The Wine Society of Texas Annual Meeting will occur from June 8-10 in the Rose Capitol of the United States, Tyler, Texas. Plans have been made for an exciting weekend at two fabulous wineries in the Piney Woods area, Kiepersol Vineyards and Winery and Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards. In addition we will kick things off on Friday with a reception starting at 5 p.m. at the Pink Pistol, a boutique owned by Country Western star Miranda Lambert and enjoy wines from her Red 55 winery in her Tasting room. In addition to enjoying wines from Red 55 we will have a hor doeurves and a live band. So if you see fit, wear something western and let’s have a good time at our opening event. Transportation will be provided leaving from the Holiday Inn at 4:30 p.m.
On Saturday everything will center around Los Pinos and Kiepersol. The bus will leave at around 8:30 a.m. on our way to Los Pinos. During lunch, Chapter member Russ Kane(resume included) will discuss Texas Native Grapes: Characteristics, History and Their International Significance.
We will return in time for everyone to freshen up and leave for our evening activities at Kiepersol. The activities will include reception, dinner, desert, silent and live auction and cork pull. Information for the cork pull and silent and live auctions will be included in a separate email to follow along with a more detailed itinerary. Please start gathering auction items as well as setting aside your donation of wines valued at $20 and up. All proceeds go towards our scholarship fund. Transportation will be provided all day Saturday.
In order to register, please fill our the registration form. You can pay by check or you can use PayPal. The final day for registration is June 1st.
We have added an optional event for Thursday evening, a Wine 101 and Barrel Tasting at Kiepersol and a Distillery Tour and Tasting at Kiepersol at 1 p.m. on Friday, if you wish to partake. Information about these events are included. You must contact kiepersol to register.
Host Hotel Information:
Holiday Inn South Broadway
5701 South Broadway
Special Group Rate Code – IO5 – Wine Society of Texas
Special Room Rate: $91.00 for King and Double rooms. There is a two night minimum and the block will expire on May 24, 2018. There are 10 rooms blocked for Thursday and 20 for Friday and Saturday. Any rooms not picked up by that time will go back into general inventory. All reservations require guarantee for late arrival. You must make your own room reservations. If you have any problems ask for Ana.
Optional Events have been arranged at Kiepersol Winery for Thursday and Friday for those who arrive before our above scheduled events start. All reservations must be made directly with Kiepersol Winery. Below are a description of each event and cost.
Thursday, June 7th: 6:00 p.m.
Wine 101 and Barrel Tasting $20.00 each
Wine tasting class in Kiepersol Demonstration Kitchen/Theater, and barrel tasting of Kiepersol Wines
Approximately 90 minutes
Friday, June 8th: 1:00 p.m.
Distillery Tour and Tasting – $15.00 each
Distillery tour and tasting of three distilled spirits made on site
Please email Sharon Puren at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than May 28th to reserve your spot.
Kiepersol also offers the following accommodations at a 10% discount.
For more information visit Kiepersol Website