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Wine Enthusiast Names Texas Hill Country One of the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations in the World

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - January 20, 2014) - The Texas Hill Country Wineries announced today it has been selected as one of the "10 Best Wine Travel Destinations for 2014" by Wine Enthusiast magazine in their January issue. The non-profit association boasts 38 wineries located in Central Texas. 

Each year, the magazine narrows from the hundreds of global wine regions they visit to just 10 for this annual 'best of' list. Included among the selected wine regions, Texas Hill Country is one of only three regions from the United States. Alexis Korman, Senior Associate Editor for Wine Enthusiast Media, visited the Texas Hill Country in Fall 2013, identifying all six wineries she toured in the article.

"Visitors may flock to Texas Hill Country to sip wine," says Korman, "but they end up drinking in the romance of the Old West, too."

"It is an honor to be included in the list of prominent wine regions from around the world," says January Wiese, Executive Director of Texas Hill Country Wineries. "The Texas Hill Country has been a travel destination to many for years. To be recognized along with global regions in the growing and evolving wine industry is truly exciting to our organization and our winery members."

Texas is the number 5 wine-producing state in the US with the Texas Hill Country AVA being the second largest in the nation. Spanish and Italian varietals grow well in the Hill Country including Tempranillo, Viognier, Sangiovese and Tannat. The six wineries mentioned in the article: Lewis Wines, Flat Creek Estate, Perissos Vineyards and Winery, Pedernales Cellars, Bending Branch Winery and Driftwood Estate Winery, are an outstanding representation for what the entire region has to offer. 

For additional information on Texas Hill Country Wineries and member wineries, please visit www.TexasWineTrail.com

The Texas Hill Country Wineries not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes the healthy and value added lifestyle of Texas Wines. The THCW contributes to the quality of life in and around the Texas Hill Country nationally recognized wine trails and events. Representing 38 unique and independent wineries committed to promoting industry advancement and consumer awareness through event and agricultural programs. For more information visit TexasWineTrail.com.

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