Whole Foods launches Duchman wines on tap! A new first in Texas wine history!
Organic and natural foods pioneer Whole Foods Market officially began offering its shoppers Duchman Family wines on tap yesterday at its Highland Park and Park Lane locations in Dallas, Texas. Duchman Family winemaker Dave Reilly (above, left) joined Whole Foods Market “Specialty Coordinator for the South West Region” Devon Broglie (right) to sign bottles and talk to guests at both locations, marking the first time a Texas wine has been sold on tap (in keg).
Whole Foods first began selling wine on tap in March of this year, offering its patrons Californian wines. But it didn’t take long for tastemaker and trailblazer Broglie (a Court of Master Sommeliers candidate) to approach winemaker Reilly about reserving some of his award-winning wines to be stored in keg especially for the innovative Whole Foods project. Together, they have made history as the first to offer Texas wine-lovers the opportunity to taste Texas-grown and Texas-made wines using an environmentally friendly delivery system.
Keg packaging is the most eco-friendly way to enjoy fine wine because it reduces the wine’s carbon footprint (since it’s recyclable and easier to transport) and it preserves the freshness of the wine longer, thanks to its hermetically sealed spigot.
Currently, Whole Foods Market is offering Duchman Family Vermentino and Montepulciano by the glass at both Dallas locations. The organic foods grocery giant plans to feature the wines at its flagship locations in Austin when a new wine bar is unveiled there.
At the Dallas locations, guests can bring their food selections to the wine bars or they can order a sampling of cheeses selected by the staff at Whole Foods, one of the best domestic and international cheesemongers in the country.
Environmentally friendly Texas-grown and Texas-made wine by the glass and some aged Manchego? Sounds like a Merry Christmas to us!