Texas AVA

Escondido Valley

A small producing AVA with few vines, Escondido Valley is nevertheless a distinct region with limestone bedrock and calcium-rich soils.

Established
2002
Climate
Desert-like, arid & hot
Elevation
2,600-3,000ft
Soil types
Silty loam, clay, limestone

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Bell Mountain

The first Texas AVA created entirely within the state, Bell Mountain is in Gillespie County and concentrates on bordeaux varietals.

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Escondido Valley

A small producing AVA with few vines, Escondido Valley is nevertheless a distinct region with limestone bedrock and calcium-rich soils.

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Fredericksburg

The Fredericksburg AVA is a subset of the Texas Hill Country AVA, where perhaps the most well-known Texas wines call home. Wine production, culture, and tourism is strong here.

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Mesilla Valley

Mostly located within New Mexico, Texas still hosts a tiny footprint of the Mesilla Valley AVA. It was the first AVA within Texas.

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Texas Davis Mountains

The Texas Davis Mountains AVA has both the fewest vines and the highest elevation of all Texas AVAs.

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Texas High Plains

Located at the base of the panhandle, the expansive Texas High Plains produce the majority of Texas fruit used in winemaking.

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Texas Hill Country

The most well-known of Texas AVAs, the Texas Hill Country is the largest AVA in Texas and one of the largest in the states. The varied geography allows for many varietals.

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Texoma

The most recently recognized Texas AVA, Texoma's impact to wine history is significant. Fabled viticulturist TV Munson called this area both a "grape paradise" and home.

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Gulf Coast

While not an official AVA, Texas' Gulf Coast hosts a few rugged wineries that both grow grapes in the area and turn them into wine.

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