More photos and information after we have slept some!
A shout out to all of our friends! Lubbock Avalanche Journal is hosting their annual “Best of Lubbock” contest.
If you would like to be confident in your vote for the “Best Local Winery”, then consider voting for Bingham Family Vineyards!
Click “Shopping and Entertainment”, run down the alphabetical list to “Local Winery”, and type in “Bingham Family Vineyards”.
Our first vineyard was planted in the fall of 2003 with Viognier! We were the first winery to open in Meadow, Texas just a short drive from Lubbock.
Everything is greening up in the vineyards. Perhaps we won’t have any more freezing weather or hail to hurt the vines, but we might. Growing grapes on the High Plains is an adventurous endeavor.
We practice delaying pruning as much as we can, so that we don’t wake up the vines too early in the spring. Some years the buds just break out earlier than usual because of the weather conditions and temperatures. This year the vines are almost three weeks ahead of their normal growth. That means that harvest may begin in July which is early for us. Mid-August is closer to when the fruit in our vineyards is usually beginning to be ready for harvest.
What a beautiful day yesterday for the 2017 Texas Wine Revolution! Texas is coming of age in the the wine industry. This was showcased yesterday when thirty-five wineries from around the state showcased their 100% Texas grown rosé wines.
And yes, Meadow, Texas’s first winery was there, too! Our winemaker, Daniel Bingham, and winery manager, Marissa Bingham, were there with Steven Krueger to share our 2014 High Plains Sunset Rosé.
Celebrate great Texas wine with free tastings of wine from the great state of Texas! Wineries from Texas will pour their wine for the public and provide an informal education on the Texas wine industry and their own vineyards. Bingham Family Vineyards will be pouring Dirt Farmer and Cloudburst. Come on out and “taste Texas”!
For more information click here! If you can’t make it there come by our tasting room in Grapevine or check out out wines for ordering on-line for shipping to your home. Just to remind you, here are our award winning wines from the 2017 Livestock & Rodeo International Wine Competition.
2017 Houston Livestock & Rodeo International Wine Competition, 13 awards, 6 best in class champions
Short Rows, Gold, Class Champion, Texas Class Champion
2014 Dirt Farmer, Gold
2014 Cabernet Franc, Silver, Texas Class Champion
2014 Cloudburst, Silver, Reserve Texas Class Champion
2014 Petit Verdot, Silver, Reserve Texas Class Champion
2014 Dolcetto, Silver, Reserve Texas Class Champion
2015 Moscato Giallo, Silver
2014 Mourvèdre, Bronze
2015 Roussanne, Silver
2015 Trebbiano, Bronze
2015 Vermentino, Bronze
2015 Viognier, Silver
2014 Tempranillo, Silver