Archive for June, 2010

Musical Soiree at Driftwood Vineyards

20 Jun


Tasting Room Open
Daily 10:00 ~ 6:00
(512) 858-9667

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Driftwood Estate Winery Presents: Classical Music Soiree Overlooking the Vineyard July 10th at 8 PM An evening of Music, Wine and a Stunning Sunset The newly formed Classical Musical Ensemble, The Central Texas Chamber Orchestra Conducted by Donald Miller, will be performing at Driftwood Estate Winery in their newly built Pavilion. The Orchestra will be playing Mozart Symphony Number Forty, String Serenade by Antonin Dvorak as well as other classical pieces. The Central Texas Chamber Orchestra is composed of eighteen local musicians with impressive resumes. The concert will begin at 8 PM and the Orchestra will perform for 1 hour and 45 minutes including an intermission. With your ticket, Driftwood Estate Winery is providing fine cheeses that pair well with wine. Wine may be purchased by the glass or bottle. Check In will begin at 7 PM. Ticket Price: $30 per person ~ Limited Seating All Ticket Sales are Final – purchase tickets on the website to follow.

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Harvest in the Hill Country

16 Jun
Come celebrate Harvest in the Texas Hill Country with your favorite wineries!

Harvest Wine Trail
August 6-8 & 13-15
The vitality of the wine industry in The Texas Hill Country begins each year in August with the birth of the next vintage.  We invite you to savor the sight, sound, smell and taste of Harvest with the Texas Hill Country Wineries.  Make your plans to join us for the 2010 Harvest Wine Trail, August 6-8 and 13-15, and enjoy a wealth of opportunities to immerse yourself in the experience and lifestyle of harvest.  

Ticket prices are $60 per couple and $35 per person and good for Friday-Sunday of both weekends…That is SIX whole days to complete your wine trail journey! 

As the wine trail should be, it’s all about the wine, each winery visit will include a minimum of 1 and up to 3 complimentary tastes of wine and a 15% discount on custom 3 bottle purchases.  Taste, enjoy, choose your favorites and take them home!  You will also have the option to add to your wine experience by printing off the down-loadable Label Collection Book from your confirmation email.  Print this book, visit the wineries, take notes and collect labels or memorabilia from each winery as a great keepsake from your Harvest Trail trip. 

We all love a little food with our wine…and what could be better than local offerings chosen by locals?  Each winery has chosen a great local food company to partner with during the Harvest Wine Trail and will be offering perfection in wine and food pairing.  Imagine the local favorites we’ve come to crave, including Bistro Blends, fresh fare cultivated from our winery gardens and Dutchman’s cheese, paired with award wining wines.  (Please see event details to discover each wineries partner and offering). 

Are you a great photographer?  Do you take hundreds of photos on your trips?  Want to share them with all Texas wine lovers and get rewarded?  Of course you do!!  New to the Harvest Trail each winery will offer a unique photo opportunity showcase for you to capture that perfect picture at all 26 wineries.  After you catch that  ‘just-right-pose’ at the wine bar, in the vineyard, in front of barrels or the grape stomping action shot, just download and send direct to us for the Photo Contest.  Categories include: Wine Trail Troopers (most creative photo), Wine Lovers (any TWO people) and Viticulture Vagabonds (ex: Grape Stomps, vineyard or wine barrel shots.  Not all wineries offer a grape stomp, a list of THCW grape stomps will be posted to event details below).  Each category will include a Grand Prize of a Wine Country Getaway Package (lodging, dining and private tasting), 1st and 2nd runner up of upcoming 2011 upcoming Wine Trail tickets.  (Always a sellout!)  All entries will be reviewed by THCW Committee and narrowed down to semi-finals.   Finals will be voted on by public vote on THCW website. 

Harvest is the season when wineries bring to the forefront those rarely seen vineyard and crush activities for wine enthusiasts to appreciate.  Ticket holders traverse the twenty-six participating wineries sprinkled throughout the Hill Country debuting exciting new wines, watching and learning vineyard practices in motion, taking part in wine seminars or jumping feet first into a two ton grape stomp.  The wine trail weekends are yours to plan…no need to start at 6am with the harvest however. 

Enjoy the festivities, taste your favorites, enjoy exclusive discounts and take home the memories of harvest in the Texas Hill Country. 

For more details and tickets please visit 

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Texas Hill Country Newsflash

10 Jun
Upcoming Trails

Harvest Wine Trail
August 6-8, 2010

Texas Wine Month Trail
October 1-31, 2010

Holiday Wine Trail
December 3-5, 10-12
& 17-19, 2010

Alamosa Wine Cellars

Becker Vineyards

Bending Branch Estate

Chisholm Trail Winery

Comfort Cellars Winery

Driftwood Estate Winery

Dry Comal Creek Vineyards

Fall Creek Vineyard

Flat Creek Estate

Fredericksburg Winery

Grape Creek Vineyards

Mandola Estate Winery

McReynolds Winery

Pedernales Cellars

Perissos Vineyards & Winery

Pillar Bluff Vineyards

Rancho Ponte Vineyard

Singing Water Vineyards

Sister Creek Vineyards

Spicewood Vineyards

Stone House Vineyard

Texas Hills Vineyard

Texas Legato Winery

Torre Di Pietra Vineyards

William Chris Vineyards

Woodrose Winery

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Summertime in the
Texas Hill Country
Summer is finally here…there are so many great events, celebrations and occasions to be had at the 26 Texas Hill Country Wineries!  Exploring the wineries is a great way to entertain visiting family and friends this summer.  Take a break from the pool, beach or lake and come out to savor the sights, sounds and taste of the Texas Hill Country Wineries.

On the left you will find the alphabetical list of the wineries that are part of this growing association. And for more information please visit:



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Tequila Dinner / Austin TX Cantina Laredo

04 Jun

Another lovely evening in the company of friends, and surrounded by amazing food and good drinks; thank you again Brittashton for the invitation. Also thank you Ivan C, Toncia C, and Victor M for joining and being there!

Our first course was a spicy shrimp wrapped in bacon with a light salad. It was paired with a mango-cilantro ‘rita!

Second course was a refreshing mango salad, with cheese, pine nuts and grapes, quite delish, it was paired with a pineapple paloma cocktail.

My entrée was a super spicy snapper, quite hot and tasty, served with calabazita and potatoes, and a light jicama salad. The food was paired with a raspberry chipotle cocktail.

Lastly,  a fresh berry and Chantilly margarita, paired with an astonishing blackberry cocktail.

Overall, we tasted Tres Generaciones, Blanco,  Reposado and Añejo.

I certainly look forward to the next one! Salud!!

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