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Becker Wines: Hilltop Cafe Vintner Dinner; TX Winery Picks

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Another dinner, with fine food, fun and great wine is scheduled in the Texas Hill Country, at the Hill Top Cafe outside of Fredericksburg on U.S. 87.

This Hill Top Café Vintner Dinner with Becker Vineyards will be Sunday, Jan. 25 beginning with a 5 p.m. reception.

Hill Top Neon SignProprietors Johnny and Brenda Nicholas will be welcoming guests during the reception before starting the several course dinner. Along with being co‐proprietor of the Hill Top Cafe, Brenda Nicholas is also the culinary director. She is creating the seasonal menu to pair with Becker wines. Also attending will be Johnny Nicholas and Drew and Laura Tallent.

Richard and Bunny Becker, proprietors of Becker Vineyards, and Nichole Bendele, public relations and Tasting Room coordinator for Becker Vineyards will also attend.

The dinner will be $75 plus tax and gratuity. The reception is at 5 p.m., dinner is at 5:30  p.m. For reservations, please contact the Hill Top Café at 830‐997‐8922. Or, email at reservations@hilltopcafe.com

Menu and wines follow.

Reception:  Becker Vineyards’ 2013 Provenςal

First Course: Duck Confit Spring Rolls served with C-4 Ranch Beet Greens with Becker Vineyards’ 2012 Autumno (60 percent Merlot, 40 percent Cabernet Sauvignon)

Second Course:  Sunshine Honey Bee Farms Mixed Greens with C-4 Ranch Beets, Texas Rio Star Grapefruit, Texas Chevre, Lightly Toasted Native Pecans and Prickly Pear Vinaigrette with Becker Vineyards’ 2012 (50 percent Barbera, 50 percent Merlot)

Third Course: Bandera Semi Boneless Quail stuffed with Louisiana Crawfish Dressing and served with C-4 ranch Roasted Winter Vegetables with Becker Vineyards’ 2012 Raven (75 percent Malbec, 25 percent Petite Verdot)

Grilled Gulf Catch of the day with Sweet Ginger Chimichurri with Becker Vineyards’ 2013 White Wing (Sauvignon Blanc)

Fourth Course: Brenda’s Dark Chocolate Valrhona Cake and Chantilly Cream with Becker Vineyards’ 2012 Primavera (70 percent Merlot, 30 percent Syrah)

 

Becker, McPherson make top 101 winery list from MSN.com

Becker Vineyards 2013 Provencal croppedTwo Texas wineries made the “101 Best Wineries in America” list released by Microsoft’s MSN.com

At No. 87 was McPherson Cellars, in Lubbock. Becker Vineyards in Stonewall, was No. 93.

Check out the rest of the list here.

 

 

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