Texas AVAs

Texas Wine Regions

Over 5,000 acres within the gargantuan 268,597 square miles of Texas are devoted to growing grapes for over 500 Texas wineries. It's an expansive terroir larger than France and full of farmers worth their mettle.

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 bedrockĀ 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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Texas wine growing regions

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