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Viognier harvest on the High Plains

Harvest for 2015 looks amazing! After two years of lower grapes yields because of late spring freezes which damaged the fruit load on the vines, this year is a blessing.

Good quality grapes were harvested at both Bingham Family Vineyards and at Newsom Vineyards.

You can read more about the Viognier harvest at the Bingham’s web site, Viognier harvest on the High Plains . The golden juice was flowing.

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The Great Sip of Texas!

October 2 & 3 “THE GIANT SIP OF TEXAS”
($23 / $7 tax included)

A portion of the event proceeds will go to benefit the Lubbock Meals on Wheels, Wounded Warrior Project and The Hope Lodge/American Cancer Society. The event will showcase Texas Wineries, live entertainment, art booths and a chef’s demo tent sponsored by Carino’s which will pair food with the perfect Texas wines for all occasions.

College ID and Military ID and over 55 will receive $2 off ticket purchases at the door only!

Admission for 21 and older will include:  Admission to the People’s Choice Grand Tasting including 13 taste (1/2oz size) taste at wineries of their choice, a souvenir glass, Live Music Entertainment all day with Tori Vasquez concert on Sat. night, cooking demos from Carino’s and Cigar Mini-Seminars from Heroes and Legacies!

14 Great Texas Wineries
invite you to taste and purchase over 100 delectably different
World Class Wines
Purchasing available on-site by the glass, bottle or case
Great Food
from some of Lubbock’s top restaurants and wine-bars

Live Music
Continuous for all 3 days

Arts and Craft Booths
Many local artist and Art Groups showcasing their talents

Buy ticket here!

The Great Sip of Texas! The 2nd Annual Lubbock Wine Festival!

It is here again! The Great Sip of Texas!

You don’t want to miss it. Great High Plains Excitement. Wine, food, music, and fun.


Come Celebrate the Senses

Join us for the 2nd Annual Lubbock Wine Festival

October. 1, 2, and 3 of 2010

Fri. Oct. 1st 7:00 to 10:00 — Premier Preview Dinner ONLY! $80
“A Toast on the High Plains”!


Sat. Oct. 2nd 1:00 to 11:00 — Sun Oct. 3rd 1:00 to 6:00
Giant Sip of Texas ONLY! $23

Admission price for designated drivers is $7.00 at the gate ONLY and for Sat. and Sun. ONLY

American Wind Power Center — www.Windmill.com
(Check Road Map below for a map and Driving Directions)

Avoid the long lines at the gate! Purchase Tickets online HERE

 

“Headliner Concert” is Tori Vasquez – Sat. Night at 9:00.

Special thanks to this year’s sponsors:

LubbockGrapevine.com
ASCO Rentals
Triple J Chophouse and Brewery

Cap*Rock Viognier made with organic grapes

Cap*Rock 2008 Viognier

Cap*Rock Viognier 2008

Tasting Notes: This wine has a floral nose with strong honeysuckle accents. It has a slightly sweet taste on the pallet, but finishes dry. 

Pairings: It makes a nice pair with spicy food, but also is perfect for sipping by the pool.

Notes: This is the first wine produced in Texas labeled as “Made from organic grapes”

This is a single vineyard wine from Bingham Family Vineyards.

Release Date: June 2009

Russ Kane makes his top choices of 2009 Texas wines

Russ Kane has posted his top 10 Texas wine choices for 2009. You can read about his ideas about Texas 2000 wines here on his blog.

Two of the wines that ranked in his top 10 picks are from High Plains wine trail wineries.

Llano Estacado,  Viviana (White Blend) 2008 (www.llanowine.com)
A inspired blend of Gewurztraminer, Muscat Canelli, Viognier, Riesling and Chardonnay. Aromas of honeysuckle, tropical fruits and hint of musk followed by a lemon-lime, just a modest hint of sweetness, silky feel and long finish.

McPherson Cellars, Grenache Mourvedre 2007 (www.mcphersoncellars.com)
A blend of Mediterranean red grapes commonly found in Chatauneuf du Pape in southern Rhone.  It yields black cherry, raspberry, currants

There are also several wines mentioned that are made with grapes grown in the Texas High plains.

Inwood Estate Vineyards, Tempranillo-Cabernet 2005 (www.inwoodwines.com)
This wine continues to impress all that taste it with its opaque, purple color and rich dark berry flavors carrying vanilla and smoke. A marriage of Texas High Plains legacy (Cabernet) and future (Tempranillo).

Grapes for this wine came from Newsom Vineyard on the Texas High Plains.

Mandola Estate Winery, Vermentino 2008 (www.mandolaestatewinery.com
Golden straw colored and lightly aromatic white from the grape of the same name native to Italy, mostly in the regions of Liguria and Tuscany and on the island of Sardinia. It makes for a bright, golden-colored white wine, with fruity aromas and bright acidity

Grapes for this wine came from Bingham Family Vineyards on the Texas High Plains.

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