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Texas is very famous for its wineries and vineyards. The Texas wine industry is booming for last few decades. According to Texas wine directories, there are 250 vineyards and around 70 wineries with same numbers of test rooms in Texas. It is the fifth-ranked wine yielding region of America.

Texas wines have already won numerous national and international awards and applause from several wine lovers’ fraternity. Some popular Texas wines are Sangiovese, Viognier, Tempranillo and Syrah; Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Muscat Canelli, Sauvignon Blanc, Fume Blanc and Ruby Cabernet and lots more. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot-based wines from Texas are the prime competitors of Bordeaux, France.

The winemaking heritage of Texas started around hundreds of years back. The wineries are emerging continuously. In 1990, the amount of production per annum was 700,000 gallons and its around 1,500,000 gallons per annum now.

Almost all of the vineyards are located in West Texas areas, especially in Lubbock, and the wineries are widely located in the Hill Country of North Texas areas.

For the last few years Texas wine industry has grown remarkably, the number of wineries reached 90 in a very short period of time. Almost 100,000 people are involved in the Texas wine industry with a common aim to produce and market great Texas wines.

The main reason behind the popularity of

Texas wine is in its making procedures. The Texas wines are aged in 23 litre oak barrels after fermentation.

For the inhabitants of Texas, they don't take it just as a wine. They consider wine and wine production as their daily routine that makes it more familiar and simpler than other wine producing regions like Napa Valley or Sonoma Valley. Texas Hill Country joined hands with other wine yielding regions like Paso Robles and Long Island to deliver delicate wine experiences blended with regional wine making techniques.

The visitors are always welcome in Texas Hill Country either for weekend or long vacations. They can experience amazing fun and zeal here. Tourists can have a never-ending supply of wineries and fine food here with some extraordinary experiences like bike and limo tours. These can reduce the stress and depression of their daily life activities.

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