“From Terroir to Table” Fundraiser at Becker Vineyards

Dr. Richard and Bunny Becker are hosting “From Terroir to Table” in the Lavender Haus at Becker Vineyards near Stonewall to benefit the Texas Center for Wine and Culinary Arts. The award-winning wines of Becker Vineyards will be paired with the flavorful cuisine of Jason Dady, Executive Chef and Owner of Bin 555 Restaurant and Wine Bar in San Antonio. The evening begins with an optional winery tour led by Dr. Becker at 6:30 pm. A reception follows at 7 pm with the four-course dinner at 7:30 pm. A live and silent auction will be part of the celebration of fine wine and fine cuisine. Attire for the evening is “business”. Tickets are $125 per person. Seating is limited for the dinner and reservations are required. For information and reservations, contact Nichole Bendele at the winery.

The Texas Center for Wine and Culinary Arts is dedicated to the awareness, understanding and celebration of Texas food, wine and agriculture through educational programming and hands-0n experiences. For more information on the Center, visit www.texascenterforwineandculinaryarts.com

Becker Vineyards 14th Annual Lavendar Festival – April 30 – May 1

Experience the Provence-like setting of Becker Vineyards as you stroll the grounds during its 14th Annual Lavender Festival – now held on its new dates Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1. Located off Hwy 290 just minutes east of Fredericksburg, you’ll be greeted at the winery to rows of vibrant, aromatic lavender that play contrast with the Earth’s red, sandy soil. The event is a celebration of all things lavender and features speakers and vendors promoting lavender education as well as herb-related products. There will be gardening tips, lavender cooking demonstrations, wine tasting and more. Admission is free. Bring the family; enjoy the fun! For more information, call 830-644-2681

Becker Vineyards’ Lavendar Festival

Celebrate all things lavender at Becker Vineyards’ Lavender Festival this Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 1 from noon until 5:00 p.m. In its 15th year, this festival is held on the grounds of the winery location just off Hwy 290 E, just 11 miles from Fredericksburg. Activities include presentations, cooking demonstrations infusing lavender in the recipes, and vendor booths. Admission to the Lavender Festival is complimentary; however, there is a $5 parking fee. Lavender Luncheons will also be available at 12:30 p..m. each day and at a cost of $65 plus tax per person – reservations required. Purchase luncheon tickets online or by calling 830-644-2681, ext. 230. Interested in art? Register with Susan Kirchman at 830-225-0543 to participate in a Sunday Art + Wine Outdoor Art Class at 1:30 p.m.. – cost: $45. Overall, this weekend will be filled with lots of fun, wine tastings, live music and row after row of vibrant lavender! Call 830-644-2681 for details.

3rd Annual Bluebonnets, bluegrass and BBQ – April 6-7

Join Becker Vineyards for the 3rd Annual Bluebonnets, Bluegrass, and BBQ! Robert Becker, brother of Dr. Richard Becker, proprietor, will bring his Bluegrass band Woodstreet Bloodhounds back to the winery, Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. both days. There is no cover charge for the music. Barbeque concessions will be Smokin’ Willies Smoked Meats, of Dripping Springs, TX, and West End Pizza with BBQ Pizza, of Fredericksburg, TX. They will begin serving food from Noon until out.

An additional new event will be the Sunday Pig Roast-off beginning at 12 Noon until out. Teams will compete for Peoples’ Choice Awards. Wild Texas Hogs will sponsor the event. For those interested in participating as an individual cook or team of cooks, the fee is $50 per person. Contact 830-644-2681 x 311 or kjbothum@gmail.com.

Becker Vineyards has also won two awards from the American Fine Wine Competition (AFWC), Boca Raton, FL: Double Gold with the 2012 Viognier and Silver with the 2011 Cabernet-Syrah Reserve. Choosing to recognize wineries that grow their grapes in American soil, the AFWC personally invites each participant to be judged by our stellar panel of Sommeliers, Restaurateurs, Wine Educators, Wine Buyers, and Wine Writers. Medals earned are well deserved and reflects a wine of excellence.

Becker Vineyards is located 11 miles east of Fredericksburg, 3 miles west of Stonewall, off US Hwy 290 at Jenschke Lane. For more information contact: 830-644-2681

Scooter Pearce Benefit at Becker Vineyards – August 13

Benefit for Scooter Pearce at Becker Vineyards August 13Local musician Scooter Pearce was involved in a near fatal car accident and needs assistance for medical expenses. Friends of Scooter Pearce are having a benefit for her at the Becker Vineyards Tasting Room Verandah on Saturday, August 13 from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. The admission fee of $20 (includes live music, hors d’oeuvres, and 3 wine samples) goes toward her medical expenses. Musicians Jon Hogan, Maria Moss, and Sol Patch will perform live. Scooter Pearce will also be present signing her musical CDs. There will also be a silent auction. Becker Vineyards is located 11 miles east of Fredericksburg, 3 miles west of Stonewall, off US Hwy 290 at Jenschke Lane. For more information contact: Kay or Nichole at 830-644-2681 x 302.

Rambling Rosé at Becker Vineyards – August 9

Think Pink! Participate in a blind tasting of a selection of rosé wines from around the world and benefit Culinaria, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing international culture to the Hill Country through great wines and flavorful recipes. Also enjoy a selection of small bites specially prepared to compliment the flavor and profile of the rosé wines. Tickets available online.

Two sessions only at 1 and 3 pm. $25 per person.


Becker Vineyards’ July 4th Chili Cook Off

Want to cook and have a team? Cook Registration Fee: $20. Chili Cook Check-in: 10 a.m. This is a CASI sanctioned event. CASI Rules. Chili Coordinator Contact: Alan Dean 512-567-2835. Live music by Brian Mullin . Public Chili Tasting begins at 11 a.m. Chili Judging: 2 p.m. Fee: $5 for 10 Chili Samples.  Becker Vineyards is on US Highway 290 East about ten miles east of Fredericksburg, and the cook off starts at 11 am. Live Music by Brian Mullin.