Granbury Wine Walk This Weekend
Swirl, Sip and Stroll…Historic Granbury hosting its 2nd annual Wine Walk rounding up Texas’ finest wineries, legendary chefs, music and art...A uniquely Texas wine and food affair to captivate your senses…
The historic small town of Granbury, known as one of the “best kept secrets in Texas”, is calling all food and wine enthusiasts for an exciting weekend of tasting Texas grandeur.
The 2011 Granbury Wine Walk, to be held on Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, will be featuring the most popular Texas wineries, gourmet cuisine from DFW’s prominent chefs and unique neighborhood restaurants, along with an eclectic mix of live music and art exhibitions from regionally acclaimed artists. The cost is $20 per person for a two-day ticket ($15 if purchased in advance), with proceeds benefiting Tarleton State University’s Langdon Cultural and Educational Center – the community’s cultural hub that supports and showcases music and the arts from regionally and nationally renowned artists.
Culinary patrons can ‘Swirl, Sip and Stroll’ through the intimate Square where they can taste and sample Texas wines paired with palatable foods from the Square’s boutique eateries, while enjoying live music and art exhibits along the Wine Walk. An education station will also be available for those curious to learn more about grape growing and Texas wineries. Many of the wineries will also offer their wines for sale by the glass or bottle. In addition, local downtown shops and restaurants will have special offers for Wine Walk attendees to shop and dine.
Featured Lone Star wineries will include: Brennan Vineyards, Barking Rocks Winery & Vineyard, Bluff Dale Vineyards, Brushy Creek Vineyards & Winery, CALAIS Winery, Lone Oak Winery, Los Pinos Vineyards and more. Showcased restaurants will include: Stringfellows, The Loft, Babe’s, Pearl Street Station, Hollywood & Vine and others.
Four of DFW’s renowned chefs, will also be hosting a VIP event called “Wine ‘n’ Dine Chef Spectacular” on Friday evening April 29, underneath the stars with breathtaking bluff views at a beautiful lakefront home on the Square. Guests purchasing tickets for this exclusive event (separate from regular admission at $85 per person), will delight their taste buds with classic and contemporary cuisine freshly prepared at each chef’s station – paired with complementing Texas wines, while enjoying live music on the grounds. The four celebrity chefs will also battle it out for the title of the evening’s ‘Top Chef’ award.
Featured Texan chef royales include: Chef Grady Spears (Cowboy cuisine), Chef Asdren Azemi (Italian cuisine), Chef Lanny P. Lancarte (Mexican cuisine) and Chef Denise Shavandy (Central Market Fort Worth).
Other special events will include a People’s Choice Wine Competition. Attendees will be asked to taste and tweet their favorite wines from the Wine Walk on Twitter with the hash-tag #granburywine to vote for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place wines. Votes will be collected during the hours of the event, with the medals awarded at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday on the Granbury Square Plaza stage.
More about the 2011 Granbury Wine Walk:
Hours will be from 2pm – 8pm on Friday (April 29) and noon – 7pm on Saturday (April 30). Tickets can be purchased online at www.granburywinewalk.com or from The Langdon Center at 817.279.1164. A valid ID must be presented at the ticket booth (must be 21 years of age or older). Upon paid attendance, you will receive a wristband, commemorative wine glass, a schedule of the events and a location map to taste and sample wine and food as you stroll. For more information on the 2011 WineWalk, featured wineries or chefs, please visit www.granburywinewalk.com or Granbury Wine Walk on Facebook.