Savor North Texas: “Big Red” Wine Country and More

By on June 16, 2017 Texas Wine News

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(Vintage Texas) “Things are really happenin’ up here in North Texas,” says Gabe Parker owner of Homestead Winery locations in Ivanhoe, Denison, and Grapevine. “This area’s gaining a reputation for being ‘Big Red Country’ with new vineyards and wineries going up left and right.” He suggests the big red regional wines that are showing well are led by Syrah – that is not the case in better-known wine regions of Texas. Parker is quick to add, “There are other excellent wines made up here, too – both reds and whites. Just travel around and you will find your favorite. Ya know, I’m particularly partial to my Malbec.”

Parker’s “Big Red Country” is a broad arc of Texas bounded by the Red River to the north that runs from Saint Jo in the west and eventually bending south past Tyler in the east. Best of all, the DFW Metroplex is smack dab in the middle of it. READ MORE >

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