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Houston Area Wine Events 1-23-13

There are quite a few wine events coming up in the Houston area. Here’s a quick rundown of events in order for you to get your wine calendar booked!

brix wine cellars

BRIX Wine Cellars, on the beautiful Piazza Fontana in the Vintage Park Shopping Center in Northwest Houston, has a variety of wine events coming up including:

  • A Torbreck Wine Tasting on January 31, 2013 at 6:30 pm for $25/person.

Dave Powell, founder and chief winemaker for Australia’s Torbreck winery will be here for a wine tasting with light hors d’oeuvres on Thursday January 31st. Join us as we taste Torbreck’s “Woodcutter” Semillon, Barossa Valley Shiraz, “Cuvee Juvenile” and “The Steading” red blend, and “The Bothie” Muscat dessert wine. This is a unique opportunity to meet the founder of the winery responsible for some of Australia’s finest wines. Make your reservation now!

  • A Surh Luchtel Wine Dinner on Febuary 6, 2013 at 6:30 pm for $85/person.

Gary Luchtel, owner of Surh Luchtel Winery will be here Wednesday, February 6th for a four-course wine dinner pairing his Viognier, Pinot Noir, “Mosaique” red blend and 2006 Sacrashe Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.  This elegant dinner includes Lobster bisque, Uruguayan bresaola and zamarano salad, Parmesan & herb-crusted lamb chop, Roasted beef tenderloin, and Dark and White Chocolate Mousse Parfait.

  • A Valentine’s Day Dinner on February 14, 2013 beginning as early as 5 pm for $59/person.
Have you experienced Valentine’s Day dinners that are overcrowded and under deliver? This won’t be the case at our Valentine’s Day dinner. Enjoy an elegant dinner at BRIX. Reservations begin at 5:00. Make yours today as seating is limited and we do sell out.

lone star night

In the Spirit of Love of Community, Wesley Community Center, is hosting their 2nd Annual Lone Star Night (for Love!) at Vintners Own Winery on Friday, February 8th, 2013 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

This special event will serve to build and strengthen relationships with our friends and supporters and raise critically important general operating funds for our broad array of educational and social services that empower, build self-sufficiency and promote health and well-being among children and families of Houston’s Near Northside. The love-infused, Valentine’s Day-inspired event will feature a sumptuous, romantic small bites menu developed by Robert Martinez of MaxGray Production. Vintners Own has paired this menu with an inspiring selection of varietals from their award-winning, California Napa and Sonoma Valley wines produced locally in their Houston facility. There will be original Nuevo Flamenco compositions along with other Brazilian bossa nova and jazz favorites performed by Guitarist Guillermo Serpas. In addition, you’ll be entertained with a silent auction and a “live art” piece created by artist Wiley Robertson.

Lone Star Night (for Love!) tickets start at $125 for the Friendship level and $280 for the Sweetest Hearts (for couples) level. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available and include a variety of recognition activities. Please visit the Lone Star Night (for Love!) event website for more information.

swirl wine event

Messina Hof winery will host a wine dinner at J. McKinney’s Restaurant at the Fredonia Hotel in Nacogdoches, Texas on February 8, 2013 at 7 pm to kick off the Annual Wine Swirl.  Guests will experience four courses of J. McKinney’s Restaurant specialties magnificently paired with award-winning Messina Hof wines. The cost is $69 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Winery co-founders, Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo, will be in attendance to help kick off the Nacogdoches Wine Swirl, a wine event with food pairings to benefit Nacogdoches’ historic downtown on Saturday, February 9.

The Fredonia Hotel is a landmark boutique hotel located in Nacogdoches, Texas. To attend the wine dinner, please RSVP by calling (936) 564-1234 for a reservation. For more information on the Nacogdoches Wine Swirl, visit them on Facebook.

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