Wine

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January 24, 2022

Rodeo Uncorked! Showcases Texas Grapes

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

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January 17, 2022

Top Texas Winery

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,

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January 10, 2022

Top Texas Wine

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

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January 1, 2022

Texas Wines: Double Gold Medals

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

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October 11, 2021

Escape to Fredericksburg This Fall

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

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March 31, 2021

8 Wineries That Do Texas Spring Right

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

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December 18, 2020

Top Texas Wine: Ron Yates

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.

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September 17, 2015

Five Unexpected Wine Finds

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

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May 15, 2015

Meet the Winemaker: David Kuhlken, Pedernales Cellars

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

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February 27, 2015

Meet the Winemaker: Todd Webster, Brennan Vineyards

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

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August 13, 2013

And Texas’s Best Sommelier Is…

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.

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June 30, 2012

Neal Newsom, Vineyard Owner

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