Posts Tagged ‘vineyard

Hilmy Cellars

In: Drinking

7 Dec 2012

(map)¬†Hilmy is one of the newer wineries along the Highway 290 Wine Trail, but they’ve been growing grapes here for several years. Focusing wisely on what they call “hot-climate grapes,” the winery is producing some outstanding blends of tempranillo, sangiovese, chardonnay and

(map) This vineyard sitting on the banks of the Concho River boasts one of the most spectacular settings of any Texas winery. Centuries-old oaks tower over the rows of grapevines planted here and there. The resulting mix of sun and shade makes

(map) Their wines have won over 100 medals in the past couple of years, but the looks of this scenic spot near Fredericksburg could be award-winning, too. It’s like a Tuscan villa, set in the rolling hill country and overlooking the vineyards. There’s a beautiful shaded patio to enjoy a glass (or two)

Texas Hills Vineyard

In: Drinking

15 Sep 2012

(map) In 13 years, Texas Hills has grown to be the eighth-largest winery in Texas. Early on, the owners had the foresight to use old-world-style grapes, like sangiovese, tempranillo, and pinot grigio. These varieties, with their affinity for our climate, are steadily growing in popularity. Texas Hills makes a lot of award-winning wines, but with […]

(map) We are lucky to have quite a few award-winning wineries nearby, the one in this case near Driftwood, home of the Salt Lick. With their tasting rooms, beautiful scenery and gift shops, they make fun trips. This started out as Mandola’s Winery, but as of July,

(map) This is a fun place to kick back and enjoy yourself on a Saturday afternoon. Grab a bottle of wine and a cheese-and-cracker plate from the tasting room, and head outside to the music pavilion for live music from the likes of The McKay Brothers from

(map) This Saturday kicked off the beginning of a season full of special events at this up-and-coming winery. For the launch party, famous – and infamous – bloggers, investors and wine club heavy-hitters were invited to a Watermelon Thump and Chef

(map) Ever tasted viognier right off the vine? How about tempranillo? Now’s your chance at this award-winning Hill Country vineyard. Starting today and going on weekends until harvest time in mid-August, Perissos will be hosting free half-hour tours including samples from the vines. Afterward, stick around to sip some of the finished product. Call 512-820-2950 […]

(map) Drippin’ homegirl Barbara of Solaro Estate Winery just won silver in the 2011 International Woman’s Wine Competition out in California. Solaro has only been making wines for a couple of years, but apparently the world is taking notice. Take a look at the winery here and read about more of their awards here. Cheers! […]

Food Fight!

In: Drinking|Eating|Music

17 Oct 2011

Food Fight!, the third annual online charity auction by Austin Les Dames d’Escoffier, begins today. Up for bidding are over 100 one-of-a-kind foodie experiences, weekend getaways, and VIP food and wine events. Many are from places out West, including Stone House Vineyard, Vivo Lake Creek and Rudy’s Bar-B-Q.¬†The auction raises money to fund culinary scholarships […]


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