NEWS & BLOG
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.
DON’T MISS OUR UPCOMING EVENTS
Don’t Miss Our Upcoming Events!
Texas Fine Wine has several fun events coming up – hope to see you there!
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.
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.
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.
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.
TAKEAWAYS FROM TEXAS FINE WINE
Shy and reserved? Hardly! When it comes to Texas Fine Wine, you can count on lively discussions about all things Texas wine. We thought we would share some 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. This is the first of a two-part blog!
“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.
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.
TEXAS FINE WINE RETROSPECTIVE AND PERSPECTIVE 2023
Join Texas Fine Wine on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Spicewood Vineyards for a first-of-its-kind, special Retrospective and Perspective Tasting featuring four exceptional Texas wineries.
TEXAS FINE WINE ANNOUNCES BIG WINS AT JEFFERSON CUP, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL, HOUSTON RODEO UNCORKED!, SAN ANTONIO RODEO AND LONE STAR INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITIONS
TEXAS WINE COUNTRY – Bending Branch Winery, Duchman Family Winery, Pedernales Cellars and Spicewood Vineyards – which make up Texas Fine Wine – all won Double Gold and other top awards at recent international wine competitions, showing the quality and diversity of Texas wines.
GIVE A TASTE OF TEXAS: TEXAS FINE WINE HOLIDAY BUNDLE
Looking for the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life?
Texas Fine Wine has you covered with its annual 4-bottle Holiday Bundle featuring some of the best wines from the Lone Star State.
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.
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.
AUGUST TALK AND TASTE: WINEMAKER FAVORITES
August Talk and Taste: Winemaker Favorites We hope you will join us at the August 11 virtual tasting as we taste and talk about our Winemaker Favorites!
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
ENJOY TEXAS FINE WINE AT OUR MEMBER WINERIES
Bending Branch Winery – Duchman Family Winery – Pedernales Cellars – Spicewood Vineyards