Austin Wine Festival 2k9!

Photo courtesy of Yashima via Flickr Creative Commons 2.0 Attribution license

Photo courtesy of Yashima via Flickr Creative Commons 2.0 Attribution license

I know what you’re thinking.  Austin Wine Festival.  Sounds expensive.  But wait!  Don’t judge a post by its title!

This festival is actually very inexpensive for the deal you are getting!

“Imagine an entire grassy acre of music, food, fun and vino bliss.”

The 3rd annual Austin Wine Festival is a three day event May 23-25 held at The Domain in North Austin.  The fesival features wine from over 30 local Texas Wineries only, as well as music, seminars and food!  Also, this is the only festival in Texas where you are able to purchase whichever wine you like best right then and there!  And to show you this festival is the real deal…over 6,500 were in attendance last year!

And it gets better.  All event proceeds benefit the Austin Farmers’ Market.  What better way to support locally while enjoying tons of local wine, music and food!

So now, on to prices.  An adult 1-day pass is only $20 and will get you admission into the festival along with a “10-tab Wine Sampler wrist band for wine sampling.”  You can use the 10 tabs for 10 wine tastings from any of the participating wineries or the tabs can be used for full glasses, which cost you 5 tabs.  Additional tastes are just $1 and wine by the glass is just $5.  Sounds like a good deal to me!

P.S.  For an exclusive wine festival experience pay an extra $5 to become a member of the Vintner Club.  Read more about what this means here!

Post by Kristin White

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5 responses to “Austin Wine Festival 2k9!

  1. This is awesome! I looooove wine, and I hadn’t heard about this. I learned a lot about wine in Italy last summer and my roommate works at a wine bar and she also teaches me a lot, but this sounds like a great opportunity to drink wine and LEARN. haha

  2. I toured Becker Vineyards outside of Fredericksburg a few weeks ago. They are a Texan vineyard with delicious wine. I bet they will be at the Austin Wine Festival too. Sounds like a fun event!

  3. This sounds great! I’ve been looking for something to do after graduation with my parents down! Thanks for the heads up!

  4. This sounds like a fun way to finish off and celebrate the end of the semester! I too visited the Fredericksberg wineries in March and to be honest I wasn’t overly impressed (I think I have been spoilt by Australian wines!) but will definitely check this out to test Texan wines from other regions. Thanks for the tip!

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