Texas Wine Auction raising funds for Hill Country hospitality workers wellness

Tickets are on sale for an event showcasing Texas-grown wines, professional chef-made food, and live music, all of which benefit local causes. Texas Wine Revolution (TWR), a 501c3 non-profit organization, is ready for its inaugural Texas Wine Auction, set to take place on April 9 from 6 to 11:30 p.m. at Vista Oaks in Fredericksburg.

While a chance to showcase Texas-grown wine, the Texas Wine Auction serves to raise money for the Hill Country Memorial Foundation and an endowment to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Viticulture & Fruit Lab.

“We really had this dream for a couple of years now about a medical van. So many vineyard workers, winery workers, and restaurant workers have very little access to medical care,” said Chris Brundrett, President of Texas Wine Revolution and co-founder of William Chris Wine Company.

Over 20 Texas wineries will be showcased at the event.

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Hill Country Memorial Foundation will establish a medical mobile unit providing wellness services throughout the Hill Country for under-served populations. Those populations include employees of restaurants, wineries, vineyards, and other hospitality personnel. An endowment to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Viticulture & Fruit Lab will help with research and development for the Texas wine industry, according to a press release.

The Texas Wine Auction features both live and silent auctions, music performances by the Powell Brothers, and culinary delights with wine pairings presented by Texas chefs and wineries.

William Chris Wine Company, the featured winery, will showcase their wines alongside Arché Wines, Becker Vineyards, Brennan Vineyards, Calais Winery, Flat Creek Estate, Float Wines, Hawk’s Shadow Winery & Vineyards, Hidden Hangar, Kalasi Cellars, Reddy Vineyards, Texas Wine Collective, and Westcave Cellars.

Cuisine pairings will be provided by Texas chefs, including Dallas-native, and notable Bravo “Top Chef” alum, Casey Thompson, Austin-based chefs Todd Duplechan of Lenoir and Shane Stark of Mongers Market + Kitchen, as well as chef John Washburne of Otto’s German Bistro, and chef Michael Hall of Hill & Vine.

Chefs will be creating dishes for auction-goers.

Chefs will be creating dishes for auction-goers.

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“We’ve got a lot of support. I think it’s just everyday we’re getting another one or two wineries that want me involved,” said Dave Bryant, Texas Wine Auction co-founder and 2022 auction chair.

Bryant said the main goal is to raise as much money as they can for the auction while also throwing a great party. The auction has arranged complimentary transportation pick-up points around Fredericksburg for ticket holders sponsored by Texas Wine Tours.

To purchase tickets, reserve accommodations, review transportation options, and learn more about the Texas Charity Wine Auction, visit Texas Wine Auction’s website.