Monday, May 7, 2012
Italy or Texas?
As a follower, you know I live in Texas....and you would be correct, the grapes are in my garden. This is the Black Spanish Grape that does so well in Texas. It is great for making wine or jams.
Although I planted grapes last year, this is my first year to have grapes growing on the vines. Last year, was a terrible drought and I lost several plants.
Here are some interesting facts about Texas Wineries:
America's No. 5 wine and grape producer
220 family-owned vineyards covering 3,700 acres
Texas is the site of the first vineyard established in North America by Franciscan priests, circa 1662.
I don't believe I will get a bottle of wine out of my grapes this year, but I will definitely have a few jars of jam to use with my breakfast biscuits.....