Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Marshall dishes out detail so neatly that you hardly realize how much you are learning while you are engrossed in the stories of the wine-makers, their passions, and their products. Some of the difficulties they describe make you want to cry, but most are more humorous than defeating. It is not surprising that Robert Mondavi would be so complementary about Marshall and his book. I will keep it handy when in Texas as a useful reference book.
by Marshall, Wes, 1953-. Publication date 2003. Topics Wine and wine making, Wineries, Führer, Wein, Weinbaubetrieb. Publisher San Antonio, Tex. : Maverick Pub. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive.
Texas is the fifth-largest wine producing state
This is essential Texas wine tour book. com User, December 31, 2007. We started touring Texas wineries before we knew of his book, and we wish we had had it in the beginning. There is a short article on each winery, arranged by region, that includes basic information as address, phone, web site, etc as well as a small location map. We have found that the book makes the trip much more enjoybalbe knowing more of the background of the winery and the vintner.
People have been making wine in Texas for a long time (the first vines were planted by Spanish missionaries near El Paso in the 1600s), and it's an idea whose time has come (see The Wine Spectator, Nov. 30). In Robert Mondavi's introduction to Marshall's book, he says that what's happening today in Texas reminds him of Napa Valley in the Sixties. It behooves us all to feel proud and to take full advantage of the developing wine riches surrounding us. Marshall's book will guide you there.
The Wine Roads of Texas An Essential Guide to Texas Wines and Wineries.
Dave Potter sgrapes All about Texas Wine, Texas Wineries, and Texas Vineyards. Drink Texas Wine! My New Year goals for 2013 are to explore more Texas wine and to write about our experiences and wine finds. As before, the book will feature every winery in Texas, give information on its background, owners and wines, as well as provide helpful travel advice for each region. Author, Wes Marshall, writes for the Austin Chronicle, The Dallas Morning News, Wine & Spirits, Imbibe and others. He is also author of What’s a Wine Lover to Do? and was Executive Producer of the TV series, The Wine Roads of Texas (PBS).
Wes Marshall, Robert Mondavi. This is the premier guide to wines of the nation’s fifth-largest wine producing state. He found nearly three times as many wineries to visit, met the vintners, listened to their stories and carefully tasted more than 1,000 wines to pick the best
The Wine Roads of Texas, by Austin wine writer Wes Marshall, is the premier guide to Texas wines and the states growing wine industry.
Marshall, a fifth-generation Texan and wine writer for the Austin Chronicle, has thoroughly researched Texas wineries and the wines they produce, traveling from Big Bends Davis Mountains to the bayous of East Texas, from Dallas to Del Rio, from Galveston to Lubbock, putting 5,500 miles on his car. He met the vintners and tasted their wares, listened to their stories, and even created convenient maps to help organize a day trip to a few wineries or to plan a complete Texas Tour of 40-plus producing wineries.
Texas is the fifth-largest wine producing state. A 15,000-square-mile area of the Texas Hill Country, home to many of the states oldest wineries, is the second-largest viticulture area in the U.S. A 12,000-square-mile area of the Texas High Planes is the nations third largest viticulture area. In 2001 Texas vineyards grew 9,300 tons of wine grapes, yielding 1.4 million gallons of wine.
No less an expert than Robert Mondavi, founder of Californias Robert Mondavi Winery, sees distinct parallels between Californias Napa Valley wine industry in the middle of the 20th century and that of the burgeoning Texas wine industry at the beginning of the 21st century. Mr. Mondavi terms Wes Marshalls wine column in the Austin Chronicle "one of the best in the country." High praise, indeed.
Wes Marshall appraises more that 400 Texas wines and chooses the top ones at each winery. The Wine Roads of Texas also features amazing stories of survival and triumph of the individual winemakers, suggestions for restaurants, hotels, B&Bs, convenient grouping of wineries by region for travel planning, as well as notes on attractions along the way.
The Wine Roads of Texas is the perfect book for experienced wine experts and novice wine lovers. It is the ideal guide for anyone wishing to learn more about one of the states most remarkable agricultural elements.