Visit Fredericksburg-area wineries in the Holiday Wine Trail – self-guided tours to 31 wineries all across the Texas Hill Country. Which are your favorites? Join in on the fun and find out! Your $60 ticket (good for all three weekends) includes one grapevine wreath, a dated ornament from each winery you visit, and a 15% discount on selected three-bottle purchases. For details, log on to TexasWineTrail.com. The Holiday Wine Trail event returns December 7-9 and December 14-16.
The Texas Hill Country is becoming a hot spot for art and wine; the Fredericksburg Herb Farm is celebrating both during their next Vintner Dinner and Art in the Garden event.
On Thursday October 27, 2011 the Fredericksburg Herb Farm will host “Art in the Garden” an event showcasing a variety of local artists with an assortment of talents including plein air painting, glasswork, pottery, jewelry, and much more. The event takes place between 5pm and 7pm and will be followed by a five course Vintner Dinner prepared by Herb Farm Chef Asa Thornton and featuring select wines from Becker Vineyards; the dinner bell will ring at 7pm.
You can expect to find artists of all types at the event including Emily Ferrier Leland, a pleine aire painter who has also worked in fashion, textile and metal design; Donna Lafferty, an impressionist who specializes in original acrylic or gouache paintings; Susan Gleye, an artist whose pottery and glasswork pieces are often featured at the Herb Farm’s gift shop; Larry and Vici Wray owners of Yummy Day Designs who will be displaying an array of garden art specialties; Jeep Collins, an accomplished jewelry designer with a retail shop located in Fredericksburg; Betty Blackmond, a former art teacher and city planner whose oil paintings are displayed at art galleries in Llano and Marble falls; Art Among Friends, a group of Austin watercolorists; Kathleen McBride, a fused and hot glass artist who is also currently featured at the Herb Farm; and Lance Von Prum, the Herb Farm’s resident artist who specializes in watercolors, blacksmithing, metal work and more.
The evening’s featured wine is a local favorite. Becker Vineyards is located in the Texas Hill Country on highway 290 between Fredericksburg and Stonewall. Representatives from Becker will be present during dinner to introduce the selection of wines that will be served. Wine pairings include Becker Chardonnay, Barbera, Rousanne, Reserve Merlot and Viognier.
The “Art in the Garden” event is free and open to the public; light hors d’oeuvres will be served and bar service from the Herb Farm’s new Bistro Bar will be available during the show. The five course Vintner Dinner following the art show is $89 per person and includes a pairing of Becker Wine with each course. Dinner reservations are required. To make reservations or for more information please contact the Fredericksburg Herb Farm at 830-997-8615.
The Fredericksburg Herb Farm, located at 405 Whitney in Fredericksburg (just four blocks off Main St.), is home to Nature’s Spa, Sunday Haus Cottages, the Farm Haus Bistro, the Poet’s Haus Gift Shop and a variety of gardens. More information about the farm can be found at www.fredericksburgherbfarm.com or by calling 830-997-8615
Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards
Westcave Cellars Winery
Red 55 Winery (Miranda Lambert Wines)
Fredericksburg Pie Company
West End Pizza Co.
Cranky Frank’s BBQ
Music by Graham Warwick
Tickets are $12.00 and are available at the door or by phone with a credit card. Includes logo wine glass, wine & food tastings.
Meet the Winemakers! Autographed bottles available.
For more info, please visit www.texasvineyardsbeyond.com or call 830-990-9199
Bring your sweetheart to Texas Vineyards and Beyond, 329 1/2 E. Main Street, enjoy “Honey Wine for Your Honey” – meet the owners of Rohan Meadery! The winemakers will be on hand to describe their wine and autograph/personalize bottles for gifts or to remember your special time in romantic Fredericksburg.
1 to 6 pm. Admission is free. 830-990-9199.
Vino & Pasta is an event geared to help you find that perfect pairing of wine (vino) and pasta, both while enjoying the beautiful TEXAS HILL COUNTRY. Each of the ten wineries work with a top restaurant to help make this one your best trips ever, stay the night and enjoy a weekend of Fun, Fun, Fun!
· Fredericksburg, Texas – Texas Hill Country – TEN wineries, making up the Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 invite you to participate in an event Saturday, March 24, 2012.
· Each of the 10 wineries will team with a top restaurant in the Texas Hill Country to present Vino & Pasta. No ticket to buy, just drive to each of the wineries and get your sampling of a Pasta paired with one of that winery’s fine wine.
· Visit www.wineroad290.com for map. Just 45 miles between the west-most winery (Chisholm Trail Winery) and the east-most winery (Texas Hills Vineyard). The other eight wineries are in-between.
· No TICKET required! Most wineries have a small “tasting fee” that is normally charged, but there is no additional fee for the EVENT.
· Wineries participating (in alphabetical order) are: Becker Vineyards, Chisholm Trail Winery, Fredericksburg Winery, Grape Creek Vineyard, Pedernales Cellars, Rancho Ponte, Texas Hills Vineyard, Torre di Pietra Vineyards, William Chris Vineyards, and Woodrose Winery.
This sit down event begins at 12:30 pm and will include a taste of five of Chisholm Trail‘s fine wines along with a specially selected food sample, topped off with a private tour of the winery production facilities.
Cost is $25 per person plus 15% gratuity and sales tax. 10% discount for Wine Club members.
Seating is limited and reservations are required, so call today at (830)990-2675.
-Texas Wine Tasting & Food Pairing Evening (4/26) Two acclaimed Texas authors, Dr. Russell Kane and Chef Terry Thompson-Anderson, will be signing their latest books and offering tapas-style dishes paired with Texas Hill Country wines. There will also be a silent auction. 6 PM. $100 per person includes signed copies of both books. At the Ruff Haus, 205 N. Elk.
-Hill Country Wine & Music Festival at the Wildseed Farms (4/27) A day long event featuring lots of Texas wineries, Hill Country restaurants and specialty food vendors as well as amazing live music performances. 11 AM to 7 PM. The admission price of $20 includes a souvenir wine glass, 7 wine tasting tickets and food samples. Available for sale will be wine by the glass or bottle, non-alcoholic beverages, t-shirts, hats and posters as well as beer from the BrewBonnet Biergarten.
For more information, please visit www.hillcountrywineandmusic.com
Make plans now to attend a night of four courses of exceptional food and wine with plenty of romance for you and your loved one at Lost Draw Cellars, 113 E. Park Street. Live music by Andy Timmons. By reservation. 6:30 – 8:30 pm. $125++ per person. Call 830-992-3251 for more information.
Chef Ross Burtwell will be hosting Grape Growers Neal & Janice Newsom of Newsom Vineyards in the Texas High Plains for a five course dinner with wine matched specifically to the cuisine at Cabernet Grill, Thursday November 3, at 2806 Highway 16 South. Cost is $69.95 per person plus tax and 20% gratuity. 6:30 PM. Advance reservations are required. Ticket may be purchased online or by phone (830) 990-5734.
Featuring tastings of a variety of Texas wines complemented by appetizer samples at Texas Vineyards and Beyond, 329 1/2 E. Main. This indoor event offers something for everyone. Autographed/personalized bottles will be available. Variable tasting fees will apply.
1 to 6 pm. Call 830-990-9199 for more information.