TEXAS Wine Trails

The Texas Hill Country is the second-most visited wine country in the U.S. where there are more than 350 wineries and more are litterally popping up every week. Fasten your seat belts wine world, here comes Texas.
The Finest Bouquet The Texas heat may be challenging for most vegetation, however, grape vines have more agony with periods of drought and late frost. Mourvèdre has been growing well in Texas as it buds late, and is easy to grow.

Texas Wine Country

Wine tasting on Texas wine trails is growing rapidly and waiting for you to give it a try. Whether you are roaming the hills of Tuscany or exploring the Texas Hill Country, your engagement with the land, the people, and the pleasure of tasting local wine offers joie de vivre. Join me as I explore wine trails across the many viticulture regions throughout Texas.

Texas Wine Trails

Take a Tour and do some wine Tasting on Texas wine trails

There is something special about visiting a winery and tasting fine wines many of which are not available anywhere else due to limited production. You are able to interact with those close to the action and hear their stories of what inspired them to produce Texas wine.

If you want to savor this journey and not be caught up in the tour bus or bachelorette party crowd, then you’ll want to make an advanced reservation. You will get the full experience with samples of their premium wines, a tour of their production facilities and if close in proximity, a visit to the vineyard.

The Texas Hill Country is the second-most visited wine country in the U.S. where there are more than 350 wineries and more are popping up every week. Fasten your seat belts wine world, here comes Texas.

Saddle up and get ready to explore a ride across the Texas Hill Country wine trail. This main drag meanders through rolling terrain west of Austin and north of San Antone. The region may be small and young, but it’s local and homegrown.

Texas Wine History

Wine Tasting on Texas wine trails began near the border of Mexico and New Mexico. Spanish missionaries established the first vineyard in North America in 1662. Here the state’s oldest winery still in operation is Val Verde, established in 1883. The modern Texas wine industry began again in 1976.

first winery

1976

Texas High Plains consist of central and the western Texas Panhandle, covering 12,000 square miles. Caprock Winery was the first publicly held Winery in the state.

Wine Vine with Grapes
high altitude

1985

Mesilla Valley, north and west of El Paso and edging into New Mexico where the growing season is dry and hot.

first AVA

1986

Bell Mountain was the first Texas viticultural area and was designated by our Federal government as Texas' first wine-growing area (AVA).

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wine trail

1991

Fredericksburg: One hundred and ten square miles of wine producing rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country.

fifth designated

1992

Escondido Valley is a West Texas wine-growing area stretching 50 square miles along interstate 10 in Pecos County.

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volcanic soil

1998

The Davis Mountains fall into the southwest viticultural area of the Escondido Valley known as the Trans-Pecos region of West Texas.

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