Real Texas Wine in the News
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Bill Blackmon talks about the history and future outlook of real Texas wine with Vinepair.
Texas Winegrowers joins the prestigious Origins group at Vinexpo in Bordeaux.
[VIDEO] Bill Blackmon talks about this year's grape harvest with KVUE Austin.
Mary Ruth is one of Texas Monthly's "Top Texas Wines for Summer"
Chris Brundrett is honored with Wine Business Monthly's Winemaker of the Month spotlight.
William Chris' Pétillant Naturel is the only American wine featured on Forbes' top 5 summer wines to try.
"Seven Texas Wineries You Need to Visit This Summer," by Austin Way
William Chris is recommended by Culture Map on their list of places to travel near Lake LBJ.
Forbes contributor Cathy Huyghe spills why she's "hungry" for our Malbec Rosé.
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..."
William Chris Vineyards tops a list of fantastic hill country wineries near Austin, Texas.
Austin American-Statesman details why authenticity and the origins of wine are so important as Texas' industry grows.
Texas Highways' Jane Kellogg Murray gives you a glimpse into "The Hye Life" and what makes our tiny Texas town so special.
Austin 360's Arianna Auber aks what's on everyone's mind lately, "Should Texas wine be made with 100 percent Texas-grown grapes?"
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.
Chris Brundrett, discusses why, “Our [wine] labels should mean what they say.”
Operations director, Anthony Harvell, discusses William Chris' stance on Truth in Labeling with Fox News
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.
How Texas is Texas wine? What “Truth in Labeling” means for Texas winemakers and vineyards
Proposed Bill for Texas Wine Stirs Up Controversy
Should Texas wine be 100% Texan? New bill causing a big grape debate
The Absolute Best Wineries In Fredericksburg, Texas To Get Your Sip On
The Texas Hill Country offers another great wine diversion.
Should "made in Texas" mean 100 percent Texas grapes?
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.
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."
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.
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.
We were very excited to have a bottle of our 2015 Vermentino featured with other amazing wines in a recent article.
"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.
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.
See what Chris had to say about Texas Wine and William Chris in the March/April issue of On The Town! Page 46-48.
We were mentioned on Glass of Bubbly for our first sparkling wine: 2014 William Chris Vineyards Blanc du Bois.
Sommelier Brittany Brown wrote an article about our new Cinsault Rosé
We were mentioned on Texas Monthly in their article "A Toast to Texas Sparkling Wine". Our Pétillant Naturel was featured in this article.
Kara Sweet of The Sweet Sommelier wrote an article about our Vineyard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our 2012 Hunter is still feeling the love. Check out our recent press on best Merlots in Texas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.