|Find A Texas Winery|
Gale and I went to the Sigel’s Texas Tasting and had a great time. I did not realize how many great vodkas, whiskeys, tequilas and rums are being made Texas. We won’t even get into how many beers and Ales are brewed in Texas. Needless to say you really never need to leave our great state to find some wonderful brews and spirits.
Now for the real purpose of our adventure out in the rain…Texas Wines. There were four wineries represented and two deserve comment.
|Lone Oak Wines|
The Lone Oak Winery in Burleson had both Tempranillo and Viognier wines available to taste and both were quite nice. Tempranillo is the Spanish grape that I think all Texas wineries should consider. They do well in Texas and make excellent wines that are bold, full bodied red wines with flavors of berries, plums, herbs and vanilla. Tempranillos are ruby red wines that also have the flavors of tobacco and leather which are always interesting in wines. These wines are very food friendly and go especially well with grilled pork. And Lone Oaks Tempranillo was well worth our time!
|Duchman Family Wines|
Duchman Family Winery in Driftwood also had two very noteworthy wines. The Duchman Winery uses 100% Texas grown grapes and their Sangiovese was very nice. The Duchman also makes all of their wines in the Italian style, and Sangiovese is an Italian grape that appears to be adapting very well in Texas. Sangiovese wines are red wines that tend to have light color with high acidity. They can have moderate to high tannins, and because of their high acidity they pair well with food, especially Tuscan style meals. And I personally like them with almost anything grilled!