Real Texas Wine in the News

Press inquiries should be sent to our media contact: Tara Guthrie, 


July 2017 Vinepair 

Bill Blackmon talks about the history and future outlook of real Texas wine with Vinepair.

June 2017 Wine Spectator 

Texas Winegrowers joins the prestigious Origins group at Vinexpo in Bordeaux.

June 2017 KVUE ABC Austin 

[VIDEO] Bill Blackmon talks about this year's grape harvest with KVUE Austin.

June 2017 Texas Monthly 

Mary Ruth is one of Texas Monthly's "Top Texas Wines for Summer"

June 2017 Wine Business Monthly 

Chris Brundrett is honored with Wine Business Monthly's Winemaker of the Month spotlight.

May 2017 FORBES 

William Chris' Pétillant Naturel is the only American wine featured on Forbes' top 5 summer wines to try.

May 2017 Austin Way 

"Seven Texas Wineries You Need to Visit This Summer," by Austin Way

May 2017 Culture Map Austin 

William Chris is recommended by Culture Map on their list of places to travel near Lake LBJ.

May 2017 Intrepid Media 

Forbes contributor Cathy Huyghe spills why she's "hungry" for our Malbec Rosé.

May 2017 Wine Wankers 

Wine Wankers made a stop in the hill country recently. See why they say, "If you thought Texas couldn’t make decent wine – you need to read this..."

May 2017 Austin Guide 

William Chris Vineyards tops a list of fantastic hill country wineries near Austin, Texas.

May 2017 Austin American-Statesman 

Austin American-Statesman details why authenticity and the origins of wine are so important as Texas' industry grows.

May 2017 Texas Highways 

Texas Highways' Jane Kellogg Murray gives you a glimpse into "The Hye Life" and what makes our tiny Texas town so special.

May 16, 2017 Austin360 

Austin 360's Arianna Auber aks what's on everyone's mind lately, "Should Texas wine be made with 100 percent Texas-grown grapes?"

May 11, 2017 GQ Magazine 

Chris Brundrett explains to GQ Magazine that terroir—the specific flavor that comes from a specific place—is one key issue Texas wine needs to overcome in order to gain recognition and grow the industry.

May 3, 2017 Texas Monthly 

Chris Brundrett, discusses why, “Our [wine] labels should mean what they say.”

April 28, 2017 Fox News 

Operations director, Anthony Harvell, discusses William Chris' stance on Truth in Labeling with Fox News

April 28, 2017 NPR: Texas Standard [audio stream] 

You may not realize that a bottle of wine can be labeled as if it's from Texas, but only 75 percent of the grape juice used to make the wine needs to be from the Lone Star State. 

April 28, 2017 Austin Chronicle 

How Texas is Texas wine? What “Truth in Labeling” means for Texas winemakers and vineyards

April 24, 2017 Big Country Home 

Proposed Bill for Texas Wine Stirs Up Controversy

April 21, 2017 KXAN Austin [video stream] 

April 20, 2017 Dallas Morning News 

Should Texas wine be 100% Texan? New bill causing a big grape debate

March 23, 2017 KXAN Austin, Studio 512 [video stream] 

March 20, 2017 The Odyssey 

The Absolute Best Wineries In Fredericksburg, Texas To Get Your Sip On

March 15, 2017 Chicago Now 

The Texas Hill Country offers another great wine diversion.

March 9th, 2017 Texas Tribune 

Should "made in Texas" mean 100 percent Texas grapes?

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 KOOP Radio "Another Bottle Down" [Audio Stream] 

Chris Brundrett and Rae Wilson talk about the proposed HB1514 that makes wine labeled as Texas to be 100% from Texas grapes. Stream the podcast to hear their full discussion with Mark Rashap on Another Bottle Down.

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 D Magazine 

D Magazine lists a few ways to celebrate Texas history, heritage, and the unique flavors of the Lone Star State with Texas Wine Revolution and William Chris' 2015 Malbec Lost Draw.

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 Food & Wine 

Food & Wine's Kate LeSueur raves about, "the floral, citrusy 2015 Enoch’s Stomp Blanc du Bois —an offbeat variety from a bottle with an equally offbeat name."

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 NPR - Texas Standard [Audio Stream]  

Chris Brundrett joined The Texas Standard on NPR to discuss House Bill 1514, "Truth in Labeling Act" and the positive implications for the Texas wine industry.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 Chicago Tribune

This article focuses on wines from lesser know regions of the world, and we are proud to be the wine chosen by the Tribune to represent the Texas wine industry.


December 2016 SOMM Journal

We were very excited to have a bottle of our 2015 Vermentino featured with other amazing wines in a recent article.

