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Texas wine festivals are great opportunities for us because they give us a chance to share our wines outside of our winery. Last year, every wine fest that we had planned on attending, was canceled. So this fall we’re trying to reach out farther. If we’re in your area and you would like to help us at an event, let us know.
Are we still not close to you? We’re always looking for Spirit of Texas Winery ambassadors to help spread the word about us. If you would like to pour our wines at an event near you, let us know!
Summer Sippers 30% Off Sale Ends 8/31/21
Never been to a wine festival? Well then you’re missing out. There are all types; wine & food, wine & music, wine & beer, wine & bacon and more! If you’re looking for wine events, check out the Texas Department of Agriculture’s website uncorktexaswines.com or the Texas Wine Blog site txwinelover.com.
Here’s where we will be the rest of 2021 (updated 8-25-21)
|Texas Wine Festival||Date||Location|
|Texas Forts Trail Wine Festival||9/11/2021||Menard, TX|
|Buy Texas Market||9/18/2021||Early, TX|
|Sipping in the Sunshine||10/2/2021||Comanche, TX|
|Corks & Caps||10/2/2021||Brownwood, TX|
|Plano Food & Wine Festival||10/9/2021||Plano, TX|
|Texas Forts Trail Wine Festival||10/30/2021||San Angelo, TX|
|Cheers & Charity||11/13/2021||Brady, TX|
|Granbury Winter Wine Walk||11/20/2021||Granbury, TX|
|Buy Texas Market||11/20/2021||Early, TX|
|Sipping Under the Stars||Brownwood, TX|
|Sip & Stroll||12/11/2021||San Saba, TX|
|Buy Texas Market||12/18/2021||Early, TX|
To be able to re-open after our second shut down, we had to serve food. We were fortunate that our friend Cody at Diamond R Store & Café helped us get approved and some ideas on what to cook. We had to convert our backroom from a storage area into a kitchen. It took about 2 weeks to get set up. We re-opened for guest on a Friday. Moira & I were working out some kinks but overall it was going well. That was until about 6:00. We were definitely weren’t prepared for everyone that came out to support us that night. We were slow & sold out of almost everything.
It was a long night, plus we never had so many dishes to clean! Moira & I got up early Saturday and prepped some additional appetizers. We were cranking along again, until 6:00 came along. We were still slow and just about selling out of everything again. At one point, both Moira & I were both in the back room, working on food orders. Moira was extremely stressing. I turned to her and said, stop & listen for a second. All you could hear was conversion and laughter. No one was complaining or upset, they were here to support us.
Moira said serving food was like opening another business. There is still a lot of prep and planning involved with it. We were pleased at how many guests have asked that we keep offering food and how much positive feedback we have received.
On June 26, 2020; all wineries, breweries & distilleries were closed for the second time. We were allowed to open in August on the premise that we serve food. For our first 3.5 years, we did not have any employees but we quickly realized that we needed help. One of our wine club members said their daughter would be available in November. Liz started the first week of November and quickly fit in!
Most guests thought she was our daughter, so she became our work-daughter. I even made her text her every night to know she made it home safely. She was a natural. She knew most guests by name and which wines they liked. When she told us that she was heading off to nursing school in the fall, tears were shed. We could not have asked for a better first employee. Great things are in your future, we’re so happy for you!