Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Pink Pig

Had a great day on a wine tour with my mom for her birthday.  We visted the beautiful Grape Creek Vineyard and Becker Vineyards.  We ate at The Pink Pig and it was GREAT!  If you love great food and views then don't miss this stop on Highway 290.  

Thank you Debra at Grape Creek Vineyard for providing great service and fun to our group today.
Rebecca Rather owner/chef of The Pink Pig came out to wish my mom happy birthday.

Round Rock Express Game

Had a great time at the Round Rock Express game on April 4th.  Can't thank them enough for the Pool & Spa area that they reserved for the Austin Bloggers.  I would recommend the area for a birthday party, or large group just looking to enjoy a great day of sun, fun, and baseball.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Wimberley Valley Winery

Deer Run Chauffer Service took a group on a wine tour yesterday.  We got to enjoy many wineries, but a new one for us was Wimberley Valley Winery!  WOW, what a great place.  This is a definite spot on our touring list.  I can't wait to make my own wine slushy with their Texas Country Cellars Sweet Red.  YUMMY!  Wine and a cool slushy all in one.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Vino & Pasta

Had a great day on the Wine Road Fredericksburg 290.  Took a couple of people on a TX wine trail with Deer Run Wine Tours.  We hit Texas Hills Vineyard, Williams Chris Vineyards, Luckenbach, Grape Creek Vineyard, and Becker Vineyard.  It was an awesome day touring the hill country, even though I did not partake in the vino, I was able to sample the scrumptious pasta!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Great glass of wine!

Enjoyed a great glass of Grape Creek Vineyards wine, Bellissimo!  I love touring Grape Creek Vineyards on the TX wine trail.  Just around the corner is 2013 Wine & Wildflower Trail.  Who wouldn't enjoy a great glass of wine touring the hill country fields of bluebonnets?  April 5-14, 10 days long with 32 participating wineries.  The Wine & Wildflower Kick-off Tasting is Friday, April 5, 6-8 at Dry Comal Creek Vineyards.  Let Deer Run Chauffeur Service take you on your wine tour, sit back and enjoy the wine and wildflowers!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Trattoria Lisina

I love dinner at Trattoria Lisina and enjoying the scenery and sunsets!  Deer Run enjoyed a fabulous dinner and a bottle of Mazzoni!  What a delicious bottle of wine pairing it with Antipasto Misto.  If you have never been to Trattoria Lisina or Duchman Family Winery then you are missing out on a beautiful piece of the hill country!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Ragin Cajun in the Hill Country!

Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 offers an upcoming event called the Ragin Cajun!  Cajun food and good wine! This event celebrates the end of winter.  Come enjoy the Texas Hill Country, Cajun food, and Texas wines!  Deer Run Wine Tours looks forward to sharing this event with you.  

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine Pairings!


Today's discussion:  Chocolate & Wine

If you enjoy the buttery flavor of white chocolate, then maybe a good Moscato d'Asti or Orange Muscat.  Something with sweet bubbles pairs well with white chocolate.

If milk chocolate is your favorite, then I recommend a pinot noir, or light-bodied Merlot.  A creamy milk chocolate would be delicious with a muscat, sparkling wine, or dessert wine.

Dark chocolate is paired nicely with a Cabernet or Zinfandel.  

My favorite - chocolate covered strawberries with a nice sparkling wine or Champagne!

Dudley's Wine Bar in Dripping Springs has yummy chocolates and wines!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Fat Tuesday aka Mardi Gras!  "Gras" is French for fat and "Mardi" is French for Tuesday.

For two centuries it has been an annual event in New Orleans, except during the two World Wars.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Cake Balls & Wine!

Seriously, wine and chocolate! The Hill Country wine trail is offering the 2013 Wine Lovers Trail!   February 8-17 you can enjoy some of the finest.  LaBouchee of Waxahachie, Texas will be providing the scrumptous cake balls that will pair beautifully with reds and whites!  Deer Run Wine Tours can whisk you away on wine tour today.  These are not the LaBouchee ladies, but some of our favorite ladies in action!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Mardi Gras Wine Pairings

Mardi Gras is a good time to showcase Cajun Cuisine!  What wines could you pair with these wonderful hot and spicy flavors?  Those of us who enjoy big and bold reds might want to pass while eating these rich and buttery foods.

Some ideas:

Gumbo - Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, or Shiraz

Catfish, Creole or Etouffee - White Wine (Riesling, Gewurtztraminer or Sauvignon Blanc)

King Cake - Sparkling wine!

These are just a few suggestions on pairings for Mardi Gras!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sippin' in Drippin'

Want to check out the local Dripping Springs, TX wineries, and wine spots?  There are many to choose from!  What are your favorite sippin' spots in the Drippin' area?  Here are a few of my favorites!

Contact Deer Run Wine Tours to assit you with your 
wine tasting and wine touring needs!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday is the perfect day to give your wife a wine tour!  Your wife will enjoy the perfect gift, and will look forward to this day in the future.  So those of you that thought of this gift for you wife...Touch Down!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Wine Lovers Trail

2013 Wine Lovers Trail, February 8-17. 2013.  Enjoy 10 days on the Texas wine trail enjoying the Texas Hill Country.  Contact Deer Run Chauffeur Service  to take you to your winery destination.  Wine Lovers Trail kick-off tasting will be Friday, February 8, 2013 6-8pm.  Purchase your tickets at Texas Hill Country Wineries and enjoy the month of February.