2009-10-01 / Community News


Plans are underway for our 19th Annual Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest, Saturday, October 24, 2009.

The Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest features the best of Texas wines, food, and entertainment. Over seventy exhibitors vie for attention from discriminating gourmets and oenophiles.

We will feature over 50 Texas Specialty booths showcasing, sampling and selling candies to olive oil, spices, jams, beef and lamb, herbs, jams and jellies, rubs, salsas, as well as other gift items such as Texas lavender and soap products.

Texas wineries scheduled to participate to date include Becker Vineyards, Bell Mountain Vineyards, Brennan Vineyards, Chisholm Trail Winery, CrossRoads Winery, Fall Creek Vineyards, Fawncrest Vineyards, Fredericksburg Winery, Grape Creek Vineyards, Haak Winery, Homestead Winery, Inwood Estates Vineyards, Llano Estacado, Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards, Messina Hof Winery, Oberhof Wine Cellars, Pedernales Cellars, Pheasant Ridge, Piney Woods Country Wines, Pleasant Hill Winery, Purple Possum Winery, Rancho Ponte Vineyard, Red Road Vineyard & Winery, Sister Creek Vineyards, Texas Hills Vineyard, Three Dudes Winery, and Val Verde Winery. This will give our guests an opportunity to sample over 100 varieties of Texas wine.

Our ever-popular Grape Expectations Cooking School, Saturday starts at noon. Showcasing six sessions featuring guest chefs from around the state. This year's line up includes chef and author Terry Thompson Anderson, Cesar Gallegos of the St. Anthony Hotel, Fabienne Bollom of Rolling in Thyme & Dough, Charles "Chadd" Coleman of Platinum Catering Services, Eric Trumet of the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, and Chef Ross Burtwell of Cabernet Grill at Cotton Gin Village.

Fest begins accepting guests at noon Saturday and continues until 7:00 p.m. General admission is $20 for adults, $5 for those under 21, and free for children under 12. The $20 admission includes one souvenir fest glass, 3 sampling tickets, Texas specialty booths, Texas wineries, a wonderful auction, entertainment, cooking school sessions, food court and the Great Gargantuan Grape Toss and the Great Gloved Grape Gallop. When your sampling tickets are gone we do have a ticket booth to buy more and visit our food village offering an array of food to purchase.

More information on the event, and advance ticket purchase, is available by contacting the Fest Office at 830-997-8515, or by visiting www.fbgfoodandwinefest.com.

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