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  1. #1
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Texas Wine

    Here's a URL with lots of Wineries in Texas.

    http://www.gotexanwine.org/findwinesandwineries/

    I was amazed there were so many around Houston, I figured the Hill
    Country would be loaded but not Houston.

  2. #2
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Texas Wine

    In article <SO67l.1296$3y5.1[email protected]>,
    George Shirley <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Here's a URL with lots of Wineries in Texas.
    >
    > http://www.gotexanwine.org/findwinesandwineries/
    >
    > I was amazed there were so many around Houston, I figured the Hill
    > Country would be loaded but not Houston.


    Ideal grape climate.
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." -- Dalai Lama

  3. #3
    Becca Guest

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    Omelet wrote:
    > In article <SO67l.1296$[email protected]>,
    > George Shirley <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Here's a URL with lots of Wineries in Texas.
    >>
    >> http://www.gotexanwine.org/findwinesandwineries/
    >>
    >> I was amazed there were so many around Houston, I figured the Hill
    >> Country would be loaded but not Houston.

    >
    > Ideal grape climate.


    Who knew that Texas had so many wines.

    http://www.texaswine.com/

    Becca

  4. #4
    Janet Wilder Guest

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    George Shirley wrote:
    > Here's a URL with lots of Wineries in Texas.
    >
    > http://www.gotexanwine.org/findwinesandwineries/
    >
    > I was amazed there were so many around Houston, I figured the Hill
    > Country would be loaded but not Houston.


    I recommend the Cap Rock Winery near Lubbock.

    St. Genevieve, the largest in Texas, is in Ft. Stockton but they are not
    open to the public for tastings or anything.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Bad spelling. Bad punctuation
    Good Friends. Good Life

  5. #5
    George Shirley Guest

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    Janet Wilder wrote:
    > George Shirley wrote:
    >> Here's a URL with lots of Wineries in Texas.
    >>
    >> http://www.gotexanwine.org/findwinesandwineries/
    >>
    >> I was amazed there were so many around Houston, I figured the Hill
    >> Country would be loaded but not Houston.

    >
    > I recommend the Cap Rock Winery near Lubbock.
    >
    > St. Genevieve, the largest in Texas, is in Ft. Stockton but they are not
    > open to the public for tastings or anything.
    >

    There was a company started in Texas back in the late seventies that was
    producing vodka and bourbon. Anyone remember who the were?

  6. #6
    Chris Marksberry Guest

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    "Janet Wilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:0048ed93$0$18409$[email protected]..
    > George Shirley wrote:
    >> Here's a URL with lots of Wineries in Texas.
    >>
    >> http://www.gotexanwine.org/findwinesandwineries/
    >>
    >> I was amazed there were so many around Houston, I figured the Hill
    >> Country would be loaded but not Houston.

    >
    > I recommend the Cap Rock Winery near Lubbock.
    >
    > St. Genevieve, the largest in Texas, is in Ft. Stockton but they are not
    > open to the public for tastings or anything.
    >
    > --
    > Janet Wilder
    > Bad spelling. Bad punctuation
    > Good Friends. Good Life


    IMHO opinion Ft. Stockton should be closed period!!! It used to be our
    halfway stopping point when we drove from the Houston area to Phoenix.

    I've been to almost all the wineries in the Hill Country, but haven't been
    to the Haak Vineyard & Winery Inc. which is actually pretty close to my
    home. We did meet Gladys and Raymond Haak (lovely people) at a wine and
    food pairing that was held in Kemah, TX at the Flying Dutchman.

    Chris



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    Janet Wilder Guest

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    Chris Marksberry wrote:
    > "Janet Wilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:0048ed93$0$18409$[email protected]..
    >> George Shirley wrote:
    >>> Here's a URL with lots of Wineries in Texas.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.gotexanwine.org/findwinesandwineries/
    >>>
    >>> I was amazed there were so many around Houston, I figured the Hill
    >>> Country would be loaded but not Houston.

    >> I recommend the Cap Rock Winery near Lubbock.
    >>
    >> St. Genevieve, the largest in Texas, is in Ft. Stockton but they are not
    >> open to the public for tastings or anything.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Janet Wilder
    >> Bad spelling. Bad punctuation
    >> Good Friends. Good Life

    >
    > IMHO opinion Ft. Stockton should be closed period!!! It used to be our
    > halfway stopping point when we drove from the Houston area to Phoenix.
    >
    > I've been to almost all the wineries in the Hill Country, but haven't been
    > to the Haak Vineyard & Winery Inc. which is actually pretty close to my
    > home. We did meet Gladys and Raymond Haak (lovely people) at a wine and
    > food pairing that was held in Kemah, TX at the Flying Dutchman.
    >
    > Chris
    >
    >


    I couldn't agree with you more, Chris. We used to stop there on our way
    west, too. There is nothing redeeming about that town.

    We just went through it last July on a road trip to New Mexico with
    friends. We waved at the RV park where we all used to stay when we lived
    in our fifth wheels. The friends, whom we met on the road, live in
    permanent house near us.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Bad spelling. Bad punctuation
    Good Friends. Good Life

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Texas Wine

    On Thu, 01 Jan 2009 11:43:31 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Ideal grape climate.


    warm days, cool nights?


