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Toasting Texas Pecan Month with Texas Wine

Join a special virtual pecan and wine tasting to mark October as Texas Pecan and Texas Wine months.


Four bottles of wine with accompanying glasses sit on display with a bowl of raw pecans and a pecan-crusted cheese ball. This picture demonstrates what can be found in the Texas Pecan and Wine tasting kit from the Texas Pecan Board.

Within the Texas Pecan and Wine tasting kit, you'll receive five bottles of wine—including the ones featured here—a 1-pound bag of raw pecans, and a tasting sheet, recipes and other information produced by the Texas Pecan Board. (Photo courtesy of the Texas Pecan Board)

As October marks Texas Pecan and Texas Wine months, the Texas Pecan Board invites Texans across the state to celebrate these two great agriculture products all month long. To celebrate, the Texas Pecan Board will be hosting a virtual pecan and wine tasting, in collaboration with Texas Fine Wine, led by Sommelier Jessica Dupuy and Texas Culinary Expert and Food Historian Melissa Guerra on October 21, 2020, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

While pecans and wine are equally enjoyable on their own, they make a delicious duo when paired together. The virtual pecan and wine tasting, A Toast to Texas Pecans, will feature Texas Pecan recipes and wine pairings to help wine and food enthusiasts get the most out of these authentically Texas products. The interactive session will make participants feel like they are in the room with Dupuy and Guerra as the two experts talk about what wine pairs with pecans and the rich history and ties each has with the state of Texas.

Celebrating Texas Pecan Month, two unfeatured people reach into frame and to grab some pecans off a charcuterie tray and grab their glass of white wine.

To participate in this exciting educational and delicious tasting, interested individuals simply purchase a tasting kit through Texas Fine Wine by Friday, October 9, at texasfinewine.com/upcoming-events. Each kit is approximately $125 plus tax and includes five bottles of wine, a 1-pound bag of raw pecans, and a tasting sheet, recipes, and other information produced by the Texas Pecan Board to be used during the event. Featured wines include Brennan Vineyards Viognier, Duchman Family Winery Rose, Spicewood Vineyards Tandem (Syrah and Carignan), Pedernales Cellars Tempranillo, and Bending Branch Tempranillo. Once a kit is ordered, the purchaser will receive information confirming their kit will arrive in advance of the tasting, and they will receive an invite to the virtual tasting. Tasting kits are on sale until October 8. The kits could make a great gift for someone special!

Native, homegrown pecans have a rich history in Texas, with family-owned pecan orchards and wild pecan trees speckled throughout the spacious Lonestar State. Pecans are integral to Texas food culture. Their distinct flavor and versatile culinary application show why pecans continue to be America’s Original Supernut, nourishing families with their wholesome, heart-healthy nutrients for hundreds of years.

The foundation of the collaboration is to develop strategic relationships and shared value between pecan growers and wine producers in the state of Texas. Individual pecan orchards and retail locations are encouraged to partner with local wineries to create regional tasting kit offerings for their community. For more information on connecting with a winery near you, please contact Mary Kimbrough at [email protected].

In addition to joining the virtual tasting event to celebrate Texas Pecan month, Texans can demonstrate their passion for Texas pecans throughout October by sharing recipes, wine pairings, and Texas pecan inspired snacking moments in social media by using #TexasPecanMonth.

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Texas Pecan Board

The Texas Pecan Board is the pecan grower checkoff and the state agency for pecans in the State of Texas. Through the financial support of each and every Texas pecan grower, the Texas Pecan Board does research, education, and promotion of Texas Pecans. Learn more about the Texas Pecan Board at texaspecanboard.com.