Houston Wine Walk: Predictions for the Texas wine industry in 2018The Texas wine industry has blossomed into a $13.1 billion industry since 1977 when the first winery after Prohibition was established. I see many wonderful things happening in the Texas wine industry in 2018. My predictions for 2018 include:Licensed wineries in Texas will increase, reaching almost 500 wineries in the state of Texas. The Texas Hill Country will lead the way in the growth of wineries.
By Ron Saikowski / Wine WalkTexas wineries will be seeing the long-awaited arrival of grapes off the Texas High Plains, North Texas, West Texas, and the Texas Hill Country. These grapes are the second wave of grapes with the hybrid grapes coming in July through the past week.
The Blanc du Bois grapes along the Texas Gulf Coast came in very early this year with much of the Blanc du Bois coming in June up through the Fourth of July. Normally these hybrid grapes are harvested in mid-July, but it has been a warm winter with the exception of three days in December when temperatures dipped into the teens. The vines felt that cold temperature and then were coaxed into early bud break and flowering with a mild, sometimes warm winter.
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