When I visited Kiepersol Estates last August, I was fortunate to be on a winery tour when owner Pierre de Wet joined us and let the tour group be the first to taste the new vodka he was making. It was going to be called Dirk’s Vodka named after his father and could be available on the Kiepersol Estates grounds because of recent TABC law changes. Distilleries are now allowed to sell two 750ml bottles per person per month. In order [Read More...]
Gloria and I were the highest bidder in the silent auction of a season pass for the Texas Hill Country Wineries at the 2014 Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association annual conference in February. The month of April came and it was time to take advantage of the Wine & Wildflower Trail. The kick-off tasting to start the first day of the trail was held on Friday, April 4th, at Perissos Vineyard & Winery. Fortunately we were both able to get the [Read More...]
The early part of May is going to be a great time in the High Plains. If you are attending Newsom Grape Day and the Tempranillo Conference on May 9th in Plains, TX, the next day you can enjoy the 2nd Annual Wine and Music Fest on May 10th in Levelland, TX sponsored by the High Plains Winegrowers.
http://www.hyemarket.com While driving down Wine Road 290 rushing to get to Fredericksburg, you have to slow down for a tiny bit through the small town of Hye. And you probably always wonder why you have to do that when there are only a couple buildings there. Depending on when you first drove through Hye, you may have noticed a post office and then a Hye Market. I remember back in 2010 when we couldn’t catch the correct tour time for [Read More...]
Central Market announces that the theme of this year’s Passport celebration will be Passport Italy, where the table is the centerpiece of life. From fresh-made pastas to hand-stretched mozzarella, Central Market will create a genuine Italian experience during the two-week event. In celebrating all things Italian, Central Market will showcase traditional foods and ingredients, along with hundreds of new items such as gelatos, breads, pastas, cured meats, wines, cheeses, oils, vinegars, and chef-prepared foods. With over 40 winemakers and cooking [Read More...]
http://www.coloradoriverwinery.com Colorado River Winery is located in Bastrop and is owned by Brad and Sylvia Cook. The winery opened in December, 2013. I visited the winery before it was officially open during the 2013 Lost Pines Christmas Swirl. I then returned to visit after they opened. … [Read More...]
Central Market announces that the theme of this year's Passport celebration will be Passport Italy, where the table is the centerpiece of life. From fresh-made pastas to hand-stretched mozzarella, Central Market will create a genuine Italian experience during the two-week event. In celebrating all things Italian, Central Market will showcase traditional foods and ingredients, along with … [Read More...]