Texas Wine Collective Gets Out and About
Spring has (finally) sprung (as my allergies can attest), and town has been packed for the past few weeks. The sidewalks have been crowded, available parking spaces have been few and far between, and waits for tables at restaurants have been longer than usual…even on weekdays!
April was a busy month at TWC, too, as we saw Saturdays full of group reservations and hosted two Wine Club Sundays. It’s definitely been an “all hands on deck” kind of month for us. And you’ll get no complaints here: It’s been fun catching up with our club members and welcoming many new faces to the TWC family.
Along with enjoying our busy-ness on our home turf, “the Scooper” has also found herself out and about in our local community representing TWC. I got to spend last Monday on Hole 9 at the Boot Ranch Golf Club pouring Lost Oak Winery’s Sauvignon Blanc for golfers participating in the Hill Country University Center’s Forging Futures Golf Tournament. Though the wind kept us chasing TWC cups and sunglasses around the course (fun swag!), TWC Director of Operations Beth Bayliss and I enjoyed chatting about wine, golf, and community issues with our local golfers. And TWC’s own Martin ended up golfing for the winning team. Not a bad way to spend a Monday!
Later last week, Beth and I were back out pouring wine at the Fredericksburg Farmers Market. Held each Thursday at Marktplatz, the Farmers Market features a different local winery each week, and last week was our first of four turns. Despite the unseasonably cool breeze (last week was just plain windy!), we sold many glasses and bottles of Brennan Vineyard’s Three White Chicks, Lost Oak Winery’s Sauvignon Blanc, and McPherson Cellar’s Tempranillo (the big seller due to the chill in the air). It was great fun seeing so many people brave the wind to come out and support local vendors.
We’re lucky to live and work in a community that 1) enjoys good wine, 2) takes advantage of our generally great weather much of the year, and 3) likes to support local businesses…and TWC is proud to be a part of this community. So if you can’t make it out to our tasting rooms, look for us out and about in town. We’ll be back at the Farmers Market on Thursday, June 3, Thursday, July 8, and Thursday, August 12, and Beth and I are golfing in the Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament at Lady Bird Golf Course later this month (and yes, lessons are happening now). Who knows where else you’ll find us in the next few months?!