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The Source: 15 Years Later, Has Texas Wine Arrived?


Texas is known for a few things... the Dallas Cowboys (sorry Houston fans), Tex-Mex (it's in the name), and the border. But while its politicians may be red, wine still isn't the first thing people think about the Lone Star State, despite a burgeoning industry. 

According to the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Assocation they saw an 88 percent growth between 2005 and 2013, with nearly $2 billion in economic impact. But how good is Texas wine? And how does it compare?

Jordan Mackay wrote about the Texas turnaround in wine in October's Texas Monthly Magazine. Once clueless and classless, now a lot of good and even some great happening in Texas.  


  • Jordan Mackay, contributor for Texas Monthly Magazine
  • Chris Brundrett, William Chris Vineyards in Hye, Texas
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