The question is there… and it was asked by at the Austin Food & Wine Festival and Jessica Dupuy of Texas Monthly Magazine. Here is their answer in Jessica’s article in Texas Monthly Magazine. Here is another great article by Matt McGinnis in the Austin Culture Map.

Wow, it looks like they had a great time at the Austin Food & Wine Festival. Wish we could have been there, but then we were at the High Plains Winegrowers vineyard tour. We have to make sure that they aren’t scheduled on the same weekend again.

After last year’s drought I have very little color to show off some of the wines discussed, but I found a little bit of green. And yes, that’s all the patio chairs stacked against the wall of the house because there were tornadoes and baseball sized hail north of us last night close to Lubbock. We didn’t have either of those, just a little rain; but you always have to be prepared in West Texas.

Here is the Duchman Family Winery Vermentino that they are enjoyed, made with Bingham Family Vineyards grapes grown on the High Plains of Texas.

Then the panel enjoyed some McPherson Cellars Roussanne. For this wine you just have to drive to downtown Lubbock to pick up a few bottles, or maybe a case or two.

Here is the close-up just so you don’t miss the fact that this wine was made for grapes grown in our vineyard also. Kim McPherson did a great job making this wine.

So, now, go read all the good things that the panel said about these two wines as well as the other four wines from Texas that they enjoyed, especially the Haak Maderia. Get Raymond Haak to tell you the history of Maderia if you go visit their lovely winery. Very interesting.



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