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"...Fall Creek Vineyards has long been one of the most successful and well-respected wineries in Texas. In the Eighties, founders Ed and Susan Auler set out to establish the Texas Hill Country as an American Viticultural Area (AVA) and wound up helping to put Austin on the national culinary map in the process...."
"...Austinites Ed and Susan Auler built Fall Creek Winery 30 years ago in the Texas Hill Country, near Tow in Llano County. The land, adjacent to Lake Buchanan, has been in Ed Auler's family since 1928 and was a working cattle ranch for three generations..."
"...Other, smaller donors started showing up, but we needed another angel. That turned out to be Susan Auler, another board member of the Wine & Food Foundation of Texas and owner with her husband Ed of Fall Creek Vineyards...."
"...Members of the Austin chapter of the culinary service organization Les Dames d'Escoffier International (see "A Brief History") are involved in every aspect of the festival. For example, the popular annual event was founded by Fall Creek Vineyards co-owner Susan Auler, matriarch of the modern Texas wine industry, who joined Les Dames in Dallas in the early 1980s and is now also affiliated with the local chapter..."
"...During the course of its 18-year history, the annual Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival has become the premier culinary event in the Southwest, showcasing the best in Texas foods and wines every April. The event was founded by Fall Creek Vineyards owner Susan Auler and a group of like-minded friends who were serious about developing a market for their new Texas wines and obtaining a viticultural designation for the Texas Hill Country area..."
"...Traditionally, one of the primary solutions to the image problem has been for wineries to band together in geographical groups and offer events with wine, food, and prizes for folks visiting on the weekend. Susan Auler, co-owner of Fall Creek Vineyards with her husband Ed, was there in the early days..."
"...Becker Lavenderfest It's amazing how a vacation experience can change the course of history. One of the best stories about the origins of the Central Texas wine industry has to do with a cattle-buying trip Texas ranchers Ed and Susan Auler took to the South of France in 1973..."
"...Well, it looks like we're in for a long, hot summer, but there will be some interesting new things going on. A group of Austinites calling themselves the "Texas Outlaws" leaves for the Aspen Food & Wine Classic next week -- Kevin Williamson, Pam Blanton, Katherine Clapner, Ed and Susan Auler, Tito Beveridge, and Bill Reiger -- will host a party at Reiger's Aspen Kenichi outlet in honor of Driskill chef David Bull, who was named one of Food & Wine's top chefs of the year this spring....."
"...What was planned as a wine dinner turned into a surprise anniversary celebration for the owners of Fall Creek Vineyards at Ranch 616 (616 Nueces, 479-7616) a couple of Sundays ago. Ranch chef/owner Kevin Williamson surprised good friends Susan and Ed Auler by inviting their family and friends to celebrate 20 years of creating great wines, providing unflagging support, and demonstrating high standards for the Texas wine industry..."
"...The Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival turns 25 years old this year. Fall Creek Vineyards co-owner Susan Auler and a group of friends founded the festival to celebrate and promote the emergence of the modern Texas wine industry with help from a handful of chefs who championed the regional cuisine of the American Southwest..."
"...The chips come in five whole-grain flavors... The wines of Fall Creek Vineyard (www.fcv.com) are highly regarded in Texas, and proprietors Ed and Susan Auler are rightly credited with helping to create the modern Texas wine industry..."
"...Stephen Rice, Mark Erwin, and I headed over to Matt McGinnis' annual Mellow Yellow benefit for LiveStrong. With an enormous selection of Texas-made wines and liquors, and delicious treats from caterer Suzanne Court, the party was a raging success, attracting notables such as Ed Bailey (Austin City Limits), Ed and Susan Auler (Fall Creek Vineyards), Master Sommelier (one of only two in Austin) Devon Broglie, DJ el john Selector, Scarlett Olson, and more..."
"...• Wine Me Dine Me Dinner Fall Creek Vineyards owners Ed and Susan Auler will be guest winemakers at this month's multicourse dinner, pouring wines and discussing the history of the modern Texas wine industry. Reserve by phone..."
"...Ed and Susan Auler were instrumental in starting the original Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival in 1986. Most years since, they've helped start the festival by offering a delightful lunch prepared by Texas's top chefs with matching wine from our best vineyards...."
"...Linda and I sat down for a nice lunch with Ed and Susan Auler, owners of Fall Creek, and the Dotsons. The topic was Texas wine, and we tasted through most of the Fall Creek wines as well as Mr..."
"...wine industry, and the winemakers are from some of California's most prestigious vineyards. Understandably, writing a comprehensive book of women in the industry would be daunting, but there are plenty of successful women in the global wine world such as Argentina's Susana Balbo, Sicily's Barbera sisters, and our very own Susan Auler – just to name a few – who deserve equal praise...."
"...Congratulations, and happy birthday! The Bracewells weren't the only Central Texans in New York this week. A delegation that included TateAustin ad executives, Texas Department of Agriculture officials Bobby Champion and Julie Andrews, and Texas vintners Raymond and Gladys Haak, Ed and Susan Auler, Ed and Madeleine Manigold, Alphonse and Martha Dotson, cowgirl cook Paula Disbrowe, and our own Wes Marshall did a three-day major-media tour there earlier this week..."
"...The Texas Department of Agriculture and the Wine & Food Foundation of Texas present Texas Toast & Taste, a community wine and food education series that kicks off this week at the Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill (303 Red River). Fall Creek Vineyards co-founder Susan Auler will present the class in conjunction with Moonshine chef Larry Perdido..."
"...Two Texas wineries team up with local restaurants to present vintner dinners in the coming week. At 7pm on Monday, February 20, Ella's Restaurant & Bar (#1 Jefferson Sq., 458-2148) welcomes Ed and Susan Auler, owners of Fall Creek Vineyards..."
"...Chef David Garrido plans to launch the new dining venue with an Italian Wine Dinner on Wednesday, October 21. Then, on Tuesday, October 27, Garrido will serve a menu pairing the wines of Austin's Fall Creek Vineyards with cheeses from the Mozzarella Company of Dallas to celebrate the culinary contributions of Mozzarella Company owner Paula Lambert and Fall Creek owner/Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival founder Susan Auler..."