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

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    notbob Guest

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    On Thu, 01 Jan 2009 11:13:17 -0600, George Shirley wrote:


    > I was amazed there were so many around Houston.......


    I'm amazed it's spelled any way other than "whine", as in, "We're not the
    biggest state, anymore?"

    nb

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    modom (palindrome guy) Guest

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    On Thu, 01 Jan 2009 13:45:32 -0600, Janet Wilder
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Chris Marksberry wrote:
    >> "Janet Wilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:0048ed93$0$18409$[email protected]..
    >>> George Shirley wrote:
    >>>> Here's a URL with lots of Wineries in Texas.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.gotexanwine.org/findwinesandwineries/
    >>>>
    >>>> I was amazed there were so many around Houston, I figured the Hill
    >>>> Country would be loaded but not Houston.
    >>> I recommend the Cap Rock Winery near Lubbock.
    >>>
    >>> St. Genevieve, the largest in Texas, is in Ft. Stockton but they are not
    >>> open to the public for tastings or anything.
    >>>

    >>
    >> IMHO opinion Ft. Stockton should be closed period!!! It used to be our
    >> halfway stopping point when we drove from the Houston area to Phoenix.
    >>
    >> I've been to almost all the wineries in the Hill Country, but haven't been
    >> to the Haak Vineyard & Winery Inc. which is actually pretty close to my
    >> home. We did meet Gladys and Raymond Haak (lovely people) at a wine and
    >> food pairing that was held in Kemah, TX at the Flying Dutchman.
    >>
    >> Chris

    >
    >I couldn't agree with you more, Chris. We used to stop there on our way
    >west, too. There is nothing redeeming about that town.
    >
    >We just went through it last July on a road trip to New Mexico with
    >friends. We waved at the RV park where we all used to stay when we lived
    >in our fifth wheels. The friends, whom we met on the road, live in
    >permanent house near us.


    Just down the road from Ft. Stockton is the town of Balmorhea, and the
    little state park nearby is well worth a visit. It's an old CCC
    project built around a HUGE spring that produces millions of gallons
    of water a day. All that water coming out of the ground in that arid
    territory is impressive.
    http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/f...rks/balmorhea/

    OBFood: Pecos cantaloupes are grown out there.
    OBCrummy towns: Van Horn is a place not to visit unless you're headed
    for the Guadalupe Mountains.
    --

    modom

  11. #11
    Chris Marksberry Guest

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    "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:17zvzts9o0cyz$.[email protected]..
    > On Thu, 01 Jan 2009 11:13:17 -0600, George Shirley wrote:
    >
    >
    >> I was amazed there were so many around Houston.......

    >
    > I'm amazed it's spelled any way other than "whine", as in, "We're not the
    > biggest state, anymore?"
    >
    > nb


    As we always say here "wait until the ice melts"

    Chris



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    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: Texas Wine

    notbob wrote:
    > On Thu, 01 Jan 2009 11:13:17 -0600, George Shirley wrote:
    >
    >
    >> I was amazed there were so many around Houston.......

    >
    > I'm amazed it's spelled any way other than "whine", as in, "We're not the
    > biggest state, anymore?"
    >
    > nb


    We are the biggest state where people can live. Tundra doesn't count ;-)

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Bad spelling. Bad punctuation
    Good Friends. Good Life

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    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: Texas Wine

    modom (palindrome guy) wrote:

    > Just down the road from Ft. Stockton is the town of Balmorhea, and the
    > little state park nearby is well worth a visit. It's an old CCC
    > project built around a HUGE spring that produces millions of gallons
    > of water a day. All that water coming out of the ground in that arid
    > territory is impressive.
    > http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/f...rks/balmorhea/



    Been to Balmorhea. The spring is really something to see.
    > OBFood: Pecos cantaloupes are grown out there.


    Been to Pecos, too. Another town without much to do. It has a
    postage-sized zoo and a Flying J.

    > OBCrummy towns: Van Horn is a place not to visit unless you're headed
    > for the Guadalupe Mountains.


    Every five minutes a trin comes through Van Horn, or so it seems if one
    is trying to sleep there.

    Those little dusty cow towns do have a kind of charm, though. Ft.
    Stockton seems to have missed getting any.


