Viva Texas Vino


Due to inclement weather conditions, this event has been cancelled, but visit our calendar to see upcoming online programs.

Join us online for a fun and flavorful night exploring Texas wine.

Event Details

Be our guest as certified Sommelier Jessica Dupuy leads a happy hour conversation with winemakers from across the state all focused on Texas-made Italian varietals. Discover the characteristics of these wines while learning about the history of the industry in Texas.

The Viva Texas Vino series highlights the people, places, and varieties that make Texas wine unique.

Pick up a bottle in advance so you can compare vintages with experts from the comfort of your couch during this online program.

Varieties to look for:


  • Vermentino
  • Trebbiano


  • Dolcetto
  • Sangiovese
  • Montepulciano
  • Aglianico
  • Nero D’Avola

Your Support Matters

Tickets for this event are FREE for Bullock Museum members and $5 for general public. Your ticket purchase directly supports the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and educational programming.

Help us continue to share the story of Texas through programs like this with a tax-deductible donation.

Enjoy discounts, exclusive programs, and free access to exhibitions year-round by becoming a member of the Bullock Museum.

About the Presenters

Jessica Dupuy is a freelance journalist who has covered wine and food for more than a decade. She has written about Texas wine, specifically for Texas Monthly magazine since 2007. Jessica has also covered food trends for various publications throughout her career and is the author of seven books. She is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, an Advanced certificate holder for the Wine and Spirits Educational Trust, and is a Certified Specialist of Wine and Spirits through the Society of Wine Educators.

David Kuhlken is co-founder, President, and Winemaker of Pedernales Cellars. He is a sixth-generation Texan and graduate of Rice University and the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.  He studied enology and viticulture at the University of California at Davis. His involvement in the Texas wine industry goes back to the early 1990s when he and his family first planted the vineyard carrying his family name, Kuhlken Vineyards. Follow Dave on Instagram at @winemakerdave. 

Drew Sides is the owner and Winemaker of Lost Draw Cellars. Lost Draw Cellars is committed to producing quality wines that highlight the unique terroir of the Texas High Plains. They take pride in planting grapes that thrive in the semi-arid climate of the region and strive to continuously improve the growing process in a sustainable way to enhance the character and structure of their wines.

About Public Programs

Public programs at the Bullock Museum explore relevant history and celebrate culture that has shaped our modern world. Through engaging discussions, performances, and scholarship guests are invited to see local connections and discover how Texas fits into a broader national story.

At the Bullock Museum, programs have been a place for the community to gather and celebrate culture, explore new ideas, and share experiences together. During the COVID-19 pandemic, programs still provide an opportunity to bring the community together, even if we are apart. Please join us through virtual programs and enjoy lessons, discussions and activities with your family, friends and neighbors who are also participating from home. 

Zoom Information

You will be prompted to download the Zoom application for mobile or desktop if it is not already installed. You do not need a Zoom account to join this livestream.

For security and privacy purposes, attendees will not have video or audio capabilities. Questions will be moderated by Museum staff. Participants will not be allowed to send private messages or media in the livestream.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

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