Wine Garden Tasting Experience

How Texas Discovers Your Wine

Agriculture is a key component of the mission of the State Fair of Texas. To showcase this growing sector of Texas agriculture, the Fair hosts Texas wines in the State Fair Wine Garden for the 24 days of the Fair.  Wineries can request up to three tasting days in the Wine Garden.

The concession operator for the State Fair Wine Garden will purchase needed inventory to execute paid daily tastings from the selected wineries at standard wholesale pricing. The concessions staff will execute the pouring program, but wineries must provide a representative to provide education about the wine to Fair attendees.

Participation in the Wine Garden Tasting Experience

  • Registration will be on July 9, 2019 and remain open until all slots are filled or until August 23, 2019
  • The tasting schedule is built on a first request basis.  Wineries registration date is a factor if more than one winery requests a date.
  • Wineries can request more than one date.
  • Wineries are required to provide staffing to assist with education. Credentials and parking for staff is provided.  Wineries that fail to provide staffing will not be illegible for the program in following year. 
  • Wineries can bring three to five wines for sampling.  Wines that are sampled must be Texas wine with 75% of the grapes used to produce the wine are from Texas. 

For questions about the Wine Garden Tasting Experience, contact Melanie Linnear, Vice President Food Service. Email or call 214-421-8712.