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#WineWednesday: Wineries Get Creative During COVID-19 Pandemic

by Robin Barr Sussman on April 29, 2020

With virtual wine tastings, great deals on shipping, fundraising, and online cooking classes, wineries are providing a grape escape while we shelter in place. Here’s to sipping safe—the new normal, at least for a little...

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#WineWednesday: A Day in the Life of a Winery

by Robin Barr Sussman on October 9, 2019

What do grapes, bees, vegetables, pups, parties, yoga, roses and sleep deprivation have in common? They are all part of day-to-day living on the property of a winery. And here’s a behind-the-scenes look of that...

Touring 5 of the Best Texas Hill Country Wineries

by Andrew Chalk on March 13, 2019

Some of the state’s very best wineries – in terms of world-class vintages and pure visitor fun – can be found along a compact stretch of the Texas Hill Country within two hours of Fredericksburg....

#WineWednesday: It’s Texas Wine Month, Ya’ll!

by Robin Barr Sussman on October 17, 2018

If you haven’t experimented with Texas wines yet, then rest assured, they are getting more impressive with each and every vintage. Take a road trip to visit charming Texas Hill Country wineries in October with...

Five Minutes With Vernon Wells, Vintner

by Kaitlin Street on September 13, 2018

Texas native Vernon Wells is a retired MLB player, who played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and New York Yankees. With 14 years on the road, the three-time All Star,...

Abracadabra: A Magical Night in Dallas

by Lauren Crow on July 19, 2018

There’s more on offer at the Checkered Past Winery than good food and wine. In the historic South Side on Lamar building, you’ll find a magic show that turns date night into an enchanting evening....