About Texas Wines

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  • Fifth-largest wine producing state in the nation, with more than 275 wineries and 4,400 acres of grapes
  • Mediterranean grape varieties thrive in the sunny and dry climate of major grape growing regions of the state
  • Promising white grapes: Viognier, Roussane, Marsanne, Vermentino, Albarino
  • Promising red grapes: Tempranillo, Dolcetto, Sangiovese, Mourvedre, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat
  • Eight AVAs: Texas Hill Country (second largest in the United States), Texas High Plains, Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country, Texas Davis Mountains, Mesilla Valley, Texoma, Bell Mountain, Escondido
  • From 2007 to 2009, the number of cases of wines produced in Texas increased by 20 percent, and the number of wineries across the state increased by 16 percent with no signs of slowing down.
  • The Texas Hill Country is one of Wine Enthusiast’s “10 Best Wine Travel Destinations in 2014”
  • Agri-tourism is huge for Texas wine: Texas wineries attract 958,000 tourists each year
  • The Texas wine industry contributes $1.8 billion in economic impact to the state.

Other Resources:

Texas Media and Wine Blogs


Denise Clarke
Certified Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine
Phone: 512-899-0004