Write Off the Vine: Texas Wine News – May 21, 2009

Write Off the Vine: Texas Wine News – May 21, 2009

Austin Wine Festival – Memorial Day Weekend

A uniquely Austin 3-day Texas wine celebration – RAIN OR SHINE!

Wineries from Lampasas to New Braunfels and Fredericksburg to Dripping Springs have bloomed from a pioneering few, into an internationally awarded and recognized wine region. Designated as the #2 Fastest Growing Wine Destination in the Nation, second only to Napa (Orbitz Insider Index) and the #1 of the best “Places to Go This Summer” (The New York Times), the Austin Wine Festival (AWF) is the place to be and be seen.

Now if that’s not enough to boast about (Texans love to whoop it up about themselves), the AWF is also first of its kind in Texas to offer the opportunity to purchase bottles of the wines you like best on the spot – something that only happens in Texas at the AWF! So if you’re still on the fence (that’s a Texas term for being indecisive) about whether AWF is for you, just know that over 6,500 attendees last year can’t all be wrong about the most fun wine and music festival around!


Wine & Food Week Hits The Woodlands May 26-31

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Wine & Food Week is scheduled to get underway in The Woodlands May 26-31. The annual culinary celebration will include events such as:

Américas Waterway Wine Dinner on Tuesday, May 26, from 7-10 p.m.

Wine Walk at Market Street on Thursday, May 28, from 5:30 -8:30 p.m.

Ladies of the Vine Tasting, Friday, May 29, from noon-3 p.m.

World Wines Happy Hour at The Waterway Marriott on Saturday, May 29, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Waterford Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting and Texas Chef Showcase at The Waterway Marriott on Sunday, May 30, from 7-10 p.m.

Wines & Wailing Brunch on Sunday, May 31, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

For a full schedule of Wine & Food Week events or to purchase tickets, please see the link below:


Wine and Stars at Haak Vineyards and Winery

FRIDAY NIGHT, May 22nd, Wine & Stars
At 8:30 pm, our popular Wine & Stars event will be held.  You do not need reservations to come. 

The Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society Members and their telescopes will be at the winery for your stars and planet gazing pleasure. It is free to attend with no outside food or drink allowed.

Food will be available from the Haak Kitchen from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m..

Star gazing begins at dusk and ends at 10:00 p.m.
Chicken or Shrimp Alfredo Pizza-$9.95
Pepperoni Pizza-$9.95
Spring Mix Salad with Grilled Chicken or Shrimp-$7.95
Side Spring Mix Salad-$3.50
Panna Cotta w/ Blood Orange Compote-$4.50
Questions?  Call Kathleen at 409-925-1401, x105 or email her at kathleen@haakwine.com

Messina Hof Winery – Bounty in Your Own Backyard Wine Dinner with Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo
Saturday, May 23rd
6:30pm Wine & Cheese Reception
7:00 pm Dinner
The Vintage House Restaurant

Wine: Pinot Grigio 2007
Wateroak Farms Goat Cheese fried and almond encrusted presented with a Beau Dewberry Reduction.
Wine: Beau
Chilled Millican Farms Tomato~Basil~Chardonnay
Wine: Barrel Reserve Pinot Noir 2007
Baby Lolla Rosa lettuce with Watercress tossed with Estate Lemongrass~Grapefruit-Chenin Blanc Vinaigrette
Wine: Merrill’s Vineyard Riesling 2006
Smoked Lucky B Farms Prime Rib of Bison
Wine: Paulo Bordeaux 2002
Wateroak Farms Strawberry Goat Milk Ice Cream presented on a lace cookie and topped with a Caramel Cage. Drizzled with Messina Hof Port Fudge.
Wine: Private Reserve Port 2005

$69.95 per person plus tax & gratuity
Make your reservations today! Call 800-736-9463 ext. 234.

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