Nov. 11, 2021

Patrick Whitehead of Blue Ostrich Winery

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.

Cheers y'all!

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Texas Wine In the News

Wine Business Monthly names Leah Derton and James Tidwell Wine Business Leaders of 2021

NEW! Uncorked YouTube Series About Texas Wine

Texas Winemakers YouTube Series About Texas Wine

Wild World Festivals / Celebration of all things that are fermented

Decanter List of 10 Texas Wines to Try

* William Chris Vineyards Roussanne, La Pradera Vineyard (highest score of 92)

* Duchman Family Winery Trebbiano, Bingham Family Vineyards

* Slate Mill Winery Viognier, Reddy Vineyards

* CL Butaud Cease & Desist (Tempranillo/Mourvedre blend)

* Wedding Oak’s Aglianico, Hye Top Vineyards

* Pedernales Cellars Texas High Plains Tempranillo

* Fall Creek Vineyards GSM, Salt Lick Vineyards

* Becker Vineyards Texas Hill Country Reserve Petit Sirah

* Texas Heritage Vineyards, Paka Vineyards Souzao

* Bingham Family Vineyards Texas High Plains Dugout (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignan, and Petit Verdot blend)

Lana Bortolot for White Wines You’ll Fall For 

Granbury's Winter Wine Walk - Nov 19-20

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Interview: Patrick Whitehead of Blue Ostrich Winery

Blue Ostrich Winery’s Website

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