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Texas Wildflowers and Wine: Both Full of Picnicking Promise

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The vibrant spring buds of new leaves have come and opened. The peach trees have blossomed, and the blooms along the roadsides are just as fragrant as ever. Spring is in full swing in Texas and while the perfume fills the air, and many a Sunday driver is slowly winding their way down sleepy roads, anxious to see our state’s wildflowers in all their glory, you could be ahead of the game by packing a picnic, a blanket, and a Texas wine with which to complement the landscape.

Texas Wildflowers and Wine: Both Full of Promise

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Making wine with a certain sense of style is something we do quite well here in Texas, and the opportunity to pass by a vineyard, winery, or small producer while on your wildflower route is quite favorable. Regardless of your favored blends or tastes, you can rest assured there’s a Texas wine full of promise just waiting for you, and it’s sure to help you make the most out of that wildflower picnic with your loved one. Here are a few to consider:

  • Grape Creek Vineyards 2015 Viognier
  • Pedernales Cellars Dry Rosé (Stonewall)
  • Becker Vineyards 2015 Wilmeth Vineyards Reserve Dolcetto
  • Spicewood Vineyards Mourvèdre or Tempranillo Rosé (Spicewood)
  • Wedding Oak Winery 2016 Viognier
Texas Wildflowers and Wine: Both Full of Promise

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To pair your picnic creatively, perhaps try one or more of the following:

  • Selection of deli meats, pickles, olives, and crackers
  • A variety of cheeses (one hard and one soft perhaps) such as Monterey jack and goat cheese or brie.
  • A crusty baguette or bread of your choosing
  • Condiments such as honey, balsamic drizzle, or olive tapenade
  • Fruits like apples, melon, and grapes.