About Us

The Texas Enology Network is a comprehensive internet resource providing science based technical information and learning opportunities for enologists and commercial grape and wine producers in Texas..



The Texas Enology Network endeavors to meet the informational and educational needs of the Texas wine industry, including industry partners, extension employees, and consumers by providing science-based information and learning opportunities.


The Texas Enology Network intends to serve:

  • Education
    • Work-Readiness of Enology Personnel
    • Continuing Education
    • Specialized Training
    • Technology Extension and facilitate adoption of innovative practices by winery personnel
    • Interactive learning
  • Information
    • Be a resource for accurate information of interest to enologists and winemakers
    • Organize pertinent available information from multiple institutions at one location
    • Provide links to accurate technical and compliance information sources already existing
    • Serve as an interactive site for real-time problem solving
    • Provide timely and topical information on current enology issues
    • Make available enology workshop and symposia materials for download
  • Research/Researchers
    • Collaboration in material development, joint ownership and peer-review
    • Recognition of contributions to achieving the mission of TEN


Operational Guidelines- Industry Advisory Council (draft here)

The White Paper of TEN



The Texas Enology Network was created by Brent Trela and Qianji Zheng and is maintained by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Texas Enology Network logo was created by Brent Trela and Bee's Business.

The website header wine foam image and some winemaking section collections were contributed by Mike Sipowicz.

The Texas Enology Network is also supported, in part, through various grants and donations provided by:


Items sought for donation to benefit the Texas Enology Network:

  • Domain registration
  • Website hosting fees Donate towards my web hosting bill!
  • Ocassional support for maintenance/webmaster


If you have items or other contributions you would like to make, please contact Dr. Brent Trela at 806-252-6568 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on 2015 April 10,Friday 12:28
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