Texas wines have been winning medals at international competitions, and at Savor Dallas, you can sample and see why.
Do you know what warms the cockles of my native Texan heart? Looking down the list of more than 100 wineries that will be featured at Savor Dallas and seeing not just one or two Texas wineries, or even three or four. I count at least 9 Texas wineries who currently plan on being featured at Savor Dallas events!
Texas wineries were given more focus at last year’s Savor Dallas, with roughly a half dozen wineries represented, and this year, they are featured alongside legends such as Chateau Palmer, Silver Oak, Duckhorn Vineyards, and Perrier-Jouët. I’m taking this as a sign that wineries from the Lone Star State have definitely arrived, ya’ll.
I also don’t think I’m over-reaching when I say that Savor Dallas represents the epicurean center of the Southwest during its four-day run, if not the entire country. Where else can you sample bites from chefs such as Graham Dodds (Hibiscus), Matt McCallister (FT33), and Bruno Davaillion (The Mansion)? These food geniuses have drawn international attention for their creative cuisine. I also have to name-drop one of my personal fav’s here, Abraham Salum, the owner-chef of his namesake restaurant as well as Komali, where Tex-Mex is elevated to another culinary dimension. The list goes on and on.
I’m getting hungry just thinking about the food, but my point is this: the chefs lending their talents to Savor Dallas are world-renown, and if they are willing to present their creations paired with Texas wines, then you know they think these wines are pretty darned special. So, we amateur Texas Wine Lovers are in good company.
Here are the Texas wineries right now that will be featured at Savor Dallas. Note that this list may change.
- Becker Vineyards
- Duchman Family Vineyards
- Eden Hill Vineyard
- Fall Creek Vineyards
- Flat Creek Estate
- Llano Estacado Winery
- Marker Cellars
- McPherson Cellars
- Messina Hof Winery
- Pedernales Cellars
- Wedding Oak Winery
There’s plenty more information and tantalizing tidbits on the Savor Dallas website, so take a look and make plans to go to one of the events. Speaking of which, Savor the Arboretum is already sold out, so best to nab tickets for the other events NOW.
As for me, I’ll be at Wine Stroll, Grand Tasting, and Community Brunch as will fellow wine lover Jeff Cope. You’ll be able to pick me out pretty easily—I’ll be the one with the glass of Texas wine in one hand, and a plate piled-high in the other.