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The mission of the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association, Inc. is to promote the production and appreciation of premium grapes and fine wines from Texas, and to represent a unified state industry with common marketing, governmental and educational goals.


PortejasThe Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association, with the help of several members, has developed a new name and marketing campaign for a type of Texas wine entitled Portejas®.

Portejas® is a Red or White wine made primarily from Texas grapes and either fermented or fortified above 14% alcohol.

Members who use the Portejas® name in their labeling agree to pay TWGGA a small licensing fee of $1 per case, up to $500 per calendar year in which the wine was made.

The goal is to grow the Portejas® brand so that it becomes recognizable all over the State of Texas and beyond.

You can help support the Association by using the Portejas® name and creating name recognition “For Texas” in your region.  It’s a great opportunity to promote a product that is uniquely Texas, showcases your great wine, and helps TWGGA at the same time.

Portejas Licensing Agreement.


Education and Research Committee

Dr. Justin Scheiner, Chair
Dr. Ed Hellman
Jim Kamas
Jerry Watson
Jim Evans
Chris Hornbaker
Dusty Timmons
Debbie Reynolds


Legislative Committee

Kyle Frazier, Chair
Bob Landon
Mark Hyman
Brian Heath
Cliff Bingham
Dusty Timmons
Gabe Parker
Gerald Jones
Paul M. Bonarrigo
Mike McHenry
Elizabeth Hill
Jim Evans
Monty Dixon
Susan Steger
Penny Adams
Bret Perrenoud
Carleton Turner

2,4D Committee

Kyle Frazier
Paul V. Bonarrigo
Andis Applewhite
Dr. Ed Hellman
Dr. Justin Scheiner
Jim Kamas
Joe Riddle





Labeling Committee

Mike McHenry, Chair
Fredrik Osterberg
Bill Blackmon
Bob Landon
Paul M. Bonarrigo
Andy Timmons
Chace Hill
Anthony Furgeson
Tim Drake