July 26, 2009

stormhoek, terlingua

[Never a dull moment in West Texas etc. A video of me telling some local people down in Terlingua all about Stormhoek.]

I recently made the acquaintance of the proprietors of both The Starlight Theater and La Kiva, two prominent bars down in Terlingua. The meetings went well- I liked them both, they seemed to like me. So it looks like we might be selling down there, fingers crossed. Hurrah!

Terlingua, 100 miles South of Alpine, Texas, right on the Mexican border, is probably the strangest place I've ever visited in my life- it has an unreality to it quite unlike anything else I've ever seen. But there's a wonderful appeal to it, that's for sure. If you ever wanted to know what it was like to be living in the old Wild West, this is probably as close as you're going to get, first hand. The people, architecture and landscape seem right out of a Sam Peckinpah movie.

So why try selling South African wine in Terlingua? "Futile Marketing", of course...

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Posted by hugh macleod at July 26, 2009 2:50 PM | TrackBack

Enjoyed the video. I have done a few tastings and in my old software days a few demos that went like that.

Posted by: Steve Nathan at July 28, 2009 2:57 AM


My husband and I are passionate devotees of the Big Bend area of Texas. No place like it on earth, especially Terlingua.

If we could make a living somehow, we would move there in a heartbeat. I have lots of photos at my blogsite.

LaKiva is different isn't it? It's just all too surreal, but wonderful at the same time.

My husband prefers the weather in Fort Davis versus the heat in Terlingua, but I prefer the quirky natives in the Ghost Town!

Posted by: Cowtown Pattie at July 31, 2009 1:38 PM