Texas Hill Country Named in the Top 5 Wine Regions

Move over Napa Valley, Texas Hill Country is coming to take your place.

By Shelby Stewart August 26, 2021


Texas Hill Country lands No.3 on USA Today's 10Best Wine Regions. 

While California may undoubtedly claim the title for best wine, it looks like Texas may have them beat. 

According to USA Today's "10Best," the rankings that provides users with travel coverage on attractions in the U.S., Texas settled fairly high on its wine region list. Perhaps more shockingly, more widely known California wine destinations like Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley 一 didn't make the top 10 at all. 

The Texas Hill Country landed at No. 3, falling immediately behind Walla Walla Valley in Washington, and Finger Lakes in New York.

The listing reports that the Texas Hill Country is home to over 50 different wineries, "with varietals ranging from Viognier to Tempranillo to Cabernet Sauvignon to Merlot to Chenin Blanc to Aglianico to Sangiovese to Mourvèdre, with increasing acreage being planted in warm weather grapes."

Following directly after Texas is Temecula Valley and Valle de Guadalupe in California, as well as wineries in Georgia, Arizona, Virginia, and Michigan. 

To evaluate these 10 destinations, a panel of experts teamed up with the 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were selected via popular vote. 

To see the full list of the 10Best Wine Regions, visit here

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