Archive for the ‘Wine & Food’ Category
April 15th, 2013 by Pamela Murski
My husband and I had the opportunity to attend Outstanding in the Field in Brenham, TX . People travel from all over to have this one of a kind experience. Lucky for us our home and B&B is just 15 minutes away from this particular venue! Outstanding in the Field’s mission is to reconnect diners to the land and origins of their food and to honor local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it. We enjoyed a 5 course meal made from local ingredients and prepared by Paul Lewis, the chef of Cullen’s Upscale American Grille . Each course was paired with a Texas wine, and the event was held at Jolie Vue Farms , about an hour and a half outside of Houston and a 15 minute country drive from Brenham Texas and the B&B.
We arrived around 2pm
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February 22nd, 2013 by Pamela Murski
Spring Bluebonnet Wine & Cheese Trail
Book your room at the ranch and make it an incomparably fun & fantastic weekend!
First three weekends in April
This is the namesake event for the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail. The Spring Bluebonnet Wine and Cheese Trail is a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of native Texas wildflowers and enjoy the blooming viticulture at some of Texas best wineries. The wineries along the trail will offer a select pairing of two wines and two specially-crafted cheese dishes. As an added bonus, receive a packet of Texas Wildflower seeds at each winery you visit while supplies last.
January 24th, 2013 by Pamela Murski
Romantic Weekend Getaways in Texas
The Wine & Chocolate Trail is a wonderful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Book your room at the ranch and enjoy a weekend getaway close to home from Houston and Austin!
Wine & Chocolate Trail, Feb. 2-3 and 9-10, 2013
For four days on the first two weekends in February 2013, your trail ticket allows you to sample two wine tastings paired with a wonderful chocolate delicacy at each of the NINE member wineries along the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail.
Your Single ticket is priced at $25 plus handling fees and tax, or save 10% when you purchase a Ticket-for-Two-is priced at $45 plus handling fees and tax. Your ticket purchased for this event is good February 2-3 & 9-10, 2013, regardless of your purchase date.
More details and where to buy tickets, click here!
December 1st, 2012 by Pamela Murski
Texas Cooking Class Chocolate Dessert Recipe
Chocolate…we LOVE that stuff! This is why guests are often treated with housemade delicacies like chocolate fudge, chocolate tortes, double chocolate scones, chocolate strawberries, chocolate ganache drenched fruit, chocolate sundaes, and other yummy chocolate delights at the B&B! You will often find a recipe that incorporates chocolate in some fashion during one of our cooking classes at the ranch.
We like it hot, we like it cold, we like it melted and we like it solid…we LIKE it…we LOVE it! It seems to be genetic…and here’s why.
Dopamine…the hormone that helps us feel mentally alert…chocolate helps
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October 22nd, 2012 by Pamela Murski
Stone Cellar Wine Festival Starts Here!
Looks unimpressive but you will be amazed what is hidden behind the door…….Enjoy a good festival, wine tasting, great atmosphere and fun? Then be sure to come up for the annual wine festival in Round Top! Book your room at the ranch and double your pleasure!
The Stone Cellar Fall Wine Festival
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 @ 1:00 P.M.
Tour the Taste of Round Top!!!
September 24th, 2012 by Pamela Murski
Texas Wine Trail Celebrations
First two weekends in October
The Texas Department of Agriculture has designated October as Texas Wine Month. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the crisp Fall weather and the 10 wineries in Houston’s Hill Country. This wine trail is packed with prizes and great wine selections, paired with a unique sausage dish at each winery. Book your romantic weekend escape at the ranch and enjoy the trail!
In addition to our wine and food pairings, each trail ticket holder will receive one raffle ticket at each winery they visit. Ticket holders will complete the raffle ticket and turn it in at the member winery at the time of visit. At the conclusion of the October wine trail, all raffle tickets will be combined into one drawing pot. Winning raffle tickets will be drawn randomly for chances to win the prizes listed below. Ticket holders have to visit the host winery on the trail to be eligible to win that winery’s prize. The more wineries you visit on the October wine trail, the more chances you have to win! The total value of the prizes offered by the member wineries is over $3400!
July 14th, 2012 by Pamela Murski
Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail, Harvest Trail: July 21-22 and July 28-29, 2012
Book a room at the B&B as your launching pad for the Harvest Trail Tour 2012! Touring the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail on the Harvest Trail is your opportunity to celebrate grape harvest and crush in southeast Texas. On the last two weekends in July, the 10 member wineries along the trail will offer a select pairings of two wine tastings and a fabulous food pairing. Plus,
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July 13th, 2012 by Pamela Murski
Don’t let July & August slip by without celebrating the grape harvest at two local vineyards. July 21-22 and again on July 28-29, Pleasant Hill Winery offers its annual “Crush for Fun” celebration – your chance to stomp grapes, get purple feet, T-shirt and a photo. The Harvest Grape Stomp at Windy Winery takes place over the same weekends: July 21-22 and July 28-29. Take a hayride to the vineyard, pick grapes, then stomp those grapes and mark your T-shirt with those purple feet. Don’t forget the video camera. Then the first two additional weeks in early August continue the grape harvest and stomp. Stay with us to make it the perfect weekend getaway! In addition to the winery stomps, stop by Saddlehorn Winery and experience their delicious wines…..all three wineries are part of the Bluebonnet Wine Trail.
