Discover Wine Festival
This year the Discover Wine Festival took place in Kemah at Clear Creek Winery. Twelve wineries from around Texas participated, quite a few from well beyond the Houston area. Maria and I volunteered helping Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards and Rohan Meadery. We had a lot of fun, and volunteering at these events is a great way to learn more about Texas wine and the wine industry as a whole. They also give an opportunity discover new wineries, great for inspiring the next winery trip!
We tasted a good number of noteworthy wines that were new to us as well as visited some old favorites:
Rohan Meadery - They have a really nice off-dry Blanc du Bois from estate fruit. We also enjoyed a meads we tried. We will be visiting them in La Grange soon!
Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards - Their Texican blend of Sangiovese and Montepulciano was my favorite. Their Blanco Grande, an estate Blanc du Bois, was very nice as well.
Kissing Tree Vineyards - We really liked their Merlot, more earthiness than most. Actually, we wouldn't have pegged it as a Merlot in a blind tasting. The fruit is from Brenham. A great showing from a new winery!
Haak Vineyards and Winery - We got to try their Rose, which is made from Cinsault. We're seeing more Cinsault Roses from Texas, and that's a great thing. We did get to revisit their dry Blanc du Bois, and I still think it's still my go-to dry Blanc du Bois.
Houston Winery - Their dry Black Spanish was very good and well balanced. We'll have to visit soon.
Landon Winery - We've had Landon's Tempranillo several times before and continue to enjoy it.
Flat Creek Estate - I always go back to their Super Texan, a primarily Sangiovese blend. If you're in the market for a serious winery and vineyard you can check out this: centraltexaswinery.com