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Vines, Grapes, Harvest and Press: It’s Time at Becker Vineyards


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STONEWALL:  The rumbling of diesel engines is heard in an otherwise quiet, pastoral setting of vines and ripe bunches of grapes.  A blue Braud harvester rolls down a row of grapevines, shaking green grapes off as it goes along.  Yellow picking bins on a flatbed trailer pulled by a John Deere tractor are being filled with the ripe fruit and brought to the winery for processing.

Becker grape harvester 2014 croppedThe 2014 harvest has begun for Becker Vineyards.

This week, Sauvignon Blanc grapes were being harvested in the vineyard in front of the winery.

This past Saturday, grape growers Cap and Diane Holland harvested their Chardonnay grapes from their vineyard located between Bronte and Miles, outside of San Angelo, making them the first of Becker Vineyards contract growers to harvest grapes.

“This will be our 18th grape harvest, “ said Bunny Becker, co-proprietor with her husband Dr. Richard Becker. “Harvest is an exciting time of the year for us.”

The Beckers planted their vineyard in 1992 with the first harvest taking place in 1995.  They began selling wine to the public when they opened their winery tasting room in May of 1996.  Along with the vineyard at Stonewall, they own another vineyard at Ballinger and a third one in Mason. Becker Vineyards also purchases fruit from grape growers.

“We have the largest amount of contracts on Texas-grown grapes in the state,” said Bret Perrenoud, general manager, dumping a bin of grapes into the destemmer-crusher with a forklift.

The winery crush pad is a bee hive of activity. The destemmer-crusher is… destemming and crushing. The white grape varietals are then going – via hoses and pumps – to the press to separate the juice from the skins. The air is aromatic with the scent of fresh, ripe fruit. The juice will then head for a stainless steel tank to be inoculated with yeast.  If it is to be a dry white, the fermenting juice will then go to White Oak barrels and finish fermentation there.  If it is to be off-dry (sweeter-style wines), it will stay in stainless steel.

Winemaker Jonathan Leahy is looking forward to the harvest and said, “It’s been a cooler than normal summer. We have phenolic ripeness without the spiking of sugars. This will make full bodied, well developed and more complex wines.”

“We are all looking forward to the end results,” said Richard Becker, with a smile.

Becker Vineyards is located 11 miles east of Fredericksburg, 3 miles west of Stonewall, off U.S. Hwy 290 at Jenschke Lane.

Photographs, article courtesy Nichole Bendele, Becker Vineyards

 

And, let the grape stomps begin!

Grape Stomp t-shirtAugust is the month for stomping grapes, one of the Texas Hill Country’s favorite, crowd-pleasing times.  Becker Vineyards’ Grape Stomp is Aug. 23-24 and Aug. 30-31.

Here are more fun places to get your feet into some ripe, fresh fruit. Check out the wineries’ websites for hours and directions.

  • August 2-3 & 9-10 at Dry Comal Creek Vineyards
  • August 8-10, 15-17 & 22-24 at Pedernales Cellars
  • August 9 at Texas Legato
  • August 9-10 & 16-17 at William Chris Vineyards
  • August 16 at Westcave Cellars Winery
  • August 16-17 & 23-24 at Texas Hills Vineyard
  • August 16 & 23 at Fall Creek Vineyards
  • August 30 at Messina Hof Hill Country
  • August 30 & September 6 at Chisholm Trail Winery

 

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Luckenbach, Food Trucks, Wine: Who Can Resist!


If ever a Hill Country location was made for food trucks, music and wine, it’s the tiny — but renowned — town of Luckenbach.

The event will be the first annual Hill Country Food Truck Festival, featuring more than a dozen food trucks, Texas Hill Country wine and a lineup of live music starting at noon and continuing until 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2.

Hill Country Food Truck FestivalNearly a dozen Hill Country wineries will offer wines for purchase by the glass and bottle from noon until 9 p.m. Wineries include 4.0 Cellars, Messina Hof Hill Country, Kerrville Hills Winery, Fall Creek Vineyards, Texas Hills Vineyards, Singing Waters Vineyards, Becker Vineyards, Texas Legato Winery, Westcave Cellars Winery and William Chris Vineyards.

