By Deborah R Allen Submitted On October 11, 2016
October is here and that means its wine month Texas. All throughout the month of October, wineries across Texas will be celebrating the state’s wine industry. Some of the state’s best wineries can be found right here in the hill country with over twenty wineries to explore. All month long, wineries will be hosting various events including food and wine pairings, concerts, vineyard races, and grape stomps. Friends, it’s time to get out and taste Texas.
Its Love Wine Month Texas
Wine has been a part of Texas’ history since as early as the 17th century when Spain was exploring the Americas. During prohibition the wine industry in Texas became nearly void and it wasn’t until the German and French settlers came to Texas to plant grapes. It was not until the late 1970’s that the wine industry in Texas would begin to rebuild and eventually flourish in the late 1990’s.
As reported by the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association and Texas Tech’s Wine Marketing Research Institute, Texas is the nation’s number five producer of wine. In addition, Texas is the number 7 producer of wine grapes. The most popular grape grown in Texas for the use of wine is the Mustang grape. With Texas being on the list as one of America’s top wine producers, Texas is home to 163 wineries producing approximately 2.4 million gallons of glorious Texas grape wine.
A few of the events that visitors can look forward to this month are: Sip into Sunset at Driftwood Estate Winery, Stone House Harvest Dinner in Spicewood, Wine till Nine at the Pedernales Cellars, Dungeness Crab Pick at Dry Comal Creek, Live Music Overlooking the Vineyard, Wine Dinner at the Texas Bistro, Groove in the Grapes, Live Music at Solero Estate, and Halloween at Pedernales Cellars. Be sure to check with your local winery for the events they will be hosting throughout the month.
Love Wine Month Texas
Whether you live in the hill country or are visiting the hill country for the day, make sure to get out this month and visit your local winery and explore what Texas wines are all about. There is no doubt that you will appreciate the uniqueness of a Texas grown grape and the many varietals available to sip and taste. Go Texan!
Deborah Allen is a sales counselor at Ranches of Brushy Top, a hill country acreage real estate community. They sell some of the most remarkable, rural, hill country Texas land located near Blanco, TX. For more information please visit http://www.brushytop.com.
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