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2014 Vintner Dinner Series

January 6th, 2014 by Lois Mahoney

Gourmet Cuisine. Award Winning Wines.

2014 Vintner Dinner SeriesThis is our 13th annual Vintner Dinner Series. Owners Mike and Vickie Schneider, who have a strong interest in wines and vintners, created this series to showcase Texas Wineries alongside our notable cuisine. A popular event among guests of the Inn and local residents alike, the Vintner Dinner Series provides the opportunity to learn about the winemaking process, to taste and explore local wines and how they are paired to enhance the flavors of the foods.

Saturday evenings from January 18 until March 1, excluding Valentine’s Day, vintners and/or their representatives will be on hand to explain their winemaking process and the unique character of the wines they create. Our innovative Chef, Chris Huffman, is committed to preparing a truly memorable dinner. Choosing fresh, high quality and seasonal ingredients his masterful creations are specifically designed to highlight the unique character of the various wines being offered. This year the Vintner Dinner Series schedule is as follows:

January 18 – Flat Creek Estate
Set amidst the beautiful rolling hills of Central Texas is a most pristine piece of land, perfect for growing grapes and making wine. Flat Creek Estate is nestled on this 80 acres, happily proving for a decade that quality Texas grapes produce quality Texas wines.

January 25 – Sunset Winery
Winemakers Birgit and Bruce Anderson make their wine in the “little house on the prairie” where they raised their three daughters. To date, every Sunset wine entered into competition has earned one or more medals, including a Gold in the Lone Star International Competition for the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon.

February 1 - Hye Meadow Winery
Located on gorgeous property under towering oak trees, Hye Meadow Winery will make you feel right at home. Both the covered patio and the tasting room are the perfect spots to kick back, relax and enjoy a glass of well-crafted wine.

February 8 - Dry Comal Creek Vineyards
From a fledgling winery in 1998, Dry Comal Creek Vineyards now produces 8,000 cases a year, with expansion plans to produce 12,000. Dry Comal Creek has developed a series of award-winning specialty wines including French Colombard (Demi-Sweet and Bone Dry), White Black Spanish, Comal Red, Black Spanish and 1096 Port.

February 22 - Bell Springs Winery
Bell Springs Winery offers a selection of wines crafted from various regions across Texas and the United States. Their philosophy is great tasting wines with a little bit of something for everyone.

March 1 - Llano Estacado Winery
The simple mission of Llano Estacado, from its beginning in 1976, to its role as industry leader today, has been to embody the fabulous potential of Texas wine. Today, Llano Estacado is the largest, best-selling Premium Winery in Texas, producing wines of World Class Quality, and has been an ongoing pioneer in introducing not just Texans, but also the entire world to the great wines made in the Lone Star State.

Texas Bed and Breakfast: Texas Wine Country Getaway

January 20th, 2013 by Lois Mahoney

Have a Nice Weekend

The Blair House Inn is a charming Texas bed and breakfast located in the heart of the Texas Wine Country. Don’t let these colds months discourage you from visiting one of the top wine destinations in Texas and in America. Home to over two hundred wineries and vineyards, each wineries is unique with their own special varietals and techniques for producing wines.

Explore the Texas Wine Country, book your next vacation at the Blair House Inn. Throughout the months of January and February we will be hosting our Annual Vintner Dinner Series. The Blair House Inn invites the areas Vintners to showcase their wines at our weekly Saturday Day Evening Dinners. This is a great opportunity to learn about the winemaking process, discover the fascinating history of Texas grapes, enjoy a five course gourmet dinner and take pleasure in in the company of your loved one.

Join us for our Vintner Dinner Series in a special Texas bed and breakfast venue, the Blair House Inn. We are located on 22 beautiful acres with gorgeous hill country vistas. Our Inn is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway, this Blair House is a recipe for love. Surprise that special someone with a weekend of food, wine and luxury accommodations.

