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.
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 →
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 →