A festival of eats and drinks
Attendees of the Tasting Texas Wine and Food Festival can expect to chow down on a range of tastings, intimate dinners, lunches, hands-on workshops, educational panels, and other activities.
Festival guests may customize their gastronomic experience by choosing between all-inclusive festival packages or a-la-carte event options starting at $100, each granting access to James Beard Award-winners, nominees, and other leaders in the food and beverage industries.
Here are some highlighted events:
The Collective: noon-6 pm, October 28-30, Travis Park
The festival’s flagship happening will feature more than 100 chefs and restaurants, and hundreds of beverage brands, a Texas wine garden, live fire activations, cooking demonstrations, educational seminars, and a mercantile market. The family-friendly Collective will also have a wellness zone, music, and children’s activities.
Southern Hospitality: 7-9 pm, October 28, Pearl Brewery
A cornucopia of foods and beverages that celebrate Texas culture, from biscuits and gravy to enchiladas.
Celebrate Agave: 7-9 pm, October 29, Travis Park
This event will offer a variety of beverages — aged, sipped, neat, or mixed — served in a walk-around tasting event accompanied by complementary cuisines.
Additionally, festival-goers will have exclusive access to unique chef collaborations at dinner and lunch events held at varying locations across the city October 27-29, including a luncheon at Becker Vineyards in the Texas Hill Country, “A French Aperitif Soiree” at the Witte Museum, and a dining tour with renowned local Chef Jason Dady.
Tasting Texas will also have different kinds of culinary seminars and panel discussions in various locations, including workshops on making craft cocktails or smoking meat, and chats on women in the beverage industry.
Currently, the “Super VIP” top-tier ticket package is sold out, but two other ticket packages are still available. One package, The Weekender, provides access to the Celebrate Agave and Southern Hospitality events and The Collective. The other package, The Collective, grants admission to The Collective at Travis Park anytime.