Monday, March 06, 2006

Texas AVA's

Well, this news has been around for a little bit, but I ran across this article today and thought I'd mention it. A new AVA was formed in the North Texas are around the TX-OK border and the Red River. What interesting about this AVA is this is where the great T.V. Munson is from. Mr. Munson was the viticulturist that helped the French over come phylloxera using.......yup you guessed it Texas Vine Root stock. In fact, there are many wines from France today that come from grapes grown on root stock from Texas. The AVA is about 3,650 square miles, but there are very few vineyards planted in this area, hopefully that will soon change. And just for the record Texas is up to about 209 registered wineries.

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