More than a dozen food trucks will also be in attendance with plenty of food truck fare for purchase. Participating food trucks include Cheesy Jane’s, Clear River Pecan Company, Come and Get It Chuckwagon, Crazy Carl’s, KHILL BBQ Company, Mr. Meximum, Red Bud Roasters, Ritts Twisted Brisket, SaWeet Cupcakes, Slider Provider and SpiceSea Gourmet.

The Americana live music schedule headlines The Greencards, performers include Milk Drive, Martin & Lewis, Paul Cauthen, Bonnie Bishop, Dan Dyer, Steve Poltz, Rosie Flores, and more.

Wine bottles and corksProceeds will benefit the Texas Center for Wine and Culinary Arts (TCWCA), a planned 30,000 square-foot facility which will be located in downtown Fredericksburg.

In addition to the TCWCA, event organizers include Luckenbach, Texas, the San Antonio Food Truck Association, the Texas Hill Country Wineries and the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau.

Tickets for the Hill Country Food Truck Festival are $15 per person for adults and children ages 12 and under are free. Tickets are available online here.

The TCWCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the awareness, understanding, and celebration of Texas food, wine and agriculture through educational programming and hands on experiences for wine and culinary enthusiasts, for food and hospitality professionals and for high school and college students.

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Upcoming: Asian Festival, Ruth’s Chris Barge Dining, More


Asian Festival 2014Asian Festival at ITC a showcase of cultures

The Institute of Texan Cultures is partnering with the San Antonio Food Bank during their 27th annual Asian Festival on Saturday, Feb. 1.

The festival takes place at the Institute from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Please bring your nonperishable food items to donate at the door. Also look for the special cooking demonstration by a San Antonio Food Bank chef. For more information, please visit their website.

Food Bank Presents Sort-A-Thon on Super Bowl Weekend

Calling all volunteers! The Food Bank’s annual Sort-A-Thon will take place the Friday and Saturday of Super Bowl weekend. Volunteers are needed for three-hour shifts to sort food donations. Shifts are available on Friday (Jan. 31) and Saturday (Feb. 1) from 9 a.m. – noon; 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.  Space is limited and reservations are required. Email volunteer@safoodbank.org to reserve your shift.

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Texas Hill Country Named One of 10-best Worldwide Wine Destinations

The Texas Hill Country Wineries was selected one of the “10 Best Wine Travel Destinations for 2014” by Wine Enthusiast magazine in their January issue.  The non-profit association boasts 38 wineries located in Central Texas.

Each year, the magazine narrows from the hundreds of global wine regions they visit to just 10 for this annual ‘best of’ list.  Included among the selected wine regions, Texas Hill Country is one of only three regions from the United States.  Alexis Korman, senior associate editor for Wine Enthusiast Media, visited the Texas Hill Country in fall of 2013, identifying all six wineries she toured in the article.

“Visitors may flock to Texas Hill Country to sip wine,” says Korman, “but they end up drinking in the romance of the Old West, too.”

“It is an honor to be included in the list of prominent wine regions from around the world,” says January Wiese, executive director of Texas Hill Country Wineries.

Bending Branch1Texas is the No. 5 wine-producing state in the United States with the Texas Hill Country AVA being the second largest in the nation.  Spanish and Italian varietals grow well in the Hill Country including tempranillo, viognier, sangiovese and tannat.  The six wineries mentioned in the article were: Lewis Wines, Flat Creek Estate, Perissos Vineyards and Winery, Pedernales Cellars, Bending Branch Winery and Driftwood Estate Winery.

For additional information on Texas Hill Country Wineries and member wineries, please visit www.TexasWineTrail.com.

Ruth’s Chris River Walk offering Sizzling River Barge Dining
Ruth’s Chris on the River Walk will be offering a River Barge Dining Package, and is available for Lunch or Dinner beginning Jan. 28.

Board the barge at Ruth’s Chris patio and have a leisurely 30 minute glide along the Riverwalk with wine, beer or margaritas and hors d’oeuvres. Then, disembark at Ruth’s Chris Patio to finish off the evening with some of the restaurant’s famous dinner items.

