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“OVER THE MOON” FOR YOU

“OVER THE MOON” FOR YOU

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, there’s hardly another wine from Texas that is more romantic than this one! This pretty rosé wine was named in honor of Larry and Jeanine Kuhlken and their love story. Larry and Jeanine planted Kuhlken Vineyards and started the journey to what is now Pedernales Cellars.

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THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION RESULTS ARE IN!

THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION RESULTS ARE IN!

The 2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest wine competition featuring only wines from North America. This year, the prestigious competition included 5,500 wines from nearly 1,000 wineries. Here are the winning wines from the Texas Fine Wine group.

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TEXAS FINE WINE ANNOUNCES NEW RELEASES FOR TEXAS WINE MONTH, ANNUAL HOLIDAY WINE BUNDLE

TEXAS FINE WINE ANNOUNCES NEW RELEASES FOR TEXAS WINE MONTH, ANNUAL HOLIDAY WINE BUNDLE

Texas Fine Wine — which includes Bending Branch Winery, Duchman Family Winery, Pedernales Cellars and Spicewood Vineyards – announces new wine releases to kick off Texas Wine Month and celebrate the holidays. For the third year in row, Texas Fine Wine will offer its four-bottle Holiday Wine Bundle, the only Texas wine gift pack that includes wines from four different wineries.

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JOIN OCTOBER AND DECEMBER TALK AND TASTES

JOIN OCTOBER AND DECEMBER TALK AND TASTES

Join October and December Talk and Tastes. Mark your calendars for our last two Talk and Tastes of 2022! Join us at 6 p.m. CT on Zoom to chat with our winery representatives about these wines and what’s happening in the Texas wine industry.

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TEXAS FINE WINE SUNSET CRUISE

TEXAS FINE WINE SUNSET CRUISE

Get your tickets now to the annual Texas Fine Wine Sunset Cruise on Friday, September 9.
It doesn’t get much better than cruising Lake Austin while tasting wines from four exceptional Texas wineries and enjoying a beautiful sunset on the water with friends. And let’s not forget the fajita dinner from Maudie’s.

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SUMMER SIPPERS

SUMMER SIPPERS

The 4th of July weekend is here! Hot summers call for refreshing summer sippers and that’s what we talked about in our recent Talk and Taste. Here are our favorites to pair with pool parties, outdoor grilling and summer sipping.

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TEXAS WINE IN THE NEWS

TEXAS WINE IN THE NEWS

Texas wine has been in the news recently! It’s an exciting time as Texas gets more national and regional recognition for its robust and exciting wine region. Hope you’ll take a look at some of these great stories.

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PRE-HARVEST REPORT

PRE-HARVEST REPORT

“Well, it’s flooding down in Texas” – NOT! If only Stevie Ray Vaughn’s song was true right now. No, we don’t want floods, but a little rain would be nice. 2022 is staring down another hot and dry summer season, although we hope we don’t approach the 40 consecutive days of 100+ degrees we experienced in 2011.

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JUNE TALK AND TASTE SUMMER SIPPERS

JUNE TALK AND TASTE SUMMER SIPPERS

Summer temps are already here so we are going to share some of our favorite Summer Sippers during our Thursday, June 9 Talk and Taste. Pick up a bottle (or two) and join us from 6-7 p.m. on Zoom.

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WINERIES NEAR SAN ANTONIO

WINERIES NEAR SAN ANTONIO

We see many wine enthusiasts looking for wineries near San Antonio so thought we’d put together a day-long outing to hit two fabulous wineries where you will want to spend some time.

Head out I-10 and Highway 87 toward Comfort and within 45 minutes, you will travel down a windy, rural road and arrive at Bending Branch Winery, named Best Winery for the 7th year in a row from the San Antonio Express-News YourSA Readers’ Choice Awards. Reservations are recommended, but not required. Dogs on leash are welcome outside.

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LOOKING TO VISIT WINERIES NEAR AUSTIN?

