Inaugural Texas Wine Revolution showcases state’s best rosés

Brennan Vineyards' 2015 Dry Rosé will be one of the delicious rosés at the Texas Wine Revolution.

Brennan Vineyards’ 2015 Dry Rosé will be one of the delicious rosés at the Texas Wine Revolution on Sunday.

In the Hill Country, William Chris Vineyards is bringing wine lovers an event that will allow us to enjoy rosé all day, a type of wine that has been in vogue of late.

And not just any rosé — the winery’s inaugural Texas Wine Revolution on Sunday will feature all Texas-made rosés from some of the best wineries in the state, including Bending Branch Winery, Brennan Vineyards and McPherson Cellars. (McPherson’s Les Copains Rosé is regularly regarded as a top choice among publications like Texas Monthly.)

William Chris Vineyards decided to put together the event, which runs from 1 to 4 p.m. at the winery’s Hye location, to showcase the distinct terroir of Texas.

“We are seeing a revolution in wine growing here in Texas, where winemakers are producing different styles of Texas grown wine reflecting more of our culture, terroir and cuisine,” William Chris winemaker and owner Chris Brundrett said in a press release. “Rosé is one of those incredibly versatile wines that goes with a wide variety of foods. This event will showcase where those wines are grown, who is making them and what local chefs are pairing with them.”

In addition to the more than 20 wineries showing off their rosés, the Texas Wine Revolution will also feature local food purveyors, live music and picnic areas “readied for guests lounging among the Texas vines,” according to the release.

The $50 tickets, which you can purchase at the Texas Wine Revolution website, will get you “a six-bottle tote bag, a souvenir wine glass, a booklet with information about each winery that will double as a passport, tastings of more than 20 Texas-grown rosés, the opportunity to purchase bottles and glasses from participating wineries, live entertainment, complimentary valet parking, and samples from local food vendors,” according to the release.

Future Texas Wine Revolution events are going to feature different Texas-grown varietals each year.

For more about why Texas rosés are just so good, check out this American-Statesman column I wrote last summer about them. And for more information about the event, visit texaswinerevolution.com.


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