Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pearls of Wisdom 2

Our 2nd installment of Pearls of Wisdom hosted by Pearl Onion. Pearl enjoys some yoga with our certified yoga instructor Darla. Be sure and schedule a yoga lesson during your next romantic Texas getaway at the Inn Above Onion Creek bed and breakfast.

-Bootsie the Cat

Friday, September 7, 2012

2012 Texas Craft Brewers Festival

We just were telling you about the great Texas wineries here in the hill country and now we want to tell you about the amazing craft brewers movement going on in Texas. This year's showcase for Texas microbreweries will be at the 2012 Texas Craft Brewers Festival in Austin, TX, on Oct 6th. Over 20 Texas brewers will be participating from 2-8pm at Fiesta Gardens in East Austin.

This is the largest celebration of craft beer in Texas and features dozens of Texas beer brewers, local food vendors, live music and educational sessions. Ticket prices start at $20.00 for general admission and only $10.00 for the designated driver.

-Bootsie the Cat

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Duchman Family Winery Honored with Texas Wine of the Month

The Texas hill country is home to the Texas Wine Trail, a group of ever growing wineries producing top quality Texas wines. The Inn is close to notable wineries on the Wine Trail including Wimberley Valley Winery, Driftwood Vineyard and The Duchman Family Winery. The latter was recently bestowed the honor of a Texas Wine of the Month by Texas Monthly. The 2010 Duchman Family Winery Vermentino was given the top prize this month. It is the second time Duchman's Vermentino has received this award, also receiving it in May of 2010 for the 2008 vintage.

The Vermentino grape is popular in Italian wines and most often can be found from vineyards on the island of Sardinia. Back in 2004 the Duchman Family decided to take a chance on this lesser known grape and it has done exceptionally well in the dry warm climate of the Texas hill country.

The Duchman Family Winery is a stop on our Grapes and Olives Package, which includes wine tastings at the above mentioned wineries and other goodies such as lunch at Trattoria Lisina Restaurant, which is Damian Mandola's Tuscan style restaurant located next to the Duchman Family Winery. The package also includes a 750ml bottle of Olive Oil from Bella Vista Ranch, the first commercial producer of olive oil in Texas. As of this post, the price for the Grapes and Olive package is $99.00. It's a great addition to your next Texas hill country getaway.

-Bootsie the Cat