Texas Fall Fest 2011, A Texas Wine and Food Event in Marble Falls: Not to be missed

Texas Fall Fest & Texas Wine Auction has a two-fold purpose: to expose the public to the merits and importance of Texas wine and food by spotlighting the best wines, foods, chefs and restaurants in our state and to raise funds for much needed Texas wine research as well as for other worthy healthcare needs.

This year’s wonderful event covers two days, September 30 and October 1, 2011….

Friday, September 30th “Sip and Sunset Stroll” at Quail Point Lodge in Horseshoe Bay….and shop to your heart’s content!

Stroll the sumptuous tables of fabulous fare prepared from the best chefs and restaurants in the Hill Country and beyond. Sip wares of Texas Winemakers as they boost your knowledge of their newest and most delicious wine varieties. Savor samplings of local food atrisans and vendors. Purchase signed Cook Books and products by featured chefs, the best of Texas wines and fresh locally produced products from the Hill Country. Tap your toe or dance the night away on the covered patio to Guitarist, Ron Huntoon. Bid on wine and chef packages, jewelry, art and great packages at our silent auction benefiting the Court Appointed Special Advocates (C.A.S.A) and Texas Wine and Grape Research.

Sip, Savor and Stroll as we host the 5th anuual Chef’s Taste-Off”. Wes Marshall, wine writer for Austin Chronicle and Dallas Morning News; Randy McCrea, wine columnist for the Williamson County Sun and the Texas Wine Correspondent for Houston’s My Table magazine; Jessica DuPuy, Wine Writer and Blogger for Texas Month will award of the delicatable dishes the “BEST of the FEST” award.

5:30 – 9:00 pm “Sip and Sunset Stroll” Quail Point Lodge located in Horseshoe Bay

Saturday, October 1st “Trail o’ Food Reception & Texas Celebrity Chef Lou Lambert Dinner ” on Main Street, Marble Falls

***Lou Lambert’s Cookbooks will be Sold & Signed at the Dinner***

5:30 p.m. – Begin a Progressive Dinner Stroll down Main Street, stopping at Specialty Shops to browse and enjoy “Street Food” appetizers paired with a delicious choice of Texas Wines. Check in is at 307 Main Street at Old Oak Square!

Eve Couture (Fab Couture, Fun Fashions at Great Prices), 206 Main Street

gg ganache (Outdoor furniture, interior design supplies and gifts), 301 Main Street

La – Ti – Da  (Custom furniture, lighting, rugs, décor, art & gifts), 202 Main Street

7:00 p.m. – Convene under the Dinner Tent with Celebrity Chef Lou Lambert, accented by Texas Hill Country Music. To see what is cookin’ up by Celebrity Chef Lou Lambert for for dinner – click the menu board to the right!

8:30 p.m. – “Raise your Paddle” for the Live Texas Wine Auction….as you won’t want to miss out on the Wine Country Selections and Chefs’ Special Offerings!

Tickets available online at: http://www.shop.texasfallfest.com/

Win a wine tasting with ME, Dr. Russ Kane, Texas WineSlinger from VintageTexas, and Perissos owner and winemaker Seth Martin at Perissos Vineyards and Winery near Burnett, TX.

According to Seth Martin, “Come out to the Hill Country to experience what promises to be both educational and entertaining, as you and 9 of your guests start the afternoon touring the 13 acres of vines and the winery at Perissos with owners Seth and Laura Martin.  Immediately following, enjoy wine tasting under the tutelage of Dr. Russell Kane as he pours, offers instruction, and comments on nine of Perissos’ award-winning, estate-grown wines.  Light appetizers will accompany the tasting.”

Award-winning Estate Grown Persissos wines to be tasted include:

Whites: Viognier, Roussanne, and traditional Rhone style blends

Rose: Grenache Rose

Reds: Aglianico, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo and Malbec

Details at Fall Fest Texas Wine Austion. Place your bid and take your chance to win Perissos “Wine and ME”!

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