I’m a little late y’all, but things have been super crazy with #lawyerlife and kids, plus some great travel mixed in. October saw me getting a little taste of Arizona Wine Country, having some great bourbon experiences in Louisville, as well as having an awesome week discovering the wine, food, spirits, and hospitality of Paso Robles. I can’t wait to share all of these amazing experiences here and beyong. But right now, let’s talk about what’s going on in Texas Wine Country. This is such a great time of year to visit as the nights are cooler which means fire pits and robust wines to cozy up to.
Fall Creek Vineyards (Driftwood) Cowboy Dinner + Photo Art Show
Join Fall Creek Vineyards at their Driftwood location (check out my most recent visit) for a seated Cowboy Dinner complete with cowboy photo art. Attendees can experience an evening harkening back to a time when cowboys worked the American wild West and slept under the starry skies. Enjoy an authentic, delicious chuckwagon dinner rustled up by “Curly,” Fall Creek Vineyard’s cowboy chef. Come early to meet and mingle pre-dinner with renowned photographer Gray Hawn who will be at Fall Creek Driftwood at 4 p.m. showcasing her original cowboy art. Dinner features the likes of black bean hummus, smoked brisket & sausage, peach cobbler and all the fixins.
Dinner takes place on Saturday, November 11th at 6:00pm. Tickets are $60 per person. To purchase tickets, visit: https://fcv.com/product/fall-creek-at-driftwood-national-day-of-the-cowboy-dinner.
Torr Na Lochs Vineyard & Winery Annual Sip n’ Shop
Join Torr Na Lochs for their 7th Annual Sip n’ Shop! The holidays are just around the corner and this is a great way to get in some early shopping. Vendors will be set up to sell their handcrafted goods of all kinds. Plus, there’s no better way to shop than with a glass of wine in your hand! You can support local crafters, get your Christmas shopping done early, and drink award-winning Texas wines all in one! Live music provided by saxophonist Rodney Howell.
The fun takes place Saturday, November 18, from noon to 6pm.
Flat Creek Estate Winemaker Series
Join Flat Creek Estate’s winemaker, Olivier de Certaines, on the first and third Saturdays of every month for their new Winemaker’s Series. The experience features a vineyard tour (wine in hand of course!) as well as info on the science and art of the winemaking process. You’ll also enjoy cellar tasting pours and tasty lovely charcuterie in the barrel room as Olivier discusses how wine ages. End with a final glass in Trooper’s Den looking through a microscope at the microorganisms that make the final product, the wines you enjoy! It will be an educational and fun 90 minutes!
The learning takes place Saturday November 4 and 18 from 2-4pm. Tickets are $95.
William Chris Vineyards Supper Club
Join the William Chris in-house culinary team for an expertly crafted dinner experience paired with Texas wine. Their kitchen is preparing a new menu each Wednesday and is inviting you to this Hye dining experience. Dinner includes glasses of William Chris wine that are hand selected to pair with the courses served. All wines featured will be available for purchase at the dinner. This is the last dinner of the year and will take place on their Hibachi on the Outside Pavilion.
Dinner takes place November 8, with arrival at 6 PM with the dinner service starting at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $85.
Bending Branch Bourbon Dinner at The Vineyard at Florence
Join Bending Branch for an unforgettable evening of bourbon and fine dining at The Vineyard at Florence. I recently visited and really enjoyed their new bourbon lineup. Indulge in a delectable feast paired with a selection of premium bourbons, expertly crafted to enhance your dining experience. Dinner features a perfectly paired multi-course menu showcasing the best local and seasonal ingredients to complement their expertly crafted bourbons, ensuring a culinary journey like no other.
Whether you’re a bourbon aficionado or simply looking for a unique night out, this event is perfect for you. Gather your friends and loved ones and join in for an evening filled with great food, fantastic spirits, and delightful company.
Make a night of it and stay in luxury at the boutique hotel onsite. Spoil yourself and book today!
$95 per person. TICKETS & MENU
Signor Vineyards Wine Pairing Dinner
Join Signor Vineyards for an unforgettable evening of culinary delights and wine pairing as local chefs prepares a five-course meal that will tantalize your taste buds. Each course is carefully crafted to pair perfectly with a selection of premium wines, chosen to enhance the flavors of the dishes.
Dinner takes place Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Tickets are $175.
Texas Hill Country Wineries Christmas Wine Affair
Tickets are now on sale for Texas Hill Country Wineries Christmas Wine Affair passport event. Tickets include a complimentary wine tasting and a 15% discount on 3+ bottle purchases at each of the 45+ participating wineries in the beautiful Hill Country.
The event begins on November 27th and runs through December 22nd, with 25 days to visit up to four wineries per day. Tickets are $65 individually, or two for $100. $5 from each ticket sold goes directly to the Texas Hill Country Wine Industry Scholarship Fund. Over the years, $55,500 has been awarded to 47 Texas students working towards a degree in Viticulture, Enology and Hospitality.
For tickets and more information and a list of participating wineries, click here.
Planning Ahead for Next Month…
Holiday Shopping at Slate Theory Winery
Indulge in the spirit of the season, join Slate Theory Winery for an extraordinary holiday shopping affair in their amazing underground cave! Shopping goes down on December 8th at 6pm for an exclusive event featuring local businesses offering a curated selection of goodies. Tickets are on sale now, at just $25 per person including access to the cave, a glass of wine, and charcuterie.