About the Texas Department of Agriculture

"The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is proud to play a role in the continuing success of our Texas wine industry," Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples said. "This is a vibrant and rapidly growing industry that plays a significant role in the diversification of Texas agriculture. As the industry continues to grow, TDA will continue to work with partners to keep the industry at the forefront of Texas agriculture."

TDA markets and supports the Texas wine industry through the Texas Wine Marketing Assistance Program and with funding from the Wine Industry Development Fund.

In 2001 the Texas wine industry, in conjunction with Texas legislators and TDA, established the Texas Wine Marketing Assistance Program (HB 892, 77th Regular Session). This program was enhanced by the Wine Industry Development Fund, established by the Texas Legislature in 2005 (SB 1370 and SB 1137, 79th Regular Session).

TDA is proud of our Texas wineries, dedicated winemakers and the consumers who support them. We encourage you to tour Texas wine country and, whenever you have the opportunity, enjoy Texas wines. In fact, insist on them!

Letter from the Commissioner