Over the last decade, Texas wine has been holding its own against some of the country’s better-known wine destinations. Its growing reputation is evident in industry profits – that is, until the pandemic hit. Like many other businesses in the hospitality industry, Texas wineries were forced to make quick decisions about how to stay afloat.
Now, more than a year and a half into the pandemic, Texas wineries are ready to make up for lost time. And as Nadia Chaudhury wrote in an article for Eater Austin, “The future of Texas wine is bright and tart and rich and dry.”
Listen to the interview with Chaudhury above or read the transcript below to learn more about Eater Austin’s “Welcome to Texas Wine Country” guide that explores and explains the refined underdog that is Texas Wine.
This interview has been edited lightly for clarity.