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.

Texas Wine Lovers Trail – February 6 to 22

Love is in the air, so come indulge in a little wine and some sweets. We invite you to spend a romantic getaway in the stunning Texas Hill Country, sipping and sampling wine and chocolates at the 42 Hill Country wineries. Cathy’s Sweets has created a box of 6 assorted chocolates that will go perfectly with reds or whites. Enjoy the self-guided tour for one or all 17 days of the Wine Lovers Trail. Tickets are limited and must be purchased online. Tickets include one set of complimentary tastes at each winery and one box of chocolates. Special discounts on wine purchases will also be offered to ticket holders.

During regular winery hours. $35 per person or $60 per couple.

Fredericksburg’s Weinstrasse “Holiday Celebration & Shopping Extravaganza” – December 07

Enjoy holiday shopping and great specials while visiting three great wineries! Participating wineries are Inwood Estates, 4.0 Cellars and Mendelbaum Cellars. Ticket includes three wine and food pairings at each of the three wineries, a crystal souvenir bordeaux wine glass and a special take home holiday gift! There will be live entertainment at each winery and complimentary shuttle service will be provided by Inwood Estates. Tickets available online.

Noon to 3 pm. $35 per person. Call (830) 997-2304 for more information.

Port and Pairings on Wine Road 290 this Weekend

Each of the ten participating wineries in the Fredericksburg Wine Road 290Becker Vineyards, Chisholm Trail Winery, Fredericksburg Winery, Grape Creek Vineyards, Pedernales Cellars, Rancho Ponte Vineyard, Texas Hills Vineyard, Torre di Pietra Vineyards, William Chris Vineyards and Woodrose Winery – will showcase their port and pair it with a scrumptious treat during regular winery hours this Saturday, January 22. There is no additional cost for this event; however, regular wine tasting fees vary.

Kiolbasa and Kabernet on Wine Road 290 – September 8

Some EVENTS are just FUN! Wine Road 290 wine trail, invite you to participate our FORTH annual Kiolbassa & Kab EVENT on Saturday, September 8, 2012 – one of most popular events! Each winery will team with a top restaurant in the Texas Hill Country to present Kiolbassa Sausage tasting prepared in a unique style, and oh yeah paired with a fine Cabernet Sauvignon wine (Kab). Kiolbassa Provision Company, in San Antonio, has worked with the Texas Hill Country wineries for the last four years and the EVENT has proven to be great to show the versatility of both Kiolbassa and of wine.

Each restaurant will prepare a version of Kiolbassa Sausage (Chorizo, Cheddar, Beef, Jalapeno Beef, Jalapeno Cheddar, Mesquite, or Polish – all smoked) 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.