Ruth's Chris's Filet Mignon

Ruth’s Chris’s Filet Mignon

The River Barge menu is $125 per person and includes two glasses of house wine, beer or house margarita. A maximum of 16 guests can be accommodated on the barge, and complimentary valet parking is provided

The menu includes a choice of appetizers, and drinks on the barge. Then, dinner on the patio offers a choice of salads, entree, side dishes and a choice of desserts.  Contact Information & Reservations: Rose Taylor, sales manager at 210.227.8847 or you may visit  www.ruthschrissa.com and click on reservations — River Barge Dining.

 

 

Cowboy Breakfast kicks off the SA Stock Show & Rodeo

It’s coming right up this Friday, Jan. 24. The 36th annual Cowboy’s Breakfast is from 4:30-8:30 a.m. at the Cowboys Dancehall parking lot, 3030 N.E. Loop 410. It is sponsored by Jordon Ford.

This year,  to help reduce the lines when serving  upwards of 50,000 early-rising fans, the world’s largest free breakfast has been streamlined to speed up service. Display booths that previously were near the cooking tent will be moved to the west side of the parking lot to help relieve confusion and congestion at the serving lines.

Plus, instead of just one serving line for hot coffee, two more will be added — one near the Cowboys Dancehall sign and another on the west side of the parking lot.

“We really appreciate so many people showing up so early in the morning to celebrate the unofficial kickoff to the (San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo) and help raise funds for St. Philip’s College’s Culinary Arts Program so we’re doing what we can to reduce the time they have to wait,” said Bill Massey, chairman of the board of the Cowboy Breakfast Foundation.

A souvenir of Cowboy Breakfasts past.
A souvenir of Cowboy Breakfasts past.

The foundation presented a $15,000 check in July that provided 17 scholarships for the Culinary Arts Program, one of only 25 in the world rated exemplary by the American Culinary Foundation. Emcee of the event will be Jackie Van De Walle, chairman emeritus of the Alamo Colleges Foundation.

There will be live music throughout the morning with Mario Flores & The Soda Creek Band.  Flores ended 2013 on a high note with the single “Let Your Lonesome End With Me” at No. 2 on the Texas Regional Radio Report’s last tracking in mid-December.

Also, at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, the Cowboy Breakfast will deliver tacos and biscuits and gravy to the Warrior Family Support Center for wounded warriors, their families and support staff to show its support and appreciation.

Free shuttle buses will run continuously to and from the Cowboy Breakfast from the parking lot of the Santikos Realto Theater, 2938 N.E. Loop 410. Parking also will be available onsite at Cowboys Dancehall, but the lot overflows early.

With the help of more than 300 volunteers and dozens of sponsors, the Cowboy Breakfast Sponsored by Jordan Ford, the unofficial kickoff of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, serves a variety of free tacos, taquitas, Pioneer Flour Mills biscuits and gravy, Kiolbassa sausage and barbecue, all washed down with thousands of gallons of McDonald’s coffee. See more information here.

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Hill Country Wineries Support Breast Cancer Awareness


Because the Texas Hill Country Wine Month Trail and Breast Cancer Awareness month both fall in October,  Texas Hill Country Wineries membership decided this was a perfect fit to participate in the cause by donating $5 from each Texas Wine Month Trail ticket sold to Susan G. Komen.

Texas Hill Country Wineries Susan KomenWith this disease hitting close to home for many in the wine industry, it was an easy decision.

“As a member winery of THCW, we are so proud of our second annual presentation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the amount of $3,700. Being a daughter of a breast cancer survivor, it is meaningful more so to me that our partnership of love – wine and mothers – are joined together to provide research and support monies,” said Sabrina Houser, Dry Comal Creek Vineyards.

Ticket sales for the month-long trail have increased the past few years nearing 800. This made it possible for the donation.

On November 18,  two representatives from Susan G. Komen were presented a check for the total amount from a large portion of the Texas Hill Country Wineries membership.

Kara Hall, events director for Susan G. Komen San Antonio, said “Your support is making an incredible impact for women and men in our community who are in desperate need of breast health services, and we are grateful! We look forward to partnering with Texas Hill Country Wineries next year as we work together to save lives and end breast cancer.”

Texas Hill Country Wineries and Susan G. Komen formed a bond last year at the check presentation and both groups plan to continue to build on the relationship and work together in supporting those affected by breast cancer and finding a cure.

