Pouring Passion: The Story Behind Bending Branch Winery’s Personal Gesture

      In my thirteen years of visiting wineries, I’ve been blessed to enjoy some truly incredible moments with winemakers. One recent experience stands out, as a winemaker’s gesture left an unforgettable mark on me. Following my recent storytelling about my adventures with Uruguay Tannat, I was completely surprised to receive a personalized bottle […]

Escape to Texas Hill Country: The Wine, The Food, The Fun

      Last month I spent a weekend in Fredericksburg for a wine experience combining the charm of a historic German town with the allure of award-winning wines.   I happened to be there during the Texas Hill Country Wineries spring self-guided passport event, the Wine & Wildflower Journey, which was scheduled from March 25th to April 19th. Passport holders […]

A Few Favorite Sample Wines of Texas

        Currently, the Texas wine industry has 500 wineries, 340 growers and 5,140 acres devoted to grape-growing. Texas is ranked fifth in the U.S. for wine production (behind California, Washington, New York and Oregon) — and adds $13.1 billion to Texas’ economy that generates close to $20.35 billion in total economic activity […]