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Our French connection....

Wine is an important part of the history of Denison.  In 1876 Thomas Volney Munson arrived in Denison, Texas, to begin a career in grape research.  An internationally known horticulturist, Munson developed over 300 new grape varieties. He is best known for his work in fighting the phylloxera epidemic of the late nineteenth century, which nearly wiped out the world’s vineyards. His solution- grafting native rootstocks- earned him the Chevalier du Merite Agricole in the French Legion of Honor and numerous accolades from around the world.

People who know a little about Munson recognize him as one of the Americans who helped Europe deal with their vineyard-destroying phylloxera crisis. That was one of his many accomplishments, but one that still draws French winemakers to Denison, Texas, in pilgrimage to a shrine that saved their lives.  TV Munson’s involvement with the French wine trade earned Denison Sister City status with Cognac France. Each year the relationship is celebrated at the Denison Art and Wine Renaissance. Often a delegation from Cognac visits Denison during the festival.  Homestead Winery (tasting room in the 200 block of Main Street- Denison) is the oldest continually operating winery in the Red River Valley of North Texas. Barb and Gabe Parker started Homestead to continue the Parker family farming tradition begun in north Texas by Gabe’s grandfather more than 100 years ago.

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North Texas Winery Tours
Limo Royale
North Texas Winery Tours has teamed up with some local vineyards to offer this unique, one of a kind experience. (formerly Red River Winery Tours)

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(214) 574-0472
Wine Pourers Group
Become a volunteer ambassador while having tons of fun and learning at the same time!

Justin Scheiner of The Grayson College Viticulture Center is providing free training for a group that meets monthly.  Next meeting Thurs. Feb 21 @ 6 pm

GOAL: To educate public about grapes & wine- especially Texas variety.  Education will include sensory education, wine & food pairing, wine pouring and more.
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    Photo Munson viticulture center and vineyardThe T.V. Munson Memorial Vineyard & Viticulture ~ Enology Center
    Grayson County College
    6101 Grayson Drive
    Denison, TX 75020
    903-465-6030 ext 253

    Grayson County College’s Viticulture & Enology program is one of the few degree grape growing and
    wine making programs in the country, and the first of its kind in a Texas community college. GCC’s timely offering
    of the program corresponds with the growing popularity of vineyard and winery operations in the southwest United States.
    Museum, Greenhouse and walkways open 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Mon.–Fri.

    Image Grayson Hills Winery logoGrayson Hills Winery & Vineyards
    2815 Ball Road
    Whitewright, TX 75491

    In the rural countryside of North Texas lies Grayson Hills Winery. Our small vineyard and winery is nestled on 38 acres of rolling hills surrounded by the native woods of large oak, pecan, and redbud trees. Just 45 minutes northeast of Dallas, the landscape of picturesque southeastern Grayson County is one Texas' best kept secrets.

    Visitors Welcome:  Sat-Sun 1pm-6pm; Weekdays by appointment
    For a schedule of events and Weekend Wine Tastings visit them on FB or their website

    Homestead WineryHomestead Winery
    Wine Tasting Facility: 220 West Main Street, Denison, TX 75020- (903) 464-0030
    Vineyard located off 273 just north of Bonham - 903-583-4281

    Web site: http://www.homesteadwinery.com
    Barbara and Gabe Parker, Owners

    Homestead Winery is the oldest continuously operating winery in the Red River Valley. In 1983, grapes replaced the traditional wheat and corn, and the vineyard at Ivanhoe was started. The great Cabernet Sauvignon grape does extremely well in the sandy Ivanhoe soil. In 1989, the winery was bonded and produced its first vintage. Today, production continues to expand and grapes are also purchased from other growers to produce the wide varieties of wines that Homestead offers. The Denison tasting room is continuing to expand in the historic downtown area. Sherry, Port and Red Wine are scheduled for production at the facility, while major crush and wine-making operations are still located at the vineyard and winery in Ivanhoe.

    Visitors Welcome:  Mon - tues 11am - 3pm; Wed - Sat 11am -9pm

    image Texoma Winery logoTexoma Winery
    9 Judge Carr Road, Whitewright, TX 75491
    Phone: (903) 364-5242  
    E-mail: bob.white@texomawinery.com
    Bob White, Owner
    Tours, Vineyard Picnics, Clases, Private Wine Tastings

    Texoma Winery is a family owned and operated commercial winery located one hour northeast of Dallas and only a Texas-sized stone’s throw from the Texas-Oklahoma border. We operate small but think big. Our current capacity is 3,500 gallons or approximately 1,500 cases. Texoma Winery is the home of the Texas Tasting brand. Our wine is developed specifically for the tastes of the Texas wine and beer drinker. The Texas Tasting label features Red, White and Merlot. Newly released are Texas Tasting Three Step and Texas Tasting Blanco. Texoma winery offers other white wines under its Whispering Willow label, and specialty and limited-edition wines are bottled under our exclusive Bob White’s Quail Tail label.

    Visitors Welcome Sat 11 am - 5 pm; Sun 1 pm - 5pm

    image The Triple "R" RanchTriple “R” Ranch & Winery

    2276 County Road 125, Whitesboro, TX 76243
    (214) 850-4020
    Office: 1503 Silverlake Road, McKinney, TX 75070
    (972) 529-0272
    E-mail: ronaldross@sbcglobal.net
    Web site: www.thetriplerranch.com
    Ronald R. Ross, Owner
    Tours, Tastings, Sales

    The Triple “R” Ranch features a small winery (2,500 cases per year)specializing in Reserve Red wines aged a minimum of two years. The winery is surrounded by 100 acres of high-fenced game ranch and three miles of trails for observing deer. Directions: From Highway 82, go north on 377 approximately 10 miles. Go past 901 S. (to Gordonville) and turn left on 901N. Go 2.7 miles, turn left at Dexter Road. Stay on the same road in Dexter, and it will become unpaved and curve around. Go 9/10 mile, turn left on RR 125 and drive exactly one mile to front gate.

    Visitors Welcome:  tours and tasting by appt. only

    image Weinhof winery logoWeinhof Winery - Muenster

    123 W. Division St. (Hwy 82), Bx 217, Muenster, TX 76252
    Phone: (940) 75-WINES
    E-mail: brendat@WeinhofWinery.com
    Web site: www.WeinhofWinery.com  
    Larry and Brenda Thompson, Owners
    Tours, Tastings, Sales, Gift Shop

    Nestled in the beautiful German community of Muenster, Weinhof Winery specializes in hand-crafted wines made from locally-grown grapes and fruits. Come enjoy a glass of wine while relaxing in our "Weinstube" or sitting in our Weingarten under the shade of the Alpine Pines. We offer our visitors a blend of old world charm coupled with new world Texas hospitality. Y'all Come enjoy the "Gemütlichkeit"!

    Visitors Welkcome Thur 2 - 6 pm; Fri - Sat noon - 7pm; Sun noon - 5pm
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