The much anticipated “Sippin’ on the Edge of the Hill Country” event (rescheduled from April) happened Saturday, October 24th at Stoneledge Vineyard and Winery in Lometa. Admission included 10 tastings from five wineries and a souvenir wine glass. The event featured live music, food trucks, and some beautiful wines from Stoneledge, 7 Creeks Vineyard, Wedding Oak Winery, Texas Legato, and Torr Na Lochs.
The turnout was impressive, and people seemed to be having a great time! Upon our arrival, Stoneledge winemaker Meghan Brasington gave us a warm welcome and let us know that you could use your tastings tickets however you liked – at each of the wineries or just a few. Naturally we started at her table! Between my Hubby and I, we enjoyed all of the wines she and Vanessa were pouring:
- 2017 Tempranillo
- 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (my favorite!)
- 2017 Sangiovese (Hubby’s favorite)
- 2017 Isabella Rose (Sangiovese)
- 2018 Roussanne
Later we enjoyed a bottle of her 2017 Texas Red Pearl – a blend of 50/50 Tempranillo and Sangiovese while enjoying the views from the ledge. The next event at Stoneledge is The Great Guided Gobble, a Thanksgiving themed wine and food pairing on Nov. 13th. (tickets on their website)
At the 7 Creeks table, Maggie poured:
- 2019 Roussanne
- 2019 Malvasia Bianca
- 2016 Alicante Bouschet
- 2017 Tannat
7 Creeks Vineyard has beautiful wines and knowledgeable wine stewards. Join them on Halloween for their Ghouls, Grapes, and Guitars event wearing your favorite 80’s fashions and listen to live blues music!
Next up was Wedding Oak Winery, poured by wine club manager, Diana. She was offering:
- 2018 Texedo Red (primarily Dolcetto)
- 2018 Bridal Blush (Muscat Canelli, Riesling, Orange Muscat, Trebbiano, with a touch of Tempranillo)
- 2019 Bridal Veil (Trebbiano and Chenin Blanc)
- 2018 Bridal Bliss (bubbly Muscat Canelli)
Being red wine drinkers, we really enjoyed the Texedo Red, but we love the concept behind the Bridal Suite wines at Wedding Oak. Next up, they are hosting Venison and Vino dinner and music nights November 6 in San Saba, and November 7 in Burnet.
The next table were two friendly ladies from Texas Legato pouring:
- NV Family Reunion (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Petite Verdot)
- 2017 Pinot Grigio
- NV Sweet Peggy Sue (sweet white wine)
- Dreamcicle (a sweet and sparkling dessert wine made for Texas Legato by Thirsty Mule Winery that tastes exactly as named)
Texas Legato has a lot of sweet wines, but they also make a couple of big, dry reds, and they have one of the friendliest tasting rooms we’ve ever visited! Legato will host the annual hunter’s welcome at the Lampasas HEB on November 6 and participate in the Christmas Wine Affair Trail.
Last, but not least, wine club manager Jessica of Torr Na Lochs (and her Hubby!) was pouring:
- 2017 Dolcetto
- 2017 Malvasia Bianca
It was great to try Malvasia twice at this event – there may well be a changeover to white wines in my future for a little something different! Torr Na Lochs will be hosting a Halloween movie night featuring Young Frankenstein with popcorn and candy, and will host the 4th annual Sip N Shop on Nov. 14th.
After sampling the wines, we enjoyed some Chicken and Waffles from Ray Ray’s Kitchen while we listened to live music under the pavilion. Bottle sales were offered at each table and you could enjoy them on site. There was plenty of seating just outside of the tasting room and on the ledge as well. Though the day had started out sunny, it was a somewhat overcast afternoon but that did nothing to dampen anyone’s spirits! A couple of gift vendors had tables set up outside of the tasting room and people were also playing horseshoes and sitting around a firepit. It was just a lovely afternoon spent tasting great wines, and one I’m hoping they will make a regular fall event!