The W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas will host Dr. Bobby Smith, winemaker and owner of La Buena Vida Vineyards in Springtown, as guest speaker during a wine tasting on Sunday, June 22.

The 2:30 p.m. event is free to the public and limited to 40 guests in the museum’s exhibit room. Guests are asked to RSVP by June 19. Participants at the event will sample several varieties of wines from La Buena Vida Vineyards, as well as cheeses and assorted breads.

Smith has produced Texas wines for more than 30 years and was instrumental in working with legislators to lay the foundation for the state’s growing viticulture and winemaking industry. A former college chemistry professor and family medicine practitioner, Smith turned an abandoned Parker County dairy farm into a vineyard in 1972 and has since produced award-winning wines, including his 1984 port which won 22 awards and is often called Texas’ first “cult wine.”

For more information or to RSVP for the upcoming wine tasting please contact Mary Adams at 254-968-1886 or email mkadams@tarleton.edu.