“We are thrilled to be able to support the work of the Susan G. Komen foundation again this year. This foundation makes an important difference in the Texas Hill Country and around the world by funding breast cancer research and community outreach programs” said Carol Millberger, Kerrville Hills Winery.

For additional information on Texas Hill Country Wineries, please visit www.TexasWineTrail.com.

 

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Fall, Wine and Fun! MAX’s Birthday, October in Hill Country, More


Fiesta Winery LogoIt’s Texas Wine Month, and the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail has special offers for wine lovers through Oct. 31.

With 36 unique and independent wineries, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Your $25 ticket includes a minimum of one and up to three complimentary tastes and a 15-percent discount at each winery. $5 from each ticket goes directly to Susan G. Komen to honor October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

For ticket information, go here.

Some of the wineries along the trail include: Becker Vineyards, Chisholm Trail Winery, Driftwood Estate Winery, Dry Comal Creek Vineyards, Fall Creek Vineyards, Fiesta Winery, Fiesta Tasting Room Fredericksburg, Flat Creek Estate, Grape Creek Vineyards, McReynolds Winery, Singing Water Vineyards, Texas Hills Vineyard, Texas Legato Winery, Torre di Pietra and Wedding Oak Winery.

Also, check out THCW online. Texas Hill Country Wineries (THCW) is a non-profit marketing association established to increase awareness and visitation to Hill Country wineries.

 

Halloween recycled wine bottlesHappy (Spooky!) Birthday to MAX’s Wine Dive 

MAX’s Wine Dive in the Quarry observes its third birthday with a giant Halloween celebration!

On Oct. 31, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., join fellow foodies and wine connoisseurs for an evening filled with MAX’s Wine Dive’s popular dishes and flavorful wines. There will be a wine tasting from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. for $25. The eight wines served will have a particularly spooky theme, and are served with appetizers. A live band is on from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m., there are Halloween-themed food specials, and Bloody Sangria & Witches Brew Champagne Punch available all night.

Costumes for both you and your furry friends are greatly encouraged; with party favors upon arrival for costumed revelers include $5 off admission to the wine tasting and 15 percent off food.

Birthday cake, a toast, and a costume contest will take place at 9:30 p.m. with prizes for the winner and runner-up. Fans of MAX’s will also be treated to wine retail specials all day on October 31.

MAX’s is at 340 E. Basse Road, Ste. 101.

 

Terrifyingly simple: Recycle your wine bottles for Halloween

We’re going to send you to a blog site we found that explains how to make the wine bottles above. All you need is a few cheap bottles of wine that are empty, for some reason. Paint, masking tape, an X-acto knife and a couple of other household items and you’re set. We thank instructables.com for this photo and a great idea! Click here for instructions.

The Boerne Wine Company is hosting a Champagne tasting.

A whole new reason to drink ‘to your health!’

 

News that makes us way too happy

So, if you are a year-round, no-special-occasion-necessary sort of Champagne and bubbly drinker, here is a story to warm your heart. And, it may help you stave off the effects of an aging brain. If you can believe it.

In The Telegraph was this story, published Oct. 13: Three Glasses of Fizz a Day Could Improve Your Memory

Written by Victoria Ward, the article begins, “Researchers found that three glasses of bubbly a day could help ward off brain disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

“They discovered that a compound found in the black grapes, Pinot noir and Pinot meunier, both of which are used for champagne, helps stave off forgetfulness.

“Jeremy Spencer, a biochemistry professor at Reading University, said: “Dementia probably starts in the 40s and goes on to the 80s. It is a gradual decline and so the earlier people take these beneficial compounds in champagne, the better.”

We are not scientists —  and they’ll have the last say. But, in the meantime, we can certainly drink to this!

Here’s the rest of the story.

 

 

 


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Wine. Why Not?


wine rede“Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words,” the Roman playwright Plautus once wrote.

Well, here are some sweet words about even sweeter wine events happening in the area.

Enjoy some Cakebread at Las Canarias on April 4

Las Canarias at the Omni La Mansión del Rio, 112 College St., will be showcasing the wines of Cakebread Cellars during a five-course dinner set for 7 p.m. April 4.

