Spring Has Sprung!
The other day I was serving wine from our patio bar, enjoying chatting with customers and coworkers, and regretting that I’d worn a sweater. As I watched people saunter by, glasses in hand, wearing shorts and sleeveless dresses, I realized that it was the actual first day of spring…and that I had once again underestimated the ability of temperatures in Texas to swing from 45 degrees to 75 degrees in a matter of, well, minutes.
But after the devastating, once-in-a-lifetime (we hope) winter weather that we faced a few weeks ago, I’ll take these swings and the occasional misstep in preparing for them.
It’s spring in Texas. The vines are showing buds, the redbud trees are in full bloom (for about three days), we dress in layers, and allergies have kicked in.
At TWC, we are more than ready for spring. We’ve weathered the past year of closings and cancelled events, and we’re ready to get back to what we do best: sharing great wines and providing excellent service for our members and guests.
In January and February, we created a new outdoor space that includes additional seating for over 130 people, a bandstand, and space for another outdoor bar (to be opened soon). Our picnic tables include a few “petite” ones for children, and we have ample dog bowls.
We inaugurated this space the night before the start of spring with a concert by Thomas Michael Riley. Over 170 people showed up to enjoy yummy wines, great Texas music, and food from two different food trucks. A great kick-off to a new season!
For our next outdoor event, we’re hosting our annual Wags and Wine event on Sunday, March 28th, 1:00-4:00. If you’ve joined us for this event in the past, you know it’s a great time to do some fun dog watching…and perhaps even adopt a dog. Each year, the Hill Country SPCA brings a few of their “residents” to join the fun. Whether you find your new best, furry friend or not, this day is a chance to do good while drinking wine: 15% of wine sales during the event goes to the HCSPCA. Admission is free and we’ve got live music, so grab some friends, furry or not, and come on out to join the fun!
Whether you join us for a scheduled event or not, the sun is shining, the days are warm, and we’re always ready to serve you great wine…seven days a week. And remember that we are kid and dog friendly EVERY day and we have live music on Saturday afternoons. We hope to see you very soon!