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The TDA photo archive is a visual-information resource available to members of the media and the general public.
The archive contains photos of Texas vineyards, wineries and other images representing the state’s wine industry.
Photos are available for print, broadcast and online use with TDA's permission.

         

         

       

       

       

     

     

   

   

PRESS COVERAGE:

"What to Drink Now: Texas Wines" (on D Magazine).

"Find the Right Wine for Your Holiday Meal" (on Savor SA).

"10 Up And Coming Wine Regions You Should Visit" (on Vinepair).

2016 San Antonio Rodeo Results – Texas Wineries (on Texas Wine Lover).

"Bonarrigos the first family of wine in Texas" (on YourHoustonNews).

"Llano Estacado Winery's celebrates 22nd Grape Day" (on Fox34).

"Good Things are Worth the Wait" (in Texas Highways).

"A look to the past during Texas Wine Month" (in The Courier of Montgomery County).

"Wineries in the Texas Hill Country only getting better with age" (in American Statesman).

"8 Overrated Wine Countries Around the World — and Where to go Instead" (in Business Insider).


"Celebrate Texas Wine Month" (in The Dallas Morning News).

"Dare to Be Grape" (in Texas Monthly).

"Texas Wines Making a Mark" (on Your Houston News).

"Texas Wineries Pleased with Grape Harvest" (on KVUE).

Becker Vineyards has been nominated for "American Winery of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast (reported on WineMag.com).

"Sommeliers’ take on Texas wine" (in San Antonio Express-News).

"5 Wine Country Road Trips" (on Wine Enthusiast).

“Grape Growers Rush to Harvest Bumper Crop” (on Time Warner Cable News).

“Banner Year for Texas Vineyards as Grapes Flourish” (on KVUE).

"Local Wineries Growing at Record Rates" (on KBTX).

"Texas Winemakers Trying to Keep up with Demand" (on KXAN).

"Wine Country: Vintage Texas" (on TravelTex.com).

"This Texas Wine Region has Been Dubbed the 'New Napa'" (on Huffington Post).

"101 Best Wineries in America for 2015" (from The Daily Meal).

Susan and Ed Auler from Fall Creek Vineyards recognized as Pioneers of the Texas Wine Industry (from West Austin News).

"The 8 American Wineries with the Best Restaurants on Site" (on VinePair).

"10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Wine Industry" (Note point #2 about Texas, on Thrillist).

"A Winery Grows in San Saba" (on SavorSA.com)

"The Texas Wine Scene is Booming" (on Snooth).

"Texas Wineries Pour Ingenuity into Wild West" (on CBS News).

"Three Lesser-Known American Wine Regions to Visit" (from Coravin.com).

"Celebrating Women in the Wine World" (from The Courrier of Montgomery County).


"Meet the Winemaker: David Kuhlken, Pedernales Cellars" (from Texas Monthly).

"Highway 290: Discovering Texas Wine Country" (from TravelWeek).

"Let's Get Educated on Texas Wine" (from The WineWrite).

"What Texas Wineries Need to Know About Social Media: More is More" (from Texas Wine & Trail Magazine).

"10 Texas Wineries Tucked Away and Worth the Drive" (from Texas Wine & Trail Magazine)

"Texas is the New California" (from Food & Wine).


"Texas wine industry experiences explosion in media coverage..." (from The Courier of Montgomery County).

"Dinner party brings together Texas food, wines and authors" (scroll down to Fredericksburg story) in Dallas Morning News.

McPherson was featured in Snooth.

“2 Texas wineries recognized among the best in the U.S.”
...Meal does not put Texas in the same wine category as California... . CultureMap Austin, July 9, 2014.


Congratulations to Driftwood Estate for being named “Top Texas Wine” at the 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition.

Dry Comal Creek Vineyards, Patek’s Shiner Smokehouse and Spoetzl Brewery were all highlighted on Thrillist.

Haak Vineyards and Winery, Messina Hof, Bernhardt Winery, Llano Estacado, Pleasant Hill Winery, McPherson Cellars and Windy Hill Winery were all highlighted in a Houston Chronicle article on Thanksgiving wine pairings.

Brennan Vineyards, H-E-B, Spec’s, McPherson Cellars and Pedernales Cellars were all highlighted in Express News.

The GO TEXAN Wine Garden at the State Fair of Texas was highlighted in the Dallas Morning News and YourHoustonNews.

McPherson Cellars was highlighted in the Houston Chronicle during Texas Wine Month.

Pleasant Hill Winery, Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards, Bernhardt Winery, Dionisio Winery and Braman Winery were all highlighted in The Paper.

"NFL Vet is Texas Grapes' MVP"
Former football player Alphonse Dotson makes his mark in the vineyard. Chicago Tribune, April 3, 2008.


NEWS:
Notice Regarding Percentage Volume of Texas Grapes Required by Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, Section 16.011

GO TEXAN WineCasts: Texas Varietals

Episode 6: Port/Dessert Wines
This is the sixth and final episode in the inaugural GO TEXAN WineCast series. Merrill Bonarrigo of Messina Hof Winery and Resort in Bryan discusses Port and other dessert wines made in Texas.

Episode 5: Black Spanish
The fifth WineCast episode features Franklin Houser of Dry Comal Creek Vineyards and Winery in New Braunfels, Texas. He discusses Black Spanish, a red-fleshed grape that is highly resistant to Pierce's Disease, making it a good match with Texas' hot and humid climate.

Episode 4: Tempranillo
This is the fourth installment of the GO TEXAN WineCast series. It features Jim Johnson of Alamosa Wine Cellars in Bend, Texas discussing Tempranillo, a red wine grape that originates from Spain.

Episode 3: Sangiovese
The third WineCast episode features Kim McPherson of McPherson Cellars in Lubbock, Texas. He discusses Sangiovese, a red Italian grape.

Episode 2: Viognier
This GO TEXAN WineCast episode features Pat Brennan of Brennan Vineyards in Comanche, Texas discussing Viognier, one of Texas' signature white grapes. 

Episode 1: Introduction
The WineCast series introduction features Susan Auler of Fall Vineyards in Tow, Texas. Susan and host Tanji Patton discuss the history and growth of the Texas wine industry.

Texas Two-Sip Tele-Tasting
In 2009, TDA partnered with expert sommeliers, Devon Broglie and Craig Collins, to host a group of journalists from across the country in the first ever Texas Two-Sip Tele-Tasting. Using a live webcast, our hosts conducted a blind tasting of five Texas wines paired against a comparable non-Texas wine. The audience of journalists, bloggers and wine professionals followed along at home, pouring the same wines as the hosts from specially wrapped and numbered bottles they received in advance. After both the Texas wine and non-Texas wine were sampled, the hosts unwrapped the concealed bottle to reveal the wine's origin. Throughout the Tele-Tasting, participants provided feedback through a chat room attached to the webcast and then the group joined a conference call for a lively discussion. Download the tasting notes.



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