Friday, July 31, 2009

VINO LAS VEGAS explores Texas Wines

We have explored estate wines all over the country. Many people along the way suggested we visit the great state of Texas and see what they have to offer

The town of Grapevine is located just outside of Dallas along side Lake Grapevine. This lovely little town has a main street dotted with cafes , antique shops , restaurants and winery tasting rooms.

Some of the wineries actually make the wine right there at their facility with "juice" brought in from California , New York and elsewhere. This was fine but we were looking for Estate grown Texas wine and we found it !

Homestead Winery is the oldest continually
operating winery in the Red River Valley in North Texas.

The Parker family has over 100 years of farming tradition that still continues today. The Vineyard was was planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and replaced the typical crop of wheat and corn.

Denison Texas is known world wide especially the French. In 1880 Denison's T.V Munson helped save France's vineyards by sending thousands of North Texas grape rootstocks to the Charante region of France which were grafted to their native grape varieties to help make them disease resistant. To this day , Denison 's sister city is Cognac , France.

We sampled many of the wines produced by Homestead. Their Syrah and Cabernet stood out for us as well as their lovey Sherry that made us leave with a smile. For for information on Homestead winery please visit If you are in the Dallas-FortWorth area Grapevine is a great place to stop in and enjoy some Texas hospitality. For for on Grapevine and what they have to offer visit

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Elaine and Scott

Elaine and Scott
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