• KICK START YOUR CRAFT BEVERAGE CAREER

  • BUILDING AN INDUSTRY

  • TAKING THE CRAFT BEVERAGE TO A NEW LEVEL

The life so short, the craft so long to learn.

— Hippocrates —

The Plan

Texoma Craft Beverage Plan

Vision

The Texoma region will be world-renowned for its excellence in wine, brewing and distillation, as well as ancillary industries in viticulture and fermentation.

This will be the result of an outstanding partnership involving Grayson College, the cities of the Texoma Region, local industries, supporting institutions of higher education, Cognac, France, and an active and vital Cooperative. Grayson College will be known for The Texas Center of Excellence for Viticulture & Fermentation Sciences” and will have an internationally known Munson Research Vineyard and Winery. The Texoma Appellation will be the most productive in Texas, and the many vineyards and wineries, agricultural producers supporting the industries, breweries and distilleries will play a significant role in making the Texoma region a major destination in Texas tourism.

YEAR ONE

BUILDING AN INDUSTRY

May 1, 2014 – April 30, 2015

YEARS TWO-FIVE

SUCCESS METRICS

YEARS TEN-TWENTY

SUCCESS METRICS

How about Some Fun Facts about Texoma?

12
Wineries
1
Distilleries
2
Breweries
30
Awesome People Working on this Project

The Alliance

Texoma Craft Beverage Alliance
A partnership between Austin College and Grayson College to take the Munson Research Vineyard and Winery to a new level, a marketing program, and several tourism initiatives, including an interactive regional craft beverage map created by the TCOG GIS program.

Who is part of this effort?

Check out who started this truly regional effort

Founders & Facilitators

903 BrewersDenison Development AllianceGrayson CollegeGrayson Hills WineryHomestead WineryIronroot Republic DistillerySherman Economic Development CorporationTexoma Council of Governments

The Texoma Craft Beverage Alliance was founded by Grayson College, Sherman Economic Development Corporation, and Denison Development Alliance, and facilitated by TCOG.

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What our Founders say

  • Professionals in our region have a wealth of experience in many of these industries, and this new coordinated effort will propel our area into the forefront of this emerging field.

    — Dr. Jeremy McMillen, President, Grayson College —
  • Building a new industry in our region will bring new investment, new jobs and most of all very creative entrepreneurs. We have already been successful in bringing a new distillery to Denison and a micro-brewery is scheduled to open by December of 2014. These two projects will result in over $2 million in new investment for the area.

    — Tony Kaai, President, Denison Development Alliance —
  • We have an existing wine trail featuring T.V. Munson’s home as well as the vineyard with all the root stock he developed at Grayson College. These assets are unique to our area. Working with the businesses, we hope to develop this economic engine in our area.

    — Donna Dow, Director of Main Street, Downtown Denison —
  • The new association provides a framework to build regional strength and visibility of the brand, as members work together on marketing, promotion and even cooperative purchasing as a group.

    — Cary Wacker, Mayor, City of Sherman —
  • The craft beverage industry is a fast growing industry and we are fortunate to have some tremendous assets in Texoma. Sherman is proud to be a partner in the effort to advance this promising sector.

    — Scott Connell, President, Sherman Economic Development Corporation —
  • Development of industries in fermentation science requires an understanding of and compliance with State and Federal laws and regulations. The best method for accomplishing a successful business is through both knowledge of the process of fermentation and how product is lawfully moved to the consumer.

    — Gabe Parker, Owner, Homestead Winery —

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