Real Texas Wine in the News

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Wine Enthusiast  Meet the Producers That are Redefining American Wine

Forbes Pétillant Naturel Rosé featured in "Wines Of The Week: When Beaujolais And Bubbly Challenge Expectations."

Wine Enthusiast [Print] Hometown Heros featuring Chris Brundrett

Travel + Leisure Move Over, Vermont — Texas Just May Be the Best State for Fall Foliage

Fox7 Austin [VIDEO] WCV Pétillant wine recommended in "Cooking with FOX 7: Texas Picnic."

Hill Country Vine Radio [Audio Stream] Bill Blackmon discusses the importance of teroir, and gives a harvest 2018 update

Austin Insider Day Trip Destination: Fredericksburg featuring William Chris Vineyards tasting room

Wine Business TEXSOM 2018 Recap featuring William Chris Vineyards

Culture Map Austin Austin Food News: William Chris Pétillant Naturel Rosé takes Top Honors in Tales of the Cocktail 2018 French75 Competition

The Culture Trip The Best Wineries in Texas You Can Actually Visit

360 West Magazine, Fort Worth What's Old is New Again featuring Pétillant Naturel Rosé

Houston Style Magazine William Chris Vineyards Expands Distribution in Texas

Austin Monthly  William Chris gives back to Flatwater Foundation's Dam That Cancer

Fox7 Austin [VIDEO] Pairing Texas Wines with Foods featuring Chris and Katharine Brundrett

Austin American-Statesman William Chris supports Flatwater Foundation's "Dam That Cancer" 

Patch 'Dam That Cancer' Features 185 Lake Austin Paddlers for a cause.

The Best BBQ Show [Podcast Episode 11] The brothers behind Terry Black's BBQ sample William Chris Mourvedre

Voyage Houston Meet Bill Blackmon and Chris Brundrett of William Chris Vineyards

Houston Chronicle Sommelier’s pick: UB Preserv’s Matthew Pridgen featuring William Chris Vineyards Pétillant Naturel Rosé

Houston Chronicle 10 great Hill Country wineries to visit on your next road trip

Trips to Discover 13 Best Wineries to Visit in Texas

San Antonio Living Well Magazine Taking a trip to William Chris Vineyards

Houston Chronicle  Real Texas Winegrowers Head to Houston

San Antonio Express-News  The Top 10 Hill Country Wineries

Modern Luxury Chicago Chris Brundrett takes top honors at Chicago Somm Slam with our Pétillant Naturel

Texas Monthly  Yes Way Texas Rosé featuring William Chris Vineyards 2017 Malbec Rosé

Relais Chateaux Magazine From Farm to Table in Texas

Houston Chronicle  Can Texas Wines be Fully Embraced by the Broad Market?

Austin 360  Toast to Texas, Rosés and Whites for Summer

Austin American-Statesman  Texas Reds & Whites to Get You Through Summer

Cathedrals & Cafés  Why you should #DrinkTexasPink, the Texas Wine Revolution Experience

Eater Austin's Top Food Events featuring Texas Wine Revolution

Texas Wine Journal Top Italian Red Varietals featuring 2013 Montepulciano

Illuminated Bottle Podcast [STREAM] Mark Rashap discusses Texas Wine Revolution Rosé Festival 

Wide Open Eats 10 of the Best Wineries in Texas to Add to Your Roadtrip List

Fox7 TV Austin [VIDEO]  Jessica Dupuy discusses her picks for "Best Wines of Texas"

The Chicago Lite  2017 Pétillant Naturel Rosé wins Chicago Somm Slam

Texas Monthly Top 30 Texas Wines for Spring - featuring two by William Chris Vineyards

Wine & Lavender What William Chris Vineyards can teach you about Real. Texas. Wine.

KVUE TV Austin [VIDEO] Spending Spring Break at Rodeo Austin featuring Real. Texas. Wine.

San Antonio Express News Express News spends a day at William Chris Vineyards

Austin American-Statesman Just in time for patio weather, a Texas rosé is returning to Austin

Austin American-Statesman  Bill Blackmon discusses how we manage our vineyards during a cold-snap. PHOTO GALLERY


December VinePair Chris talks about the Pét Nat "trend" and how he thinks the wine is here to stay

November Food & Wine Pétillant Naturel featured as a top holiday wine for 2017.

November The Daily Meal Chris entertains New York City wine enthusiasts at a grand tasting event.

October Austin American-Statesman 2015 Skeleton Key featured in "Top Wines for Your Hill Country Day Trip"

October San Antonio Magazine William Chris Vineyards is featured as a housewarming gift idea in this photo gallery.

October Austin360 Skeleton Key listed in the "Top 10 Wines to Seek Out for Texas Wine Month"

October KENS CBS News [VIDEO] Bill Blackmon discusses the impact of California wildfires on the wine industry as a whole.

October Texas Monthly 2016 Artist Blend and 2016 Vermentino make Texas Monthly's "Top Texas Wines for Fall 2017"

October KXAN Studio512 [VIDEO] Chris suggests wines for the beer drinker, showcasing some of his favorites for harvest season.

September Edible Houston William Chris Vineyards brings the taste of Texas terroir to TEXSOM Conference.

September Wines & Vines Magazine Announcing our newest addition, Tony Offil, to the winemaking team.

August Austin Monthly William Chris Vineyards is the ultimate housewarming gift, featured by Austin Monthly.

August Another Bottle Down Podcast [AUDIO] Chris discusses the Texas Hill Country wine harvest.

July 2015 Blanc du Bois makes list of "12 Crisp Summer White Wines"

July 2017 Austin Chronicle 2016 Pétillant Naturel Rosé makes Austin Chronicle's "Top 5 Rosés of 2017"

July 2017 Texas Wine Journal  Texas Hill Country Tannat Rosé makes Texas Wine Journal's "Top 10 Dry Rosés of 2017"

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 21, 2017 KXAN Austin [video stream] Proposed law addresses the "Texafornia" wine debate

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] Chris talks about his favorite Texas rosé wines to be included at Texas Wine Revolution

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 TribuneThis 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 2013 Mary Ruth earned recognition as wine of the month from Texas Monthly

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.