ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY SOMMLY, OCTOBER 23, 2022
October 23rd may be the State Fair of Texas® final day of 2022, but sixteen award winning Blue Ribbon wines representing twelve Texas wineries are now available online! For a limited time, you can bring the Texas winery experience directly to your doorstep. Delivery dates are set to align with the winter holidays, so that wine lovers can open a bottle of award-winning Texas wine that pairs perfectly with holiday dinner parties.
Sommly, the direct-to-consumer social marketplace for wine, launched in 2022 to help wine lovers get access to the best wines that are rarely sold in retail stores. The partnership between these twelve wineries and Sommly provides a unique experience for wine lovers. There is no other business that gives consumers the ability to purchase mixed cases of these award winning wines.
Blue Ribbon Wines were awarded by This is Texas Wine podcast founder and wine educator Shelly Wilfong for the 2022 State Fair of Texas beer and wine garden. The curated selection of Blue Ribbon wines was designed to offer variety, quality, and value during the busiest gathering time of the year. Many of these wines are made in small quantities and cannot be found in retail locations.
For ease, Sommly’s sommeliers have curated several cases. This is a great opportunity to stock up on wine for your cellar, shop for hard-to-gift friends, holiday dinner parties, or corporate gifts.
“It was my pleasure to select the Blue Ribbon wines for the 2022 State Fair of Texas. I’m thrilled that these wines are now available beyond the fairgrounds. Texas wine drinkers will be thrilled with both the quality and variety available on Sommly.”
Shelly Wilfong, Founder and Host, This Is Texas Wine podcast
“Texas agriculture is an important part of the State Fair of Texas’ mission, and a big part of Texas agriculture is Texas wine. We are proud that so many people sample Texas wine in our wine garden. It is our pleasure to showcase the products of exceptional Texas grape growers and winemakers. Now through this partnership, Blue Ribbon wines can be enjoyed at home.”
Jennifer Schuder, SVP – Marketing, State Fair of Texas
Participating wineries include:
- Becker Vineyards
- Bending Branch Winery
- C.L. Butaud
- Haak Winery
- Hilmy Cellars
- Hidden Hangar
- Messina Hof Winery
- Pedernales Cellars
- Reddy Vineyards
- Rustic Spur Vineyards
- William Chris Vineyards
- Yes We Can
“We are excited to promote Texas wines, and to make it easier than ever for people to experience some of the best that Texas has to offer. There’s no replacement for a visit to the tasting room, but our goal is to help you bring the winery experience to your home, while supporting local producers via their highest margin channel, direct-to-consumer”
– Sara Wagner, Co-Founder, Sommly
About The Partnership
About This is Texas Wine Podcast
This Is Texas Wine amplifies the great things happening in the Texas wine industry by sharing news about Texas wineries, interviews, travel tips, updates from the vineyards across the state, and wine recommendations. Host Shelly Wilfong also provides Texas-specific wine education, information on industry trends, legislative developments, and other important topics that impact the Texas wine industry from a business and economic standpoint. Follow the show on social media at @texaswinepod or email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.thisistexaswine.com
WineCub offers reliable and cost effective services tailored to the needs of each individual winery. Beyond standard shipping and logistics, we are an extension of your winery transporting your experience to the customer’s door. Family owned and operated since 2018, and located in the heart of Texas Hill Country in Stonewall.
Sommly is the social marketplace for wine, designed to solve three key problems for consumers: access, discoverability, and convenience. Founded by a husband and wife team; Sommly launched in Austin, Texas in spring of 2022 with a Etsy-like direct-to-consumer experience for artisan wine. The platform was designed to help bring the experience of the winery to your home. Follow the journey on Instagram @sommly.wine. Discover, shop, and subscribe to the newsletter at sommly.com.
Can I send wine as a gift? Yes, just use the recipient’s information in the delivery address section during checkout.
What about orders for delivery outside of Texas? Yes, these Texas wineries can ship to most states. Chances are, your state is included. See page for full list.
How can I ensure the delivery will arrive in time for Thanksgiving? Christmas? Place orders by 11/5 and 12/10 to have guaranteed delivery by each holiday.