Founded in March of 2012, Texas Wine &Trail Magazine started as a simple idea: provide the Texas wine enthusiast an enjoyable publication highlighting the achievements and struggles of the Texas wine industry. Online from February 2013, the publication is dedicated to showcasing the amazing diversity of Texas wine culture and the State’s success as a top wine destination, second only to Napa Valley. Texas Wine & Trail offers insight to the challenges grape growers and winemakers in Texas must overcome to produce Internationally award winning wines.
Owners Marcus and Leanne Holley’s combined professional backgrounds lend to the fun and knowledgeable publication you read today. Marcus Holley utilizes his years of experience in the commercial wine industry and as the former Operations Manager and Assistant Winemaker at one of the largest wineries in the state of Texas, to provide clear insight and industry direction for Texas Wine & Trail Magazine. Leanne Holley, educated in marketing at Texas Tech University, has worked for years as a graphic designer and brand developer for multiple industries.
As Editor and creative director of Texas Wine & Trail, Leanne works to merge multiple dynamics of the Texas wine industry into an enjoyable read. Together they have created the leading Texas wine publication that embodies the spirit and determination of the Texas wine industry, offering readers free directories, reviews, driving maps, event calendar and most importantly,
“access to the most influential wine voices in the State.”
TW&T’s readership is growing exponentially through your continued support and receives over 245,000 unique worldwide visits per month. In 2014, within the first year of Texas Wine & Trail online, the publication launched a free Travel App and was a Finalist in the International Wine Blog Awards in the Best Industry/Business category. If you have a story idea or suggestion please feel free to contact Texas Wine & Trail any time.