SPICEWOOD, Texas -- Local wineries are reporting an early, and high quality, harvest.

Factors which helped this year's crop include a mild winter, and a wet spring.

Local winemakers say Texas is a destination when it comes to wine tasting, which is one reason the early harvest is just the beginning.

"Everything is just a little early and ready to go. The red wines, some of them are a little early others are right on schedule. But the white wines are all early," said Ron Yates of Spicewood Vineyards.

Data from Texas Fine Wine shows the Texas wine industry contributes $1.8 billion to the state's economy.


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