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GO TEXAN WineCast: Texas Wine Trails

Final Episode: Fredericksburg Wine Road 290

This is the final episode in a series of Web videos on Texas wine trails. This episode features Fredericksburg Wine Road 290, a group of nine wineries in the heart of the Hill Country between Hill Country gateway Dripping Springs and the charming, historic town of Fredericksburg. The trail hosts food and wine pairing events throughout the year, such as Vino al Pastor featuring unique Texas pork dishes at each winery. Visit for more information.

Episode 7: Cross Timbers Wine Trail

This is the seventh in a series of eight videos on Texas wine trails, featuring the Cross Timbers Wine Trail. Beginning just south of Fort Worth and extending north of the city, the six wineries on this trail are located in one of the oldest wine regions in the state. Visit Texas Wine Trails for more information.

Episode 6: Munson Wine Trail

This is the sixth in a series of eight videos on Texas wine trails. This episode features the Munson Wine Trail, 12 wineries stretching across the northeast corner of Texas. Beginning just north of Dallas, the Munson Wine Trail offers a range of events each year, such as barrel tastings and the McKinney Wine & Jazz Festival.

Episode 5: Dallas Wine Trail

This is the fifth in a series of eight videos on Texas Wine trails. This episode features the Dallas Wine Trail, a cluster of four wineries in and around downtown Dallas. These wineries bring the rural winery experience into the heart of Big D.

Episode 4: Way Out Wineries

This is the fourth in a series of eight videos on Texas Wine trails. This episode features the Way Out Wineries, nestled between the High Plains and the Texas Hill Country. These eight small-town wineries host five road trips each year, each with a seasonal theme.

Episode 3: Grapevine Wine Trail

This is the third in a series of eight videos on Texas Wine trails. This episode features the Grapevine Wine Trail, just north of Dallas/Ft. Worth in Grapevine, Texas. The trail is made up of nine wineries and hosts themed events such as the Hallo-wine Trail and the Valentine Wine Trail. Visit Texas Wine Trails for more info.

Episode 2: Texas Hill Country Wine Trail

This is the second in a series of eight videos on Texas Wine trails. This episode features the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail, located in the heart of Central Texas. There are 24 wineries from Lampasas to New Braunfels, creating the second most popular wine destination in the country, second only to Napa/Sonoma.

Episode 1: Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail

The first of eight web videos on Texas Wine Trails. This episode features the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail, a group of wineries scattered from Brenham to Montgomery. The trail features a unique event for each season, including a Wine & Wildflowers Trail celebrating the trails namesake bloom.

Debra Takes a Winery Tour"

Featuring Paul Bonarrigo of Messina Hof Winery in Bryan and Assistant Commissioner of Marketing and Promotions for the Texas Department of Agriculture Gene Richards

Audio Winecast about Texas Wine Trends

Courtesy of Advocate Magazines, Dallas and columnist Jeff Siegel,

TDA Uncorks First-Ever "GO TEXAN WineCast"

Bringing Texas wines to multi-screens, TDA introduces a new online video series called the GO TEXAN WineCast to provide information about the Texas wine industry and some of our state's distinctive varietals.

Episode 6: Port/Dessert Wines

This is the sixth and final episode in the inaugural GO TEXAN WineCast series. Merrill Bonarrigo of Messina Hof Winery and Resort in Bryan discusses Port and other dessert wines made in Texas.

Episode 5: Black Spanish

The fifth WineCast episode features Franklin Houser of Dry Comal Creek Vineyards and Winery in New Braunfels, Texas. He discusses Black Spanish, a red-fleshed grape that is highly resistant to Pierce's Disease, making it a good match with Texas' hot and humid climate.

Episode 4: Tempranillo

This is the fourth installment of the GO TEXAN WineCast series. It features Jim Johnson of Alamosa Wine Cellars in Bend, Texas discussing Tempranillo, a red wine grape that originates from Spain.

Episode 3: Sangiovese

The third WineCast episode features Kim McPherson of McPherson Cellars in Lubbock, Texas. He discusses Sangiovese, a red Italian grape.

Episode 2: Viognier

This GO TEXAN WineCast episode features Pat Brennan of Brennan Vineyards in Comanche, Texas discussing Viognier, one of Texas' signature white grapes.

Episode 1: Introduction

The WineCast series introduction features Susan Auler of Fall Vineyards in Tow, Texas. Susan and host Tanji Patton discuss the history and growth of the Texas wine industry.

"Texas Two-Sip Tele-Tasting"

On March 31, 2009, TDA partnered with expert sommeliers, Devon Broglie and Craig Collins, to host a group of journalists from across the country in the first ever Texas Two-Sip Tele-Tasting. Using a live webcast, our hosts conducted a blind tasting of five Texas wines paired against a comparable non-Texas wine. The audience of journalists, bloggers and wine professionals followed along at home, pouring the same wines as the hosts from specially wrapped and numbered bottles they received in advance.

After both the Texas wine and non-Texas wine were sampled, the hosts unwrapped the concealed bottle to reveal the wine's origin. Throughout the Tele-Tasting, participants provided feedback through a chat room attached to the webcast and then the group joined a conference call for a lively discussion.

Click here to download the tasting notes.

"How to Pair Olives, Wines and Cheeses"

A web video on pairing Texas wines and cheeses. Good Tastes with, April 22, 2009

"Texas Wines at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo"

A podcast examining how Lone Star wines fared at the 2008 competition.

"Texas Presses Ahead in Wine Production"

NPR examines the successes and challenges of the Texas wine industry. NPR, May 14, 2007

"Texas Wines Make a Big Splash in the Big Apple"

A podcast following Texas wine industry representatives as they wow New Yorkers in 2007.