California’s Napa Valley is the best-known region in the United States for wine. In a late July news story, the Huffington Post says the Texas Hill Country is the second-best known region, and that it’s “the new Napa.”
Southern Living calls it, similarly, “the next Napa.”
Those are big words.
But they’re fair assertions, says Jasper Russo, director of wine marketing at Sigel’s. Both Napa Valley in California and Fredericksburg in Texas are part wine country, part tourism destinations. And you need both to create a successful vineyard-hopping culture. READ MORE