Aug. 26, 2021

Susan Auler of Fall Creek Vineyards: Hill Country Advocate Extraordinaire

Susan Auler of Fall Creek Vineyards: Hill Country Advocate Extraordinaire

Susan Auler of Fall Creek Vineyards is my distinguished guest today. Susan and her husband Ed are often called the first family of Texas wine. You’ll hear Susan share the story of how a trip through France in the 1970s laid the groundwork for the Aulers going all in on Texas wine. The industry would certainly look a lot different if not for the Aulers' many contributions.

I’m also sharing the latest news about the Texas wine industry. We’ve got results from USA’s 10Best reader poll, and there are several new educational opportunities that will give you a chance to up your Texas wine game.

Cheers, y'all!

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Mentioned in this Episode

Texas Wine In the News

  1. USA Today’s 10Best Winners: Texas Hill Country wine region, Cabernet Grill, Cottonwood Wine Tours
  2. New Vineyard and Hops Yard at Palo Alto College in San Antonio
  3. Jessica Dupuy on Wine & Dine Road Trip to San Antonio
  4. Dr. Russell Kane’s Specialist of Texas Wine Course Annoucement
  5. Texas Fine Wine Sunset Wine & Dinner Cruise:
  6. Kuhlman Cellars’ Segments on Austin’s Fox News 7

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Interview: Susan Auler of Fall Creek Vineyards

Fall Creek Vineyards website

A Wine Tour of France by Frederick S. Wildman Jr

21-Day Itinerary for a Driving Tour of France - Map from book

Demerits and Gold Stars

Demerit: Writers who don’t use current statistics. Wine writers who can’t hide their indifference towards Texas wine. Editors and publications that don’t fact-check.

Gold Stars:

Rania Zayyat is a Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 Tastemaker of 2021!


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