Doc Russ, Texas Wineslinger at Pedernales Cellars – Saturday, September 21st
It’s time for the old Texas Wineslinger, Russ Kane from VintageTexas, to dust off his Stetson and get the ink flowing in his trusty signing pen.
I’ve been invited to poke in at Pedernales Cellars in Stonewall, Texas (about 20 minutes east of Fredericksburg), this Saturday, September 21st at 12 noon for a presentation, reading, Q&A and signing of my bestselling book, The Wineslinger Chronicles: Texas on the Vine. So, come on by the Pedernales Cellars tasting room for a little sipping and signing. I look forward to seeing you there.
In The Wineslinger Chronicles, my reflections include explorations of Spanish missionary life and the sacramental wine made from Texas’s first vineyard as well as the love for grapes and wine brought subsequently by German and Italian immigrants from their homelands.
In this book, I also relate stories of the modern-day growers and entrepreneurs who overcame the lingering effects of temperance and prohibition—forces that failed to eradicate Texas’s destiny as an emerging wine-producing region. The book ends with a postscript, “A Winegrower’s Prayer”. It serves as a poignant reminder of the challenges that weigh heavy on those still defining the terroir of Texas’s wine frontier.
Oz Clarke, author of Pocket Wine Book and 250 Best Wines Wine Buying Guide, says, “Doc Russ is the kind of guy who can mix blues, barbecue, and Barbera in a truly Texan way, and as he writes I can smell the mesquite smoke, hear the wailing guitar and chew the High Plains ripe red fruit.”
Other events at Pedernales Cellars this Saturday include: Tapas and wine pairings, barrel tasting, wine club pick up, vineyard tours, Recipe time with Chef Nathan Stevens, Growing Texas Hill Country wildflowers with John Thomas from Wildseed Farms, “So You Want to Be a Sommelier?” with Master Sommelier Guy Stout. Click here for further details and times.
See you at Pedernales Cellars is located at 2916 Upper Albert Road, Stonewall, TX 78671; Tasting Room: 830-644-2037; for more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.