Stateside at the Paramount
"...Traditionally, one of the primary solutions to the image problem has been for wineries to band together in geographical groups and offer events with wine, food, and prizes for folks visiting on the weekend. Susan Auler, co-owner of Fall Creek Vineyards with her husband Ed, was there in the early days..."
"...Founded in 1986, the Alamosa vineyards are the oldest on the winery tour. The Johnsons grow Sangiovese, Tempranillo, and Viognier grapes on their hillside estate..."
"...White wine aficionados should look to two primary wines, Viognier, and Rhone blends. Brennan Vineyards in Comanche is a reliable producer of a number of wines, most especially their stellar Viognier ($17.50) and their Rhone-styled Lily ($17.50), a blend of Rousanne, Viognier, and Grenache..."
"...South of Comanche, the highway goes past Brennan Vineyards...."
"...The other competition was operated by CraveDFW.com in Dallas and it involved just Texas wines that chose to enter. There are a few wineries that chose not to enter, and we do wonder how they would have fared; places like Fall Creek Vineyards, Salt Lick Vineyards, Solaro Estate, and Becker Vineyards? The competition was judged by sommeliers who awarded Stonewall’s Pedernales Cellars 2011 Tempranillo Reserve the top prize, and it is indeed a magnificent bottle of wine. [image-2]..."
"...If you're headed out to the Hill Country during this holiday week, peach stands along US 290 West will be doing a brisk business, and so will the wineries. Check out the award-winning vintages at Becker Vineyards (www.beckerwines.com) and stop in at the new winery and tasting room of 4.0 Cellars (www.fourpointwine.com), a collaboration of award-winning Texas vintners Brennan Vineyards of Comanche, Lost Oak Winery in Burleson, and McPherson Cellars of Lubbock....."
"...The Spring Vineyard Dinner at Stonehouse Vineyards (24350 Haynie Flat Rd. in Spicewood, 512/264-3630) will include a four-course dinner prepared by Yum Yum Catering and musical entertainment by guitarist David Sherry..."
"...More people buy Chardonnay than anything else and you can always do that (get Chateau Ste. Michelle’s or Waterbrook, both $8), but why not try wines made from grapes that originated in France’s Rhȏne area? These are nonpareil for holiday foods, and they also happen to be grapes that are excellent for Texas vineyards...."
"...When all the votes had been tabulated for the four-wine flight, Texas Viogniers finished in the top three spots for both the experts and the audience. Bravo to Brennan Vineyards, Becker Vineyards, and McPherson Cellars...."
"...Each stop will offer the opportunity to meet the winemakers, sample handcrafted wines paired with holiday foods, and leave with a stemless wine glass bearing the winery logo. Tickets are $20 each or $25 per couple and can be purchased by calling Brennan Vineyards (325/356-9100)..."
"...Brennan Vineyards Tempranillo Fall Creek Salt Lick Vineyard Tempranillo Duchman Family Winery Bayer Family Vineyard Tempranillo Llano Estacado ‘Cellar Reserve’ Texas High Plains Tempranillo McPherson Cellars "La Herencia" blend Pedernales Cellars Texas Tempranillo..."
"...The other wineries involved in the venture are Brennan Vineyards in Comanche and Lost Oak Winery in Burleson. The idea behind the name is that the three wineries came together to form a fourth...."
"...Each of the eight wineries along the trail will offer a Cajun or Creole food item paired with a selected wine. There will be complimentary tastings, Dixieland jazz, art, costumes, and plenty of beads! Advance tickets can be purchased for $10 by calling Brennan Vineyards at 325/356-9100 from Friday, Feb..."
"...5) SPICEWOOD VINEYARDS SAUVIGNON BLANC RED WINES..."
"...Spicewood Vineyards (830/693-5328; www.spicewoodvineyards.com) will host a booksigning by Fredericksburg author Rebecca Rather. She will sign copies of her book, The Pastry Queen: Royally Good Recipes From the Texas Hill Country's Rather Sweet Bakery, and present samples of dishes from the book paired with Spicewood wines..."
"...B's Bistro; Gene's New Orleans Style Poboys & Deli; Evangeline Cafe; Quality Seafood's Aw, Shucks Oyster Bar; the Onion Creek Grille of Austin; Brennan's of Houston; and Citrus of San Antonio. In addition to wines from Becker, Driftwood, and Texas Hills vineyards, there will be libations from Bullet Bourbon, Sweet Leaf Tea, Nestlé waters, Lula Savannah Coffee, Maine Root beverages, and Louisiana's own Abita beer..."