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We are pleased to have the following wineries join us of the Vintner Dinner Series:

 

Duchman Family Winery – January 26

Bella Vista Ranch – February 2

Westcave Cellars – February 9

Bell Springs Winery – February 16

Pleasent Hill Winery – February 23

 

If you just can’t get enough of wine. Be sure to get tickets to Uncork an Adventure: A Taste of Italy hosted by The Leaning Pear. This event will be held Sunday, February 10 from 5-8pm. Enjoy eight pairings and antipasti all in support of St. Stephen’s Episcopal School.

 

Don’t miss out on this great event, make your reservations early these dinners sell out quickly. Contact the Blair House Inn to make reservations or for more details. Call 512-847-1111 or go to www.blairhouseinn.com.

 

Explore, savor, and relax at the Blair House Inn, a Texas bed and breakfast located in the heart of Wine Country.

Texas Hill Country: Dear Wine Lovers, The Vintner Dinner Series is Here!

January 8th, 2013 by Lois Mahoney

Join us for a Texas Hill Country tradition. We are excited to announce our 12th Annual Vintner Dinner Series. The Blair House Inn started this series in 2001 and are held every Saturday evening during January and February. Owner Mike Schneider has had a long time attraction with wines and vintners. He created this series to showcase and celebrate the areas great Texas Hill Country wineries alongside the Blair House Inn’s award wining gourmet cuisine. This has become a fantastically popular annual event that guests and local residents make sure to mark on their calendars. The Blair House Inn Vintner dinners are a five course culinary adventure paired with local Texas Hill Country wines.

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The Vintner Dinner Series provides the opportunity to learn about the winemaking process, to taste and explore new local wines and to understand how they are paired to enhance the flavors of the foods. Vintners and/or their representatives will be on hand to explain their winemaking process and the unique character of the wines they create. Don’t miss this Hill Country event.

 

Our innovative Chef Huffman is committed to preparing a truly memorable dinner. Choosing fresh, high quality and seasonal ingredients his masterful creations are specifically designed to highlight the unique character of the various wines being offered.

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This year the Vintner Dinner Series schedule is as follows:

 

January 12 – Three Dudes Winery

January 19 – Fall Creek Vineyards

January 26 – Duchman Family Winery

February 16 – Bell Springs Winery

February 23 – Pleasant Hill Winery

 

Book now as this dinner series is very popular and is sure to sell out. Enjoy Hill Country wines and gourmet cuisine in a beautiful Texas bed and breakfast. Call now 512-847-1111 or go online for more details. Stay tuned for additional February dates. We look forward to sharing this annual tradition with you!

Texas Romantic Getaway | Kick Off the New Year Relaxed and Rejuvenated!

December 30th, 2012 by Lois Mahoney

Happy New Year !!!

The Blair House Inn is the perfect Texas romantic getaway to ring in the New Year. We are on the cusp of 2013 and as we look back on 2012 we are grateful for the abundance that this past year has brought us. The holiday season has been hectic for most of us and what better way to start the year off right then to book a stay with us at the Blair House Inn. Let’s kick off the New Year right, join us at the Blair House for much needed relaxation and rejuvenation.

 

Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Well if you didn’t , why not promise to take a little vacation and getaway with that special someone. Treat your self and your loved one to a romantic getaway in the Texas Hill Country. Indulge in gourmet breakfasts and a five course gourmet dinner. Unwind at our Day Spa, book a couples massage for a truly restorative experience. Lounge by the fireplace with a glass of wine and our house made desserts served in the evening. Reveal in the peace and quiet of our 22 acres in the Texas Hill Country.

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Join us for a our Vintner Dinner Series hosted on the last three Saturday evenings of January. Enjoy Hill Country wines paired with gourmet fare, each week we will feature a different local vineyard. Our Saturday Evening Dinners are perfect for all occasions, whether you are celebrating an anniversary, engagement, birthday or just time with your loved one. Our gourmet dinners are a great addition to a romantic getaway for two.