    --
    Janet Wilder
    Bad spelling. Bad punctuation
    Good Friends. Good Life

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    Chris Marksberry Guest

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    <important info snipped>

    >>
    >> IMHO opinion Ft. Stockton should be closed period!!! It used to be our
    >> halfway stopping point when we drove from the Houston area to Phoenix.
    >>
    >> I've been to almost all the wineries in the Hill Country, but haven't
    >> been to the Haak Vineyard & Winery Inc. which is actually pretty close to
    >> my home. We did meet Gladys and Raymond Haak (lovely people) at a wine
    >> and food pairing that was held in Kemah, TX at the Flying Dutchman.
    >>
    >> Chris

    >
    > I couldn't agree with you more, Chris. We used to stop there on our way
    > west, too. There is nothing redeeming about that town.
    >
    > We just went through it last July on a road trip to New Mexico with
    > friends. We waved at the RV park where we all used to stay when we lived
    > in our fifth wheels. The friends, whom we met on the road, live in
    > permanent house near us.
    >
    > --
    > Janet Wilder
    > Bad spelling. Bad punctuation
    > Good Friends. Good Life


    When we drive though that area I get preoccupied wondering how those people
    who live in the middle of nowhere manage to shop or do anything for that
    matter. I'm just a city girl though. I guess Clayton Williams still lives
    there... the guy who so infamously insulted Ann Richards.

    Chris



  15. #15
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: Texas Wine

    I wannnnttt mooooo Brisketttttttt.

    Dimitri

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    modom (palindrome guy) Guest

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    On Thu, 01 Jan 2009 15:46:20 -0600, Janet Wilder
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >modom (palindrome guy) wrote:
    >
    >> Just down the road from Ft. Stockton is the town of Balmorhea, and the
    >> little state park nearby is well worth a visit. It's an old CCC
    >> project built around a HUGE spring that produces millions of gallons
    >> of water a day. All that water coming out of the ground in that arid
    >> territory is impressive.
    >> http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/f...rks/balmorhea/

    >
    >
    >Been to Balmorhea. The spring is really something to see.
    >> OBFood: Pecos cantaloupes are grown out there.

    >
    >Been to Pecos, too. Another town without much to do. It has a
    >postage-sized zoo and a Flying J.
    >
    >> OBCrummy towns: Van Horn is a place not to visit unless you're headed
    >> for the Guadalupe Mountains.

    >
    >Every five minutes a trin comes through Van Horn, or so it seems if one
    >is trying to sleep there.
    >
    >Those little dusty cow towns do have a kind of charm, though. Ft.
    >Stockton seems to have missed getting any.


    I like Marfa because of the Chinati Foundation.

    OBFood: some of the best huevos rancheros I ever ate were in a little
    joint in Balmorhea.
    --

    modom

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    Victor Sack Guest

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    George Shirley <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Here's a URL with lots of Wineries in Texas.
    >
    > http://www.gotexanwine.org/findwinesandwineries/
    >
    > I was amazed there were so many around Houston, I figured the Hill
    > Country would be loaded but not Houston.


    Here is what I posted in 2002, after my first visit to Texas:

    There are some very nice wines in Texas, surprisingly enough and we
    tasted (and drank) quite a few. Llano Estacado have an impressive
    range. Their Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, the Signature red and the
    Passionelle blend are very good. Sister Creek, Fall Creek, and Cap Rock
    all produce very good wines. Bell Mountain make a reasonable rendition
    of German Riesling. Escondido and Ste-Genevieve wines are forgettable,
    though. The wines are generally very good value, with Llano Estacado
    Passionelle costing less than $5.

    Victor

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    Janet Wilder Guest

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    modom (palindrome guy) wrote:
    > On Thu, 01 Jan 2009 15:46:20 -0600, Janet Wilder
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> modom (palindrome guy) wrote:
    >>
    >>> Just down the road from Ft. Stockton is the town of Balmorhea, and the
    >>> little state park nearby is well worth a visit. It's an old CCC
    >>> project built around a HUGE spring that produces millions of gallons
    >>> of water a day. All that water coming out of the ground in that arid
    >>> territory is impressive.
    >>> http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/f...rks/balmorhea/

    >>
    >> Been to Balmorhea. The spring is really something to see.
    >>> OBFood: Pecos cantaloupes are grown out there.

    >> Been to Pecos, too. Another town without much to do. It has a
    >> postage-sized zoo and a Flying J.
    >>
    >>> OBCrummy towns: Van Horn is a place not to visit unless you're headed
    >>> for the Guadalupe Mountains.

    >> Every five minutes a trin comes through Van Horn, or so it seems if one
    >> is trying to sleep there.
    >>
    >> Those little dusty cow towns do have a kind of charm, though. Ft.
    >> Stockton seems to have missed getting any.

    >
    > I like Marfa because of the Chinati Foundation.


    Did you see the lights? We did.
    >
    > OBFood: some of the best huevos rancheros I ever ate were in a little
    > joint in Balmorhea.
    > --
    >
    > modom



    --
    Janet Wilder
    Bad spelling. Bad punctuation
    Good Friends. Good Life

  19. #19
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Texas Wine

    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Thu, 01 Jan 2009 11:43:31 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Ideal grape climate.

    >
    > warm days, cool nights?


    Warm days and even warmer nights.

    It never cools off at night like it does in Northern CA. And any
    breeze usually stops at night, making it feel even hotter.

    -sw

  20. #20
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Texas Wine

    George Shirley <[email protected]> wrote:

    > There was a company started in Texas back in the late seventies that was
    > producing vodka and bourbon. Anyone remember who the were?


    Tito's Vodka was the first legal distillery in Texas. They started
    in '96 or so.

    -sw

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