Saturday, February 9, 2008
Fall Creek Vineyards - Ed Auler and the Texas Wine Industry
Just spoke with Ed Auler yesterday about his Fall Creek wines. I believe that in terms of Texas producers, he is the most consistent producer of quality Texas wines. Although they've had some bad luck with vine diseases, he manages to source quality grapes from Texas wineries in the interim until his vines have time to repair themselves. Ed and Susan Auler are two great Texas Wine producers and his status as the "Robert Mondavi" of Texas wines is a fair assumption in my view. Although there are many excellent Texas wines I've tried in the past year, I've really noted that Fall Creek (Meritage and Granite Reserve), Texas Hills Vineyard (Sangiovese and Kick Butt Cabernet), Flat Creek (Super Texan) and the McPherson (out of Lubbock of all places; Shiraz and Cabernet) make the best Texas wines. Anyways try them out as they are all readily available at Central Market or Whole Foods and all are priced under $25.