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Update on 2015 Growing Season in The Texas Hill Country

The intrinsic quality of any given wine is explained by interacting factors which include, among the long list, weather of that particular vintage.  So, it’s good to keep an eye on the charts and how they compare to previous years or long term averages to sort of stay in touch with what plants are experiencing. Continue reading

Wine o’Clock News – Texas Terroir, Part 1

As a winemaker for 20 years in Chile, I was on my way last August to become the Director of Winemaking for Fall Creek Vineyards.  The minute I got off the plane in Austin, I immediately thought Texas weather was just too hot for growing high quality wine grapes;  it was something like 100ºF. Continue reading