Blog: Becker Vineyards Celebrates 17th Rosé Vintage
— by Steven Krueger, Sommelier
One has to appreciate the challenge of doing something year after year, always endeavoring to do better, yet not abandoning the original concept. Steadily and consistently working towards a goal. Loyally and dependably developing and growing — no matter the ebb and flow of public opinion. Many will be able to grasp this idea, but without the perspective of decades of experience, you cannot understand the joys and heartbreaks contained within the years.
It’s the compounding of years and crush of change that makes a simple drive through the Texas Hill Country AVA on Saturday August 8, 2016 that much more heartfelt for me. Texas grape growers and winemakers are rejoicing in another exceptional harvest! The crushing of grapes is underway to vinify another vintage for the waiting masses of Texas wine drinkers.
Sell the Vision, Create the Market
In 1999, Richard and Bunny Becker set out create a following of rosé wine enthusiasts with a celebration of their first vintage of Becker Vineyard’s Provencal. At that time, the average wine drinker in the Texas market might have assumed all pink wine to be “white zinfandel”. Since that time, their Rambling Rosé event has become one of the many Culinaria events that take place year round in celebration and support of the culinary arts in South Texas and the Hill Country.