3rd Annual Bluebonnets, bluegrass and BBQ – April 6-7

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 kjbothum@gmail.com.

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

Roses and Rosé Mother’s Day Celebration at Pedernales Cellars – 5/11

Join Pedernales Cellars in celebrating moms, 2916 Upper Albert Rd.!  In acknowledgement of all they do, the first 100 moms will receive a rose.  During the day, Pedernales will feature its Dry Rosé and in the afternoon from 2 to 5 pm, there will be live music on the deck.  Treat your mom to a special day in the Texas Wine Country.  The winery will be open from noon to 5 pm.

Jazz in January at Chisholm Trail – January 18

Join Chisholm Trail Winery will release three new wines – the 2012 Belle Starr Blanc du Bois, the Twilight Ride (dry red blend) and the 2008 Almagres Lenoir (port styled wine).  The Corrina Rachael Quartet will play jazz tunes from 12:30 to 3:30PM.  Plenty of wood-fired pizza available. For more information about any of these events, please call the Winery at (830) 990-2675 or email them at chisholmtrail@beecreek.net.

To visit Chisholm Trail Winery at 2367 Usener Road, follow 290 West from Fredericksburg toward Harper 9 miles from Fredericksburg, turn left onto Usener Road.  Follow Usener Road 2.36 miles to Chisholm Trail Winery.

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.

Texas Hill Country Wineries Wine Month Trail – October 1 to 31

42 Texas Hill Country wineries participate with free tastings and discounts.

This year, your ticket will include a FULL tasting at each member winery. Tastings will be limited to four a day and you will receive a passport tasting book to help track where you’ve been. Tickets also include the 15% discount on 3 bottle purchases at each winery. Ticket quantities are limited and must be purchased online.

$35 per person or $60 per couple.

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.