Texas Wine Revolution (TWR), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce its second annual Texas Wine Auction will take place on Saturday, April 29, at Vista Oaks Event Center in Fredericksburg, Texas. Tickets are now on sale for the event, which will feature an evening of live and silent auctions, musical performances and culinary delights with wine pairings presented by Texas chefs and wineries.
“I couldn’t be more excited to build upon the success of our inaugural auction. We are closer than ever to achieving our goal of providing access to health services to the hospitality workers that really need it and continue our effort to help Texas wine reach new heights. The Texas Wine Auction team has been working tirelessly to create an amazing event that will continue to get bigger and better each year, all for a great cause,” said Dave Bryant III, Texas Wine Auction Chairperson.
This year’s event will have eight chefs providing various dishes with a chef competition and prizes including overall Best in Show. Chef Angie Ragan, Gordon Ramsay’s Next Level Chef Fox Season 1 Semi-Finalist and Owner and Executive Chef of Salt by Angie; and Chef Roshni Gurnani, most recently featured on Alex vs. America, will be featured at the event with other chefs being announced later this year.
The Texas Wine Auction was developed to bring together a collective of Texas wineries and winemakers to showcase the beauty of Texas-grown wine and raise money for some incredible organizations. Much of the hospitality community operates on an hourly, rather than salaried, basis, which makes the need to provide support and quality health options greater to those hard-working employees who do so much to grow the world-class wine and tourism industry that attracts millions of visitors each year.
Sponsored in part by Dr. Robert Ebeling III of the Friendship Lane Center for Cancer, all proceeds from the event will be filtered through TWR to go directly to beneficiaries, including Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Programs, to fund research and development initiatives for winemaking and grape-growing practices to further the Texas Wine industry. Proceeds will also go toward making an impact on the hospitality community through the funding and operation of a mobile medical unit focusing on wellness and preventative care benefiting employees of restaurants, wineries, vineyards and other hospitality personnel.
“The 2022 Texas Wine Auction held last spring was a great beginning, showcasing great wines and excellent foods. More importantly, the money raised was a great contribution to the valued beneficiaries in our community. We are pleased to be a part of this new tradition and hopefully follow in the footsteps of the great wine auctions of Napa, Sonoma and France,” said Dan Gatlin, Inwood Estates.
“William Chris Wine Company is hyper-focused on not only building a better wine industry in Texas but a healthier one. The Texas Wine Auction is all about both of those initiatives. Last year was a great kick-start to a brighter and better Texas wine industry. We look forward to continuing to be a part of an amazing effort to make our state great,” said Chris Brundrett, William Chris Wine Company.
2023’s featured wineries, Inwood Estates and William Chris Vineyards, will showcase their wines alongside Ab Astris, Kalasi Cellars, Kerrville Hills Winery, Pedernales Cellars, Texas Heritage, Texas Wine Collective, Becker Vineyards, Brennan Vineyards, Calais Winery, Chateau Wright, Hawk’s Shadow Winery, Hidden Hangar, Lost Draw Cellars, Reddy Vineyards and many more to come.
Guests that attend will have nearby accommodations available as well as complimentary transportation to the auction from various pick-up points around Fredericksburg. Additional details regarding accommodations and transportation will be announced on the website at a later date.
Tickets are now on sale. To learn more about the Texas Charity Wine Auction and to purchase tickets, please visit www.texaswineauction.com. For those interested in donating to the cause please visit http://qtego.net/txwine.