Chef John Brand’s first course features Pacific blue marlin with avocado, lime and melon with tomatillo paired with the 2011 Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc. This will be followed by sardines with kale salsa verde gribiche on toast and the 2011 Cakebread Chardonnay. The third course will feature tamarind lacquered breast of duck with a confit of carrot and ginger paired with the 2008 Cakebread Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon. Fourth course will be lamb prime rib with smoked medjool dates, braised rhubarb and salsify paired with a 2009 Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon. Finally, the meal will close with Valrhona chocolate along with caramelia gelato, cake, mousse and red velvet, all paired with a 2010 Cakebread Zinfandel.

The price is $85 a person, plus tax and tip. To make a reservation, call (210) 518-1177.

Sample four Texas Hill Country wineries at one party

The Texas Hill Country Wineries, an organization that promotes what the Hill County has to offer, is trying something new this year. On the first Friday evening of each wine trail, local wineries in one area will gather together to share a sample of their wines with you.

The first of these will be 6-8 p.m. April 5 in conjunction with the popular Wine & Wildflower Trail. The tasting will be at Dry Comal Creek, 1741 Herberlin Road, New Braunfels, and will feature samples from four wineries, including Bending Branch, Kerrville Hills and Singing Water as well as the host. The kick-off allows you to take your time on the trail over the following two days.

The tickets are $25 apiece, or $15 with a Wine & Wildflower Trail ticket.http://www.savorsa.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=45183&action=edit&message=10 They include tickets for 10 tastings and light appetizers. Wine will also be available for purchase. Plus, food trucks will be on hand for those who want a heartier meal.

For more information, click here.

Raise a glass for charity

The Ruth’s Chris Steak Houses in San Antonio are celebrating their 20 years of business in the city by offering a fundraiser for local charities.

Guests who buy a glass of a special Ruth’s Chris designated bottle of Stag’s Leap Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at $10 apiece will be getting more than a great glass of steak-friendly wine. Two dollars from that purchase will go to the Texas Cavalier Foundation and Roy Maas’ Youth Alternatives.

The wine will be available at both steakhouses, 1170 E. Commerce St., (210) 227-8847, and 7720 Jones Maltsberger Road, (210) 821-5051.

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Pumpkin Chunkin’ At Becker Vineyards is Nov. 10


Big orange pumpkins mean fall is here.

If launching pumpkins into the air using a medieval weapon of war sounds like fun, then Becker Vineyards is where you’ll want to be next weekend.

This is the second annual Pumpkin Chunkin,’ which will take place at Becker Vineyards, near Stonewall, starting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.

There is no entry charge; food and music are also on the bill.

From 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Doug Moreland will play music near the winery veranda and continue launching pumpkins between songs.  Originally from the mountains of west Texas, Moreland settled down in Austin at the turn of the millennium as a fiddler, songwriter, and woodcarver.  In January 2012, he released “The Flying Armadillos,” the eighth of his independent albums.

Moreland received a Will Rogers Cowboy Award for Western Music Male Performer of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists. He received an Entertainer of the Year award from the Texas Music Awards. Doug also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno with his former companion Holly-peño, a black and white McNab dog.  For more information, please visit here.

In addition to being the featured musician at this event, Moreland built the trebuchet being used for Pumpkin Chunkin’.

This is a miniature trebuchet, built for the desktop – but you get the picture.

A trebuchet is a type of catapult that works by using the energy of a raised counterweight to throw the projectile. Initially, the sling, which has a pouch containing the projectile, is placed in a trough below the axle, which supports the beam. Upon releasing the trigger, the sling and the beam swing around toward the vertical position, where one end of the sling releases, opening the pouch and propelling the projectile towards the target.

The trebuchet did not become obsolete until the 15th century, well after the introduction of gunpowder, which appeared in Europe in second half of 13th century

Stout Pizza is the food concession for Saturday’s event.  Artisan cheeses, sausages, and gourmet crackers will also be for sale.

Pumpkin Chunkin’ is a complimentary event; no reservations are required.  And there is no cover charge to hear Doug Moreland and The Flying Armadillos.

