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Psst… Wanna Buy a Texas Winery?

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by Andrew Chalk

Did you wake up this morning and say “I should buy a winery”? Well, you are in luck because I have found one for sale! And this is not an anonymous micro-producer but a major name in the Hill Country, less than a mile from the start of the U.S.290 wine trail in Johnson City.

It is Texas Hills Vineyard and it can be yours for $5,370,000 including (per the real estate agent’s flyer which can’t spell the frustrating word “acre” correctly):   Continue reading

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City of Dallas Chardonnay Release Party This Saturday at Inwood Estates Winery

chardonnay-grapesby Andrew Chalk

Grow Chardonnay grapes in the City of Dallas, in a state where Chardonnay has been officially declared a failure! That is quite an ambitious undertaking. Come and find out if Inwood Estates Vineyards was successful this Saturday December 7th from noon-7pm at Inwood Estates Vineyards release party for their 2011 City of Dallas Chardonnay at their winery in the Dallas Design District. The tasting is free and so is the great food.   0 Continue reading

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Harvest Day at Arche Winery, St. Jo, Texas: A Pictorial Story

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When Andrew is not drinking wine he is contemplating wine. Sometimes he lends his hand in making wine as we see below.   Continue reading

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Breaking News: Is Whole Foods Market Kicking California Wine Out Of The Texas Wine Section?

by Andrew Chalk

That is what Sabrina Houser has heard on “good authority”. She is with Dry Comal Creek Vineyards and Winery which I used as example when I wrote about non-Texas wine in the Texas wine section of a new Whole Foods Market in the Dallas area. If her source is correct, Whole Foods may be implementing a policy change whereby the Texas wine section will be populated only by Texas wines. California wine sold by Texas wineries will be moved elsewhere. This actually opens up the tantalising possibility of Whole Foods sourcing more Texas wines from more wineries (they could use the winners of our Viognier tasting or our Tempranillo tasting as a crib sheet to start off). Furthermore, it makes Whole Foods a leader in Truth In Labelling regarding Texas wines.  Continue reading

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You Want To Work For A Winery?

wineryby Andrew Chalk

We have compiled a listing of winery positions and many are entry level. Now is your chance to work in a vineyard.  Continue reading

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