Texas Wine Education

Why is Texas Tempranillo so successful?

The renaissance of the Texas wine industry dates back to 1966 when Clinton “Doc McPherson” a chemistry professor at Texas Tech University decided to try his hand at growing grapes and winemaking.

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Malbec: The Grapes of Texas Wine

Made famous in Argentina, Malbec was once the grape behind the famed 'Black Wines' from Cahors in Southwest France.

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Connecting Texas to the Old World: A Graphical Representation

A graphical illustration of Texas in relation to the Old World.

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Merlot: The Grapes of Texas Wine

This is the most planted varietal in France for a reason, and one of the most widely cultivated grapes in the world.

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Petite Sirah: The Grapes of Texas Wine

Petite Sirah is a variety of red wine grape that descended directly from the well-known Syrah grape of the Rhone Valley.

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Syrah: The Grapes of Texas Wine

Syrah, also known as Shiraz, is a full-bodied red wine that is characterized by its meaty, peppery flavor profile.

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Grenache: The Grapes of Texas Wine

Grenache is a grape variety that is well-suited to hot, dry climates and is grown in many wine-producing regions around the world, including Texas.

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Tempranillo: The Grapes of Texas Wine

In the eyes of many, Tempranillo is the official red grape of Texas.

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Viognier: The Grapes of Texas Wine

This aromatic white grape went from being nearly extinct, to one of the more popular alternatives to Chardonnay around the world.

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Sangiovese: The Grapes of Texas Wine

From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the Hill Country of Texas, Sangiovese has found a new place to thrive.

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Mourvèdre: The Grapes of Texas Wine

Mourvèdre wines are known for their deep, dark color and rich, full-bodied flavor.

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Albariño: The Grapes of Texas Wine

Albariño is rapidly becoming known in the state of Texas.  While it is not a widely known grape outside of Spain, Texas winemakers and grape growers have embraced this distinct varietal.

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5 Wild Texas Grapes Used in Wine Production

From Mustang to Muscadine to Lomanto, whether they're used in varietals or vintages, these are the wild Texan grapes that are shaking up the wine scene.

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Texas AVAs: The Key Wine Regions to Watch in Texas

With 8 AVAs in Texas, there’s plenty to love about this booming industry. From terroir to climate, discover more about these 8 distinct wine regions.

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How Texas Helped Save the European Wine Industry

When a phylloxera epidemic ravaged French vineyards, TV Munson and Texas grape rootstock saved the industry.

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Why The Harsh Weather of 2022 Will Be a Vintage Year for Texas

Texas vines are weathering record high temperatures and conditions of drought. The grapes are smaller than ever, resulting in a much smaller yield. These dire conditions make the 2022 vintage prime for some of the best Texas wine, ever.

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