Texas Wine Facts

Texas is the site of the first vineyard established in North America by Franciscan priests circa 1662. As European settlers followed the development of mission outposts, they brought more grapevine cuttings, further developing the industry through the 1800s. Today, Texas has more than 4,000 acres of producing vineyard farmland.

Winery & Vineyard Regions

Texas Wine Features

  • Table Wine: Still (not bubbling) wine under 14% alcohol.
  • Fortified Wine: A wine to which alcohol has been added, most typically brandy.
  • Dessert Wine: Wines that are 14% alcohol or higher, typically sweet, served with dessert, and considered a sipping drink.
  • Sparkling Wine: Wine with significant levels of carbon dioxide, making it bubbly. The carbon dioxide results from a second fermentation either in the traditional French method (méthode champenoise) in the bottle or in large tanks.
Texas Wine Grape Varietals

Texas Wine and Winegrape Industry Profile

2017 Economic Report