The Texas Wine Lover Texas wineries map has long been touted by readers as the best way to find Texas wineries in an area you may be traveling to or are already in. Each item on the Texas winery map links to a page devoted just to that winery with information about the winery including blog posts we have done about that winery. These pages can also be found from the Texas Wineries List menu item with different search features.
A couple years ago, I was surprised that no one in Texas knew how many acres of grape vineyards there are in the state. I heard numbers from 4,000 acres to 8,000 acres and even more. So, I went off to solve that problem by also creating a separate page for every vineyard in the state, no matter how big or small, commercial or non-commercial, producing or not producing, and including them in a vineyard map too. What I personally love is being able to search for a particular grape and see who may be growing it in Texas.
Over the years, I have collected a lot of information. Some of the data is complete on a vineyard, but there is also some incomplete data, so we will need to contact growers to complete it. We also have data we just have not had the time to enter, because we are trying to keep you up to date with the Texas wine industry by writing blog posts.
I was at a conference in Fredericksburg a few weeks ago, and one panel member stated that Texas does not know how many acres of grapes we are growing, so the problem still exists. I informed that person I had been trying to get that answer, but Texas Wine Lover needs all Texas growers’ help.
One cool thing is if you look at the Texas Vineyards List page, it automatically tells you how many acres of Texas vineyards are listed. Right now there are 6,141 total vineyard acres listed. When we add more acres to a new or existing vineyard page, that number gets updated automatically.
It is easy for a grower to submit their vineyard data with our submission form. Maybe if we can get all the growers to add and update their information, we will finally know how many acres of grapes are being grown in Texas.
As a grower, would you like more incentive to submit your vineyard information?
I attended Newsom Grape Day earlier this year and one grower I was talking to wanted to thank me. I asked why, and he said he had received a contract from a winery for some grapes because they heard he was growing that particular grape. He asked how he knew, and the answer was, he saw it on Texas Wine Lover!
Hopefully, we will now be bombarded with a lot of vineyard information to enter, and it may take a little time to enter it, but we may eventually be able to answer that question: How many acres of Texas vineyards are there?