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Val Verde Winery, Del Rio

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#37 of 119 in Wineries in Texas
Val Verde Winery was established by Italian immigrant Frank Qualia in 1883. He bagan making wine for the family and friends from the Lenoir grape and eventually made the wines available for purchase. After his death, his son, Louis Qualia took over the vineyards and began expanding production. In 1933 he introduced the French Herbemont grape to Texas.

Today, the winery is the full time business of third gereration vintner Thomas Qualia. He respects the efforts and expertise that preceded him and continues the Qualia family legacy of offering various wines of excellent quality. Many of his wines have gained the attention of serious wine connoisseurs; particularly his Don Luis Tawny Port, which has received recognition from California to New York.

2008 marked Val Verde Winery's 125th year of continuous winemaking. It is the oldest bonded winery in the state of Texas and received the Texas Centruy Farm Award from the Department of Agriculture for single-family ownership of the vineyards for the over 100 years.

Because of the rich history and family tradition, the Val Verde Winery is a Texas landmark and an innovative presence in the growing Texas wine industry. Its survival and prosperity is a testament to its past and an inspiration to its future.
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  • Friendly staff and the wine isn’t bad. Oldest winery in Texas. Something to do in Del Rio. I recommend this place for sure.  more »
  • As our guide mentioned, this is the oldest winery in Texas. The building is typical of the 1800s, and many of the oak casks aging their port wines and others, appear old enough to be original. The win...  more »
  • This is the oldest continually operating winery in Texas. Established by Italian immigrants to the area and still run by the Qualia Family.  more »
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  • Excellent small family business; quality wines and olive oil, at good price. Prices are comparable to grocery store but for a great local product.
  • Best place with free wine in town. If you're in the wine club there's free tastings
  • Welcoming and knowledgeable staff. Quality wines with a good selection of sweet and dry, light and full bodied.
  • Oldest continuously running winery. Very interesting.
  • The oldest winery in Texas is also the only winery within a 2 hour drive. For $10, you can sample all their wines!
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