Posts Tagged ‘texas wine

Striking Gold

In: Drinking

28 Mar 2014

Lately, Texas wines are on a gold rush, winning 11 gold medals at the 2014 Dallas Morning News TEXSOM International Wine Competition. Lest you think there was a local bias, 55 judges tasted 2,729 wines from 27 states and 20 foreign countries. That’s a lot of vino! Members of the Texas Fine Wines group (Bending […]

Way Out Wineries

In: Drinking

22 Mar 2014

If you’re a Texas wine-lover, you’ll be excited to hear that we’ve got well over a dozen fantastic wineries nearby, within a 20-minute to one-hour drive. So whether you’re looking to entertain folks visiting from out of town, or just looking for a fun day trip, here’s a list that’ll have you saying “cheers!”

Cabernet Grill

In: Drinking|Eating

2 Sep 2013

(map) Visiting Fredericksburg is fun, but it’s not all beer and brats. There is some serious fine dining to be had in this town, and Cabernet Grill tops the list. Steaks, seafood, local lamb, quail and bison, and the longest list of Texas wines in the state. In fact, the sign by the front door reads […]

(map) We are lucky enough to have several wineries right in our area. In addition to making good wine, they make beautiful weekend destinations. A scenic, winding road north of Lake Travis takes you to Flat Creek, with its distinctive stone-arched buildings and rows of tall vines stretching

(map) Drippin’ homegirl Barbara of Solaro Estate Winery just won silver in the 2011 International Woman’s Wine Competition out in California. Solaro has only been making wines for a couple of years, but apparently the world is taking notice. Take a look at the winery here and read about more of their awards here. Cheers! […]

(map) One of Texas’ oldest and most-awarded wineries just opened a new tasting room near Fredericksburg. Messina Hof has been making wine in Bryan since 1977, but now is taking advantage of the wine-trail momentum on Highway 290 with a beautiful new


In: Drinking|Eating

25 Jul 2011

All this week, hundreds of central Texas restaurants and wineries will highlight their best Lone Star tastes during the 2011 GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up (click here for restaurant list). Using fresh, local ingredients, chefs will create special menu offerings along with food and Texas wine pairings. Part of the proceeds will benefit local food banks, […]

In the beginning, there was Mandola wine. And it was good. Award-winning, even. Then it mysteriously became Duchman (pronounced duke-man) Winery, yet with an almost-identical label. And now Mandola wine is back, but only at Mandola’s! What the what?


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