Friday, April 26, 2013

Spring Barrel, Tank & Futures Tasting - Austin, Texas

Friday, May 10, 2013 - Sunday, May 12, 2013 from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Austin, Texas

Texas Hill Country Wineries
Austin, Texas 78729

Cost: 100/person, 175/couple, 300/4 people

Our 2nd Barrel, Tank & Futures Tasting weekend begins on Friday, May 10th and runs through Sunday, May 12th.  With 14 participating Texas Hill Country Wineries, it makes for a great weekend excursion.  And a great weekend gift for Mother’s Day!

The three-day ticket will allow wine lovers to take in a whole new view and flavor of the wineries.  Visitors will taste from barrels and tanks, sample vertical tastings, savor wine and food pairings and enjoy entertainment at participating wineries. This event is limited to 100 guests to insure a more intimate experience.

What are Wine Futures?  Tasting samples of wines still in barrel or tank are made available to consumers.  You can place orders for these wines based on your liking at the time of tasting.  When the wines are released in a few months to a year, you already have yours ordered, paid for and can pickup as soon as the winery releases it. Not all participating wineries offer futures, but this is also a great opportunity to join the many wine clubs available.

The average cost of a 'regular' tasting at most wineries is about $7 (range between $5-$15).  For time with owners and winemakers, tastes of pre-released wines, pairings and more at 14 wineries, cost is jut $100/person, $175/couple or 'Car Load' (4 people) for $300.  This breaks down to just $7/winery visited for a single person if you make it to all 14.  ($6/person for a couple and $5/person for a 'Car Load')

NOTE: Not all Texas Hill Country Wineries are participating in this event.  Please see the list of participating wineries, schedules and tasting information by visiting the Texas Hill Country Wineries' website.

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