At the end of the day, (and with a big glass of wine in my hand), my husband and I always talk about the places we’d like to get away to- just the two of us. There’s the big goals, like Europe, and then there’s small victories- like one night alone on the Riverwalk. We envision alone time, great conversation with adults, live music, real food, and an endless supply of great wine.
But we rarely ever get the chance to make our visions a reality.
Until now. I recently came across an event that not only fulfills all of the things we envisioned, but is affordable, close enough to be a reality, and even extends into other areas that I feel strongly about. I’m really very excited to tell you all about it, and I have a little surprise for you…
So, are you ready? Read on…
Texas Wine Revolution
I came across the Texas Wine Revolution Festival a few months back. I remember reading about it, and thinking how unique it was. It’s a festival dedicated to showcasing Texas-grown wines… you don’t see that often, and it certainly caught my attention. Not only because I love wine, but because I saw this as an opportunity to support the community.
See, I strongly believe in supporting local businesses. I think that small businesses put more effort, love, and pride into the products they make- which subsequently, makes them of higher quality. I believe that shopping locally, and giving back to your neighbors is what creates a greater sense of community. It’s what weaves us all together.
Furthermore, I firmly believe that Texas is sitting on a gem that deserves more recognition.
This is where the Texas Wine Revolution Festival comes in. It is a non-profit dedicated to providing consumer education and spreading awareness of Texas-grown and made wines. You heard that right:
Home-grown and raised, from the farmer who grew the grapes, to the winemaker who corked the bottle- these wines are 100% Texan.
To showcase these wines, Texas Wine Revolution is holding their annual festival, featuring 33+ wineries and winemakers in Texas. It is a volunteer-led effort featuring live music, local food, and of course, local wine. This year, the spotlight is on Rosé.
This is an extraordinary event, because it presents the chance to get Texans together to support each other on different levels. By supporting your local farmers and businesses, you’re creating a cycle that eventually goes back into our communities. Spreading awareness also has the ability to bring more opportunities in. It a win for all involved, and an enjoyable opportunity that you don’t want to miss.
The Festival is on April 2nd, from 1-5pm and is being hosted at the gorgeous Featherstone Ranch in Stonewall, Texas. Tickets are on sale now at $50 each, and each festival-goer receives:
- A Complimentary 6-bottle tote bag
- 1 Logoed wine glass (for tasting and take home)
- A booklet featuring each participating winery that will double as a “passport”
- Tastings of 33+ 100% Texas grown Rosés from Texas wineries and winemakers
- Live entertainment
- The opportunity to purchase bottles and glasses from participating wineries
- Local Restaurants/Food vendors with samples and food for purchase
This festival will be a great experience, and would make a great weekend getaway for any wine-lover, or Texan. This year, Ravenna Sun and Uncle Lucius are the musicians scheduled to perform. Food from various local vendors will be available, and after your tastings, you are free to purchase bottles of your faves from local wineries and winemakers to bring home.
Want to Join Us?
With the festival being only a month away, please don’t hesitate to get your tickets now! Tickets can be purchased HERE.
It’s an outdoor event that doesn’t require fancy attire. Here are some pics from last year’s event so you know what to expect:
Also, If you’re interested in making this a little getaway (like I am), you can find suggested lodging on Texas Wine Revolution’s website HERE.
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Come out and support your local Texans and their wines. It will literally be Rosé all Day.
When was your last chance to get away? What are your thoughts on Rosé? I’d love to hear in the comments below.