Write Off the Vine: Texas Wine News March 29, 2010 – Springtime on Texas Wine Trails Edition

Write Off the Vine: Texas Wine News March 29, 2010 – Springtime on Texas Wine Trails Edition

Texas Hill Country Winery Events
Jammin in the Vineyard • Apr 4
Flat Creek Estate – First of the Sunday “Jammin’ in the Vineyard” series, with music by Donna Frost from Nashville on guitar in the Pavilion from 1-4 pm. Come for SUNDAY BRUNCH on Easter and every Sunday, or a 3-course Paired Wine Lunch by Chef Sean Fulford.
Easter Luncheon at Stone House Vineyard • Apr 4
Stone House Vineyard, Spicewood, TX – Join us for Easter Lunch at Stone House Vineyard. Four courses paired with our wines: Herbed Stuffed Eggs with Stone House Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc; Chicken and Asparagus Crepes with baby lettuce salad; Herb roasted Pork Loin with ragout of artichoke, carrot and spring onions served with Stone House Tempranillo; Dessert is Lemon and Blueberry Tiramisu served with Stone House Sticky. Cost is $50 per person inclusive. Please call 512-264-3630 to secure your reservation.
Easter Sunday Luncheon at Spicewood • Apr 4
Spicewood Vineyards – We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Chef Taylor Hall to present a special Easter luncheon and wine pairing on Sunday April 4th. Each course will be wonderfully paired with one of our wines, and for our Estate Sauvignon Blanc fans out there this will be your first chance to sample the 2008 vintage. The price will be $75 per ticket and the meal will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Please call us at the vineyard for ticket purchase (830) 693-5328

More events at: http://www.texaswinetrail.com/wevents.html

The Spring Bluebonnet Wine and Cheese Trail

Its a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of native Texas wildflowers and enjoy the blooming viticulture at some of Texas’ best wineries.

This is the namesake event for the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail.
For the first THREE weekends in April 2010, the wineries along the trail will offer a select pairing of two wines and two specially-crafted cheese dishes prepared with Texas cheeses from local artisans. As an added bonus, receive a packet of Texas Wildflower seeds at each winery you visit while supplies last. The Bluebonnets will be in full bloom, and with the late fall and winter rain, this Spring Bluebonnet Trail promises to be one of the most abundant yet. This is the perfect opportunity to see beautiful Texas wildflowers and enjoy fine Texas wine and fantastic cheese pairings.
Your trail ticket allows you to sample two wine pairings and two cheese pairings at each participating winery along The Bluebonnet Wine Trail. All of the wineries along the trail remind you to drink responsibly and designate a driver.
This event will be posted for the first three consecutive weekends in April. Your trail tickets are good on any of the dates, April 3-4, April 10-11 or April 17-18, 2010, regardless of when you purchase them. Bernhardt Winery, Colony Cellars, Cork This! Winery and Retreat Hill Winery will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 04, 2010. All of the wineries will be participating for all other dates on this trail.

More at: http://www.texasbluebonnetwinetrail.com/events.asp

18th Annual Blessing of the Vines and New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail

Life is like a bottle of wine…you should savor it to the last bit. So, make springtime plans for a weekend to relish at Grapevine’s 18th Annual New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail on April 16 and 17, presented by Park Place Motorcars Bedford. An abundance of fun-filled activities will pack the entire weekend, including two entertaining Jazz Wine Trains, the ceremonial Blessing of the Vines and New Release Wines, and the captivating Wine Trail, which incorporates an assortment of unique art galleries in Historic Downtown Grapevine and wine-related activities.

More at: http://www.grapevinewinetrail.com/

Cross Timbers Wine Trail Activities

LightCatcher Winery – Jazz Sundays.
On the first and third Sunday of each month LightCatcher Winery & Bistro hosts a different artist. Visit LightCatcher Winery for more details.

Sunset Winery – TGIF Potluck dinner
On the 3rd friday of the month Suset Winery sponsers a potluck dinner. It is an excelent opportunity to relax and share a favorite dish with old and new friends. The only cost it the wine, by the glass or bottle. Doors open at 5:3pm and runs til 10pm. Visit Sunset Winery for more details.

More at: http://www.crosstimberswinetrail.com/events.html

Vino el Pastor on Wine Road 290 Wine Trail

This Vino el Pastor trail has been an annual favorite.  Savory pork prepared as many different ways as the chefs are varied.  Bask in the Texas Hill Country weather in June and enjoy a wonderful variety of culinary treats!

What:  Food tastings provided by top local restaurants.

When:  Saturday, 6/19/2010

Where:  All of the nine Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 wineries

Cost: There is no additional cost for this event.  Regular winery tasting fees would still apply and vary by winery.

More at: http://www.wineroad290.com/

Wildflower Wine Trip in Way Out Central Texas

Central Texas is in for a boomer year for wildflowers and no better time to see it than the Way Out Wineries Wildflower Road Trip April 30- May 2. Select your starting winery to pick up your official souvenir wine tasting glass. Take it and your ticket to each winery for a complimentary wine tasting and a special wine and food pairing. The dish of the day will be pasta! Try the various takes on pairing wine with a pasta dish. Pick up the recipes and the wines to go with them. Your fabulous logoed wine glass will be a reminder of your visit to wine country during one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. Tickets available online for $15 per person. Tickets are good for all three days, one glass per ticket, complimentary tastings/pairings at all eight wineries.

More at: http://www.wayoutwineries.org/

Other Wine Trails Across Texas

Munson Wine Trail – Participating North Texas wineries:

Dallas Wine Trail – Participating Dallas Area wineries:

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