Becker Vineyards is located 11 miles east of Fredericksburg off U.S. Highway 290 at Jenschke Lane.  For more information contact 830-644-2681.

 

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Celebrate Fall in Texas Hill Country Style at Winery Events


Two Texas Hill Country wine events are coming up next month. That means tickets will be selling fast this month! Here’s your chance to get them now, and enjoy Texas wines and some beautiful Hill Country fall drives.

Texas Wine Month Trail, Oct. 1-31

Escape to the Texas Hill Country — and October is a good time to do it!

Taste these wine, or taste wines from the barrels at Becker Hill Country Vineyards during Oct. events.

Texas Hill Country Wineries hosts the Texas Wine Month Trail!  During October, for just $20 you can visit participating wineries to taste award-winning wines and tour their beautiful facilities, all in celebration of  Texas wine.

All 32 member wineries, all 31 days, will feature discounts and complimentary tastings. Also, the wineries will be supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with donations.

Your ticket gets you between 1 (minimum) and up to 3 complimentary tastes at all 32 wineries and plus a 15 percent discount on three bottle purchases.

October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With a number of Texas Hill Country Wineries, Texas Wine Industry members and Texas Wine fans have been affected by this disease, so the wineries will be giving back. Five dollars of each ticket sold for the Texas Wine Month Trail goes straight to breast cancer screening, treatment and education locally. If available, wineries will be featuring their pink wines for trail tastings throughout the month.

For more information link here.

Also in October: A Month of Sundays Barrel and Tank Tasting

Join participating winery owners and winemakers in the winery for exclusive barrel and tank tastings paired perfectly with amuse bouche samplings. These events take place on all four Sundays in October — Oct.  7, 14, 21 and 28.
Join the 17 participating Texas Hill Country wineries in their barrel rooms and cellars with the winemakers and owners for a taste of something special.  Each winery will taste barrel, tank, library or specialty wines.

Each winery will pair their wines with foods they feel match well to their products, from charcuterie and cheese to chocolate truffles. This is your opportunity to discuss the future of the wine industry in the Texas Hill Country with winemakers and owners. Or, join a wine club.

For more information and to purchase tickets, link here.

Photographs courtesy Texas Hill Country Wineries

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Texas Hill Country to Showcase Wines in SA


Texas wine? It’s good with food, and the Texas Hill Country Wineries want to show it off at the end of this month.

The Texas Hill Country Wineries Traveling Showcase two-day event will kick off with a wine dinner at Silo Elevated Cuisine 1604, to be followed on Sept. 29 with a wine tasting, with cuisine, at the Pearl Full Goods Building.

At Silo, enjoy a meal paired with six of the Hill Country’s best wines and conversations with  representatives from the wineries. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres. It is $85 per person, plus tax and tip. To make reservations, call Silo at 210-483-8989.

On Sept. 29, join winery owners and winemakers from 17 of the Texas Hill Country Wineries as they showcase a sample of their portfolios at the Pearl Studio in the Full Goods Building, 200 E. Grayson St.  Cuisine will be available for tasting along with the 35-plus wines being tasted, and you’ll receive a custom stemless wine glass to take home.

Texas Hill Country wineries have required all participating road show wines to be analyzed by a third party for quality and consistency — so you can be assured that you’re getting quality-driven wines.

The event is from 6-9 p.m. Admission is $50 per person in advance, $55 at the door if available (cash only).  Tickets are non-refundable.  Go to the Texas Hill Country website to order tickets. Event attendance is limited, advance purchase is highly recommended.

Texas Hill Country Wineries Cut Price for October Wine Trail Tickets

The busiest time of year at the Texas Hill Country Wineries is harvest and crush — and the busiest time of year for wine events across the state is Texas Wine Month, which is Oct. 1-31.

This year, the price for this popular event in the Hill Country has been cut to $15 per person. Also, you can use all 31 days to explore the 27 Texas Hill Country Wineries. Each winery will offer at least one, and up to three complimentary tastes of wine (winery choice and/or discount may exclude reserves, ports and wines already discounted).

This is an opportunity to experience more than four dozen award-winning wines throughout the month. Wineries will also be offering a 15 percent discount on three-bottle wine purchases (winery choice).  Read more at the Texas Hill Country Wineries website.

 

 


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