Texas Wine Foundation

Mission

The Texas Wine Foundation’s mission is to support, develop, and stimulate the health, growth, and improvement of the Texas wine and grape industry and the prosperity of its members by organizing, funding, creating, and implementing programs of education, research, and marketing.

Scholarships

TWF supports individuals’ growth and education to help the Texas wine and grape industry thrive. To do so, TWF offers scholarships each year that are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students studying in Texas-based viticulture and enology programs.

TWF scholarships include the Hoss Newsom Viticultural Scholarship awarded each spring during the annual Newsom Grape Day. Established in 2012, the Hoss Newsom Viticultural Scholarship is awarded to deserving students who demonstrate the qualities of commitment to and passion for the growing Texas wine industry.

Additional Programs

Texas Wines, Texas Bold

Developed to increase consumer awareness and consumption of Texas wine, the Texas Wines, Texas Bold campaign was introduced by TWF in 2021. The campaign includes high-quality video assets that Texas wineries and vineyards can use to promote their brands and the Texas wine industry via social media, websites, wine clubs, events, and more. The videos take all the “big and bold” truths, myths, and urban legends about Texas and weave them into Texas wine narratives.

Future of Texas Wines Giving Day | October 8

Uncork the future of Texas wines during the Future of Texas Wines Giving Day, Saturday, October 8, 2022. Proceeds will support Texas Wine Foundation (TWF) scholarships awarded to undergraduate and graduate students studying in Texas-based viticulture and enology programs.

How to Participate

  • Let TWF know your winery is participating by completing this form.
  • Share with your customers that you are contributing to the cause using the available social media templates, email templates, and tabletop signs. Download the resources here.
  • Donate 15% of your sales on October 8 to support the mission of the Texas Wine Foundation. Send checks to the Texas Wine Foundation at 3305 Steck Ave., Suite 200, Austin, Texas, 78757.
  • Rest easy. Your donations support students’ growth and education to help the Texas wine and grape industry thrive.
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Texas Wine Foundation Board of Directors

Contact a Board Member

President

Roxanne Myers
Lost Oak Winery

Vice President

Monty Dixon
Bar Z Wines

Secretary/Treasurer

Karen Bonarrigo
Messina Hof Estate Winery

Region 1

Monty Dixon
Bar Z Wines

Region 2

Nicole Dabbert Roper
4R Ranch Vineyards and Winery

Region 3

Rikki Leigh Willoughby
Red House Winery

Region 4

Dustin Walker
Cathedral Mountain Vineyards

Region 5

Julie Kuhlken
Pedernales Cellars