Monday, August 18, 2008

Texas Fall Fest & Wine Auction

Accoring to Orbitz, the Texas Hill Country is second only to Napa for fastest growing wine & food destinations: "Distinctive wines combined with southern hospitality have vaulted the Texas Hill County to the #2 spot on the Orbitz Insider Index fastest-growing list."

But did you also know that Texas viticulture had a tremendous, historic impact on the European wine industry? At the end of the nineteenth century, Thomas Volney Munson & Texas rootstocks literally saved devastated French vineyards from phylloxera. Munson grafted French vines onto resistant native Texas rootstocks & this procedure is still used today. For more information check out Lone Star Vine Roots.

Help us celebrate! Horseshoe Bay Resort will be hosting its Fourth Annual Texas Fall Fest & Wine Auction presented by the Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association, beginning Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 2.

Guests can enjoy three days of Texas wine and regional cuisine activities. There will be a wine and food pairing seminar, wine tasting at Spicewood Vineyard, a book signing by Celebrity Chef Grady Shears at Fall Creek Vineyards, and a dinner by Grady Spears and Wine Auction Gala, to name a few.

Take advantage of a great package offered by the Resort. Starting at $403 per person (double occupancy) for a two-night stay, October 31 and November 1, 2008, the package includes entry to all six of the festival events plus a VIP-only event with a special take-home good bag.

If you would like to stay at the Resort but not purchase the all-inclusive package, then you may call the Resort’s reservation department at (866) 799-5384. You may also purchase individual event tickets by phone (877) 424-0570 or by visiting the TEXAS FALL FEST & WINE AUCTION website, where may also get more information and a detailed schedule.

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