Aug. 12, 2021

Wine Tourism in Fredericksburg

Wine Tourism in Fredericksburg

Today, you’ll hear my interview with Ernie Loeffler, President and CEO of the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau. So many people start exploring Texas wine with a visit to Texas wine country. Ernie's statistics on wineries and wine visitors in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County are staggering!

In Texas wine news, there’s another winery for sale, new technology for ultimate extraction at Kerrville Hills Winery, and a cover story about Texas wine in Austin Monthly magazine. Stick around until the end of the podcast to hear more about picpoul blanc, a favorite Texas white wine that is getting more national attention.

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Mentioned in this Episode

Texas Wine In the News

  1. Brazos Valley Wineries Struggle with Heavy Rain
  2. New Flash Détente Unit at Kerrville Hills Winery
  3. FOR SALE: Red Wing Dove Winery and Vineyard
  4. Jessica Dupuy and Chris Hughes for Austin Monthly: Texas Wine Trails: Best places to sip, sleep and dine
  5. H-E-B Celebrates Texfest with 10% off Texas wine August 11–24
  6. San Antonio Express News: Peek inside Regan and Carey Meador’s beautiful home at Southold Farm + Cellars

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.

Check out Heavenly Hosts for your Fredericksburg lodging needs!

Interview: Ernie Loeffler of Fredericksburg’s Convention & Visitors Bureau

Visit the Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau

Demerits and Gold Stars

Demerit: I handled it.

Gold Stars:
Wildfire Restaurant in Georgetown

Cabernet Grill in Fredericksburg

Educational Segment: Picpoul Blanc

Sophia MacDonald for SevenFiftyDaily: Complex Picpoul has Arrived

Texas Picpoul Blanc Mentioned:

Bending Branch Estate Picpoul blanc and Bourbon Barrel Aged Picpoul blanc
McPherson Picpoul blanc Texas High Plains
USDA Grape Variety Report
Perissos Vineyard Kubacak Vineyard Picpoul blanc
Ab Astris Picpoul blanc and Stello white blend: new wines coming soon!
The Austin Winery Picpoul Pet-Nât, a multi-vintage ripasso style wine
Southold Farm + Cellar Fortified Skin Contact Picpoul blancl

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