NEWS & BLOG

SPOTLIGHT:  SPICEWOOD VINEYARDS

SPOTLIGHT: SPICEWOOD VINEYARDS

Known as the long-haired, bearded, music exec-turned-winery owner who often personally greets you in the tasting room, Ron Yates is also one of the industry’s most beloved and respected pioneers in the Texas wine industry.

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WINNING AT CALIFORNIA WINE COMPETITIONS

WINNING AT CALIFORNIA WINE COMPETITIONS

Two prestigious wine competitions have announced their winners and the Texas Fine Wine wineries brought home some of the top awards as well as Double Golds and Golds. At the 2024 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Spicewood Vineyards won Best of Class for its 2022 Semillon, Dell Valley Vineyards, and Duchman Family Winery won Best of Class for white blends for its Grape Growers BBQ White.

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TEXAS FINE WINE COMMEMORATIVE VIDEO

TEXAS FINE WINE COMMEMORATIVE VIDEO

Texas Fine Wine is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2024. For the past 10 years, we have been committed to growing and sourcing the best fruit in the state, experimenting with new grapes and vineyard and winemaking techniques, and making exceptional wines that express Texas’ terroir.

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TEXAS FINE WINE CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2024

TEXAS FINE WINE CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2024

Texas Fine Wine, a group of four exceptional wineries that organized in 2014 to promote its wines and wineries collectively, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in style! Texas Fine Wine will host the second annual Retrospective and Perspective tasting on Saturday, Feb. 3 at Spicewood Vineyards.

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NEW YEAR, NEW WINES

NEW YEAR, NEW WINES

Welcome to 2024! We hope you enjoyed the holidays and brought in the new year with family, friends and fabulous Texas wines.
Speaking of fabulous Texas wines, here is a sneak peek at some new wines coming from the Texas Fine Wine group in 2024.

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2023 YEAR IN REVIEW

2023 YEAR IN REVIEW

2023 Year in Review
Heading into the new year, it’s always fun to look back and reflect on the year – including the good, the bad and the ugly. Thankfully, we had a lot more good than bad and ugly. Here’s a quick snapshot of 2023 and highlights from the Texas Fine Wine wineries.

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SHINING BRIGHT AT RECENT WINE COMPETITIONS

SHINING BRIGHT AT RECENT WINE COMPETITIONS

Awards season is in full swing and Texas Fine Wine is excited to announce its wineries are bringing home gold medals and other top honors. Big shout-out to Pedernales Cellars that won “Best of Herd Texas Winery” with a Double Gold.

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TEXAS FINE WINE HOLIDAY PACK

TEXAS FINE WINE HOLIDAY PACK

Looking for the perfect gift that pairs with friends, the wine snob Uncle in your family, and all your holiday parties and meals? Look no further than the Texas Fine Wine Holiday Pack!

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CELEBRATE TEXAS WINE MONTH

CELEBRATE TEXAS WINE MONTH

October is Texas Wine Month, a celebration of all things Texas wine, including finishing harvest, recognizing Texas as the fifth-largest wine producing state, and releasing some new and exceptional Texas wines.
Texas Fine Wine – which includes Bending Branch Winery, Duchman Family Winery, Pedernales Cellars and Spicewood Vineyards – hosts its annual Texas Wine Month dinner on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Duchman Family Winery.

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OCTOBER TALK AND TASTE – FALL FAVORITES

OCTOBER TALK AND TASTE – FALL FAVORITES

Join Texas Fine Wine as it celebrates Texas Wine Month and shares some of its favorite wines for fall. Hop on the zoom on Tuesday, October 13 at 6 p.m. and chat with our winemakers and owners about all things Texas wine: harvest after the brutal summer, upcoming fall events, and new wine releases.

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WINNING GOLD AT THE FINGER LAKES COMPETITION

WINNING GOLD AT THE FINGER LAKES COMPETITION

Congrats to Pedernales Cellars and Spicewood Vineyards for top awards at the 2023 Finger Lakes International Wine & Spirits Competition. Pedernales Cellars won Double Gold for its 2021 Texas Tempranillo and 2020 Tempranillo Reserve and Spicewood Vineyards won Gold for its 2020 Dutton Vineyards (black label) Tempranillo.

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2023 HARVEST UPDATE

2023 HARVEST UPDATE

2023 Harvest Update: “It’s a cruel, cruel summer.”
The song got it right this year with the sweltering summer heat doing a number on the vineyards. Thankfully a cooler-than-normal and wet spring got things off to a great start for our vineyards across the state.

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SUMMER SIPPERS

SUMMER SIPPERS

At our recent Talk and Taste, we featured these bright whites and sparkling rosé wines that you should keep stocked in your fridge!

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JUNE 13 TALK AND TASTE

JUNE 13 TALK AND TASTE

Hope to see you at our next Talk and Taste on Tuesday, June 13 from 6-7 p.m. CT where we will talk about some new summer sippers.
Join our winemakers for a lively discussion while we sip on these bright whites and rosé bubbles.

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TOP WINNERS AT TEXSOM AWARDS

TOP WINNERS AT TEXSOM AWARDS

Duchman Family Winery brought home the highest award from the 2023 TEXSOM Awards, winning a Platinum Medal for its 2018 Montepulciano, Oswald Vineyard.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM TEXAS PART TWO

TAKEAWAYS FROM TEXAS PART TWO

This is the second in a two-part series on key takeaways and insights from recent events and tastings that shed light on where the Texas wine industry has been and where it’s going. Go here to see the first post.

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MARCH TALK AND TASTE

MARCH TALK AND TASTE

Our first 2023 Talk and Taste is Tuesday, March 23 from 6-7 p.m. CT. Join our winemakers and owners as we share industry news while also featuring new releases from the four wineries.

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TEXAS FINE WINE DINNER AT BOULEVARDIER   

TEXAS FINE WINE DINNER AT BOULEVARDIER   

We are excited to partner with Boulevardier in Dallas for a Texas Fine Wine dinner on Wednesday, April 5. This special five-course dinner features eight wine pairings and lively conversations with winemakers and owners from Bending Branch Winery, Duchman Family Winery, Pedernales Cellars and Spicewood Vineyards.

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FEATURED WINE: SPICEWOOD VINEYARDS 2019 RED LABEL TEMPRANILLO

FEATURED WINE: SPICEWOOD VINEYARDS 2019 RED LABEL TEMPRANILLO

Featured Wine: Spicewood Vineyards 2019 Red Label Tempranillo
Anyone who knows Ron Yates knows he loves Tempranillo. From his college days spending a couple of semesters in Spain to finish his foreign language credit, Ron fell in love with Tempranillo and the Spanish vineyards and countryside that reminded him of Texas.

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 ENJOY TEXAS FINE WINE AT OUR MEMBER WINERIES

 Bending Branch Winery  –  Duchman Family Winery –  Pedernales Cellars –  Spicewood Vineyards