Austin wine tastings, dinners, deals, & special events
WineEnabler.com is starting-up a Wine Events in Austin Calendar that will feature wine tastings, wine dinners, wine bar deals, and special wine events in and around the Austin area. Software programming being what it is, it will take us a little time to get the calendar up and running, so in the meantime check out the list of upcoming wine events. If you know about a wine event or deal that you would like to share with us, please email us at:
Wine Bats of Austin offer blind tastings every Wednesday night at Green Pastures (by reservation only). Tastings include 6 wines and 6 cheeses for $25 per person. A three course meal is available for another $25. Upcoming blind tastings include: wine of Italy September 3; wine of Napa Valley September 10; and the wine of Sonoma on September 17.
The Austin Wine Merchant serves-up a wine tasting every Saturday from Noon until 3:00 pm. Upcoming tastings include Chateau Montelena on September 6 and Pedroncelli on September 13.
Grapevine Market has two current tasting programs. The first is called Friday Night Flights (FNF). FNF is a blind tasting featuring four wines selected from a rotating list of eight wines. Participants try the wines blind and vote on the top two wines. On Saturdays, Grapevine offers open tastings from wines selected from in store offerings.
Jasper’s of Austin offers wine dinners once or twice each month on either a Monday or a Wednesday. Upcoming dinners include: Domain Darioush which will take place at Chef Kent’s home September 10 at 6:30 PM with Khaledi and Dan de Polo of Darioush; Hook and Ladder Wine Dinner with Michael Deloache on September 22 at 6:30 PM; Patz and Hall Wine Dinner with Donald Patz on October 6 at 6:30 PM; and Miner Family Wine Dinner with Dave Miner on November 5 at 6:30 PM.
III Forks Restaurant periodically offers wine dinners. Dinners scheduled so far include: Nickel & Nickel Wine Dinner on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 featuring a five course dinner paired with the new releases of Nickel & Nickel and Dolce wines; and Krupp Brothers Estates Wine Dinner on Saturday, January 24, 2009.
Mirabelle is the grandfather of wine dinners in Austin and is still going strong. Their next wine dinner is scheduled for September 8 and will feature the wines of D’Arenberg.
Wine Bar Deals
Cork & Co. offers 25% off all wine flights on Wednesdays nights for September and October.
Special Wine Events
Field of Dreams Wine Tasting and Auction at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock. The Field of Dreams will include a tasting of wines from Francis Ford Coppola’s winery, and a barbeque cook-off between baseball’s Nolan Ryan and his beef and UT’s Earl Campbell and his sausage.
22nd Annual Grapefest in Grapevine Texas held in Grapevine, Texas September 11th through 14th. This festival features over 50 different Texas wineries and their wines.