2022 Vintner Dinner Series
Vineyrue taste of the Texas Hill Country during our annual Vintner Dinner Series! The lovely rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country are home to Texas Wine Country, which is the second largest certified Viticultural Area in America. The area produces incredible wines with distinct terroirs, no two quite alike—except for their fine quality.
Explore and enjoy the complex characteristics of a range of varietals during our exclusive Vintner Dinner Series! This tradition has long been a favorite of Inn guests and local residents as an opportunity to enjoy gourmet food while learning the winemaking process from top wineries in the area. Join us for a weekend stay from January 22nd through February 26th, 2022 and treat your taste buds to an exquisite experience.
January 22nd: Pontotoc Vineyard
January 29th: Texas Hills Vineyard
February 5th: Kerrville Hills Winery
February 12th: Solaro Estate
February 19th: Bellsprings Winery
February 26th: Fall Creek Vineyards
Pontotoc Vineyard: Pontotoc Vineyard was established in the unique terroir of the Llano Uplift in the Northern Hill Country community of Pontotoc, Mason County, Texas. Pontotoc means “Land of Hanging Grapes” and the vineyard was planted in the fertile red sand soil of a high valley surrounded by pink granite outcroppings and sandstone hills on a farm originally founded by the German Emigration Company in 1872.
Texas Hills Vineyard: The rolling hills and the soil are much like that of the Tuscan countryside, in Italy. Once Kathy and Gary saw the location that makes the Texas Hills Vineyard they decided to have an Italian influence to their wines. All of the grapes grown allow wines to be produced with a decidedly Italian influence. Dale manages the vineyard and works to produce the highest quality Texas grapes with which to produce the wine. Gary takes what is produced and oversees the wine. Kathy manages the tasting room and invites you to drop by and sample wines and shop the gift shop.
Kerrville Hills Winery: Sitting at the highest point in Kerr County, overlooking the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Kerrville Hills Winery (KHW) was the first winery established in Kerrville. In 2019, John Rivenburgh purchased Kerrville Hills to establish a communal space for educated winemaking, accelerating boutique operations. John has deep roots in the Texas Hill Country, is an award winning winemaker, and has passion for growing high quality, sustainable Texas grapes. John has been in the Texas wine Industry for over 15 years and currently sits on the Texas Hills Country Wineries Association as the President.
Solaro Estate: Years of intensive planning have resulted in a winery designed an equipped for the exquisite limited production of Solaro Estate’s wines. The production facility is built adjacent to the vineyards allowing for rapid transportation of the handpicked grapes to the winery during crush to maintain purity and freshness. After a gentle de-stemming process the must is quickly transferred into the waiting temperature controlled tanks for fermentation and then transferred into the finest oak barrels for aging in our cellar.
Bellsprings Winery: Bellsprings Winery was opened to the public in July, 2010. Our tasting room and production facility is located just 25 minutes from Austin. Made with the highest care, our wines will help you to experience the burgeoning American wine scene. We love what we do, and we are excited for you to experience our incredible wine selection.
Fall Creek Vineyards: With deep Texas roots, a passion for quality, and an appreciation for the future, our winery, conceived in 1975, embraces the best of our tradition and legacy while coursing towards a dynamic representation of globally-competitive, modern wine. Fall Creek Vineyards was conceived through worldly inspiration, and while distinctly 100% Texan in Terroir, our wines are crafted with world-class skill and vision. We are proud to share our wine with you