The best wines of Texas

Discover the best wines of Texas as well as the best winemakers of Texas and estates of Texas to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties of Texas and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Texas by region

Looking for a good wine of Texas among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Texas. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Texas with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Texas

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Texas

Red wines from the region of Texas go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or pork such as recipes of beef with cider, tunisian haja or oven-baked sausage.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Texas

On the nose the red wine of the region of Texas. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, cedar or floral and sometimes also flavors of citrus fruit, microbio or dried fruit.

The best vintages in red wine of Texas

  • 2007With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2009With an average score of 4.23/5
  • 2008With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2010With an average score of 4.16/5
  • 2015With an average score of 4.07/5
  • 2017With an average score of 4.06/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Texas

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Malbec
  • Mourvedre
  • Tannat
  • Tempranillo
  • Merlot

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Texas

A wine route planned in the region of Texas? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Texas.

Discovering the wine region of Texas

Texas is the largest state in the United States of America and one of the most productive viticultural states. Covering 696,000 km² (268,000 square miles) between latitudes 25-36°N, this hot, Dry state is home to a range of mesoclimates suitable for viticulture in the deserts, mountains, lakes and plains of Texas. The main Grape varieties grown in Texas are Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and (despite the hot conditions) Sauvignon Blanc. Generally speaking, Texas viticulture is divided into three main regions: NorthCentral, Southeast and Trans-Pecos.

The latter refers to everything west of the Pecos River, which originates in southern New Mexico and flows south to the Gulf of Mexico. The southern regions of Texas are too hot - and the eastern corner too humid - for quality viticulture, although wine production continues there despite these climatic drawbacks. The state's oldest winery, Val Verde, founded in 1883, is located in southwestern Texas near the border with Mexico and produces wines from classic grape varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and especially Muscat Canelli. The best vineyards in Texas are generally found in the north-central region, more precisely within the limits of the AVA (American Viticultural Area) of the Texas High Plains.

Great white wines of Texas

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Texas

White wines from the region of Texas go well with generally quite well with dishes of spicy food, sweet desserts or pork such as recipes of couscous chicken and merguez, grandma's cherry clafoutis or pizza calzone with ham and mushrooms.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Texas

On the nose the white wine of the region of Texas. often reveals types of flavors of earth, tree fruit or spices and sometimes also flavors of citrus fruit, tropical fruit or microbio.

The best vintages in white wine of Texas

  • 2008With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2012With an average score of 4.02/5
  • 2019With an average score of 3.99/5
  • 2010With an average score of 3.95/5
  • 2013With an average score of 3.94/5
  • 2015With an average score of 3.92/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Texas

  • Viognier
  • Muscat Blanc
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Moscato
  • Orange Muscat
  • Blanc du Bois

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Texas

A wine route planned in the region of Texas? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Texas.

Discover the grape variety: Montepulciano

A very old grape variety, most likely originating in Italy, now cultivated mainly in the central and central-eastern parts of this country, registered in France in the Official Catalogue of wine grape varieties, list A1. Montepulciano has long been confused with sangiovese or nielluccio, an A.D.N. analysis has shown that it is different.

Great sparkling wines of Texas

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Texas

Sparkling wines from the region of Texas go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, game (deer, venison) or spicy food such as recipes of korean bibimbap, rabbit in foil or couscous from the sea.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Texas

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Texas. often reveals types of flavors of microbio, tree fruit or non oak and sometimes also flavors of earth, vegetal or oak.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Texas

  • 2017With an average score of 4.09/5
  • 2018With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2000With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2019With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2016With an average score of 3.82/5
  • 2012With an average score of 3.80/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Texas

  • Chenin Blanc
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Mourvedre
  • Malvasia
  • Chardonnay

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Texas

A wine route planned in the region of Texas? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Texas.

    The word of the wine: Hautain (en)

    Pruning of the vine in height.

    Great pink wines of Texas

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    Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Texas

    Pink wines from the region of Texas go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of cabri en colombo with creole sauce, saddle of lamb stuffed with chicken breast and basil or coral lentil salad.

    Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Texas

    On the nose the pink wine of the region of Texas. often reveals types of flavors of tree fruit, citrus fruit or red fruit and sometimes also flavors of floral, non oak or microbio.

    The best vintages in pink wine of Texas

    • 2011With an average score of 4.36/5
    • 2019With an average score of 4.00/5
    • 2013With an average score of 4.00/5
    • 2018With an average score of 3.98/5
    • 2016With an average score of 3.91/5
    • 2014With an average score of 3.83/5

    The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Texas

    • Cinsault
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Zinfandel
    • Merlot
    • Tempranillo
    • Malbec

    The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Texas

    A wine route planned in the region of Texas? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Texas.

    Discover the grape variety: Sauvignon

    Sauvignon Gris is a grape variety that originated in France (South-West). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches and small grapes. Sauvignon Gris can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Burgundy, Jura, Beaujolais, Armagnac, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey.

    Great sweet wines of Texas

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    Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Texas

    Sweet wines from the region of Texas go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or spicy food such as recipes of pasta carbonara almost like the real thing, fish stew or rougail sausage.

    Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Texas

    On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Texas. often reveals types of flavors of earth, oak or spices and sometimes also flavors of red fruit, black fruit or tree fruit.

    The best vintages in sweet wine of Texas

    • 2011With an average score of 4.25/5
    • 2016With an average score of 4.10/5
    • 2010With an average score of 4.10/5
    • 2012With an average score of 4.08/5
    • 2015With an average score of 4.03/5
    • 2013With an average score of 4.01/5

    The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Texas

    • Riesling
    • Zinfandel
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Gamay
    • Muscat Blanc
    • Lenoir

    The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Texas

    A wine route planned in the region of Texas? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Texas.

    The word of the wine: De-vatting

    Separation of the fermented juice from all solid particles (skin, pips, deposit of lees) by transferring it to a second tank.

    Great natural sweet wines of Texas

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    Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Texas

    Natural sweet wines from the region of Texas go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or pork such as recipes of kamounia : tunisian beef stew, rack of lamb with antiboise sauce or ham croquette with purée.

    Organoleptic analysis of natural-sweet wine of Texas

    On the nose the natural sweet wine of the region of Texas. often reveals types of flavors of oak, black fruit or non oak and sometimes also flavors of spices, dried fruit or earth.

    The best vintages in natural-sweet wine of Texas

    • 2007With an average score of 4.60/5
    • 2010With an average score of 4.40/5
    • 2014With an average score of 4.31/5
    • 2017With an average score of 4.30/5
    • 2009With an average score of 4.20/5
    • 2015With an average score of 4.11/5

    The most used grape varieties in natural-sweet wine of Texas

    • Lenoir
    • Tinta Barroca
    • Touriga Nacional
    • Tinta Madeira
    • Tinta Cão
    • Tempranillo

    Discover the grape variety: Pinot

    Pinot noir is a grape variety that originated in France (Burgundy). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches, and small grapes. Pinot noir can be found in many vineyards: Burgundy, Alsace, Jura, South-West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Savoie & Bugey, Loire Valley, Champagne, Armagnac, Lorraine, Beaujolais, Rhône Valley, Provence & Corsica.

    News from the vineyard of Texas

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    Auction of Washington Wines raises $4m

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