This fall, Hye Meadow Winery will introduce a series of wine education sessions. Hye Minded will allow wine lovers to expand their wine knowledge in a relaxed and informal environment while, in some sessions, enjoying Hye Meadow’s award-winning wines.
Hye Minded will be offered at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month. The hour-long programs will feature a wide array of topics, ranging from ordering wine in a restaurant to wine movies and from Why Blend basics to the role of barrels in aging wine. Hye Minded’s programs will cost $10 to $15 and will be limited to 15 people per session. Tickets for the Hye Minded sessions can be purchased through EventBrite.
Chris Black, Hye Meadow’s wine club manager, will present the Hye Minded programs. Mr. Black has more than a decade of experience in the wine industry and is a level one sommelier. The University of Texas graduate worked at Austin’s Grape Vine Market for seven years before coming to Hye Meadow Winery in 2012.
Conveniently located between Fredericksburg and Johnson City on Wine Road 290, Hye Meadow Winery rewards curious wine lovers with award-winning wines that bridge the gap between the old world and the new. Focusing on Mediterranean-based wine varietals has brought Hye Meadow acclaim and accolades from San Francisco to New York and throughout the state of Texas. The winery features a spectacular location on 62 oak-shaded acres, a modern tasting room and several acres of grapevines. Hye Meadow Winery is open for tasting six days a week. For more information visit www.HyeMeadow.com or call (855) HYE-WINE.
Saturday, Oct. 3 – Ordering wine at a restaurant: Tips, perils, rituals, pricing and more. $10
Saturday, Oct 17 — Party planning with wine, beer & spirits: variety, quantity, crowd-pleasing styles and budget. $10
Saturday, Nov. 7 — Ports and dessert wines; includes barrel tasting of Hye Meadow’s Elixir. $15
Saturday, Nov. 21 — Choosing wine for Thanksgiving and your holiday table. $10
Saturday, Dec. 5 — Why blend? Deconstructing blended wines into their component parts. $15
Saturday, Dec. 19 — Bubbles from around the world: Sparkling wine for New Year’s, Valentine’s or any old Sunday. $10
Saturday, Jan. 2 — Wine barrels, bins, tanks and drums: fermentation and aging devices and the benefits and challenges of each. $10
Saturday, Jan. 16 — Italian wine basics and the role of Italian varieties in Texas. $10
Saturday, Feb. 6 — Aromatics: Riesling, Orange Muscat/Moscato, and Gewurztraminer, and why they can be so much fun. $10
Saturday, Feb. 20 — Wine Movies: What’s real, what’s Hollywood and what’s poking fun at the business of wine. $10
Saturday, March 5 — Le Nez du Vin: wine aromas, their sources and a bit of chemistry behind the flowery language. $15
Saturday, March 19 — Spanish wine basics and the role of Spanish wine styles in Texas. $10
Saturday, April 2 — Texas wine: neither entirely “Old World” nor “New World,” but out-of-this-world for the promise of fusing the two. $10
Saturday, April 16 — French wine basics and the role of French wine styles in Texas. $10