There has never been an attempt to get a list of all Texas vineyards on one website with detailed information. A couple years ago, Texas Wine Lover created such a page on the website, but keeping the information up-to-date and easy to edit was a chore. Now there’s a new version of that page located at http://txwinelover.com/texas-vineyards or even easier to remember http://txwinelover.com/vlist.
All data on Texas vineyards is now in a database and the listings are created automatically. Better yet, there are searches that now can be done with the vineyards such as the owner, name of the vineyard, and get this, who is growing what kind of grape!
Once a search is complete, a list of Texas vineyards with some information is displayed. Clicking on a Texas vineyard name will display a complete page specifically for that vineyard with even more information.
If you’re a winery looking for grapes, here’s a great way to contact those vineyards that might have what you are looking for. If you are a vineyard, now you can easily be found by wineries to sell your grapes.
This project will always be a work-in-progress because things will constantly change. There is missing data right now for certain vineyards and we plan on contacting those vineyards (if we have their contact information) to try to get everything updated. In particular, the real location of the Texas vineyard is missing for some vineyards as we only have contact information.
An example of a complete vineyard page can be viewed at http://txwinelover.com/vpage. Note that we have the ability to list more fields and more information is available on our Vineyard Listing Tip page.
If you own a vineyard no matter how big or small, please check your listing, check your friend’s listing, and let us know of any updates. Specifically, an exact location of the vineyard is extremely helpful, especially with GPS coordinates if the address cannot be found by Google maps. Check our Vineyard Listing Tips page on how to easily get the GPS coordinates. You can now use a simple form to provide us updates and addition.
Oh, if you thought the Texas vineyards listings was cool, then you’ll want to check out the Texas Vineyards Map page. This works similar to the Texas Wineries Map page, but has only vineyards. This is where the exact location of the vineyard is really needed.
We have some other ideas to use with all the Texas vineyard data we have that will be coming out in the future. Just to give you a sneak peak, we’ll then be able to answer that age-old question: How many acres of vineyards does Texas have?