Oct. 14, 2021

Joey Bagnasco of Valley Mills Vineyards

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.
Cheers, y'all!

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Texas Wine In the News

  1. McPherson Cellars Nominated for American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast
  2. Food & Wine Magazine: 6 American Wine Vacations to Take This Season
  3. Catherine Todd for Forbes.com Texas Wines Show Adventurous Spirit and Love for Diversity
  4. Job Postings on Texas Hill Country Wineries Website
  5. Job Postings on Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association Website
  6. A novel set along Wine Road 290: Cactus Christmas: A Texas Wine Trail Series by Heather Renee May
  7. Register for TWGGA’s Grape Camp 2021

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Interview: Joey Bagnasco, GM & Winemaker at Valley Mills Vineyards

Valley Mills Vineyards’ Website

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Demerits and Gold Stars


Out of date and incomplete information on wineries’ website and social media.


Gold Star:

Visit Lubbock’s: A Beginner’s Guide to Wine by Madi White, McPherson Cellars’ Wine Club & Service Manager


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