Houston Wine Scene | VineSleuth Uncorked

by Amy Gross, the VineSleuth

Rodeo and wine? Absolutely! 

Get your wine on this month at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Champion Wine Garden, where you can enjoy  a glass or bottle of award-winning wine, listen to live music and even take a wine class taught by some of Houston’s best experts on wine, March 4-23, at Reliant Park.

You can get all fancy and learn about Pinot Noir Perfection, Cabernets Around the World, or take the class I bet my husband would enjoy most: Pizza and Wine. The Carnival Food and Wine class always intrigues me and can you think of a better way to get ready for summer than taking a class called Cool Pool Wines? I sure can’t! (Unless it’s the the Bubbles: Sparkling Wine class!!)
Don’t worry, you don’t have to take a seminar to enjoy the Champion Wine Garden. You can always just meet up with friends to visit and enjoy any of the more than 30 medal-winning wines served, including many Class and Reserve Class Champion-winning wines.
I had the privilege of serving as a wine judge once again for this year’s Rodeo’s International Wine Competition, and I can tell you there are some delicious wines on the list… it was challenge to help select the winners from thousands of entries.
Just like all Rodeo Houston events, proceeds go towards scholarships for students. Last year, the wine committee’s efforts resulted in nearly $600,000 in sales. So plan to swing by and enjoy a glass or share a bottle and help support Texas students while celebrating all things Rodeo!
Admission: Free with your paid Reliant Park admission ticket or Rodeo ticket.
Wine Seminars cost between $30- $60 per person and require a grounds admission ticket.
Rodeo Wine Garden Hours:
MondayThursday: 4 to 11 p.m.

Friday: 4 p.m. to midnight
Saturday: 11 a.m. to midnight
Sunday: noon to 10 p.m.

More info: RodeoHouston.com

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