Top Texas Wineries: An Opinionated Guide for Wine Tourists

Editorial Reviews


”Compact, authoritative and controversial.” Glenn Dromgoole —Abilene Reporter-News

”Chalk focuses on 43 wineries that he believes are making the best wine using Texas grapes. And then he narrows the list to what he considers the sixteen ‘best of the best’ and writes longer profiles on those wineries. One of the keys in determining which wineries made the author s list is that they refrain from selling wines labeled — in small print — ‘For Sale in Texas Only,’ indicating a wine not produced from Texas grapes.” —Lone Star Literary Life

About the Author

Andrew Chalk is a Dallas-based freelance writer and blogger who writes about wine, spirits, beer, food, restaurants, wineries and destinations all over the world.

His articles have appeared in The Daily Meal, John Mariani s Virtual Gourmet, Somm Journal,, Palate Press, Modern Lifestyles, The Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, Texas Wine and Trail Magazine and Food and Beverage Magazine.

Based in Dallas, he holds the WSET Level 3 certification in wines and spirits, the Certified Specialist of Wine certification from the Society of Wine Educators and the Italian Wine Professional certification.

He is a 2016 recipient of an open fellowship to the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers. He has judged at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition. When not writing, he can usually be found participating in his favorite sport of soccer. He also likes cooking, at which he is lousy but enthusiastic.

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