May 12th, 2012 by Pamela Murski
Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine from one of our local wineries from the Bluebonnet Wine Trail or one of our signature house cocktails during our Summer Friday afternoon House Chefs Cocktail & Hors ‘d eouvre Hour from 5-6 P.M. while staying at the ranch . Some of the wine tips and facts from our local vintners are always fascinating something we enjoy passing along to those who enjoy a delicious afternoon libation. These facts
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April 23rd, 2012 by Pamela Murski
Calling all Amateur Vintners
On April 28th at 5PM Windy Winery will be hosting a dinner and a blind wine tasting for amateur vintners.
Come out enjoy the company of fellow compadres trade secrets, stories, laughs, recipes and good food. Bring that bottle of wine that you want to show off and get some special insight in how people enjoy drinking your favorite brew!
Cost: $15.00 per person RSVP
February 22nd, 2012 by Pamela Murski
Things to do in Round Top!
| Just a quick scenic drive from Murski Homestead B&B, who specializes in providing intimate and romantic wedding packages, private elopements and romantic weekend getaways, is the Stone Cellar in Round Top……always a great spot for music and a drink!
Please join us this Saturday February 25, 2012 at 1 p.m. for the fourth semi-annual Stone Cellar at Round Top International Beer Festival on Bybee Square.
This years festival will feature 10 crafted brews from around the globe and across the U.S. Participants will receive a commemorative Stone Cellar beer mug, a generous sampling of each beer, and two pints of your favorite brew.
Live entertainment will begin at 1:00 PM featuring the Black Cat Choir followed by the sounds of Party-Foul until 10:00 PM.
For our cigar smoking friends, we will offer an array of fine smokes including Rocky Patel’s, Romeo y Julieta’s, and Monte Christo’s to name a few.
So, mark your calendar and make your plans for another fun-filled day at The Stone Cellar in beautiful Round Top, USA. For more information contact: Jon Perez at (281)851-6779
February 2nd, 2012 by Pamela Murski
Texas Wine & Chocolate Trail
Come on up for a stay at the ranch and enjoy the Wine & Chocolate Trail which is another wonderful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. For four days on the first two weekends in February 2012, your trail ticket allows you to sample two wine tastings paired with a wonderful chocolate delicacy at each participating winery along the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail.
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January 16th, 2012 by Pamela Murski
Book one of our romantic weekend getaways and enjoy this great wine pairing all in the same weekend!
Pleasant Hill Winery in Brenham Texas
Pleasant Hill Winery introduces 2010 Sangiovese with Caprese Bruschetta.
Italian diced tomatoes have been marinated in olive oil and basil , spooned over bread slices, topped with Mozzarella and toasted to perfection.
(Enjoy a glass of Sangiovese 2010 and the food pairing for $12.)
The Sangiovese Food Pairing is a 2-day event.
Enjoy it Saturday, January 21, 2012 11:00 – 6:00 and Sunday, January 22, 2012 noon – 5:00
January 10th, 2012 by Pamela Murski
Wine Walk Downtown Brenham
Brenham Uptown Swirl – A Wine Walk…….January 14, 2012
Shake off those after-holidays blues on Saturday, January 14, from 2 – 7 pm (MLK weekend.) Kick off the New Year with an afternoon and evening of wine tasting in quaint stores and other locations around Brenham’s downtown district.
With the purchase of a beautifully boxed, one-of-a-kind keepsake wine glass, visitors can collect tickets to sample 20 wines, varieties both local and from around the world. Wine glasses may be purchased in advance online at Brenham Uptown Swirl, at several locations in downtown Brenham or on the day of the event at the downtown Ticket Booth. A map of tasting locations will also be provided. For more information, call 979-337-7384 or visit Brenham Uptown Swirl.
Stay with us at the ranch and enjoy one of our Romantic Texas Getaway Packages to make it a completely memorable weekend getaway Texas style!
November 10th, 2011 by Pamela Murski
Texas Wine Trail Fun For the Holidays!
Holiday Wine & Crystal Trail: First two weekends in December
Get a jump start on your holiday gift giving by touring the Holiday Wine Trail. On the first two weekends in December, each winery will pair two specially-selected wine tastings with a terrific holiday food sample. As an added bonus, when you visit any five wineries on the trail, each ticket holder will receive a commemorative keepsake crystal wine glass on your fifth stop.
Book your room at the B&B which is centrally located to the Trail! Consider eloping during the holidays at the ranch with one of our all inclusive elopement packages….a very special time of year!
