Posts Tagged ‘wine

(map) May 2-3, Becker celebrates all things lavender. From sweeping fields of blooming lavender to lavender soaps, sachets, lotions and plants. There’s live music, cooking demo’s, touring and wine-tasting, as well as food and craft vendors. Best of all, it’s free! Just $5 for parking. Becker Vineyards Lavender Festival website

“Texas by the Book” is the theme for this fancy gourmet dinner at the famous Cabernet Grill in Fredericksburg. Friday, February 27, they’ll be serving up six courses of the finest Hill Country cuisine, paired with six of Texas’ best wines. Winemakers will be on hand from Grape Creek Vineyards, Texas Hills Vineyard, Duchman Family […]

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 […]

(map) Is it a tapas-and-wine bar that sells gourmet olive oils? Or the other way around? Ponder that question while you enjoy a glass of wine and some of the gourmet goodies here. We Olive just opened with a big party in the Hill Country Galleria. While we mingled, we sampled many (okay, all) of

(map) Flat Creek Estate is known for making great wines like the “Super Texan” sangiovese. They’re also known for being a bit off the beaten path. That changes with the opening of their new Enoteca in downtown Marble Falls. A combination tasting room, wine bar and wood-burning pizza oven, it will

(map) A hit last year, this “celebration of all things olive” is back this Saturday at Texas Hill Country Olive Company in Drippin’. Not just for olive-lovers, the festival offers local foods and wine tastings by 16 Hill Country wineries, including Messina Hof, Duchman, Lewis Cellars, and William Chris. There are samples from ten local restaurants, […]

Hye Market Grows

In: Drinking

27 Dec 2013

(map) We’ve posted previously about this “Hye end” market and tasting room here. Since then, it’s expanded into the historic post office space next door. The post office, which was established here in 1904, is one of the longest continuously operating offices in America. (One postmaster served for 60 years, the longest

Taste Wine+Art

In: Drinking|Stuff

16 Nov 2013

(map) Is it a wine bar filled with art? Or an art gallery that serves wine? Owner Susan has a vision for both. She offers the largest selection of wine in Blanco County, and boasts an impressive roster of contemporary artists. The gallery is filled with paintings, sculpture, photography and

Beaujolais Nouveau

In: Drinking

14 Nov 2013

(map) On the third Thursday in November (the 21st this year), Nouveau Beaujolais is released simultaneously all over the world. This wine is young and fruity, fermented for just six to eight weeks after harvest and meant to be drunk right away. To celebrate, Artisan Bistro will host a Nuvo Bojo celebration next Thursday from […]

(map) Live music by the Marshall Ford Swing Band sets the tone for this freewheeling afternoon by the lake in Marble Falls. Guests sample the cuisines of 12 restaurants, taste the wines from eight local wineries  and try specialty cocktails at the Tipsy Texan cocktail bar. Plus, there’ll be chef demos, a winemakers’ panel, swing […]


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