GETTING TO KNOW THE TEXAS WINE INDUSTRY
1,438,000 TOURISTS VISITED TEXAS WINERIES IN 2011
TEXAS IS THE #5 WINE PRODUCER IN THE U.S.
TEXAS IS THE #7 GRAPE GROWER IN THE U.S.
UP BY 66% FROM 2005
$1.8 BILLION AMOUNT OF MONEY THE TEXAS WINE INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTED TO THE TEXAS ECONOMY IN 2011
46 NUMBER OF TEXAS WINERIES IN 2001
273 NUMBER OF TEXAS WINERIES IN 2013
THE BIGGEST ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT TO VINES IN TEXAS
MAIN RED GRAPES CABERNET MERLOT SYRAH
MAIN WHITE GRAPES CHARDONNY CHENIN BLANC MUSCAT
944,000 CASES OF WINE PRODUCED IN TEXAS IN 2005
1.4 MILLION CASES OF WINE PRODUCED IN TEXAS IN 2011 (48% GROWTH)
Val Verde Winery near Del Rio, is the only winery in Texas to survive prohibition. Val Verde originated in 1883 and continues to produce wine today.
Texas wine dates back to the 1660s when Franciscan priests planted one of the first vineyards in North American at Ysleta Mission near El Paso.
INFOGRAPHIC DESIGN BY KRIS CHISLETT