Finding the perfect present for Valentine’s Day is no easy feat. A gift must be thoughtful, unique, and well paired to its recipient. Instead of turning to the standard Valentine’s Day options, consider giving Texas wine to your Valentine this year. A well-chosen Texas wine demonstrates that you know the deepest desires of your beloved’s heart. It’s always the right size and creates just the right mood for a holiday that celebrates love and friendship.
Go the extra mile by making a date by visiting the winery. Texas wineries are located across the state, and they specialize in creating a special atmosphere.
Instead of perfume, give Duchman Family Winery Sangiovese from Reddy Vineyard. Duchman specializes in Italian grape varieties, and the Reddy family grows some of the finest grapes in the great state of Texas. Sangiovese is the best-known grape in Tuscany, and this fragrant wine will pair nicely with Italian food. That’s amore!
Visit Duchman in Driftwood
Flowers may be a Valentine’s Day standby, but a gift of wine can provide the same sensory delights. Pour a glass of the 2016 Kiepersol Malbec, give it a swirl, and inhale scents of blueberries, leather, and oak. East Texas-grown grapes deliver a smooth wine with a lingering finish.
Visit Kiepersol in Tyler
Fancy steakhouse dinners are often part of the Valentine’s Day celebration. The 2017 Rustic Spur Tannat “Gramps” plus a takeout dinner will surely surpass a restaurant celebration. Tannat is one of the top 10 red grapes planted in Texas. Known for its big structure and bold fruit character, Texas Tannat serves up a beefy wine.
Rustic Spur is available at Vintners Hideaway in Fredericksburg
Jewelry sparkles, and so does the 2016 Blue Ostrich Winery “Brüder” Reserve Tempranillo. It won the 2020 Lone Star International Wine Competition’s Gold Medal and Grand Star for Best Red. Brüder will inspire your Valentine with flavors of red cherry and cedar. No resizing required.
Visit Blue Ostrich in St. Jo
While chocolate is certainly delicious, it is the most basic of Valentine’s Day gifts. Level up with a scrumptious bottle of the Kalasi Cellars 2017 Teroldego. The Teroldego grape is native to northern Italy, and Kalasi makes the only Teroldgeo in Texas. The grapes are grown at the family vineyard near Lubbock. This deep, dark wine is perfect for a Valentine that prefers espresso and dark chocolate. It’s baked blackberry notes and exotic spices provide the intrigue.
Visit Kalasi Cellars in Fredericksburg
Celebrating and single? Calais Winery’s 2017 Gravitas may be your perfect match. The seductive Bordeaux-style blend brings aromas of violets, cigar box, and leather. And the best news is you don’t have to share your bottle.
Visit Calais in Hye
Call ahead for winery hours and reservations. Covid precautions make reservations a must at many wineries.