Her Smoochness, Mary notes that we shouldDrink Local on August 10
. Being that there are LOTS of fabulous wineries in Central Texas, I decided to take her up on that challenge. (Ok, I am not kidding anyone - I almost always
drink local if we're talking wine... :)
So, without further ado:
This is my current collection of Texas Wines, most picked up on my tours of Texas Hill Country Wineries. If you're looking for something fun on a weekend, I definitely recommend picking out a portion of the Texas Wine Trail
. In between some of these fine establishments, you'll run across great places to stop, shop, and eat. One of my favorite stops on the way to Fredericksburg
is Burg's Corner. Unfortunately the website link doesn't work, but they are the purveyors of everything Texas peach
related, including that (empty) jug of cider you see in the picture.
The actual wines pictured are (from left to right): Oberhof
Texas Wildflower Honey Mead (my personal favorite, though not really a wine), Fall Creek
White Zinfandel (haven't tried this yet), Becker Vineyards
2001 Muscat Canelli Amabile (a nice, lightly sweet wine - not as sweet as I like them usually but goes well with chicken and fish), and Twin Springs
Sweet Red. The Twin Springs winery is actually owned by Fall Creek, and the label sells good inexpensive wines for taking to parties. :)
Most of these wineries are within easy driving distance of Austin, and all of them have superb tasting rooms. There are a couple wineshops in Austin that will also do tastings, but if you can't make the winetrail drive, I'd at least recommend getting to Fredericksburg -- there are two tasting shops on the main street where you can taste to your heart's content, and then buy a glass or two to drink while strolling up and down the street visiting all the shops.
I love Texas. :D