TEXAS FINE WINE INVITES WINE ENTHUSIASTS TO TASTE STELLAR TEXAS WINES DURING TEXAS WINE MONTH IN OCTOBER

Show Your Love of Texas Wine for Chance to Win Prizes

CENTRAL TEXAS, September 22, 2016 – Texas Fine Wine, an exclusive group of five exceptional Texas wineries, is participating in a number of events to kick off and celebrate Texas Wine Month.  Wine enthusiasts are invited to check out these events, pick up a bottle of Texas wine, or visit a Texas Fine Wine winery and raise a glass to toast this thriving industry.

“Texas Wine Month is a fun time to visit your favorite wineries across the state, celebrate this year’s stellar harvest, and if you have not tried a Texas wine, now is the time to do it,” says Pat Brennan, owner of Brennan Vineyards.  “The October issue of Wine Enthusiast has a terrific Texas wine buying guide with recommended wines and tasting notes.”

Here are some upcoming events where guests can enjoy outstanding Texas wines from Texas Fine Wine wineries, which include Bending Branch Winery in Comfort, Brennan Vineyards in Comanche, Duchman Family Winery in Driftwood, Pedernales Cellars in Stonewall and Spicewood Vineyards in Spicewood.

  • Wine & Food Foundation of Texas, Wednesday, October 12, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., Austin – As part of its ongoing series, the Foundation will host a Texas Wine Month class where guests will taste through a diverse selection of 10 Texas wines from the Texas Fine Wine group, with a discussion led by Ron Yates of Spicewood Vineyards about the Texas wine industry, grapes that thrive in the Texas terroir, and other industry trends. Tickets are $35 for Foundation members; $45 for non-members. Details here.
  • Texas Fine Wine Tasting at DINE Restaurant, Thursday, October 13, Austin – Texas Fine Wine will pour a selection of wines, paired perfectly with Chef David Garrido’s signature tastings, at an industry tasting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by a free consumer tasting from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The consumer tasting is free and open to the public, but space is limited. RSVP for the consumer tasting here.
  • Texas Fine Wine Celebration Dinner at Spicewood Vineyards, Friday, October 14, 7-9:30 p.m., Spicewood. Celebrate a four-course dinner paired with a selection of wines from all five Texas Fine Wine wineries. The celebration dinner is $80/person (inclusive of tax and gratuity).  Tickets can be purchased here.
  • Texas Fine Wine and Texas Beef Council have partnered to pair some of the best Texas wines with fall favorite beef recipes for wine enthusiasts who want to fire up the grill at home with a nice bottle of Texas red.

Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs with Ginger-Mango Barbecue Sauce

Duchman Family Winery 2012 Aglianico

Bending Branch Winery 2012 Texas Tannat

Spicewood Vineyards 2013 The Good Guy

Oven Texas BBQ Beef Brisket

Brennan Vineyards 2014 Texas Tempranillo

Duchman Family Winery 2012 Montepulciano

Spicewood Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Claret

Thai Ribbons

Duchman Family Winery 2012 Dolcetto

Spicewood Vineyards 2014 Texas High Plains Tempranillo

Pedernales Cellars 2014 Texas GSM

Carne Asada

Pedernales Cellars 2014 Texas Tempranillo

Bending Branch Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Newsom Vineyards

Brennan Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Lone Star Beef & Veggie Burger

Pedernales Cellars 2015 Texas Viognier

Brennan Vineyards 2015 Dry Rosé

Bending Branch Winery 2012 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards

During the month of October, Texas Fine Wine invites wine enthusiasts to visit any of the five wineries for a special Texas wine temporary tattoo.  Take photos of the tattoo or other winery images and post them to Texas Fine Wine’s Facebook page and add #texasfinewine for a chance to win a gift certificate for free tastings at each of the Texas Fine Wine wineries. Texas Fine Wine will randomly select five winners based on photo creativity.

Texas Fine Wine is a group of five distinctive wineries dedicated to making quality wines from Texas appellation vineyards and setting the highest standards in the Texas wine industry.  For more information, go to TexasFineWine.com, and follow Texas Fine Wine on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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