Oct. 1, 2021

Kicking off Texas Wine Month with Jennifer McInnis Fadel of Bending Branch Winery

Kicking off Texas Wine Month with Jennifer McInnis Fadel of Bending Branch Winery

October is Texas Wine Month! I’ll get the celebration off on the right foot with my guest Jennifer McInnis Fadel, general manager of Bending Branch winery in Comfort.

I’m also sharing the latest news about the Texas wine industry including results from the 2021 Texas Vintners Cup. Texas Monthly and Uncork Texas Wines organized a new way to recognize 12 very special Texas wines. Plus, hear about California wineries coming to Texas, wineries and vineyards for sale, and more.

Cheers y'all!

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Mentioned in this Episode

Texas Wine In the News
This segment is sponsored by Texas Fine Wine. For more information about the October 15 Texas Fine Wine dinner, click here

  1. Texas Monthly and Uncork Texas Wine present 2021 Texas Vintners Cup (PDF)

Fall Creek Vineyards 2019 Chardonnay from Certenberg Vineyards
Kerrville Hills Winery 2019 Semillon
Lewis Wines 2020 Swim Spot
McPherson Cellars 2020 The Queen Viognier
Wedding Oak Winery 2019 Roussanne
Slate Theory 2020 Cinsault Rose
Bending Branch Winery’s 2017 Tannat from Newsom Vineyards
Lost Draw Cellars 2019 Sangiovese from Alta Loma Vineyards
McPherson Cellars 2019 Carignan
Texas Heritage Vineyards 2018 Souzao
Triple N Ranch 2019 Malbec
Vinovium 2016 Sketch Tempranillo Blend

  1. Texas Hill Country Wineries October Passport Event
  2. North Texas Wine Country October Passport Event
  3. Additional Texas wine month events at www.uncorktexaswines.com
  4. Eater Austin: Welcome to Texas Wine Country
  5. FOR SALE: 14 acre property on 290
  6. FOR SALE: Profitable Texas winery with multiple locations
  7. FOR SALE: Andy Timmons’ home and estate vineyard in Lubbock County
  8. Chron.com: “A Harry Potter-themed California winery is coming to the Texas Hill Country”
  9. Washington Post: Napa wines needn’t be the benchmark. Let’s appreciate what other regions do well, too.

Wine & Food Foundation

I’m so happy to be part of the community of wine and food lovers at The Wine & Food Foundation! Get more information about upcoming events, the IMBIBE: The WFF Education Series, and find membership options here.

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Interview: Jennifer McInnis Fadel, GM of Bending Branch Winery

Bending Branch website
Follow Bending Branch on social media @bendingbranchwinery

Demerits and Gold Stars

The wine “12” that masquerades as a wine affiliated with Texas A&M but is actually a Spanish Rioja!

Gold Star:
William Chris Vineyards’ Honorable Mention in the Wine Spectator’s 2021 Video Contest: Growing Wine

Shelly’s Wine Education Website: www.toastwinetalk.com

Thanks to Texas Wine Lover for promotional help! For the latest information on Texas wineries and vineyards, visitTexas Wine Lover