 

Enjoy a Texas romantic getaway with that special person in your life at the Blair House. Don’t miss the many Hill Country wineries in the area, for the wine lovers and aficionados there are several events, classes, and a lot of live music and beautiful vistas to be enjoyed. We look forward to starting the New Year off right with you, book the perfect Texas romantic getaway!

2011 Texas Hill Country Wine Trail Vintner Dinners

January 9th, 2012 by Lois Mahoney

Our Vintner Dinners, started in 2001, are held every Saturday evening during January and February. This is the 10th year of our series. Our dinners are a five course culinary adventure paring Texas Hill Country wines with mouth-watering fare.

This is an opportunity to learn about the wine making process, to taste and explore new wines and to understand how they enhance the flavors of the foods they are paired with. Vintners and/or their Representatives will be on hand to explain their wine making process and the unique character of the wines they create.

Our innovative Chef Sebastian is committed to preparing a truly memorable dinner. Choosing high quality, fresh ingredients his masterful creations are specifically designed to highlight the unique character of the various wines being offered. This year the Vintner Dinner Series schedule is as follows:

DisplaykehJanuary 21st- Bell Springs Winery
January 28th- Woodrose Winery
February 4th- Solaro Estate
February 11th – McReynolds Winery
February 14th- Pleasant Hill Winery
February 18th- Dry Comal Creek
February 25th- Driftwood Estate

 

For many foodies and wine enthusiasts the big question is not, “are you going to a vintner dinner?” but “which one?”  Ah, these difficult decisions. With the efforts of owners Mike and Vickie Schneider, Chef Sebastian, and award winning Texas wineries each dining experience is meant to be savoured and shared.  Be sure to book your reservations, as these dinners will sell out.

Our distinctive Saturday evening dinners are offered to the public for $66.50 per person, plus tax and gratuity.  Remember, reservations are required to participate in the festivities. Please call the Blair House Inn at(512)847-1111or toll free at 877-549-5450to reserve your table.

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Mandola Estate Winery Host Blair House Vintner Dinner

January 26th, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

Above (L to R): Mandola Estate Winery Chief of Winery Operations & Winemaker – Dave Reilly, Blair House Inn Executive Chef –  Norris Sebastian, Mandola Manager of Wine Sales and Sommelier – Bill Elsey.

Above (L to R): Mandola Estate Winery Chief of Winery Operations & Winemaker – Dave Reilly, Blair House Inn Executive Chef – Norris Sebastian, Mandola Manager of Wine Sales and Sommelier – Bill Elsey.

A successful vintner dinner on Saturday January 23rd with Mandola Estate Winery.  We had the pleasure to host Dave Remy and Bill Elsey, representatives of Mandola Estate Winery, as they enchanted and educated our guest and staff of the various wines their company offers.  Among the available selection Dave and Bill educated our guest in the properties of the wine they create.  We have other eclectic wineries scheduled thru the end of February.  Call today for reservations.

Blair House Inn Presents 2010 Vintner Dinner Series

January 12th, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

Texas Vintner Series

Texas Vintner Series



Blair House Executive Chef Norris Sebastian and Owner Mike Schneider work closely with the various vintners to create the perfect food pairing for each wine presented.  Chef Sebastian has been at the helm of numerous fine dinning restaurants such as the Swiss Austrian Restaurant, The Belvedere, The Grape, the Four Seasons Hotel and Resort in Dallas, TX and the AquaKnox Restaurant located in the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Chef Sebastian will create innovative dishes that will pair well with wines from the best Wineries in Texas.

January 30th Bella Vista Ranch- Wimberley, TX

February 6th Llano Estacado- Lubbock, TX

February 13th Driftwood Estate Winery- Driftwood, TX (Sold Out)

February 20th Flat Creek Estate, Marble Falls, TX

February 27th Torre di Pietra Vineyards, Fredericksburg, TX

Our distinctive Saturday evening dinners are offered to the public for $64.50 per person, plus tax and a 20% gratuity.  Remember, reservations are required to participate in the festivities. Please call the Blair House Inn at (512) 847-1111.

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