Are you ready for some fooootbaaaall? If you will be attending a football game this season, you may be ready to enjoy some tailgating before the big game. To make it easier, and also for those stadiums where you cannot have glass, canned wines from Texas wineries are here to help you!
Cans offer a lightweight and easy to pack alternative to glass, and the aluminum is 100% recyclable. Cans offered from Texas wineries come in either 250ml or 375ml cans.
Here are the Texas wineries ready to help you tailgate.
Fiesta Winery was the first Texas winery to offer canned wines and today they offer two wines.
Tex Way Rosé is made from Dolcetto grapes from Bingham Family Vineyards in the Texas High Plains. The off dry rosé is lightly carbonated and is available in 8 250ml cans.
The other wine offered is the popular Put the Lime in the Coconut offering a sweet lime and coconut flavor. This sweet white wine is also offered in an 8 pack of 250ml cans.
You can buy Fiesta Winery’s wines from their three winery and tasting room locations in addition to ordering the canned wines from their website.
Yes We Can Wine
Chris Brundrett of William Chris Vineyards and Andrew Sides of Lost Draw Cellars decided to take on the canned wine scene and formed Yes We Can Wine. Their first canned wine was Sway Rosé. This is a Texas-grown canned dry rosé from the Texas High Plains.
Earlier this year they came out with Sway Blanc which is a white blend comprised of Trebbiano 65% from Paka Family Vineyards and Muscat Canelli 35% from Krick Hill Vineyards. Both these vineyards are in the Texas High Plains and the wine was produced and canned by Yes We Can Wines in Meadow, Texas. One can is 12.3% alcohol.
The original Sway Rosé was a 250ml can, and now the size of it and the Blanc is 375ml which is about 12.7 ounces. The Yes We Can Wines are available at select H-E-B and Whole Foods Markets, or can be ordered from the Yes We Can Wine website.
Messina Hof Winery
Messina Hof currently offers two canned wines with another in the plans. One wine is the dry Rosé made with 100% Texas Grenache grapes.
The second wine is their Beau, the popular sweet red wine also available in a bottle. Both wines are offered in 250ml cans.
The canned wines can be purchased at each of Messina Hof’s three locations, the estate winery in Bryan, TX, Messina Hof Hill Country in Fredericksburg, and Messina Hof Grapevine Winery just outside Dallas. The wine can also be purchased through Messina Hof’s website.
Kiepersol, the popular estate winery in East Texas near Tyler, has come out with their first canned wine called Flight. The bubbly and dry rosé has 2.4% RS (residual sugar) and is 13.5% alcohol. Of course, it is also from their estate vineyard.
Like some other vineyards, Kiepersol has been using guinea fowl for over 20 years to roam the vineyard to keep deer and birds away from the grapes, in addition to preventing insects getting to the vines. They sometimes leave their spotted feathers throughout the vineyard and those are considered to be good luck charms.
The canned wines of Flight are currently only available at the winery tasting room, but should be available to retail locations soon.
Infinite Monkey Theorem
Infinite Monkey Theorem based out of Denver, Colorado, has made canned wines for a long time. Now that there is an Austin winery, the popular canned wines have been introduced to Texas. These are the canned wines available from Infinite Monkey Theorem:
- Dry Hopped Sauvignon Blanc – Hints of citrus (grapefruit and lychee)
- Red (Merlot)
- Dry Hopped Pear Cider
- Bubble Universe (Riesling)
All wines are 250ml cans and are lightly carbonated. All come as a 4-pack except the Dry Hopped Pear Cider which is a 6-pack.
The wines can be bought at the Austin winery in addition to Infinite Monkey Theorem’s website. Some varieties can also be found at retailers like H-E-B.