October is Texas Wine Month Y'all! And as I set off to learn about the wonderful world of Texas Wines, I found myself on the Texas Department of Agriculture website. This site has a significant amount of information on Texas Wines and why wouldn't they, right? Viticulture, Agriculture....enough said!
Right away, I learned that we have a significant amount choices in both the Texas red and white varietal categories to keep us sipping for some time.
The Texas Red varietals available include Malbec, Merlot, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Lenoir and Zinfandel.
The Texas White varietals include Chardonnay, Blanc du Bois, Viognier, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Orange Muscat, Muscat Canelli, Gerwurtztraminer, Pinot Grigio, and Semillon.
Wouldn't you agree that we have our share of choices to enjoy when it comes to Texas Wines? Next, I learned the one way to experience these wines. Read on...
So next I learned that one way to experience all of the great Texas Wines is by participating in the Texas Wine Trails. Wine Trails...how fun do these sound? I'm totally game! As a native Texan, I've heard of the wine trails but I've never participated in one. The Trails are a fantastic way to experience multiple wineries in one trip. I've listed just a few below.
- Texas Hill Country Wineries
- Grapevine Wine Trail
- Piney Woods Wine Trail
- San Gabriel Wine Trail
- Way Out Wineries
- Dripping Wine Trail
- Thirsty Oaks Wine Trail
- Cross Timbers Wine Trail
- Fredericksburg Wine Road 290
Have you been to any of these wineries? Do let us know in the comment section below. We'd love to know what you liked best and give us some tips/pointers that we should know before we go ourselves! Plus, give us your Texas Wine recommendations.
And in celebration, we present our Texas Wine Gift Box. It makes for the perfect gift or just for you! At Cool Beans Box, we're Texans promoting Texas through its talented makers: artisans and small business owners. Our wish is that when you open your box, you feel compelled to say "COOL BEANS" every time!
Oh, and we're also running a giveaway through November 1, 2017 for a chance to win this fun Texas Wine Gift Box. Click here to enter the giveaway! Good Luck!