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The Wineslinger Chronicles – Texas on the Vine
The Texas Hill Country: A Food and Wine Lover's Paradise
Wine Road 290
A True CELEBRATION of Texas - April 26 - 27, 2013
|Chisholm Trail Winery||Grape Creek Vineyards||Texas Hills Vineyard|
|Duchman Winery||Hilmy Cellars||Torre di Pietra Vineyards|
|Fall Creek Vineyards||Messina Hof Winery||William Chris Winery|
|Fredericksburg Winery||Pedernales Cellars||Woodrose Winery|
The admission price of $20 includes a souvenir wine glass, seven tickets good for wine tastings, and variety of sumptuous food samplings. Participating restaurants and food booths will have foods for sale and wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle, along with non-alcoholic beverages, souvenir T-shirts and posters. All kinds of stemware can be found at Wine Affectionado and handmade Texas textiles at Pure West / Pure Vintage. Beer and food is also available for purchase at the Wildseed Farms’ BrewBonnet Biergarten. Please come out and support the Texas Center for Wine and Culinary Arts and don’t forget to enjoy the beautiful Texas wildflowers along your way. Participating Restaurants and Food Booths will have meals, sliders, snacks, and deserts available for purchase throughout the day.
|Aurelia’s Chorizo||Kerbey Lane Café||Texas Olive Ranch|
|Crepe Nation||MARS Mobile Kitchen||Texas Hill Country Olive Co.|
|Kate’s Southern Comfort||Navajo Grill Brick Oven Pizza||The Pink Pig Restaurant|
This year’s musical entertainment is amazing with multicultural genres that all come under the hat of Texas Music!! Romantic Flamenco Dancing with Flamenco Guitars featuring Olivia Chacon from Alante Flamenco of Austin and Jose Tejeha on guitar. John Arthur Martinez is back with his widely acclaimed and Award winning musical style. In 2012 he received the Academy of Texas Music’s nomination for Song of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. An Austin Cajun treat, that’s new to this year’s festival, is Charles Thibodeaux and the Austin Cajun Aces, including Erik Hokkanen. Their traditional Cajun French Music Style is refreshing and keeps everybody’s toes tapping!! The Almost Patsy Cline Band from Bandera is very popular “dance band” in San Antonio as well as across the Hill Country and Texas!! Their repertoire ranges from Bob Wills’ favorites to Patsy Cline’s hits. Better bring your dancing shoes when their playing!!
"A local wine and culinary center could draw as many as 34,000 new visitors to Fredericksburg each year and contribute more than $11 million to the local economy, according to an economic study completed last week by New York-based Fairweather Consulting."
Read complete article from the Fredericksburg Standard Radio Post, Mar 11, 2009 >>
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT
THE HILL COUNTRY WINE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
"Hill Country center to pair wine, food... Ernie Loeffler, director of the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, knows that when people come to Fredericksburg, one of the big reasons they are coming is for a taste of the German heritage of the settlers who founded this city in the 19th century, and in the past 10 years or so, wine has quickly become a top draw, as well. All that's fine and dandy, Loeffler says, but a few years ago, he and his staff started to think about ways to stay ahead of the curve. What they came out of those brainstorming sessions is the Texas Center for Wine and Culinary Arts, a facility dedicated to the awareness, understanding and celebration of Texas food, wine and agriculture. Loeffler says that in some ways, they are modeling the center after the New York Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua, N.Y.
Plans for the center are still under way, but the city is looking at three potential sites for the center, which would act as an events center, a culinary school, exhibit space and a training center for servers and locals who want to get into the food and beverage industry. A study in 2009 found that such a center would bring in an addition 34,000 visitors and $11.2 million to Gillespie County. Loeffler says they've estimated the cost to be about $10 million and are trying to raise funds for it to open in October 2013. Among the big donations have come from Torre di Pietra Vineyards in nearby Stonewall and from Edible Austin, which raised $10,000 at the Edible Texas Wine-Food Match at the Carillon in June. Plans are already under way for the 3rd annual Hill Country Wine & Music Festival (hillcountrywineandmusic.com), which is one of the biggest annual fundraiser events for the center. Next year's event will take place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on April 28 at Wildseed Farms, just east of Fredericksburg." - Austin 360, October 4, 2011
11am - 1pm Flamenco Jazz by Jose Tejeha with flamenco Dancing by Olivia Chacon and Alante
1 - 3pm John Arthur Martinez
3 - 5pm Charles Thibodeaux & The Austin Cajun Aces
5- 7pm The Almost Patsy Cline Band