The Texas Hill Country has quickly become one of the two great wine regions in the state, containing a large share of the more than 4,000 acres of vineyards, rivaled only by that of the Texas High Plains area. With varietals ranging from Italian to French, to Spanish as well, the wineries in Hill Country are carving their corner of the market with a selection of product that is 100% Texas-grown. If it’s not locally grown, it’s definitely locally made, and out of 350 wineries state-wide, all vying for the best grape that will grow into their piece of Texas terroir, the tasters, lovers and collectors are the real winners.
With grapes that thrive in the same climate that produces a big and bold nature of people, the seasonal rains and sunshine of Texas Hill Country also help to produce similar-nature wines with a rich complexity of flavors. Because not everyone is lucky enough to be from Texas, an objective review is required to determine how best the wine from this region compares to its counterparts in those of Sonoma, Willamette Valley and the Finger Lakes. But with Hill Country’s stature being compared to the likes of Napa you’ll be hard-pressed to find a wine taster that disagrees!
So what can you expect to cleanse your palates with while you await the next mouthwatering hors d’oeuvre or entrée that pairs with it so deliciously? Look no further. Here, for your consideration, is a listing of fine Texas Hill Country wines that range from ‘sumptuous’ to ‘stunner’, brazenly tempting you to crack the seal and uncork something that will brand you a true connoisseur and no longer just an armchair enthusiast! Feast your eyes and your wine-appreciation appetites on the following: