ALL UPCOMING EVENTS & TRAVEL

35th ANNUAL RARE & FINE WINE AUCTION

Toast, feast, and give back with us as we celebrate 35 years of The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas!

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To kickoff Auction Weekend, WFFT is bringing together two Central Texas icons: Franklin Barbecue & William Chris Vineyards. The world renowned Franklin Barbecue will fire up its smokers exclusively for The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas' oenophiles to savor the nation's best brisket and other mouth watering smoked meats. William Chris Vineyards...

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Exclusive opportunity to taste a selection of Hugh Davies' favorite wines from both the Schramsberg and Davies portfolios at an intimate luncheon at the elegant 7Co.

  • MEMBER $100 | NONMEMBER $125
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020
  • 12PM
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  • JOIN US!
  • 35th Annual Rare & Fine Wine Auction
  • 2020 Featured Winemaker: Hugh Davies of Schramsberg & Davies Vineyards
  • April 4, 2020 | 5:30PM
  • JW Marriott Austin
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CLASSES & TASTINGS

Educational tastings, happy hours, and more.

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January 30, 2020 4pm - January 30, 2020 7:30pm

Join us as we dive into all that is Châteneuf-du-Pape: the rich history of the region, differences in the soil types (it is not just gallets!), and the grape varietal differences. And, of course, you'll be tasting some delightful wines along the way!

Class will be taught by Mandi Nelson, Certified Sommelier, WSET Advanced, Co-Founder of ATX Somms, and Central Sales Manager for European Cellars.

Location: WFFT Tasting Room

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February 5, 2020 6pm - February 5, 2020 7:30pm

Join us in our WFFT Tasting Room for a special tasting of wines from Figgins Family Wine Estates - Figgins Winery, Leonetti Cellar, and Toil Oregon. This collection of brands, cultivated by the Figgins Family, is dedicated to growing, producing, and marketing wine & food of world-class quality, sustainability, and pedigree. Beau Hickman, Director of Operations for Figgins Family Wine Estates...

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February 6, 2020 6pm - February 6, 2020 7:30pm

Join us at Vine Vault for an info session on the upcoming wine education trip this summer.

Italian wine and light snacks will be provided.

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February 12, 2020 4pm - February 12, 2020 7:30pm

As European wine prices continue to rise and tariffs loom, let's explore the emerging regions of the New World. In a head to head showdown let's compare the classics- Burgundy, Barolo, Northern Rhone Syrah, etc. to their exciting counterparts in the United States and the Southern Hemisphere. Find new favorites in context with wines you already love.

Location: WFFT Tasting Room

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February 20, 2020 6pm - February 20, 2020 7:30pm

Come join Moxy Castro (writer, speaker, teacher, MBA of Wine & Food, and WFFT Board Member) for a fun and interactive class on Pinot Noir and it’s kissin' cousins.

We will explore different Geographies, Clones, Climates, and Mutations of one of the World’s Favorite Grapes: Pinot. (You don’t have to do any exercise but we won’t be sitting down for this tasting!)

You bring: your curiosity and your experience.

We will...

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March 5, 2020 6:30pm - March 5, 2020 8:30pm

This educational tasting - taught by Kendall and John Antonelli and Eleanor Jones (Production Lead Cheesemonger) - will feature 7 different wine pairings that will accompany each cheese in this "Cheese 101" style tasting. This class will be hosted in Antonelli's Cheese House and is an intimate way to get to know the 7 Styles of Cheese. Kendall, John, and Eleanor will guide you through each style of cheese and taste specific examples (both...

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March 11, 2020 5pm - March 11, 2020 7pm

Join The Arboretum for an exciting community event while giving back to The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas!

For a $15 donation, receive admission to the event where you can make your way around retail shops while tasting the most delicious wines.

All proceeds from admission go to support The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas's professional development cause. This supports local...

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EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL

Travel, taste, and explore with us...around the world!

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Fly away with us on an exciting Wine Education Tour to Venice and Alto Adige June 5-14, 2020. Join our trip organizer, Marco Scapagnini, and enjoy the adventure ahead!

This trip is limited to 15 guests. Questions? Contact Peggy Hanley at (512) 327-7555 or phanley@winefoodfoundation.org.

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WFFT PREMIER EVENTS

Toast, feast and give back at our annual food and wine events.

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Austin Wine Experience

An afternoon of sommelier and wine educator-led seminars and panels paired with a grand tasting sip & stroll.

2020 Date Announced Soon!

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Big Reds and Bubbles

Taste the world’s finest champagnes, sparkling wines and “big reds.”

November 19, 2020

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Rare & Fine Wine Auction

Build your collection, share your wine, and support The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas!

April 4, 2020

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Toast of Texas

Sample Texas Monthly's best Texas wines of the year at this amazing event!

June 18, 2020

The Wine & Food Foundation is not able to offer refunds for purchased tickets.