LOOKING TO VISIT WINERIES NEAR AUSTIN?

We get lots of questions from wine enthusiasts looking for wineries near Austin so thought we’d share a couple of our favorite half-day trips! Both Duchman Family Winery and Spicewood Vineyards are about 30 to 45 minutes from Central Austin. Both are easy drives!

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TEXAS FINE WINE 2022 TALK AND TASTES

TEXAS FINE WINE 2022 TALK AND TASTES

We are looking forward to continuing our series of Talk and Tastes, where we feature favorite and new wines from our four wineries and talk about them as well as other goings-on in the Texas wine industry.

It’s a great way to keep up with news and events happening with Bending Branch Winery, Duchman Family Winery, Pedernales Cellars and Spicewood Vineyards and the growers that they work with.

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TWO BEST OF CLASS AWARDS FROM  2022 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION

TWO BEST OF CLASS AWARDS FROM 2022 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION

Congratulations to Pedernales Cellars and Spicewood Vineyards for winning Best of Class awards at the 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of North American wines. This year, more than 5,800 wines from nearly 1,000 wineries were judged in this prestigious competition.

Pedernales Cellars won for its 2019 Texas High Plains Vermentino and Spicewood Vineyards for its 2019 Black Label Tempranillo, Dutton Vineyards.

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2022 HOUSTON RODEO UNCORKED WINNERS

2022 HOUSTON RODEO UNCORKED WINNERS

Congrats to Pedernales Cellars for winning Double Gold for its 2018 Newseaux Red, Newsom Vineyard at the 2022 Houston Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition.

Congrats to all four Texas Fine Wine wineries for bringing home Gold awards for their wines:

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PEDERNALES & SPICEWOOD WIN JEFFERSON CUPS

PEDERNALES & SPICEWOOD WIN JEFFERSON CUPS

Celebrating its 22nd year as the only competition that honors the best of the best among American wineries, the Jefferson Cup Invitational awarded Jefferson Cups to Pedernales Cellars for its 2017 Texas GSM Melange and to Spicewood Vineyards for its 2017 Estate Syrah.

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TEXAS FINE WINE 2021 HOLIDAY PACK

TEXAS FINE WINE 2021 HOLIDAY PACK

For the second year in a row, Texas Fine Wine will offer a special 4-bottle holiday pack of wines that will pair great with your holiday table and is a great gift. This is a great way to experience four exceptional Texas wineries.

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TEXAS FINE WINE CELEBRATES TEXAS WINE MONTH

TEXAS FINE WINE CELEBRATES TEXAS WINE MONTH

Texas Fine Wine is excited to share details about its annual dinner to celebrate Texas Wine Month. We invite you to join us on Friday, October 15 from 7-9 p.m. at Duchman Family Winery and enjoy a reception and four-course paired dinner.
Prepared by Duchman Executive Chef Wes Bracamontes, the menu reflects seasonal Hill Country cuisine paired with exceptional wines.

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BENDING BRANCH WINERY WINS NEW TEXAS VINTNERS CUP AWARD

BENDING BRANCH WINERY WINS NEW TEXAS VINTNERS CUP AWARD

Just in time for Texas Wine Month, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Uncork Texas Wine program teamed up with Texas Monthly to create the inaugural Texas Vintners Cup 2021 competition to select 12 wines that represent the best in Texas. Congrats to Bending Branch Winery’s 2017 Tannat, Newsom Vineyards for making the Texas Vintners Cup list!

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JOIN OUR FALL TALK AND TASTES

JOIN OUR FALL TALK AND TASTES

Fall is here, harvest is wrapping up and we are ready to celebrate Texas Wine Month and the holidays.
Join us for our Fall Talk and Taste virtual tasting from 6-7 p.m. CT where we will feature the wines below and you can chat with our winery owners and winemakers. Pick up one of these bottles (or share your favorite Texas Fine Wine) and join us!

Here is the Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82650979588
October 7 – Celebrate Texas Wine Month

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