Texas' Hill Country Wine Association Grows
Last week, the current 32 member wineries of the Texas Hill Country Wineries Association voted to add 3 new winery members and a second location tasting room for an existing member. This brings the total of association members to 36.
Hye Meadow Winery, located in Hye, Texas right on Highway 290, is still under construction but plans to open end of April or early May. Wines include Chardonnay, Shade Tree Blush, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Edelzwicker. Hye Meadow is owned by Mike and Denise Batek and the winemaker is Jeff Ivy. More information is available at www.HyeMeadow.com.
Lewis Wines, located in Johnson City, Texas just off of Highway 290, produces wines from 100 percent Texas grapes. Owner and winemaker Doug Lewis opened in 2012 and offers tastings by appointment only and has building a barrel room in the plans. More information is available at www.LewisWines.com.
Wedding Oak Winery, located in historic downtown San Saba, Texas, produces Texas-grown wines, blending Old World traditions with New World flair. Wines include Sangiovese, Tioja, Viognier, Wedding Oak White and Wedding Oak Bridal Blush. Wedding Oak is owned by Mike and Lynn McHenry, and the winemaker is Penny Adams. More information is available at www.WeddingOakWinery.com.
Fiesta Winery Fredericksburg, located in downtown Fredericksburg, is a second tasting room for Fiesta Winery in Lometa. The Fredericksburg location carries all of the Fiesta wines produced by the Baxter Family and operated by David and Cynthia Ritchie. More information is available at www.FiestaWinery.com/Fredericksburg.
The addition of these new members confirms that the Hill Country is a growing wine destination and the association will continue to support this growth through events, marketing, education and community partnerships.
About Texas Hill Country Wineries
The Texas Hill Country Wineries is a not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes the healthy and value added lifestyle of Texas Wines. The THCW contributes to the quality of life in and around the Texas Hill Country nationally recognized wine trails and events. Representing 32 unique and independent wineries committed to promoting industry advancement and consumer awareness through event and agricultural programs. For more information visit www.TexasWineTrail.com.