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 food, be entertained, and shop – all in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
Workers are still putting finishing touches on the brand new multi-use event center in the City’s newest park on RR 12 North. 30 Texas wineries, 4 Central Texas breweries, and 15 restaurants and chefs will be showing off the best of what they have in the 12,000 square foot air-conditioned ballroom. More than 40 specialty vendors will set up in the covered 17,000 square foot “front porch” area with everything from alpaca shawls to one of a kind hand-tooled silver jewelry and, of course, all things wine related. Pinot’s Palette will join this year with interactive painting for attendees.
Along with the libations and delectable foods, the day will include live music, specialty vendors and a juried art show by the Artist Alliance of the Hill Country (AAHC). This newly formed group is delighted to have joined forces with the Chamber of Commerce’s Festival. This will be the first AAHC sponsored Juried Art Show welcoming members and non-members to exhibit their artwork in the newly built spacious event center.
Texas wines and especially Hill Country wines have become increasingly popular. The Chamber’s Visitors Bureau director Pam Owens said, “We’re glad to be showcasing wineries such as our own Bell Springs Winery, Westcave Cellars, Duchman Family Winery, and Driftwood Vineyards but you’ll also be able to taste wines from around the state. Twisted X Brewing Company, Dripping Springs’ first brewery will also be on hand with samples of their Tex-Mex beer.”
The Chamber’s Executive Director Sherrie Parks says, “The Chamber is so pleased that Dripping with Taste will be the first major experience in the City’s new Event Center. We encourage everyone to come out and explore this great building and have some fun with us.” Dripping with Taste is the Chamber of Commerce’s major fundraiser that provides funding for the wonderful Visitors Bureau we have. Parks said, “We even have plenty of room for a TV lounge this year, so don’t let fear of missing that football game keep you home!”
Go to the website to pre-purchase discounted tickets, find out about all the events and vendors, and be sure to check out and thank all the great Dripping with Taste sponsors.