Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tour Texas Wine Trails with New GO TEXAN WineCasts

Friendly personalities, beautiful scenery and award-winning wines characterize Texas wine trails. We're excited people all over the world can access the new GO TEXAN WineCasts to uncork the fun and welcoming experiences of our wine country.

At the Texas Department of Agriculture, we're launching a new series of Web videos highlighting eight Lone Star wine trails. Winemakers and trail representatives will share travel tips for each trail, as well as specifics about trail events, celebrations and what visitors can expect.

The series kicks off with the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail, a group of eight wineries scattered from Brenham to Montgomery. Subsequent weekly episodes will cover wine trails around the state, including Cross Timbers Wine Trail, Dallas Wine Trail, Fredericksburg Wine Road 290, Grapevine Wine Trail, Munson Wine Trail, Texas Hill Country Wine Trail and Way Out Wineries. The videos will be posted on the GO TEXAN Wine YouTube Channel and featured on TDA's Texas wine site.

View our videos for a taste of what wine trails offer, but don't stop there. Pick up TDA's Texas Winery Passport, and explore Texas wine country. You'll not only enjoy your experience, you'll join the roughly 1 million visitors a year touring one of the fastest-growing sectors of Texas agriculture.

Our booming Texas wine industry, with more than 180 wineries, contributes more than $1.35 billion annually to the state's economy. Whether you're a first time visitor or a seasoned Texas wine country veteran, I'm excited to welcome you to explore the pour, taste Texas pride and GO TEXAN!

Watch Episode 1 on the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail here:

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