May 252011
 

Texas Wineries, Texas Music “Unite” at 2011 Austin Wine & Music Festival May 28-29

Foodies, Ear Foodies & Oenophiles Unite at Texas-Sized Festival Operation “FINALLY HOME”

Award-winning Texas wineries, local artisan breweries and some of the best Texas musicians will pour it on May 28-29 for the 2011 Austin Wine & Music Festival in the backyard of The Domain in northwest Austin. “This festival is the only winery-owned event of its kind where people can learn about Texas wines one glass at a time,” says festival creator and Texas Hill Country Wineries executive director Katy Jane Bothum.

According to Ms Bothum, “You’ll notice people have been quick to becoming locavores in purchasing food locally, but slower to become loca-pours. AW&MF increases awareness about the vast array of quality Texas wines found within an afternoon’s drive to Texas’ wine country or down the street at their local wine and grocery stores.”

With a portion of festival proceeds benefitting Texas non-profit Operation “FINALLY HOME” which builds mortgage-free homes for veterans, the fith-annual Austin Wine & Music Festival features great Texas wine, musicians and artisan breweries, giving revelers the chance to sample the very best locally made wine, beer, port, food, music and cigars.

With a portion of festival proceeds benefitting Texas non-profit Operation FINALLY HOME which builds mortgage-free homes for veterans, the fith-annual Austin Wine & Music Festival features great Texas wine, musicians and artisan breweries, giving revelers the chance to sample the very best locally made wine, beer, port, food, music and cigars.

WHO: 2011 Austin Wine & Music Festival presented by Capital One Bank

WHAT: Two-day Texas wine, beer and music festival, with benefit auction, educational seminars, vintner dinner & more.

WHEN: May 28-29, 1-10:30 PM

WHERE: The Domain backyard – www.austinwineandmusicfestival.com/images/awmfentrymap10.gif

WHY: Operation FINALLY HOME – www.babasupport.org

Friday evening’s special Vintners’ Dinner & Auction presented by Cadillac features music by Grammy-nominated saxophonist Joe Pasada, an elaborate five-course dinner with Texas’ finest chefs, strolling Sommelier Bill Elsey and benefit auction. On Saturday and Sunday, festival-goers can attend educational seminars featuring award-winning wine educators/authors, local chef demonstrations, wine mixology, Texas Hill Country olive oil and cigar & port tasting while enjoying THE MUSIC.

“Austin is known as the world’s live music capital and this is the finest music lineup we’ve ever had,” Bothum says. “Everything from new artists discovered within our famous city limits to national acts like Saturday’s headliner Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights and the cult status of Turnpike Troubadours who play Sunday. Good wine and live music are better together.”

MEET THE WINERIES: www.austinwineandmusicfestival.com/wine.html

MUSIC LINEUP: www.austinwineandmusicfestival.com/music.html

AUCTION BENEFIT: www.austinwineandmusicfestival.com/whats_new.html

GET TICKETS: www.austinwineandmusicfestival.com/tickets.html

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