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Celebrate Texas Wine with Perdernales Cellars – Virtual Tasting
October 23, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Pedernales Cellars began with Larry and Jeanine Kuhlken, who planted their first vineyard near Fredericksburg in the early 1990s. During this time Texas wine pioneers worked with different grape varietals and viticulture practices, to help master winemaking in the Texas terroir; and over time the Kuhlken vineyard started producing consistently high quality fruit with bold, intense flavors. In 2005, Larry and Jeanine’s children, David and Julie began plans for what would become Pedernales Cellars. Grown from the success of Kuhlken Vineyards, they developed the concept for a boutique winery focused on handcrafted, small-lot wines, and working with varietals that thrive in the rugged Texas Hill Country terrain. Pedernales Cellars continues to be a family affair, with David as winemaker and Julie overseeing hospitality, marketing, and design — while Larry and Jeanine continue to oversee the family vineyards. Pedernales Cellars draws its name from geography and history – the Pedernales River runs through the Texas Hill Country, and “pedernales” means flint in Spanish. The inspiration came when David found an old flint Indian arrowhead in the vineyard, while Fredrik found part of an Indian flint stone ax on the winery site. The serendipity of these two finds connected the vineyard, winery, the region, and its history. The winery specializes in Rhone and Spanish varietal grapes, so we will enjoy a guided tasting of three wines in a specially priced pack. The wines will be the Albarino, the Mourvedre and the Tempranillo Reserve. Here is the link for the pack https://www.pedernalescellars.com/product/Texas-Wine-Month-3-bottle-Ship-Bundle However, as usual, you are free to drink other wines with the tasting.
Let me know if you are interested in attending and I will send you the link when I receive it from Perdernales Cellars. Participants are encouraged to get together to order a 3 pack in advance and share it before the tasting. Members and guests throughout the state are invited and welcome to attend. Elizabeth Lutton, DFW Chapter Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org