A special chance to get a preview of next year’s vintages at this wine trail event. Book your tickets with www.txwinetrail.com in order to sip directly from the barrel at Pedernales Cellars. You will be able to reserve your own exclusive time slot, and to talk one on one about wine and winemaking in the cellar where it happens. Pedernales Cellars is at 2916 Upper Albert Road in Stonewall. Call (830) 644-2037 for details.
Pedernales Cellars will celebrate the grape harvest with its 4th annual grape stomp on Saturday, August 18, beginning at 10:30 a.m., and Sunday, August 19, beginning at noon. The event happens again the following weekend, August 25-26. Participants can purchase keepsake T-shirts to stomp on. The event is family friendly—so all are welcome, even the pets. The event is free, but regular wine tasting fees will apply. For more information, call (830) 644-2037.
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.
Patricia Sharpe, executive editor with Texas Monthly, has just named Pedernales Cellars Tempranillo, 2009, as Wine of the Month for March 2011 in her blog, Eat My Words.
Brian Phillips, beverage director and sommelier at Haddington’s in Austin a fairly new Rustic American Tavern serving upscale pub food and an array of hand-crafted cocktails and specialty beer and wine . . . recently served me a glass of this . . . and I was amazed at its full, rounded flavor as well as its levity. (Almost like a Pinot Noir.) It stood on its own as a great sipping wine. This selection is very different than the other Tempranillos we’ve shared in the past, and it’s worth discovering for yourself.