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Meet the Makers of Texas’ Wines and Beers


redwine1On the third Thursday of each month, The Grapevine in Gruene invites visitors to meet the people who are responsible for making some of the finest wines in Texas.

Now you have the chance to meet the folks behind the growing craft beer movement in the state as well.

The dual tastings will be featured in the Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Road, New Braunfels.

Each event will be held on The Grapevine’s outdoor patio and garden and will be uniquely designed around the featured winery and brewery, providing an intimate setting for each representative to tell about how they craft their wines and make their beers. Complementary tastings will be offered of the craft beer and three of the winery’s latest releases, top-selling and hardest to find wines. You can also sample the food that is for sale.

This a great opportunity to learn direct from these craftsmen, engage with other visitors interested in wine and beer and enjoy the natural surroundings and all the other offerings of Gruene Historic District.

Each event features Ryan Waguespack’s Classical & Spanish guitar duo or French bistro music by Rumbullion, both local artists. Giveaways include wine, Grapevine merchandise and possibly gift certificates for wine tours, resort accommodations or winery merchandise.

beer icyThe lineup of wineries for the rest of the year will include the following:

  • April 18 – Pedernales Cellars
  • May 16 – Haak Winery
  • June 20 – Bell Springs Winery
  • July 18 – Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards
  • August 15 – Fiesta Winery
  • September 19 – Duchman Family Winery
  • October 17 – McPherson Cellars
  • November 21 – Westcave Cellars
  • December 19 – Grape Creek Vineyard

For more information, call (830) 606-0093 or click here.

 

 

 

 

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Weekend Calendar: Celebrations, Specials and Fine Eats


“Somewhere lives a bad Cajun cook, just as somewhere must live one last ivory-billed woodpecker. For me, I don’t expect ever to encounter either one.”                           — William Least Heat Moon, Blue Highways

Tost BistroBar, Ladie’s ‘Only’ Night Out, Thursdays

A night out for women at Tost BistroBar tonight, 6 p.m. to late night. Enjoy drink specials all evening on Thursdays,  $4 martinis, shots, wine and Champagne cocktails. DJ entertainment by Seven. Pampering by Folawn Day Spa from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Shades of Love, 10 p.m. – midnight. Tost BistroBar is at 14415 Blanco Road, one block south of Bitters Road. (210) 408-2670.

Summer wine tasting series in Gruene

Every Thursday through July 15, 5-8 p.m., enjoy wine tastings in the garden at The Grapevine in Gruene. Tonight, sample wines from Three Dudes Winery, then head over to Gruene Hall for a free show by Jason Eady, until 11 p.m.  www.grapevineingruene.com

Crumpets celebrates 30th anniversary with prix fixe dinner

Crumpets, at 3920 Harry Wurzbach Road, invites you to come and celebrate their 30th year in San Antonio.  A special prix fixe meal will include an appetizer, house salad, main course with vegetables and dessert. The entrée choices are a Grilled Veal Chop, Rack of Lamb Provençal, Fresh Tuna Steak with Lemon Butter, Beef Tenderloin or Fresh, Wild-caught Salmon, charbroiled. 30$ per person plus tax. No coupons or discounts may apply. For reservations call (210) 821-5600.

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