GO TEXAN WineCast: Texas Wine Trails
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 www.gotexanwine.org for more information.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Featuring Paul Bonarrigo of Messina Hof Winery in Bryan and Assistant
Commissioner of Marketing and Promotions for the Texas Department
of Agriculture Gene Richards
Courtesy of Advocate Magazines, Dallas and columnist Jeff Siegel, WineCurmudgeon.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
The third WineCast episode features Kim McPherson of McPherson Cellars
in Lubbock, Texas. He discusses Sangiovese, a red Italian grape.
This GO TEXAN WineCast episode features Pat Brennan of Brennan Vineyards
in Comanche, Texas discussing Viognier, one of Texas' signature white
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.
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.
here to download the tasting notes.
A web video on pairing Texas wines and cheeses. Good Tastes with
Tanji.com, April 22, 2009
A podcast examining how Lone Star wines fared at the 2008 competition.
NPR examines the successes and challenges of the Texas wine industry.
NPR, May 14, 2007
A podcast following Texas wine industry representatives as they
wow New Yorkers in 2007.