Wine Facts & Fun

Facts & Figures:

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  • Fifth-largest wine producing state and seventh largest wine grape producer in the nation
  • Close to 400 wineries and more than 5,000 acres of grapes
  • Mediterranean grape varieties thrive in the sunny and dry climate of major grape growing regions of the state
  • Promising white grapes: Viognier, Roussane, Marsanne, Vermentino, Albarino, Picpoul Blanc
  • Promising red grapes: Tempranillo, Dolcetto, Sangiovese, Mourvedre, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat
  • Eight AVAs: Texas Hill Country (second largest in the United States), Texas High Plains, Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country, Texas Davis Mountains, Mesilla Valley, Texoma, Bell Mountain, Escondido
  • The Texas Hill Country is one of Wine Enthusiast’s “10 Best Wine Travel Destinations in 2014”
  • Agri-tourism is huge for Texas wine: Texas wineries attract 958,000 tourists each year
  • The Texas wine industry contributes $1.8 billion in economic impact to the state.

Pairing Guides:

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Denise Clarke
Certified Sommelier, WSET3, CSW
Phone: 512-899-0004