Good things to know about great Texas wine:
Texas is the fifth largest wine producing state, behind California, New York, Washington and Oregon.
Texas has more than 220 family-owned vineyards covering 3,700 acres, according to a 2007 Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association report.
Texas grapes include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Merlot. Texas wineries are also doing great work with grapes such as Sangiovese, Syrah, Riesling, Blanc du Bois and Viognier.
The roots of the Texas wine industry date back more than three centuries.