Texas winemakers have even more to cheer this year as the Lone Star State is poised to yield a record grape harvest. Production for 2010 is forecast at nearly 8,900 tons, up 44 percent from a year ago.

 Texas wineries represented in the tasting included Llano Estacado Winery, Messina Hof Winery & Resort, Becker Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery, Haak Vineyards & Winery, Brennan Vineyards, McPherson Cellars, Dry Comal Creek Vineyards, Lone Oak Winery, Inwood Estate Vineyards and Flat Creek Estate.

 Texas is the fifth-largest wine producing state in the country with more than 200 wineries. All Texas wines that were poured at the 2010 Grape and Gridiron Classic were made with Texas grapes and carried Texas appellations. For a complete list of participating wines and winners, visit www.TexasAgriculture.gov and look under Most Popular Links.

 To learn more about the Texas wine industry, visit www.TexasAgriculture.gov and click on GO TEXAN Programs.