We are wrapping up harvest here at William Chris, but we wanted to pause from our punch downs and fermentations to tell you about some of the fantastic events we have coming up next month as well as how things have been going here!
Harvest – The whole team has been up to their elbows (literally) in grapes for the past two months. Because of the unexpected rain August brought us, we worked overtime to ensure our grapes were being picked with the perfect balance of acidity and sugar so it does not alter the flavor of the wine. We hauled them back to the winery from all over Texas, where we destemmed, crushed and pressed the fruits of our labor. Now in the fermentation process, we are anxiously awaiting the aging and bottling process, which means we are one step closer to having our fans share a glass with us. We hope you all are just excited as we are to try the upcoming wines.
Weren’t able to join us at our Annual Grape Punch? Check out a few photos below!
Texas Wine Month – All October – We may be biased, but October is our absolute favorite month. Why? It honors Texas wines! To celebrate, we will feature a Wine of the Week, available for purchase online or on-site. There is a limited supply, so keep an eye out for some of the exclusive, limited production and libraried selections from this year and last. We will be making out announcements on our Facebook page every week - don't miss it!
Artist Blend Competition – All October – We’re looking for artwork for the next label for our Artist Blend wine and who better to design than our very own fans! We are accepting submissions now through October 20. The final selections will be displayed at our November Hye Society Release parties for our members to help choose the next label.
Chicago Dinner Series – October 7 & 8 – Some of you may have heard that we have packed up a few bottles of William Chris wines and jet-setted to Chicago to wine and dine some of our favorite mid-westerners. You can find us hosting a collaborative dinner at The Gage on Friday, October 7, and Nico Osteria on Saturday, October 8! Our co-founder, Chris Brundrett, will be there to chat Texas wine and how Texas is changing the wine industry.
San Antonio Wine Mixer – October 16 – Catch us at the first ever San Antonio Wine Mixer at Paper Tiger! We will have samples of our favorite wines, alongside live music and bites provided by Paper Tiger.
We hope to see you at some of our events this month!