wine industry Wineries: Are They Getting Bigger In Texas? By Brian Kirkpatrick / Texas Public Radio • Jun 14, 2019 Brian Kirkpatrick / Texas Public Radio Texas is famous for the Alamo, barbeque and cowboys. But some Texans want the Lone Star State to be famous for wine, too. The state reports there were 93 active winery permits in Texas 10 years ago. Today, there are 530.