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This special Valentine’s event from the Texas Hill Country wineries starts Friday, February 6th and runs through Sunday the 22nd. (See more info about the trail here.) Ticket-holders get a special box of chocolates created to pair with red and white wines, then hit the trail for free tastes at

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(map) Every Friday is Tour Day at this 18-year-old craft brewery in Blanco. While you wait for your tour, there’s plenty of beer sampling to be had from an ever-changing menu. Above, this Devil’s Backbone Tripel really hit the spot. You can sample beers

(map) The little town where “everybody’s somebody” hosts its 8th annual blues fest on Saturday, January 24. Headliners are Mike Zito and Dan Dyer. Starting at noon, the festival will be a full day of nonstop music by Guy Forsyth, Mike Farris, Clay McClinton, and more. Beer, wine, barbecue and burgers will be available. Tickets, $30 [...]

(map) Two reasons to visit this new winery: Texas Monthly wine writer Jessica Dupuy recently named Fall Creek’s GSM wine one of the top ten reds in Texas. And they’ve just opened this gorgeous location closer to Austin. Located in Driftwood directly across from the Salt Lick

It starts this Friday! So if you’re thinking of going this year, here’s a look at last year. Fantastic weather drew record crowds to this historic German town. From beer and bratwurst to bungee-jumping and the Chicken Dance, it’s a great time for folks young, old and in-between. Colorful costumes, whether authentic or silly, and

  (map) This annual “epicurean celebration” takes place in two weeks. For $45, you get to sample the best dishes by 12 local restaurants, sip cocktails and enjoy chef cooking demos. In addition to the above eateries, four more restaurants will be on hand. October 9th from 6 to 9 pm at the scenic Vintage [...]

(map) If you’re a fan of this award-winning vodka, get ready to raise your glass. The distillery and tasting room will open for tours starting next Tuesday. Tours cost $10, are by appointment only, and you’ll get to sample four micro-spirits, including the latest, Dripping Springs Artisan Gin. Full bottles and other merchandise are for sale [...]

Salt Lick Cellars

In: Drinking

9 Aug 2014

(map) Whaaat? This legendary barbecue joint has its own wine label?! Indeed they do, and just like the ‘cue, the wine is pretty dang good. The Salt Lick has been growing grapes and selling them to neighboring wineries for years. A few years ago, they opened a tasting room (see our review of it here) serving [...]

Grape Stomps

In: Drinking|Outdoors

1 Aug 2014

Looking for some fun that’ll keep you on your toes? For three weekends in August, eight local wineries (Westcave Cellars, Becker Vineyards, Pedernales Cellars, Texas Hills Vineyard, Fall Creek Vineyard, William Chris Vineyards, Messina Hof Hill Country and Hye Meadow) will be hosting grape stomps. You get to jump in barefooted, squish grapes, then leave [...]

Every day from 4 to 7, frozen margaritas here go for a very happy hour price. $3 buys you about 10 ounces of surprisingly tasty, frozen goodness made with real tequila, Triple Sec and fresh lime. Plus, you also get an order of bean and cheese nachos, so that makes the rita half of $3 = [...]


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