This Is Texas Wine seeks to amplify 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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Winemaker Jason Centanni of Llano Estacado Winery
Happy New Year! Winemaker Jason Centanni of Llano Estacado Winery is my guest on this episode. We take a trip through Llano Estacado Winery history, talk about Jason's winemaking philosophy, and get geeky on winemaking. Plus catch up on all the latest news about the Texas wine industry.
Texas is Mad for Mourvèdre
In the last episode of 2021, I'm taking a closer look at one of the most popular red grapes grown in Texas, Mourvèdre. It's one of my favorites.
I’ll also share a recap of the most important Texas wine stories from 2021. Can you guess what they are?
Comparing Notes with Interpreting Wine Podcast's Lawrence Francis
My guest in this episode is London-based Lawrence Francis, host of Interpreting Wine Podcast. He’s sharing great insights into how wineries can effectively communicate their stories and engage with customers.
Plus, I’ll share Texas wine news including national press recognition for several Texas wines and a new study that shows huge growth in Texas winery numbers.
Patrick Whitehead of Blue Ostrich Winery
On this episode, you’ll get to know Patrick Whitehead of Blue Ostrich Winery in St. Jo. Patrick is the first person I’ve interviewed from North Texas. He shares his thoughts about growing grapes and making wine in North Texas, his desire for a new AVA for his estate vineyard, and so much more.
First, there's Texas wine news including recognition for Leah Derton of William Chris Vineyards, Texas wineries at Wild World Festival in Brooklyn, and Texas wine selections appearing in Decanter. Remembering Dr. Pat Brennan of Brennan Vineyards.
Paul M. and Karen Bonarrigo of Messina Hof Winery
How much do you really know about Messina Hof, one of the largest wineries in Texas? My interview with Paul M. and Karen Bonarrigo (winemaker and chief administrative officer, respectively) provides a glimpse behind the scenes of a family business with a rich tradition and bold goals for the future.
In Texas wine news, I’ve got a cool wine industry job to share, news of a winery that may be haunted, and results from recent wine competitions.
Joey Bagnasco of Valley Mills Vineyards
Valley Mills Vineyards winemaker Joey Bagnasco joins me to discuss growing grapes in Bosque County and making wine in a beautiful three-story gravity flow winery right outside my hometown of Waco, Texas.
In Texas wine industry news, there's a major award nomination for McPherson Cellars, a new tasting room for a popular Hill Country winery, national recognition for being a trendy wine region, and more.
Shelly is so very knowledgeable and fun. Love listening to her podcasts along with our staff at NNN Winery
I love this Podcast!
A must listen for anyone interested in Texas wine and the Texas wine industry. I have learned so much about the wineries, winemakers, growers and happenings around the state. The podcast is full of relevant and timely information presented in an entertaining way. I look forward to each new episode!
An informative exploration of Texas wine
It didn’t take long to feel like I had massively leveled-up my knowledge of what’s going on in the Texas wine industry. It’s a good exploration of new and old winemakers and wineries but also shares information on current events and other interesting Texas wine topics.