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://lavinawinery.com La Viña Winery is located in La Union, New Mexico and is owned by Ken and Denise Stark. La Viña Winery is the oldest winery in New Mexico and was founded in 1977. The winery was originally in southern New Mexico but when the Starks bought it in 1993, they moved to La Union, built the winery, and kept the original bond and name.
http://www.poteetwine.com Poteet Country Winery is located in Poteet and is owned by Bob Denson and Jim Collums. The winery opened on July 4th, 1998. I arrived at the winery greeted by a lot of windmills lining the driveway. I learned later that co-owner Jim Collums is known as the “windmill man” across the United States. He builds windmills for various purposes such as for movie sets.
I had the pleasure of attending the 2013 Lost Pines Christmas Swirl in Bastrop. Besides being a lot of fun, it was a pleasure because this year’s event sold out. You should start planning on attending next year’s event now! The Swirl was held on Thursday, December 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Bastrop. The Lost Pines Christmas Swirl is just one part of a four day event in Bastrop. The event benefits improving Bastrop with various things [Read More...]
A wine and food festival called the Tango of the Vines will be coming soon to San Antonio on Saturday, November 9, and you should check it out if you can as it is for a worthy cause. Taste your way through a variety of Texas wines while tempting your taste buds with delectable bites offered by top local restaurants. Tango of the Vines will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 6:30-10:30 pm. Like a perfect tango, wine [Read More...]
The 6th annual Dripping with Taste is just around the corner on September 14. Dripping with Taste, the Hill Country’s largest venue with the most Texas wines under one roof, has finally found a permanent home at the brand new Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center. Last year, the event was at the beautiful and popular Texas Hill Country Olive Co., but even that venue proved to be too small for the crowds who love to taste wine, beer, good [Read More...]
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (July 25, 2013) – On Saturday, September 7, GrapeFest’s Texas Wine Tribute will unveil the brand new “Tall in Texas” award. One of the most exciting events held during GrapeFest, the largest wine festival in the Southwest, is the Texas Wine Tribute, a prestigious black-tie gala celebrating the growth and development of the Texas wine industry. In an effort to keep pace with the Texas Wine Industry’s changing landscape, the leadership of GrapeFest will now recognize each year a single Texas winery for its [Read More...]
Besides wine festivals which are held across the state where multiple wineries come to present their wines, some wineries are holding their own winery festivals having events at the winery and of course letting everyone enjoy their wines. Here is a list of known winery festivals and if you know of more with a link to the festival information, please let us know.
Even though it’s just starting to get hot in Texas, it isn’t too soon to start planning on what Texas wine festivals you may want to attend this year. Here is a listing of the 2013 Fall Wine Festivals coming up later this year. See you at a festival! Note: It is too early for some planning committees so the dates are not yet set for some festivals. We will update the dates as we know them. If you know [Read More...]