October 2 & 3 “THE GIANT SIP OF TEXAS”
|14 Great Texas Wineries
invite you to taste and purchase over 100 delectably different
World Class Wines
Purchasing available on-site by the glass, bottle or case
from some of Lubbock’s top restaurants and wine-bars
|Arts and Craft Booths
Many local artist and Art Groups showcasing their talents
It is here again! The Great Sip of Texas!
You don’t want to miss it. Great High Plains Excitement. Wine, food, music, and fun.
Come Celebrate the Senses
Join us for the 2nd Annual Lubbock Wine Festival
October. 1, 2, and 3 of 2010
Fri. Oct. 1st 7:00 to 10:00 – Premier Preview Dinner ONLY! $80
“A Toast on the High Plains”!
Sat. Oct. 2nd 1:00 to 11:00 — Sun Oct. 3rd 1:00 to 6:00
Giant Sip of Texas ONLY! $23
Admission price for designated drivers is $7.00 at the gate ONLY and for Sat. and Sun. ONLY
American Wind Power Center – www.Windmill.com
(Check Road Map below for a map and Driving Directions)
Avoid the long lines at the gate! Purchase Tickets online HERE
“Headliner Concert” is Tori Vasquez – Sat. Night at 9:00.
Special thanks to this year’s sponsors:
Triple J Chophouse and Brewery
Russ Kane has posted his top 10 Texas wine choices for 2009. You can read about his ideas about Texas 2000 wines here on his blog.
Two of the wines that ranked in his top 10 picks are from High Plains wine trail wineries.
Llano Estacado, Viviana (White Blend) 2008 (www.llanowine.com)
A inspired blend of Gewurztraminer, Muscat Canelli, Viognier, Riesling and Chardonnay. Aromas of honeysuckle, tropical fruits and hint of musk followed by a lemon-lime, just a modest hint of sweetness, silky feel and long finish.
McPherson Cellars, Grenache Mourvedre 2007 (www.mcphersoncellars.com)
A blend of Mediterranean red grapes commonly found in Chatauneuf du Pape in southern Rhone. It yields black cherry, raspberry, currants
There are also several wines mentioned that are made with grapes grown in the Texas High plains.
Inwood Estate Vineyards, Tempranillo-Cabernet 2005 (www.inwoodwines.com)
This wine continues to impress all that taste it with its opaque, purple color and rich dark berry flavors carrying vanilla and smoke. A marriage of Texas High Plains legacy (Cabernet) and future (Tempranillo).
Grapes for this wine came from Newsom Vineyard on the Texas High Plains.
Mandola Estate Winery, Vermentino 2008 (www.mandolaestatewinery.com)
Golden straw colored and lightly aromatic white from the grape of the same name native to Italy, mostly in the regions of Liguria and Tuscany and on the island of Sardinia. It makes for a bright, golden-colored white wine, with fruity aromas and bright acidity
Grapes for this wine came from Bingham Family Vineyards on the Texas High Plains.
Upcoming vineyard instruction in Plains, Texas
Newsom Grape Day will be on April 30 2010. AgriLife is helping us line up a great list of speakers for the event. The area vineyard tour will be the day before by local growers. Our neighbors will be helping us do some kind of equipment demo. Wear your boots.
Thanks Neal & Janice