Update: Unfortunately the Progressive Wine Dinner got cancelled because there were not enough tickets sold.
This Labor Day weekend promises to be full of great food, at least for those visiting the Hill Country. The Texas Hill Country chapter of Women for WineSense will host a second Progressive Wine Dinner.
The chapter conducted their first dinner on Valentine’s Day this year. The event quickly sold out and new times became available, only to sell out themselves. The guests lucky enough to get one of the spots enjoyed four stops along 290 – Kuhlman Cellars, Hye Market, Compass Rose, and William Chris. At each stop, guests enjoyed a specially made dish – from appetizers through dessert – paired with a wine from each winery. And to make the trip far more enjoyable, transportation was provided to each stop.
This upcoming Progressive Wine Dinner starts off the long Labor Day weekend on Friday, September 4. Guests will start at one of two pick-up locations – Taste Wine + Art in the square in Johnson City or Grape Creek’s Main Street tasting room in Fredericksburg (guests must choose their pick-up locations when making reservations).
The first course will greet guests at their pick-up location, so it is best to arrive early. A special Charcuterie box prepared by Terry Thompson-Anderson awaits, as well as a glass of wine. Once the bus leaves, guests will begin at Lost Draw Cellars, followed by the second course at 4.0 Cellars, and ending the evening at Alexander Vineyards. After the last stop, guests will be transported back to their pick-up location.
There will be three reservations time, each seating 25 guests. The first is 5:30 in Johnson City. The next two – 5:45 and 6:30 – are in Fredericksburg. Guests are encouraged to come early for time to enjoy the unofficial first course, as well as to make sure they do not miss their bus. By the end of the evening, guests will have had a “four” course meal and special paired wine. And of course, they leave with a souvenir wine glass. All of this, including transportation and great company, costs $85 dollars per person (and only $75 for Women for WineSense members). Be sure to reserve early, as the 75 spaces will go fast.
Labor Day Progressive Wine Dinner
- Date: Friday, Sept. 4, 2015
- Times & Locations: 5:30 @ Taste Wine + Art); 5:45 and 6:30 @ Grape Creek Main Street
- Cost: $85 per person, $75 for members
- For reservations, visit the Event’s page