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Brian McCue
 
October 27, 2021 | Brian McCue

Here’s a peek into what we’re bottling in 2022!

One of our most important and nerve wrecking tasks is our wine projections. The 2021 grape harvest is over. Bottling will start in March of 2022 should be finished by July. Some of these wines will not be released until 2024! It’s challenging, but we’re getting better with our projections.

Quiz (answers below):

  1. How many different wine labels (combination of varietals and vintages) have we printed?

  2. How many bottles have we produced?

2022 Bottling:

Although we’re still working on some releases, we wanted to share a few that we have finalized:

  • 2021 Shamus Rosé – 100% Sangiovese Rosé

  • 2021 Welcome – the 3rd bottling of our Welcome

  • 2021 Roussanne – 100% Roussanne

  • 2021 Aged to Reflection – a blend of Aglianico, Petite Sirah & Cabernet!

  • 2021 Mourvedre – 100% Mourvedre – our 1st!

Upcoming Releases:

2019 Sangiovese and 2019 Retrospective both in December 2021. 2019 Dolcetto and another 2019 Sangiovese will be released in early 2022!

Answers:

While doing our planning, we always look back at our past usages by year. So we decided to look at all of our production since we opened just at 4 and a half years ago. We have submitted 34 labels for federal and state approvals. Here’s one that even surprised us! We have bottled over 60,000 bottles or a little over 5,000 cases!

Moira McCue
 
October 13, 2021 | Moira McCue

It's A Texas Wine Thing

October is Texas Wine Month. Texas Wineries have finished their 2021 grape harvest and are preparing for their next steps in the wine making process. Did you know that Texas has over 400 wineries and 18 wine trails throughout the state? There are a few great web resources for Texas Wine;

Uncork Texas Wines created by the Texas Department of Agriculture for a thorough listing of Texas wineries, wine events and Texas wine information/news

Texas Wine Lover created by Texas Wine Blogger Jeff Cope is another recommended site for a complete list of Texas Wineries, Texas vineyards, Texas Wine Festivals, blog posts, wine competition results and so much more

Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association is a Texas trade association and their website lists participating member wineries, Texas wine information, Texas wine industry events and more

Of the 18 Texas wine trails, we’re members in the Cross Timbers Wine Trail. So no matter where you live in Texas, there are Texas wine events within a short distance. Make it a point to support Texas wine and the Texas Wine industry!

Some additional industry facts: There are over 5,000 acres of grapevines planted in the state and the industry supports over 100,000 jobs. The economic impact for the Texas wine industry is over @13.1 billion dollars! Over 1.7 million tourists visit Texas wineries spending over $700 million. Did you know that the Texas Hill Country now ranks 2nd in wine tourism in the US, following Napa Valley, CA? Texas wines are gaining acclaim in wine competitions too, most notably at the 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

We got the grapes too! There are 8 AVA’s (American Viticultural Area) in Texas. The Texas Hill Country AVA is the 2nd largest viticultural area in the US covering over 9 million acres! The majority of our grapes come from the Texas High Plains AVA, covering over 8 million acres. Here are some of the grape varietals that we have been so lucky to showcase: Montepulciano, Roussanne, Trebbiano, Aglianico, Malvasia Bianca, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Dolcetto, Tempranillo and many others! What are your favorites?

Finally, the most important fact in the Texas wine industry… There are more wineries outside of the Fredericksburg area then in it! All kidding aside, most everyone knows about the Texas Hill Country Wineries, but there are wineries all over the state. So plan your Texas winery road trips and let us know how it goes.


Bonus Fact: We attended the Plano Food + Wine Festilval on Oct 9th, 2021. It was the first wine festival that we were able to work together since we've opened the winery 4.5 years ago!

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