Kiepersol Merlot Pairs Well with State Fair

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The Kiepersol 2013 Texas Merlot has received a blue ribbon from the State Fair of Texas wine competition. Only 12 Texas wines were designated as blue ribbon winners. The wines were judged in a blind-tasting format by a panel of sommeliers from the Texas Wine Journal in Austin, Texas. 

Merlot is one of Kiepersol’s flagship wines grown and produced entirely on the estate south of Tyler, Texas. The 2013 Kiepersol Texas Merlot is a delicate yet complex wine which offers up a palate of ripe blueberry, toasted coconut and grilled peaches leading to a satisfying finish of baked pecans and dried prune.

The 12 blue ribbon winning Texas wines will be featured all 24 days of the State Fair of Texas -- September 28 through October 21 -- at the Blue Ribbon table in the Wine Garden next to the Chevrolet Main Stage. The wines will be available for purchase at the State Fair of Texas Wine Garden as tastings, by the glass, and by the bottle.

“We are proud to be a part of the first year of this very special event showcasing Texas wine,” says Sandra Dougherty of Kiepersol.

Locally people can visit Kiepersol Winery and taste the blue ribbon winning merlot while enjoying the best view in East Texas. It is also available for purchase in the wine section of most local Brookshire’s stores, as well as Total Wine & More stores throughout the state.

Kiepersol is a food, wine and spirits destination outside of Tyler featuring a chop house restaurant, as well as wine and spirits tasting rooms, a luxurious bed and breakfast, an upscale RV park, a chic boutique, multiple event spaces, a state of the art digital recording studio, and several real estate developments. Kiepersol produces 100-percent estate-grown wines from 61 acres of European grape varieties.

For more information, contact the winery at or (903) 894-8995.

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