open spaces welcome you to your destination. Edward and Madeleine Manigold founded Spicewood Vineyards in 1992.Read More
Compass Rose Cellars, a Texas Hill Country Winery, announces the release of their first fortified wine, the 2012 Jaquez. A new, Texas AVA designated fortified dessert wine, Jaquez is available for sale and sampling at the tasting room in Hye, Texas, 1 mile south of US Highway 290 on Albert Road.
eculent is a fine dining restaurant which will be opening soon at Clear Creek Winery located in Kemah. Chefs David Skinner and Michael Calvino will bring an evening of a multi-course meal which will not soon be forgotten. The restaurant is having test dinners right now so the evening is perfected by the time theyRead More
About two weeks ago when I was busier than a one-legged cat in a sandbox, Douglas Trapasso, a Chicago Sommelier/Blogger and TEXSOM alum dropped in on the Texas Wine Drinkers (TWD) Facebook page and laid down a small challenge: Ok TWD: Make your case. It’s been a month since TEXSOM and I can’t wait to see your state again! ButRead More
Texas Winery Club was established in May 2014, following the April 2013 opening of Red Road Vineyard and Winery located in Texarkana, Texas. The concept of Red Road Winery is to represent every Texas vineyard and winery in all four regions of the state and to help organize the industry. Owner Terry Willet said, “OurRead More
For podcast #2 of the Texas Wine Lover podcast, our sunny late summer trip to Wedding Oak Winery was well worth the drive. Harvest and fermentation were in full swing. With the sound of water hoses washing equipment and punch down tools being utilized to their fullest, the action was evident.