Nov. 17, 2022

Glena Yates, President of the Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association

Glena Yates, President of the Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association

Glena Yates, president of the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association, joins me to share some history of the organization, information on recent challenges and staffing changes, and what TWGGA hopes to accomplish in the next legislative session.

In Texas wine news, I’ve got the scoop on a big California winery moving to town, wines purchases that support charitable causes, and which Texas winery makes the Top 100 Worlds Best Vineyards list for 2022.

Cheers y'all!

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‘Tis the season to Drink It All In! at the 2022 Christmas Wine Affair! November 28th through December 23rd, you can sip your way through over 35 unique Texas Hill Country Wineries, sample award-winning wines at up to four wineries per day, and receive exclusive discounts on bottle purchases!  

Buy your passport ticket to The Christmas Wine Affair at and Head for the Hills - November 28th through December 23rd.

Hey podcast listeners,

The State Fair of Texas has wrapped up for the year, but the fair’s curated list of sixteen award winning Blue Ribbon wines representing twelve Texas wineries are now available on Sommly! These wines were hand-selected by yours truly as a representation of the highest quality wines that Texas has to offer. For a limited time, you can support local businesses and bring the Texas winery experience to your doorstep.

Delivery is set to align with Christmas, so wine lovers can share a bottle of award-winning Texas wine that pairs perfectly with holiday dinner parties or to give as gifts. Bundles are perfect for that wine-lover in your life, and with bottle counts of 3, 6, or 12, there’s one for every budget.

Check out the “Buy Wine” section on to see all of the bundles that are available.

In Texas Wine News  

1. Halter Ranch Winery from Paso Robles is Opening a Tasting Room in Fredericksburg  

2. Charitable Wines for Thanksgiving and Beyond:  

Messina Hof - The Museum Collection  

William Chris Wine Co - Wanderer Series: Relief Project  

Kerrville Hills Winery - Conservino Wines  

3. William Chris Vineyards named to World’s Best Vineyards List  

4. Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Day with Lewis Wines  

5. December 10 is the final deadline for ordering Blue Ribbon Wine bundles or cases from  

6. Save the date for the 1st podcast happy hour! Tuesday, November 29 at 6 p.m.


Glena Yates, President of Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association (TWGGA)

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