Grape Stomp at Becker Vineyards – This Weekend

Celebrate grape harvest with lots of ‘stomp me, crush me, make me wine’ action at Becker Vineyards’ Grape Stomp this Saturday, August 27 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 28 from noon until 6:00 p.m. at the winery at Jenschke Lane off Hwy 290 near Stonewall. Pull off your shoes, climb into the barrel, and celebrate the industry’s original method of grape separation. Admission is free, so bring your feet and prepare to get dirty – or, purchase a glass of wine and enjoy watching the fun! More grape-stomping action returns next weekend at the winery, September 3-4. For information, call 830-644-2681 or visit www.beckervineyards.com.

Bluegrass, Bluebonnets and BBQ at Becker Vineyards – March 17 and 18

Chicago’s own Wood Street Bloodhounds will be performing live this weekend at Becker Vineyards’ Bluegrass, Bluebonnets and BBQ. The event runs from 1:00-4:00 p.m. both days – Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18 – at the vineyards off Hwy 290 E. Tickets are $30 per person plus tax. This cost includes lunch, which will be served at noon (reservations and preregistration required). For information, call 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.

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.

Pumpkin Chunkin’ at Becker Vineyards – November 8

Those fun folks at Becker Vineyards are dusting off the trebuchet ( a medieval engine of war with a sling for hurling missiles – or pumpkins!) in celebration of fall. Live music by Doug Moreland & The Flying Armadillos. Concessions will be available along with wine tasting and pumpkin recipe cooking and sampling.

Noon – launching pumpkins every 30 minutes or so.

Becker Vineyards is 11 miles east on Jenschke Lane off of Hwy 290. Call (830) 644-2681 for more information.

Becker Vineyards Wine Dinner at Hill Top Cafe – September 7

Fourth bi-annual Becker Vineyards-Hill Top Cafe Wine Dinner. It’s harvest time! Join us for another very special evening of fabulous wines and scrumptious Hill Top cuisine. Once again the focus will be on Mason County grapes and locally sourced produce and meats. Reserve your spot now!

5 pm. Ticket price TBA. Hill Top Cafe is at 10661 N. US Highway 87. Call 830-997-8922 for details.

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