Taking place May 14–15, the Wild World Festival sets up in Austin to showcase natural wines, kombucha, and other “science fair” drinks.
A toxic herbicide used in cotton fields is devastating vineyards on the High Plains, endangering the state’s $13 billion wine business. Grape farmers have banded together to fight back.
In November of 2021, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ celebrated its 19th year of highlighting wine in agriculture. Since its inaugural event in 2003, the Rodeo Uncorked!® International Wine Competition has grown from 217 entries, to a total 2,862 entries in 2022, with 480 of those from Texas. Similarly, the
Becker Vineyards in Stonewall, Texas, was named the Top Texas Winery at the 2022 Rodeo Uncorked!® International Wine Competition held Nov. 12-14, 2021, at NRG Center in Houston. This year’s competition featured 2,862 entries from 17 countries, including France, Spain, Italy, Israel, Peru, Argentina and South Africa. Of those entries,
Hye Meadow Winery’s Boooom, Texas High Plains, 2017 was named Top Texas Wine at the 2022 Rodeo Uncorked!® International Wine Competition held Nov. 12-14, 2021. This year’s competition featured 2,862 entries from 17 countries, including France, Spain, Italy, Israel, Peru, Argentina and South Africa. Of those entries, 480 entries were
Wineries from Texas were among those from around the world that achieved Double Gold medals at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ 2022 Rodeo Uncorked!® International Wine Competition, held Nov. 12-14 at NRG Center in Houston.A Double Gold medal is awarded to entries that receive a gold medal rating by all five
These homegrown selections pair well with baking spices, Christmas brisket, and a bite broken off a gingerbread house.
In need of a getaway? Head to Fredericksburg for an autumn adventure filled with award-winning wine, outdoor experiences and holiday shopping. Explore Texas Wine Country Relax on the patio of one of the area’s more than 50 wineries and tasting rooms. Sip on award-winning vino, while enjoying the changing colors of the
With an Elle Woods–inspired application video, Lindsay Perry bested the competition for a paid position living, learning, and drinking on a California winery.
This versatile wine is catching on, and at least one sommelier considers it to be the best pairing for Texas barbecue.
‘Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen’ offers a glimpse at the author’s life in Archer City. Plus: a boxed wine club and food pop-ups in Houston and Austin.
It’s that special (albeit short-lived) time of year when bright splashes of wildflowers begin popping up in the least expected places, and we welcome the shining sun rather than curse its existence. It’s spring in Texas, a season we vow each year to relish fully while it lasts. Pair the
Ron Yates Tempranillo, Friesen Vineyard, Texas High Plains, 2017, was named Top Texas Wine at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ 2021 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition held Nov. 13-15 at NRG Center in Houston.
It’s time to think beyond beer and margaritas, says Suerte wine director Celia Pellegrini.
All proceeds from the sale of the Wanderer Series Relief Project cinsault go to the Southern Smoke Foundation.
While nothing can replace a sun-dappled afternoon at a winery, virtual tastings may be the next best thing.
The right retailers can help you find the perfect bargain or blowout bottle. Here are our favorites across the state, along with their recommendations for the season.
The state's vintners offer some solid and delightful choices to pair with your Thanksgiving feast.
Decide for yourself how well some of our Lone Star State favorites stack up against international competition.
From the Hill Country to the High Plains, the Texas wine industry remembers the woman known for her generous spirit and sharp palate.
Any of these 37 vintages from throughout the state make for a perfect accompaniment—and bit of relief—to the season’s heat.
Jester King Brewery will host dozens of producers from around the world who specialize in a minimal-intervention approach to winemaking.
Which wine complements both gravy and Brussels sprouts? What can you serve alongside pumpkin pie? We've got you covered.
From the most extensive lists to the best by-the-glass offerings, these 35 Texas restaurants are a wine lover's dream.
Out of the 180 new vintages we tasted from across the state, these are the bottles we highly recommend this season.
Why are the world’s biggest wine names spending August in a Dallas suburb? Take a trip inside TEXSOM.
Here are fourteen of our favorite wines, ranging from blush to bold and shades of pink in between.
Texas vintners held their own at the competition, which included more than 3,200 entrants.
Go ahead and give these a swirl. Our favorites for the season, from crisp whites to juicy reds.
The 21 best whites and reds to emerge out of Texas this season.
The 22 best reds, whites, and rosés to emerge out of Texas this season.
With a little help from the cheesemongers at Antonelli's Cheese House, in Austin.
The wine cooler is back. And better.
Jack Mason competes in "Uncorked," Esquire TV's new show about the quest to become a Master Somm.
These six splendid wineries are setting the standard for Texas viticulture.
A decade and a half after I wrote about the poor quality of Texas wines for this magazine, Lone Star vintners are starting to turn heads.
ComfortBending Branch Winery’s Tannat grapes, a dark, inky variety from Southwest France and Uruguay, make for innovative wines with rich fruit concentration and grippy tannin. 2012 Estate Tannat, CM, $60. Del RioVal Verde Winery, founded in this sleepy border city in 1883, is the state’s oldest continuously running
Texans are a thirsty bunch, and our drinks package has everything you need to imbibe like Sam Houston's watching.
How one Colorado-based outfit is bringing its formula for urban winemaking to Texas.
A native Texan with a sharp business mind honed at Rice University and the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, David Kuhlken didn’t originally aspire to be a winemaker. And yet, he’s making wine in Stonewall for Pedernales Cellars, a family operation that is among the
This month, we’re launching a new column to introduce Texas Monthly readers to the people behind Texas Wine. Sometimes it helps to know a little bit about the person behind the wine in your glass. Todd Webster is the winemaker for Brennan Vineyards, a winery in Comanche located halfway between the
A dry rosé that can be enjoyed year-round.
The setting and wine list may be sophisticated, but down-to-earth French fare gives Austin’s La V everyday appeal.
Following a rigorous competition at the ninth annual TEXSOM conference, Austin sommelier Scott Ota, of Arro restaurant, takes top honors in what has been called a game-changing year for the state's wine industry.
And 62 more state wines captured awards at the Dallas Morning News and TexSom Wine Competition.
This year kicks off with a Tempranillo for Texas Wine of the Month. By now, you should be fairly familiar with the prevalence of this grape. It’s turning heads in Texas blends (McPherson Cellars La Herencia) as well as in single-varietal wines (Inwood Estates Vineyards “Cornelius” Tempranillo). This month, we
Tickets are now on sale for the Austin Food & Wine Alliance’s 2nd Annual Wine & Swine. The hog-centric event will take place on Sunday, November 4 at Pioneer Farms in Austin. A dozen chefs including The Noble Pig’s
Newsom, who grew up in Yoakum County, took a chance when he decided to grow grapes on the High Plains. Today his vineyard is one of the largest in Texas, serving more than a dozen of the state’s top wineries.My family has been in cotton farming for more than a
The theater chain recently produced the “Bottle of Wits” wine series, which comes in both red ("Inconceivable Cab”) and white "As You Wish White."