Happy National Wine Day!
Though this holiday weekend is traditionally celebrated with barbecue and brews, we’re also raising a glass to National Wine Day! But true wine lovers—especially those of us in the “Hub City”—celebrate wine the other 364 days of the year as well. With five award-winning wineries in Lubbock County and 80 percent of Texas wine grape production right in our backyard, there is plenty of exceptional, locally produced vino to sip all year-round. Here are a few recommendations from the winemakers themselves:
“They’re like my children. It’s impossible to pick a favorite. But if I had to choose one, it’d be our Herencia. It’s our Spanish-style red wine made to give a tip of the hat to both the Spanish explorers who first crossed the Texas High Plains and to those who first envisioned a Texas wine industry.” – Kim McPherson, McPherson Cellars
“I always wanted to make a wine like our Viviano, but it wasn’t until I came to Texas from California that I had the opportunity to create this blend of 70 percent Cabernet and 30 percent Sangiovese grapes. I like to say that this is THE wine I had to come to Texas to make.” – Greg Bruni, Llano Estacado Winery
“Our Tempranillo is overall my favorite wine because of its dense, dark fruit character, spices and oak barrel aging. This Spanish varietal adores the hot days and cool nights, which brings finesse and refreshing acidity to the wine it produces. It also seems to be very fond of our loamy sand. It’s no wonder I deeply appreciate a varietal that loves the Texas High Plains as much as I do.” – Tommy English, Cap*Rock Winery
Whether you’re imbibing with a Riesling, rosé or a favorite red, we hope you have an enjoyable National Wine Day and a happy Memorial Day weekend!
Keep the celebration going by attending these upcoming wine events!
- Junior’s Listening Room: Where Music Meets Wine
- McPherson Patio Nights
- Llano Estacado’s Wine and Clay Festival