Texas AVA

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.

Established
1991
Climate
Semi-arid summers; short, cool winters
Elevation
1,400-2,000ft
Soil types
Limestone, caliche, granite, sandstone, red clay
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Barranca 2016
Barranca 2016

Kuhlman Cellars
Texas High Plains
$38

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Grenache 2020
Grenache 2020

Tatum Cellars
Texas Hill Country
$45

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Oaked Albariño 2021
Oaked Albariño 2021

Texas Heritage Vineyard
Texas Hill Country
$24

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Texas Hill Country Wineries

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12 Fires Winery & Vineyard

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290 Wine Castle Chateau de Chase

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5 Soul Wine Co.

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7 Creeks Vineyard

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71 Painted Wines

Texas Hill Country
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Ab Astris Winery

Texas Hill Country
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Airis'ele Vineyards

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Alex Anthony Vineyards

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Andes Winery

Texas Hill Country
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Arrowhead Creek Vineyards

Texas Hill Country
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Austin Custom Winery

Texas Hill Country
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Becker Vineyards

Texas Hill Country
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Bell Springs Winery

Texas Hill Country
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Bella Vista Ranch

Texas Hill Country
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Bending Branch Winery

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Bent Oak Winery

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Bingham Family Vineyards, Fredericksburg

Texas Hill Country
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Black Dog Cellars

Texas Hill Country
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Broken Grape

Texas Hill Country
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Calais Winery

Texas Hill Country
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Chisholm Trail Winery

Texas Hill Country
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Cicada Cellars

Texas Hill Country
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Covington Hill Country

Texas Hill Country
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Crowson Wines

Texas Hill Country
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Dotson Cervantes

Texas Hill Country
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Driftwood Estate Winery

Texas Hill Country
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Dry Comal Creek Vineyards

Texas Hill Country
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Duchman Family Winery

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Texas Wine Regions

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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