May 6, 2021

Randy Hester on Goals, Grenache, & What's Exciting About Texas Wine

Randy Hester on Goals, Grenache, & What's Exciting About Texas Wine

On this episode, you’ll get to hear from Randy Hester of CL Butaud winery. He's got an interesting history that goes from Texas to California, then back to Texas again. His new tasting room, shared with Rae Wilson's Wine for the People brands, is turning heads. There's also lots of Texas wine country travel tips and an announcement about a winery for sale. Texas weather is in the news again too. Just when we get past a record-setting April freeze event, a hailstorm hits. Will Rogers said "The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn't still be a farmer." Ain't that the truth when it comes to our Texas grapegrowers!

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Texas Wine In the News

  1. Latest recorded freeze in Texas history
  2. Barnhill Vineyard and Winery is For Sale
  3. Wine & Food Foundation’s Toast to Texas Wine
  4. Wine Spectator: “Top Notch Restaurants Celebrating Local Wine”
  5. Kalasi Cellars' New Production Facility
  6. Food & Wine: The Five Best Wine Road Trips in the U.S.
  7. Texas Monthly: 8 Wineries that do Texas Spring Right
  8. Houston Chronicle:“Your Ultimate Guide to the Best of Texas Wine Country”

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Interview: Randy Hester of CL Butaud and Papa Frenchy


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Texas Winery Dogs by Andrew Chalk

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