Monday, July 13, 2009

Texas Wine Industry Continues to Grow

The 2009 grape harvest season is officially underway. To mark the occasion, the Haak Family and Haak Vineyard & Winery staff in Santa Fe, Texas hosted a weekend grape harvest event and were joined by several other Texas wineries including Circle S Vineyards, Enoch's Stomp Vineyard and Winery, Flat Creek Estate, Llano Estacado Winery and Maydelle Country Wines. These participating wineries showcased some of the best wines in Texas and helped kick off and celebrate the 2009 harvest season.

The Texas wine industry truly is a growing business. In fact, an economic study spearheaded by the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association and Texas Tech University indicates this agriculture sector impacts the Texas economy to the tune of $1.35 billion dollars per year. It also draws nearly 1 million tourists and visitors to our wineries, and employs more than 9,000 Texans. Texas is the fifth-leading wine-producing state in the nation and seeing the potential of our state, I know it's only a matter of time before our ranking climbs even higher.

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