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Rep. Zwiener Recognizes Texas Hill Country for Contributions to State  print page

by: Rep. Zwiener, Erin

Austin, TX — State Representative Erin Zwiener (Driftwood) today recognized with House Resolution 1402 the Texas Hill Country American Viticultural Area (AVA) for its cultural, geographic, and economic contributions to the state of Texas and the nation. Highlighting the dozens of counties and millions of acres that span the Texas Hill Country, Rep. Zwiener said the region’s quick and continued growth has led wine aficionados from near and far to visit the area and boost the economy.

“I am honored to represent part of the Hill Country at the Capitol and so proud to see the area continue to garner national attention,” said Rep. Zwiener. “As the Hill Country continues to grow in homeowners, visitors, and businesses, it is important to recognize the vast contributions this area makes to our great state and nation. The wine industry, in particular, is a major contributor to the region’s economic vitality and cultural vibrancy, and it deserves to be acknowledged and appreciated here today.”

Lying just north of San Antonio and west of Austin, the Texas Hill Country American Viticultural Area spans 9.6 million acres and extends into 23 Texas counties including Hays and Blanco counties in Rep. Zwiener’s House District 45. The Hill Country AVA is one of the largest viticultural regions in the United States, home to over 50 wineries and vineyards, and the number two wine tourism area in the nation. Wine labeled “Texas Hill County” is composed of at least 85% wine from within the AVA.

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