Friday, January 28, 2011

Texas Hill Country Wine Trail Has National Notice

Our Texas Hill Country Wine locations were featured in an article in the "Wine Enthusiast" Magazine's February issue. www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/February-2011 In selecting the regions for this article, they "considered areas where the wine has evolved form quirky curiosity to worthy collectible". The article also said "what's wonderful about viewing these as unique travel destinations is each has a personal feel". It was also noted that for wine lovers, touring the region, allows visitors to see the landscape behind the label" which heightens the experience. Of course all of us who live here and do the wine trail often ourselves, already knew this. The article goes on to mention that our area has been known for its Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Chardonnay, but the following list of wines are rising stars: Viognier, Grenache, Syrah, Sangiovese, Vermentino, Tampranillo, & Tannat. www.texaswinetrail.com

Now your mouth is watering, plan a trip to the Texas Hill Country, enjoy our wines, and of course book a room at our Bed and Breakfast, Biscuit Hill Bed and Breakfast just above Canyon Lake www.biscuithill.com

I also want to mention a few other regions in this article where a website was provided:

Niagara Peninsula, Canada www.winesofontario.org
Wine Country around lake Michigan www.michiganwines.com
Umbria, Italy www.italianmade.com
Patagonia, Argentina www.winesofargentina.org
Waiheke Island, New Zealand www.waihekewines.com
Idaho's Snake River Valley www.snakerivervalleywine.com
Romania www.wineromania.com

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Texas Hill Country's "Wine Lovers Trail"

All 27 Texas Hill Country Winery's are participating in this event. It runs 2 weekend in February. February 11, 12, 13 & 18, 19, 20 from 10am-6pm. Tickets are either $35 p/person or $60 p/couple. Your ticket includes:

  • 1-3 tastings per person per location

  • box of wine tasting chocolates per person

  • 15% off of any wine purchased during the event.

You may pick up your chocolates and ticket at any of the designated wineries. For all specific details go to: http://www.texaswinetrail.com

So come and enjoy the self-guided tour and stay at Biscuit Hill B&B where you are close to all the Wine Trail Action.  http://www.biscuithill.com

 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Guadalupe River Trout Fest

    Host: Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited (GRTU)

    Where: Rio Raft Resort on River Road

    When: Feb 18 - 20, 2011  9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Details: Expo of Trout fishing lore, featuring local and national guides and experts giving seminars and demonstrating equipment, technique, fly tying, and every other aspect of this finesse sport.

    Cost: FREE

The kick off banquet on Friday is $50. See all the details at their website: www.grtutroutfest.org

Biscuit Hill will give a $25 p/night discount to all who want to come to this educational and fun event. Just mention in the Note Area of our online reservation site that you want the "Trout Fest" Discount applied to your reservation. Also, since the event starts the same time as our regular breakfast, we will provide you with either a "To Go" breakfast or a breakfast voucher for Granny D's Restaurant on 2673.

FUN FACT: The Guadalupe River is the most Southern Trout Fishing River in the US.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Texas Hills Vineyard & Winery Zydeco Evening

Just wanted to give everybody a heads up about what will be a FUN and lively evening of food, wine and entertainment. Texas Hills will be having a "Zydeco Evening" with gumbo & live music for $15 p/person. Of course wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle. The music will be provided by the Dr. Zog Band who won a Grammy this year.

Date: February 26, 2011 7pm-10pm - Reservations are required. Call: 830.868.2321

 

Dean & I were at their tasting room this past weekend. Here is a picture taken from my phone. Sorry about the quality.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Winter Hill Country Lodging Discount

You can use this discount card by printing it and bringing it with your to Biscuit Hill, or copy and send it to anyone you think might be interested in coming to the Texas Hill Country this Winter, and may enjoy having a discount applied to their stay here at Biscuit Hill B&B.