This Is Texas Wine amplifies the great things happening in the Texas wine industry by sharing news about Texas wineries, interviews, travel tips, updates from the vineyards across the state, and wine recommendations. Host Shelly Wilfong also provides Texas-specific wine education, information on industry trends, legislative developments, and other important topics that impact the Texas wine industry from a business and economic standpoint.
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Jackie Mancuso Brought Atlas Vineyard Management to Texas
Jackie Mancuso, vineyard manager for Atlas Vineyard Management joins me for this episode. Jackie and her teams were responsible for a lot of the grapes that were harvested in the Hill Country this year. We talk viticulture - including differences in Texas and California (where she’s from), disease pressures, picking rootstock, irrigation philosophy, and more.
But first, the Texas wine news. Texas Monthly has released the winners of this year’s Vintners Cup, the 37th annual GrapeFest has just concluded and People’s Choice winners announced, and there are a couple of new places opening around the state that you might want to check out.
Thanks for joining me on this Texas wine journey! Cheers y'all.
Cheramie and Todd Aho of Cheramie Wine
My guests are Cheramie Law Aho and Todd Aho. In 2020, they launched Cheramie Wine, and they’ve been building the brand ever since. Cheramie and Todd discuss self funding their wine business, finding mentors, and overcoming challenges along the way. Now they're happily expanding and finding key retail placements.
But first, listen for the latest Texas wine news. I’ve got a feature on Signor Vineyards's winemaker, an article about Texas wine vs. cannabis, and news of a new Texas wine brand that was recently shared on Good Morning America. Plus my reflections on Texas wine at the 18th annual TEXSOM conference.
Texas Wine Country Personalities: Amie Nemec, new co-owner of Texas Wine Lover
My guest today is Amie Nemec, the new co-owner of Texas Wine Lover. We discuss how she got her start in wine, what she’s learned along the way, and her new role with Texas Wine Lover. Plus it's harvest time across much of Texas. William Chris makes the Top 100 Vineyards in the World list for the second year in a row, and more! Cheers, y'all.
Talking Texas Viticulture with Evan McKibben
Evan McKibben wants nothing more than to share the stories of the vineyard with Texas wine drinkers. He's the vineyard manager at Pedernales Cellars’ Kuhlken Vineyard just north of Fredericksburg. Before that, he managed vineyards for William Chris Vineyards and also founded Red Caboose Winery with his dad. In our interview, Evan talks about opportunities to learn viticulture, his wine brand Broken Grape, and his farming philosophy.
In Texas wine news, lots of Texas winemakers are on the move, and the national spotlight is shining on a number of Texas wines and wine regions.
Dan and Maura Sharp: Replanting The Vineyard at Blue Mountain in Texas Davis Mountains AVA
I made a trip out west to interview today’s guests. The Texas Davis Mountains AVA has been on my radar for quite some time, but I had never actually been there just recently. The highlight of my trip was sitting down for a long chat with Dan and Maura Sharp, the inspiring couple that’s replanting the historic Vineyard at Blue Mountain. They're on a mission to create world class wine from the highest elevation vineyard in Texas (5600' feet).
In Texas wine news, I'll recap the recent VinePair articles that highlight Texas wines, share some takeaways from recent educational events I've attended, and share what two major publications are saying about Picpoul blanc.
Michael Barton of Hilmy Cellars
Michael Barton is the winemaker at Hilmy Cellars in Fredericksburg. He’s earning rave reviews for his wines, and today you’ll hear about his deep appreciation for Texas grape growers, the changes he’s been making at Hilmy, and what he learned working for some larger wineries. If you haven’t been to Hilmy lately, you’ll definitely want to go after hearing Michael’s interview.
But first, the Texas wine news.
Most informative Texas wine podcast
I’ve listened to every episode…first review.
Easily the most informative information source about Texas wine. Shelley has grown as a podcaster, and, more important, as an interviewer. The most recent episode (#63), captures the heart of Texas wine in Phil Lopez, but it displays Shelley’s skills as she asks specific questions about the realities of growing wine in Texas.
I look forward to every episode for the news segments as she always finds items I’ve missed about the growing Texas wine industry.
This is a must listen for those who want to learn about the growing (booming) Texas wine scene. You won’t be disappointed.
Super interesting and entertaining
I found this recently and am now listening to all the past episodes. I always learn something new every episode. This is Texas Wine is my new favorite wine podcast
Just found this podcast. Love the info on Texas wines.