Wines & Vines Galore!
I don't know about you, but sometimes a glass of wine with a tasty dinner is just what I need after a long day. Thankfully, I'll get to taste and bring home a variety of wines this weekend at the 2nd Annual Wines & Vines Festival hosted at McPherson Cellars!
Guest entry is $20 for one day (including 10 tickets) or $30 for two days (including 20 tickets). Tickets are used for a complimentary 1 oz tasting of wine (one ticket) or a 5 oz glass of wine (five tickets) from any of the participating wineries. A commemorative wine glass is given with each entry so no need to bring your own! All entrance fee proceeds go to Lubbock Meals On Wheels and The Texas Wine & Grape Foundation. (See additional ticket info at the bottom of the post.)
Join the party from 4 - 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2 or from noon - 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. I can't wait to try out the 18 Texas wineries that will be in attendance! Along with some Texas wine tasting, attendees can enjoy live music, local food and the Hub City Master Chef Competition.
The Hub City Master Chef Competition features eight chefs striving to be a winner by creating their own culinary masterpiece! Each chef has a list of standard pantry ingredients, which they know in advance, and a mystery box of ingredients, which they don't know. All chefs have the same mystery box and will have to create a dish with all of the ingredients combined in 45 minutes time. Judges will be on hand to taste the treats and crown a winner.
Here's a breakdown of the weekend's events if you'd like to attend during a specific time. (I can't wait for the Shrimp & Wine Pairing!)
Local Farmers Market
Saturday, Aug. 3 at noon
Held in McPherson's back parking lot (Buddy Holly Avenue & 17th Steet)
Shrimp & Wine Pairing
Saturday, Aug. 3 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
The Hub City Master Chef Competition
Saturday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m.
The Alma Quartet will provide live music on Friday, Aug. 2 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
The Hayley Burton Band will provide live music on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Check out the wineries and local food partners participating this year:
Bar Z Winery
Flat Creek Vineyards
High Plains Wine Growers
Hye Meadow Winery
La Diosa Cellars
Llano Estacado Winery
Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards
Lost Oak Winery
Wedding Oak Winery
Wine & Food Foundation of Texas - High Plains Chapter
Food vendors include:
Apple Country Orchards
Chili Dog Cafe
Dickey's BBQ Pit
La Diosa Cellars
Manna Bread & Wine
Simply Decadent Bakery
- Tickets may be purchased at the door.
- Advanced ticket sales are not available.
- Additional tickets are $1 each.
- There is a $12 entrance fee for guests who do not want to participate in wine tasting.
- Kids 12 and under are free.
- There is a $12 entrance fee for kids over the age of 12.
For more information about the festival, click here.