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Becker Weekend: Bluebonnets, Bluegrass, BBQ

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It’s coming right up, and if the bluebonnets actually make an appearance, it’s going to be a perfect weekend at Becker Vineyards in Stonewall.

Texas BluebonnetsThis Saturday and Sunday (March 14 and 15), the Annual Bluebonnets, Bluegrass, and B&B features winery owner Richard Becker’s brother Robert with his Bluegrass Band The Woodstreet Bloodhounds.  Guest banjo player will be the renown Eddie Collins of Austin. The event is complimentary (no cover charge); no reservations required.

Chef Jayson Cox will have barbecue with sides and trimmings for sale at the winery to enjoy with the music.

Co-authors of “BBQ Lovers Texas,” John Griffin and Bonnie Walker, will be signing and selling their book on the winery verandah Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

As always, the gift shop and winery will be open with plenty of wines to taste and shopping for great one-of-a-kind items.

 May 2 & 3 Annual Lavender Festival

It’s time again for the Lavender Luncheons at Becker Vineyards.  There will be Lavender Luncheons, presentations on uses of lavender, artisans selling lavender products, and lavender cooking demonstrations.  Need a break from the lavender?  There will also be wine tasting and general winery tours available.  The event is complimentary; parking is $5.

May 15  The annual Culinaria Luncheon will be at Becker Vineyards, but tickets and information about the culinary luncheon and festival are available at www.culinariasa.org or 210-822-9555.

New Wines Released:  Malbec Reserve 2012, Tempranillo Reserve 2012, and Dry Riesling 2013.

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