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.
Boxing Day is British holiday celebrated the day after Christmas at Becker Vineyards on Highway 290 East of Fredericksburg Sunday December 26 from . Enjoy fireside readings, yuletide music, holiday hors d’ oeuvres and the holiday spirit. This event is complimentary.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Becker Vineyards’ Port & Stilton Cheese Tasting returns this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 6:00 p.m. The port sampling is complimentary but regular wine sampling fees do apply. The winery is located off Hwy 290 on Jenschke Lane. For information, call 830-644-2681.
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.
The Hill Top Cafe, 10661 N. US Highway 87, and Becker Vineyards invite you to join them for another fabulous vintner dinner. The four course dinner kicks off with a wine reception. Johnny and Brenda Nicholas, proprietors of Hill Top Cafe, and Nichole Bendele from Becker Vineyards will be present to meet and greet guests. Seating is limited. Please make reservations by calling or going online.
5 pm. $75++ per person. Call (830) 997-8922 for information.
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
The dates for the upcoming Merlot & Chocolate at Becker Vineyards have changed and you can now look forward to this yummy event Saturday, February 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 13 from noon until 6:00 p.m.; returning a second weekend February 19-20. Sample handmade chocolates paired with Becker’s new vintage of Merlot at this free event. The winery is located 11 miles east on U.S. Hwy 290 off Jenschke Lane. For information, call 830-644-2681
This weekend, Becker Vineyards will be pairing their award winning merlot with chocolate truffles by a guest choclatier.
Becker Vineyards is 10 miles east of Fredericksburg on US Highway 290. Call 830-644-2681 for more information.
Local 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.