“Texas vs. Spain” Vintner Dinner at Inwood Estates Winery – January 17

Inwood Estates Vineyards, 10303 E. US Hwy 290, invites the public to join them for a “Texas vs. Spain” vintner dinner. This special event celebrates the long awaited release of Inwood Estates Vineyards’ renown “Cornelious Reserve” 100% Tempranillo wine. Enjoy comparison tastings of Inwood Estates’ 2012 Cornelious Reserve vs. Spain’s 2009 Numonthia and Inwood Estates’ 2010 Tempranillo-Cabernet vs. Spain’s 2010 Muga Rioja followed by a four-course dinner by Chef Marvin Hobson. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made by emailing InwoodFBG@gmail.com or by phone, 830-997-2304.

6 pm. $79 ++ per person.

Kiolbasa and Cabernet at Grape Creek Vineyards – September 8

Enjoy a complimentary food and wine pairing by Grape Creek Vineyards, 10587 East US Highway 290,  and Cabernet Grill for this Wine Road 290 event!  This will be a fun day to visit the winery and sample a delicious Kiolbassa culinary delight courtesy of the Cabernet Grill and some great Grape Creek Cabernet. Live Music on the patio as well! The winery is open from 10am-6pm. Kiolbassa will be available from 11am-3pm or until the food runs out. Also, be sure to join them for a complete wine tasting and one of their Cellar and Barrel Tasting tours.

Wine Road 290 presents Chili & Chillin’ – July 19

Wine Road 290 wine trail, invite you to participate in a Saturday, July 19 EVENT. Each winery will team with a top restaurant in the Texas Hill Country to present Chili & Chilin. We know, it’s hot, but Texans love their chili and the wineries want to emphasize the versatility of wine and food pairings. Come, taste and realize that anytime is a great time for Chili & Chilin.

Some of the top “hill country” restaurants will “team” with a winery and prepare a Chili and serve to you with a wine from the winery, but of course you will have the opportunity to taste other of the fine wines from the winery during your visit.

Take the weekend, get away to the TEXAS HILL COUNTRY and see why we have been rated the second most desired “wine destination” in America.

Each of the 12 wineries will team with a top restaurant in the Texas Hill Country to present Chili & Chilin. No ticket to buy, just drive to each of the wineries and get your serving of a Chili tasting paired with a sample of that winery’s fine wine. ·

Visit www.wineroad290.com for map. Just 40 miles between the west-most winery (Chisholm Trail Winery) and the east-most winery (Texas Hills Vineyard). The other ten wineries are in-between.·
No TICKET required! Most wineries have a small “tasting fee” that is normally charged; there is no additional fee for the EVENT.

Wineries participating (listed from west to east) are: Chisholm Trail Winery, Fredericksburg Winery, Rancho Ponte, Four Point Cellars, Grape Creek Vineyard, Torre di Pietra Vineyards, Becker Vineyards, Hilmy Cellars, Woodrose Winery, Pedernales Cellars, William Chris Vineyards & Texas Hills Vineyard.

 

290 Wine Shuttle Begins Saturday, March 16

The new 290 Wine Shuttle will kick off operations on Saturday, March 16, providing transportation between Fredericksburg and participating wineries located along Highway 290 East. The 290 Wine Shuttle will run each Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. with stops every 30 minutes at the Visitor Information Center located at 302 East Austin Street, and at wineries along the wine shuttle route. The 290 Wine Shuttle route currently includes Messina Hof Hill County, Grape Creek Vineyards, Hilmy Cellars, Torri de Pietra, 4.0 Cellars and Pedernales Cellars, however additional wineries and stops will be added in the future.

Riders can board the 290 Wine Shuttle at the Visitor Information Center, or if already at a participating winery on the 290 Wine Shuttle route, riders may take the shuttle into Fredericksburg for shopping, dining and sightseeing. An all-day shuttle pass is $15 per person, and $10 per person after 3:00 p.m. The 290 Wine Shuttle is also available for private tours and shuttle services for special events, groups, weddings, and more. For additional information, contact Mike Kinchen at 210-724-7217.

Cooking Demonstration and Pairings at Pedernales Cellars – May 20

Join Pedernales Cellars for a wine & food cooking demonstration/pairing by their very own Food Dude, Bob Nascimento. Bob will demonstrate the execution of an appetizer and entree for the audience and pair several of their award winning wines with the dishes. The event is free to the public. Recipes will be available at the time of the class.

Pedernales Cellars is located 17 miles from Fredericksburg, off of Highway 290 East, at 2916 Upper Albert Road. For directions and more information, please visit www.pedernalescellars.com.

Black Eyed Pea Cook Off – January 1

If eaten on the first day of the year, a dish of black eyed peas is a New Year’s tradition thought to bring luck and prosperity for the coming year.

Join the festivities at Torre di Pietra 10 miles east of Fredericksburg, Texas, on US Hwy 290 for a Southern-style cookoff and Jam Session. Call 830-644-2829 for more information.