Our Town Brownfield: Grape Capital of Texas

BROWNFIELD, Texas (KCBD) – Grapes, vineyards andTerry County Lorena Valencia, who serves at the Brownfield Chamber of Commerce executive director, discusses why.

“We are in fact the authorities ‘Grape Capital of Texas’. We were declared that back in 2015 by Governor Abbott,” she stated, “We have more vineyards here in Terry County than any other county in Texas, which Central Texas believed they might discuss that-but they didn’t win. We are the authorities here in Terry County.”

The Chamber has actually been significantly purchased the location’s grape growing, there is even a little vineyard on display screen right throughout from their workplace.

“We do have a little line of vineyards there. There’s various kinds of ranges, each vineyard can have up to 30 various ranges in their vineyards,” Valencia stated. “Reddy Vineyards has more than 300 acres, and they have more than 30 ranges, and we likewise have the biggest vineyard in Texas here in Terry County, which is Lahey Vineyards.”

The Chamber director informs Fox34 Brownfield’s geographical area makes it the ideal location for viticulture.

“The soil, the temperature level everything plays into how the grapes grow,” she states. “Our temperature levels cool off at nights, there’s no possibility of mold accumulation, so that’s an advantage, and obviously, the soil is simply excellent for the growing of vines.”

Later this summertime, the town will host the Grape Capital ofTexas Vineyard Festival Friday, July 29, will include a food and white wine occasion with location dining establishment from Lubbock and Brownfield- together with wineries from all over Texas, offering by the glass or bottle. On Saturday, lovers can discover more about the white wine.

“We have vineyard trips where you in fact go and go to 3 various vineyards, talk with the owners. They’ll discuss the entire procedure from ‘vine to bottle’, therefore it’s a fantastic knowing experience,” Valencia discussed. “If you have an interest in having a vineyard, it ‘d be a fantastic chance to come discover the entire procedure.”

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