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 AFAR Magazine

"Blink but don't miss it!" We are delighted to read this article about Hye, Texas written about us, Hye Market, and Garrison Brothers! We love our small town and wouldn't trade it for the world. 

Monday, March 14th, 2016 Texas Monthly

We are so honored that our 2014 Mary Ruth was featured on Texas Monthly Top Wines for Spring 2016! Even though 2014 Mary Ruth is sold out- come by and try our 2015 vintage.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 On the Town

See what Chris had to say about Texas Wine and William Chris in the March/April issue of On The Town! Page 46-48. 

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 Glass of Bubbly

We were mentioned on Glass of Bubbly for our first sparkling wine: 2014 William Chris Vineyards Blanc du Bois. 

Monday, February 29th, 2016 Houston Chronicle

Sommelier Brittany Brown wrote an article about our new Cinsault Rosé

Sunday, February 14th, 2016 Texas Monthly

We were mentioned on Texas Monthly in their article "A Toast to Texas Sparkling Wine". Our Pétillant Naturel was featured in this article.

Monday, January 25th, 2016 The Sweet Sommelier 

Kara Sweet of The Sweet Sommelier wrote an article about our Vineyard.

Monday, January 11th, 2016 Texas Wine Journal

Texas Wine Journal chose four of our wines to be on their Top Wines of 2015 list. 2014 Mary Ruth, 2014 Mandola Estate Field Blend, 2013 Tempranillo, and 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon.


Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 Texas Highways

We got a lovely mention in an article in the June Issue of Texas Highways Magazine. The article focuses on the Austin Food and Wine Festival and the participating wineries, including William Chris Vineyards.

Thursday, Apr. 2nd, 2015 Texas Wine Lover

We would like to thank all those at Texas Wine Lover for the awesome review of our brand new wine, Skeleton Key, available now in our tasting room and through our website.

Thursday, Mar. 12th, 2015 Texas Monthly 

We are very happy to announce that our 2014 Syrah Rosé was named the Texas Monthly Wine of the Month this March! This whole-cluster pressed rosé is a true testiment to the wonders of the rosés that Texas can produce.

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition Results 

The results are in from the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition and we are okease to share that we have taken home a couple medals aain this year. We have won gold medals for the 2014 Cinsault Rosé and 2013 Artist Blend and silver medals for the 2013 Mourvèdre and 2014 Mary Ruth.  

Wednesday, Jan. 14th, 2015 Chicago Tribune

We are being discovered by food and wine writers all over Texas, but not even the Chicago crowd is finding their way to us. Check out what they had to say about Texas wine and of course William Chris.

Monday, Jan. 12th, 2015 Texas Wine Journal

Our 2012 Hunter is still feeling the love. Check out our recent press on best Merlots in Texas.

San Antonio Rodeo Wine Competition Results

The results are in from the 2015 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. Check out how your favorite William Chris Wines faired. We brought home Gold Medals for both 2012 Artist Blend and the 2012 Enchanté as well as Top of Class for 2012 Enchanté and Bronze medals 2012 Hunter and 2012 Mourvèdre.

Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition Results

The results are also in from the Houston Rodeo. Here's how we did: Gold medals for 2012 Enchante, 2012 Sangiovese, and the 2012 Mourvedre. Texas Class Champion for the 2012 Enchante and the 2012 Sangiovese. Texas Reserve Class Champion for the 2012 Mourvedre. A Silver medal for the 2012 Syrah and a Bronze medal for the 2012 500 Block Merlot.


Thursday, Dec. 11th, 2014 Texas Monthly

We were represented in Texas Monthly's Best Texas Wines of 2014. We received some great recognition for some amazing wines. Our 2012 Syrah, 2012 Mourvedre, and 2012 Sangiovese all faired well. Chris also received recognition for Stache and our Assistant Winemaker Josh Fritsche received recognition for his Tatum Rose.

Tuesday, Nov. 18th, 2014 Texas Monthly

If you love our Mary Ruth, you will love to hear that our 2013 Mary Ruth earned recognition as wine of the month from Texas Monthly. Its a great read and a nice build up to the release of the 2014 Mary Ruth which will be released in January of 2015.

Thursday, Oct. 30th, 2014 Hungry Girl Austin

If you haven't been able to experience a private tasting here at William Chris you are truly missing out. Check out what Ane Urquiola of Hungry Girl Austin had to say about her experience at one of our private tastings and overall experience of a great weekend here at William Chris Vineyards.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 Texas Wine Lover

It is one thing to be told in the US that William Chris makes great wine, but to win Gold and Silver Medals in Lyon France is a whole different level of amazing. Check out what Texas Wine Lover has to say about our international recognition.