Wine Facts

Wine is a subject often shrouded in mystery for the novice. Connoisseurs talk about body,
 must and tannins, while some of us are left wondering whether to have red or white
  with dinner. Here are some wine basics to give you a nose for wine. This section of the
   Web is your guide to food and wine pairings, appellations, Texas varietals, vintage terms,
    how to taste wine, how to buy wine, decoding the wine label and how wine is made.
     You can also learn about the health benefits of wine, or read on for some fun Texas
    wine facts and trivia.

Good things to know about the Texas Wine Industry

Texas Wine Industry Growth

Number of Texas Wineries
2001 - 46
Source: Texas Tech University's Texas Wine Marketing Research Institute
2011 - More than 220
Source: Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

Texas Wine Related Jobs for Texans
2001 - 1,800
Source: Texas Tech University's Texas Wine Marketing Research Institute
2009 - Nearly 11,000
Source: Joint Marketing study between Texas Tech University and the Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association

Texas Wine Production
2001 - Nearly 600,000 Cases Produced
Source: Texas Tech University's Texas Wine Marketing Research Institute
2009 - 1.2 Million Cases Produced
Source: Joint Marketing study between Texas Tech University and the Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association

Texas Wine Industry Economic Impact
2001 - $133 Million
Source: Texas Tech University's Texas Wine Marketing Research Institute
2009 - $1.7 Billion
Source: Joint Marketing study between Texas Tech University and the Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association

To Discover the History of Texas Wines, Click Here.