The wineries of Texas Fine Wine have announced new releases just in time for spring including 2015 vintages and newly bottled red wines. These releases also include the first ever “orange wine” in Texas in addition to a new winery keg program for guests who want to take a growler home. Here are the new releases:
Bending Branch Winery in Comfort will release its 2015 Comfortage, Hoover Valley Vineyards, Roussanne and 2015 Riven Rock Vineyard Viognier, both grown in the Texas Hill Country, as well as its 2015 High Plains Rosé from Cinsaut. These wines are available at the winery and Comfortage can be found at some H-E-Bs.
Brennan Vineyards in Comanche announced three new 2015 Viognier releases: Classic Viognier from the estate vineyard, Reserve Viognier from the Newburg Vineyards in Comanche County, and the first ever Cellar Select Viognier. The Cellar Select Viognier is the state’s first “Orange Wine,” a white wine for a red wine lover. This white wine was made using red wine techniques with intentional skin contact to produce extra color.
Brennan also announced its 2015 Mourvèdre Dry Rosé, a blend of 71% Mourvèdre and 29% Grenache. These wines are available at the winery in Comanche and 4.0 Cellars in Fredericksburg. The Classic Viognier can also be found at Specs, Total Wine, Goody Goody, and other Texas wine stores.
Duchman Family Winery in Driftwood plans to add a keg program this spring, making it one of the only wineries in the state with a “wine on tap” system. Duchman Family Winery will offer its Vermentino, Montepulciano, and Dry Rosé in 750ml growlers, which save on packaging and promotes sustainability.
It also announced new spring releases including the 2015 Duchman Dry Rosé of Montepulciano, 2015 Vermentino, and 2012 Estate Aglianico. The 2015 Vermentino will be available at fine wine retailers and restaurants in Texas. The Dry Rosé and Estate Aglianico will only be available in the tasting room and online.
Made especially for the Old Settlers Music Festival in Driftwood (April 14-16), Duchman is also releasing limited edition Festival blends Harmony White and Mandolin Red. These wines are available at the festival and winery.
Pedernales Cellars in Stonewall announced its fifth release of its Texas Albariño (winery only), in addition to the 2015 Texas Viognier, and 2015 Texas Dry Rosé (winery only) which is a Provencal-style rose of 100% Grenache.
The winery offers two new reds including the 2014 Texas GSM and the 2013 Bingham Vineyards Tempranillo Reserve (winery only). Pedernales wines that are not winery only are available at fine wine retailers in Texas.
Spicewood Vineyards in Spicewood introduced new releases of its two signature wines, its 2015 Estate Sauvignon Blanc along with its first ever Texas High Plains Sauvignon Blanc (Martin Vineyards) and Texas High Plains 2014 Tempranillo (Bayer Family Vineyards). These wines are available at the winery or online only.