Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Valentine 2016 Breakfast Menu

Valentine's Day Breakfast Menu

Heart Breakfast Empanadas
Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
Chocolate Berry Bowl w/cream
Velvet Cream Biscuits
Chocolate Cherry Berry Mini Waffles
Gourmet Coffee Bar
Raspberry Sorbet Bellini 
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Winter in Texas 
Come experience all the Texas Hill Country has to offer including its celebrated Hill Country Wine Trail. Biscuit Hill Bed and Breakfast is offering you an incentive to get off that couch and into the Hills. Texas has now moved up in the ranks of wine production as well. We are now #4 in the USA.  This offer must be requested when booking online at since it is not automatic. In the "Specials" section of the booking process, just type a request to have the Winter Promotion applied. We hope to see you soon.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter morning I made an Omelet Tower as the main course for breakfast. It will probably become one of the main courses I serve when we have a small group here at the Inn.  Everyone's plate was empty, not even crumbs, so I'm guessing they enjoyed it. One of my favorite things about running a B&B is getting to make up new dishes and trying them out on our guests. So far after 15 years, they have all been successful. Whew!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wine Tasting Tips and Etiquette

  • Our Texas Hill Country Vineyards & Wineries have been getting a lot of press lately. They have been very busy especially on weekends, so they sent out an e-mail today with a few Tips on Etiquette & Tasting. Below are the tips they sent out You may want to consider booking your room at Biscuit Hill B&B during the week to miss the crowds.

Etiquette Tips

  • Please be patient when entering a crowded tasting room. The staff will do their best to serve you as they can.
  • Please be respectful of your confirmed appointment times. Take a few minutes to understand the length of time from one winery to another when mapping your day.
  • Bring the proper identification. Winery staff will check if you are of age.
  • If you are bringing children on a wine tour with you, make sure to keep an eye on them so they do not disrupt other guests.  Bring a toy or game to occupy your child and a snack or drink.
  • Bring a sweater or jacket as certain areas of the winery make be kept cold.
  • Please check with the wineries ahead of time to see if they are dog friendly.
  • Do not leave purchased wines in a hot car.  Bring a cooler and ice packs inside. 
  • Do not leave pets or children in hot cars while tasting or touring at wineries.
  • If you loved the wines, take advantage of joining the wine club for discounts and special future bottles. 
  • Many of the small wineries don't work with distributors so if you find wines that you like, you should purchase them from the tasting room because you are likely not find them in stores.
  • When driving the Hill Country, watch for cyclists and be courteous.
  • Don't wear perfume or cologne. It will interfere with your ability to smell and taste the wines.
  • When tasting, swirl the wine in your glass and look at its color.
  • Before taking a sip, put your nose inside the glass and take a deep breath and notice the aromas.
  • As you take a sip of wine, notice how it feels and tastes in your mouth at first and then swish it around on your tongue before swallowing. Your opinion of the taste may change, so do not rush to swallow.  Always take another taste, the first might be affected by your previous wine or food.
  • Eat crackers, bread and cheese between tastings to cleanse your palate.
  • If you don't know the difference between wine varieties, don't be afraid to ask.
  • If you have questions or don't understand the terminology, winemakers and tasting room staff are happy to explain. 
  • If you do not like a certain wine, do not make negative comments about it. Simply state that it is not your favorite, and taste another one.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Hill Country Wineries Have Done It Again

We love living in the Texas Hill Country, and one of the reasons is all the wonderful wineries that are so close to us. I have to brag about 2 of them in this post. William Chris Vineyard and Winery in Hye, TX went to France and came back with 2 Gold Medals. Those wines receiving gold medals are the 2012 EnchantĂ© red and 2012 William Chris Vineyard – MourvĂ©dre. Also, Pedernales Cellars just outside of Hye off 290 made the top 10 list in National Geographic Magazine. When you come and stay at Biscuit Hill Bed and Breakfast Inn, these wonderful wineries, and many more are just a short drive away.

Friday, January 10, 2014

I just LOVE Texas Winters. You get the best of both worlds. It can be in the 20's one day and the 80's the next. That way everyone has the weather they can enjoy. This weekend it will be in the high 70's or low 80's so it is time for us to go enjoy the lake!!!! We probably won't get in the water though. More than likely we will walk the river and watch the fly fisherman do their thing on the Guadalupe.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Where does the Hill Country Wine Trail Start?

I get the question "Where does the Hill Country Wine Trail start?" from our guests all the time. My answer is here at Biscuit Hill Bed and Breakfast of course. We have 3 vineyards, and 6 wineries all within a 15 mile drive. But it really doesn't matter where you want to start your tasting journey. We have the official wine trail map at the Bed and Breakfast so you can plan what route that best suites your needs. Don't forget that October is Wine Trail Month, and most of the wineries are hosting special events. You can go to the official Hill Country Wine Trail website for all the details.