October 28th, 2011 by Pamela Murski
The Stone Cellar has another great Wine Festival planned this Fall! Don’t miss the fun while staying at the ranch……
Texas Weekend Escape
November 5, 2011
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Fall Festival of Wines
Black Cat Choir
October 22nd, 2011 by Pamela Murski
- Texas Wine Trail at Windy Winery Brenham
Saturday October 29, 2011
Windy Winery’s Annual Chili Cookoff
Book your room now at the B&B just 5 minutes away from all the fun!
Dust off those chili recipes and join us for some fun, good food & music
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August 1st, 2011 by Pamela Murski
Lavender & Wine Festival
August 13: Chappell Hill Lavender and Wine Fest………Experience lavender fields, cutting your own fresh lavender, the opportunity to purchase lavender products and wandering part of the Bluebonnet Wine Trail enjoying unique Texas wineries during the annual Lavender and Wine Festival……Enjoy the Grape Stomp during your visits to the wineries!….Book a room at the B&B for the perfect place to relax after your festival day!
July 16th, 2011 by Pamela Murski
In southeast Texas, late July and early August means the grapes are ripe and ready to be picked. The Harvest Trail celebrates harvest and crush on the last two weekends in July. See the wine making process firsthand from vineyard to bottle. The wineries along the trail will offer a select pairing of two refreshing summer wines paired with great summer food. The B&B is centrally located so book your room now to enjoy this great Texas wine trail. Conveniently purchase trail tickets online!
June 23rd, 2011 by Pamela Murski
125 Years of Grape Growing in Washington County
In 1886, Charles Niederauer established a vineyard on the family’s 140-acre homestead north ofBrenham in Washington County. He planted Herbemont and Black Spanish and both of these grapes are in the vineyards at Pleasant Hill Winery today. Today we have 3 wonderful wineries carrying on the tradition of Washington County wine: Saddlehorn Winery, Windy Winery and Pleasant Hill Winery Be sure to visit all three while staying at the B&B or when passing through Washington County!
June 15th, 2011 by Pamela Murski
June 18, 2011 is another wonderful and fun Beer Festival in Round Top at the Stone Cellar!
This year they will be featuring beers “made in the USA!” It is going to be similar to previous beer festivals with a commemorative glass, a half pint of all featured beers, and two free pints if you complete the tour. It is a gauntlet of sorts to complete, so be responsible and plan accordingly for a safe, fun day.
The Black Cat Choir will be rockin’ from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Eugene Eugene and the Solid Foundation will provide great dance music for the after party from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Don’t miss the fun and all the good brews…..just in time for Father’s Day!
April 13th, 2011 by Pamela Murski
May 7, 2011: Over 30 wines from around the globe plus live entertainment at this annual Spring Festival of Wine at the Stone Cellar. Enjoy historic Henkel Square and all its’ artisans during your visit to this tiny slice of country near Brenham Texas and Murski Homestead. This wine shop is located near the Bluebonnet Wine Trail where you can visit local wineries for tours and tastings during your weekend stay over for the festival!
February 15th, 2011 by Pamela Murski
International Beer Festival on February 19, 2011
Drink around the World at the Stone Cellar….just a short drive from Brenham and the B&B!!!
International Beer Festival
Starting at 1:00p.m. the doors to the 2nd Semi-Annual Round Top International Beer Festival will open allowing participants to “Drink Around the World in Round Top.” The event will feature various brews from here in the states as well as abroad. There will be ten featured brews. Each participant will receive a commemorative pint glass for the event as well as an 8 oz taste of the beers presented, and two free tastes of any of the featured beers. Live music will start at the opening of the event by Randy Pavlock and Twenty Four Seven.
To purchase advance tickets call The Stone Cellar at (979)249-3390.
February 4th, 2011 by Pamela Murski
Wine & Chocolate Trail
The Wine & Chocolate Trail, part of the Bluebonnet Wine Trail which boasts 10 wineries, is a wonderful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The ranch and B&B is centrally located to this trail which makes it the perfect base for enjoying this special event. For four days over the first two weekends in February 2011, your trail ticket allows you to sample two wine tastings paired with a wonderful chocolate delicacy at each participating winery along the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail. Your single ticket is priced at $25, or save 10% when you purchase a Ticket-for-Two priced at $45.
Pleasant Hill Winery: Receive a welcoming taste of Collina Rossa and a Chocolate Harmony brownie with a port chocolate glaze, paired with Tawny Rosso Forte
Saddlehorn Winery: Receive a serving of Chardonnay and Barn Red wines paired with a White (white chocolate champagne truffle) and Dark Chocolate Texas Two Step
Windy Winery: Receive a welcoming taste of Merlot and a delicious Chocolate Cobbler paired with Tejas Port.
Tickets must be purchased on-line……..
November 14th, 2010 by Pamela Murski
Wine & Holiday Tours
The fun and delicious Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail hosts their holiday trail this year in December, first and second weekend! Don’t miss getting to enjoy each winery, find out the history behind the properties and experience some first class Texas wine and holiday food. Included in the ticket is a holiday food and wine pairing at each winery with a Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail Crystal Wine Glass gift at the 4th winery you visit! Be sure to stay at the ranch which is conveniently located on the Trail!