This week's photos of Food & People is by Lisa Mclaughlin. Below is whatÂ Lisa has to say about the photos and her experience of Texas Hill Country.
It may be most closely identified with cattle ranches, country crooners and cowboy hats but Texas also has a wine making tradition which stretches back over 400 years when Spanish missionaries planted vineyards near El Paso Texas. Today more than 160 wineries are producing award-winning wines from the 34 grape varietals that thrive in the sometimes arid climate. The Texas Hill Country is the fastest growing wine tourism destination in the U.S., just behind the more famed Napa Valley. The Hill Country has 25 wineries open for touring and tasting, as well as a vibrant dining scene which ranges from traditional Texas barbeque to farm-to-table fine dining.
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