At the winery ...
If you are a Cabernet Franc fan, or a red wine fan, a Texas grown and produced wine fan, or just a wine fan in general, you will be excited to know that on December 1st, 2016, we will be releasing our 2014 Cabernet Franc!
This wine has been aged for 18 months in oak. It has since been cellaring for optimal taste for you. We have been patiently waiting, but now it is ready. It will improve and age well with time, so buy more than one bottle now while you can. Our 2014 Petit Verdot was sold out in just a few months after it release. Enjoy one now and save one for later. Or better yet, buy a whole case, so that you can enjoy it and share it with friends.
Smoky aromas with jammy fruit, blackberry, and boysenberry with hints of cedar and eucalyptus. The flavors are big and rich with fruity red cherry and blackberry, smoky and oaky with minerals in the background, and cedar flavors in the finish.
See this wine and all of our reds as well as white wines that are all 100% grown and produced by us at our tasting room in Grapevine, our winery in Meadow, or on-line for your convenience. Check out our “Visit Us” link at the top of this page or just click here.
Our vineyard, winery, and farm crew got together last night for a mid-harvest celebration. Most of our full time crew was able to come with their families to celebrate. Grape harvest and peanut harvest are over. Cotton harvest is still to come. Looks like there will be a freeze this weekend to help get the cotton plants ready to harvest the cotton fiber.
We didn’t know it at the time, but we should have also been celebrating our awards that we won at the 2017 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition! Our 2015 Viognier won a gold and our 2014 Dolcetto won best in class. Our 2014 Dirt Farmer won a silver medal while our 2014 Cabernet Franc, 2015 Trebbiano, 2014 Chardonnay, and Short Rows won bronze. We won seven awards in all which is quite a few for a Texas winery.
Big thanks to our whole crew who make it possible for us to make our 100% estate grown, produced, and bottled wines. These are the people who work in the fields to bring you not only our award winning wines but provide grapes to over 25 other wineries around the state of Texas so that they can make even more great wines for you to enjoy.
November 10 is National Tempranillo Day. Celebrate the whole month with 100% estate grown Bingham Family Vineyards 2014 Tempranillo. Our 2014 Tempranillo was aged eighteen months in oak and has flavors of plum and cinnamon spice.
Wonderful for drinking now or for buying several bottles to stock your cellar. Tempranillo has a heritage as the noble grape of Spain. Texans have learned to grow the grape well in our state.
This wine has won a silver medal at the 2016 Lone Star Wine Competition and a bronze medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition.
Bingham Family Vineyards now has 25 acres of Tempranillo selling this great Texas grape to many wineries around the state.
As a senator Ted Cruz is interested in Texas, and for a few days he is getting a closer look at Texas agriculture which is a large part of the Texas economy and many Texans way of life. Today Cruz visited Meadow Co-op Gin, then to our farm and vineyards. Later in the afternoon they were planning on visiting a dairy. So, here was the taste of our lives.
First Cliff showed Cruz peanuts which we are in the process of harvesting and the equipment that we use to harvest them. We have a peanut field near by where the peanuts had been dug, but are left laying on top of the ground to dry. We are hoping for a few more days of dry weather, and then we can use the combines to finish off the harvest. Here Cliff is showing the senator some of those peanuts that are drying.
The next spot was the vineyard. There we introduced the senator to some of our children, Nathan, Sierra, and Brianna. Eric was there also, who helps in the vineyards.
Harvest will probably start by the end of the week. We have already started cluster sampling of the grapes to be assured of their ripeness.