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A young Hill Country winemaker with a passion for Texas-grown grapes

Doug Lewis of Lewis Wines pours his vino at Fischer & Wieser Culinary Adventure in Fredericksburg, Texas
Thomas Wilmer

Thirty year-old Doug Lewis owner of Lewis Wines along with his partner Duncan McNabb, operate their winery in the heart of the Texas Hill Country near Johnson City. 

Lewis is symbolic of the new breed of Texas winemakers who follow their heart when it comes to crafting fine wines from Texas grapes. 

Correspondent Tom Wilmer met up with Doug at a dinner hosted by Fischer & Wieser Culinary Adventures in Fredericksburg, Texas. Come along and join the conversation.

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Diners at a Fischer & Wieser Culinary Adventure dinner in Fredericksburg, Texas listen to Doug Lewis or Lewis Wines talk about his art and craft of producing wines from Texas grapes

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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