Synopses & Reviews
This combination travel guide and reference work for the wine connoisseur describes each of Texas's 38 wineries, broken down into five separate, scenic drives. In addition to providing insight into each winery's history, the book describes points of interest along the way, nearby bed and breakfast accommodations, dining information, and recipes featuring Texas wines.
Tom and Regina Ciesla are 20-year residents of Houston, Texas who spent four years travelling the state to study every aspect of the wine business. In 1995 they created a Wines of Texas web site that was voted one of the top 100 Texas web sites in 1996 and 1997 by Texas Monthly magazine.
After a twenty-year haul traveling throughout the state's wine businesses, the result was this travel and reference guide for the avid wine connoisseur. The book breaks up each of Texas's 38 wineries into separate scenic drives, with suggestions on food/hotel accommodations and various other interesting pit stops along the way. The Houston Chronicle acclaims, Here's a book that's been needed for some time: a book on Texas wines that also has 'trails' for travelers, plus recipes to go with the wines. This is a full-service book, not just another listing of wineries.