The Hill Country Fall Fest & Wine Auction
6:30-9pm: Take a sunset stroll on the Horseshoe Bay Marriott Pavilion and sample signature appetizers from Hill Country chefs complemented by wines from Texas vintners. Local legend John Arthur Martinez will provide the entertainment; $50 per person.
Friday, Sept. 15
10:30am-12:30pm: Be at Fall Creek Vineyards (www.fcv.com) when Pastry Queen Rebecca Rather of Fredericksburg "Cooks up a Storm," demonstrating the preparation of some Hill Country favorites that will be served with Texas wines. She will also sign copies of her cookbook, The Pastry Queen: Royally Good Recipes From the Texas Hill Country's Rather Sweet Bakery & Cafe; $40 per person, reservations required; 325/379-5361.
Saturday, Sept. 16
Noon-5pm: Visit wineries on the Hill Country Wine Trail
6pm: Attend the four-course dinner and Toast of Texas Wine Auction Gala at the Marriott Resort prepared by Marriott Executive Chef Robin Murphy and guest chef Rebecca Rather; $90 per person, reservations required.