A Month of Sundays: Barrel and Tank Tasting

October 2012 - Ongoing: Regular Winery Hours or Scheduled Tastings

Texas Hill Country Wineries

Texas Hill Country, Texas 78729

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Cost: Single $100, Couple $175,

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Vacation/Tour     Cheese     Wine     Food    

We have upped the ante on this one!  A whole new experience and adventure at the Texas Hill Country Wineries.  Join the 17 participating wineries in their barrel rooms and cellars with the winemakers and owners for a taste of something special.  Each winery will taste barrel, tank, library or specialty wines.  Be one of the few 100 guests allowed access to these exceptional wines by the hands of these essential figures at the wineries. 


The art of pairing each wine perfectly with food has been left up to each winery.  From charcuterie and cheese to chocolate truffles each pairing is sure to bring out the best of both food and wine.  While enjoying your pairings, discuss the winemaking process, winery lifestyle and the future of the wine industry in the Texas Hill Country with winemakers and owners.  This is also a great opportunity to join the many wine clubs and sign up for wine futures at the wineries.


Join us ALL FOUR Sundays, October 7, 14, 21 & 28 for these custom, elite, limited tastings in the Hill Country.  Wineries are split into 2 groups for the tastings on the 1st & 3rd Sundays for the first group and the 2nd & 4th Sundays for the second group (winemakers and owners are SO busy we couldn’t pull them away from their usual duties for too long).  And don’t forget the SWAG!  Each ticket holder will receive a gift bag from Texas Hill Country Wineries with special gifts and offers from some of our Hill Country partners.  You will designate which winery you choose to pick up your bag at time of purchase. 


NOTE:  Not ALL Texas Hill Country Wineries are participating in this event.  Please see the list of participating wineries, wines, pairings and tasting schedules listed below. 


October 7 & 21 October 14 & 28
  • Becker Vineyards

   HOST: Owners, Dr Richard & Bunny Becker or  Nichole Bendele
     WINE: Library Cabernets and in-barrel Cabernets
    PAIRINGS: by Primat Catering
     SCHEDULE: 12-4:30pm

  • Bending Branch Winery

     HOST: Winemaking/Ownership Team John Rivenburgh & Bob Young
     WINE: 2011 Estate Tannat, a series of Estate Rose wines and a vertical of Tannat wines
     PAIRINGS: small charcuterie and cheese plates
     SCHEDULE: 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm

  • Dry Comal Creek Vineyards

     HOST: Owner, Sabrina Houser
     WINE: 2011 Black Spanish Reserve, 1096 Red Port, and 1096 White Port
     PAIRINGS: Beef Jerky, Oh! Chocolate Cake Ball and Italian Creme Cake Ball

     SCHEDULE: 12:30pm, 2pm & 3:30pm

  • Kerrville Hills Winery

     HOST: Owners/Winemaker Wayne & Carol Milberger
     WINE: Trio of 2009 Cabernet- Barrel Select, Purple Cab & Gold Cab
     PAIRINGS: Garden Fresh Caprese Salad, Parmigiano Reggiano Crisps, Zesty Beef Yakitorio Skewers, handmade Chocolate Cake Truffles
     SCHEDULE: 1pm-6pm

  • Pedernales Cellars

     HOST: Owners Frederik Osterberg and David Kuhlken
     WINE: TBD

  • Singing Water Vineyards

     HOST: Owners Dick Holmberg & Ann Holmberg
     WINE: 2011 Merlot and 2012 Sauvignon Blanc
     PAIRINGS: Curried Shrimp Wanton Cup and Chocolate Mousse Parfait
     SCHEDULE: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

  • William Chris Vineyards
     HOST: Owners/Winemakers, Chris Brundrett and Bill Blackmon
     PAIRINGS: Brazos Valley Cheese and Charcuterie
  • Alamosa Cellars

     HOST: Owner/Winemaker, Jim Johnson
     WINE: 2011 El Guapo and 2011 Texacaia
     PAIRINGS: Mushroom and Aioli Tapa and tomato, basil and garlic crostini

  • Bell Springs

     HOST: Owners/Winemaker, Nate and Angela Pruitt
     WINE: Cabernet Sauvignon and Blanc Du Bois, served from wine kegs
     PAIRINGS: Roasted Red Pepper Rolls with Local Goat Cheese and Lemon Caper Olive Oil served with French Bread, Cinnamon and Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Orange Jam, Rosemary Toasted Cashew Biscotti. Food by Onion Creek Kitchens at Juniper Hills Farm

  • Driftwood Estate Winery

     HOST: Owner/Winemaker, Gary Elliott
     WINE: 2012 Muscat Blanc in Tank, 2012 Cuvee Blanc in Tank, 2011 Sangiovese in Barrels and 2009 Longhorn Red- Library Wine

     SCHEDULE: 11am, 1pm, 3pm

  • Fall Creek Vineyards

     HOST: Owner, Ed Auler
     WINE: Reserve, old and rare Fall Creek Library Wines
     PAIRINGS: Banh Mi Pork Belly with Caramelized Pineapple, Barbeque Honey Sauce and Parsley Leaf and Beef Brisket with Apple Slaw and Peach Barbeque Sauce in a Chinese Spoon
     SCHEDULE: 1pm and 2pm

  • Flat Creek Estate

     HOST: Winemaker, Tim Drake
     WINE: 2012 Viognier in barrel, 2011 Sangiovese in barrel and Port in barrique
     PAIRINGS: Spinach salad with bacon bits and cantaloupe vinigairette, Pork Au Jus with homemade focaccia, Wine Fudge with red wine sauce
     SCHEDULE: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm (Please make reservations so food can be served fresh/made to order)

  • Pillar Bluff Vineyards

     HOST: Owner/Winemaker, Gill Bledsoe
     WINE: 2010 Merlot
     PAIRINGS: Garlic seared shrimp with rice pilaf

  • Solaro Estate Winery

     HOST: Owner/Winemaker, Robert Fritz and Cari Quoyeser
     WINE: Vintners Choice
     PAIRINGS: Spanish tenderloin, aged Sangiovese Salami Toscano, spiced hummus, Italian bruschetta, North Atlantic smoked salmon, Northern Italian prosciutto asparagus fusion

  • Spicewood Vineyards

     HOST: Owner Ron Yates and Winemaker Todd Crowell
     WINE: 2012 Tempranillo and 2011 Riesling
     PAIRINGS: Jamon Serrano and Manchego crostini and Jalapeno ceviche

  • Stone House Vineyards

     HOST: Owner Angela Moench and Stone House Sommelier
     WINE: Scheming Beagle Port
     PAIRINGS: Texas blue cheese, flourless chocolate cake and fruit cake

  • Texas Legato

     HOST: Owners/Winemaker, Bill & Sulynn Bledsoe
     WINE:  2010 Merlot
     PAIRINGS: Asiago chips


***NOTE: Items and availability subject to change.