At this point, I thought I had drank it all. From Napa Valley to the cava regions of Spain, I’ve made my way around the globe with a wine glass in hand. So I hate to say it, when the opportunity to head to Texas for the first time – in the middle of nowhere – was presented, I was less than enthused. But I never say no to travel, so I hopped on a plane and made my way to a town called Fredericksburg, about 90 minutes outside of Austin.
Roughly 85% of all Texas wine is drunk in state. So unless a wanderer has landed there, they might never know that there are hundreds of wineries and vineyards throughout the state. The varieties are vast too – from sweet Rieslings to very bold, full reds. While I did enjoy the antiquing, chocolate tasting and visiting to Lyndon B. Johnson’s old ranch, really the wine took center stage in Texas Hill Country and I couldn’t wait to get started sampling.