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Texas fifth biggest grape grower and wine maker

Unexpectedly perhaps Texas is according to the latest statistics the fifth biggest grape grower and wine maker state in the US according to a new report by the Grape Growers Association. They have 3,700 acres (1500 ha) of vineyards owned by 220 family wineries (and presumably quite a bit of table grape production in addition). Most vineyards are located in Texas Hill county that, according to WilsonCountyNews.com, is similar to Italy and France. They make wine from Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah, Riesling, Viognier and even from strawberries. Read more: wilsoncountynews.com

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