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First Texas Sommelier Tasting Program

A glass of wine
A glass of wine
Heather Carr

Texas sommeliers and wine experts selected the top Texas wines from more than one hundred in the first annual Texas Sommelier Tasting program. Many of these wines come from local Fort Worth wineries.

A wide variety of grapes grow well in Texas' varied climates – from Blanc du Bois along the coast to Tempranillo, Sangiovese, and Vermentino in West Texas. With more than 215 wineries, Texas is the fifth largest wine producing state and the seventh largest grape producer.

The sommeliers and wine experts produced a list of their favorites. From the Fort Worth area:

  • Lone Oak Winery, 2010 Viognier
  • Lone Oak Winery, 2010 Blanc du Bois
  • La Buena Vida Vineyards in Springtown, 2005 Smith Estate Tempranillo

From vineyards that you could visit on a day trip from Fort Worth:

  • Inwood Estates Vineyards, 2006 Magellan
  • Inwood Estates Vineyards, 2008 Cornelius
  • Enoch's Stomp, 2009 Off-Dry Blanc du Bois
  • Enoch's Stomp, 2009 Sweet Lenoir
  • Enoch's Stomp, 2009 Ellen's Sweet Song
  • Landon Winery, 2010 Gewurztraminer
  • Red Caboose Winery and Vineyard, 2008 Lenoir/Tempranillo

The Texas Sommelier Tasting program was held in Austin in January. The blind tasting will be part of an ongoing program designed to let wine consumers know what to expect from Texas wines. Read a full list of the favorite wines from the professionals at the Texas Sommelier Tasting program.


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