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Dripping with Taste Wine & Food Festival – 2018

September 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


What pairs best with an afternoon in the Texas Hill Country? Come out to Dripping Springs and have a taste of our Dirt Farmer, Cloudburst, Turnrow, and for a sweet taste our Short Rows! Steven Krueger, our tasting room manager at our new Fredericksburg tasting room will be there to greet you at our table. He can also give you details to make your plans to come visit our Fredericksburg tasting room on your next visit to the Hill Country.

At the Dripping Springs event, you will be able to savoring all the flavors of the Texas, of course. Come out and sample the largest assortment of Texas wines, craft beers, gourmet foods and spirits available under one roof, at the 11th Annual Dripping with Taste Wine & Food Festival. Sponsored by the Dripping Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, the festival was created to showcase the growing number of local vineyards, breweries, distilleries and gourmet food fares peppering the area. That number continues to grow and so does the festival. This year’s festival includes over 75 “tasteful” vendors and an estimated 2500 food and wine enthusiasts.

One of the more exciting additions to the festival has been the inclusion of Distilleries. As of last year, rum, vodka, gin and even a little whiskey have joined the party, many of which are made right here in the area. But, the fun doesn’t stop at the tasting. The festival also includes cooking demonstrations, drink mixology classes, live music, specialty vendors, a free photo booth and actual grape stomping. You can even get a t-shirt to prove you did it!

“This isn’t your typical, snooty, wear a tie, spit out good booze festival. It is a true celebration of the Texas Hill Country and the flavor of Texas,” says 9th year festival attendee, Stephanie Holtzendorf.

The 11th Annual 2018 festival takes place on Saturday afternoon, September 8th, at Dripping Springs Ranch Park & Event Center.


In its 11th straight year, Dripping With Taste Wine and Food Festival will once again be taking hold of taste buds on September 8, 2018, from noon to 6pm at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park. Pre-sale tickets for the festival can be purchased for $40 in advance starting June 15, 2018, at www.DrippingWithTaste.com/tickets.

Over 80 vendors will be on hand to provide more than 2,500 Festival patrons a “taste” of not just wine, but also a variety of distilled spirits, brewed fermentations, and local, fresh fare.


“Dripping With Taste is the place to discover a new Texas winery, or to try a new concoction from one of our distilleries or a craft beer from a local brewery. Better yet, it’s a great way to spend an afternoon with friends enjoying some toe-tapping music and having some great food, too! Come dressed casual and cool and ready to have fun,” remarks Pam Owens, President/CEO of the Dripping Springs Visitors Bureau.

While sampling the flavors of the Hill Country, festival guests can also check-out chef demonstrations, and drink mixology classes; they can also listen to live music, shop at the specialty vendor booths, or take their picture at the photo booth.  Grape-stomping will be returning this year, and once again stompers will receive a t-shirt that proves their participation in the ancient tradition of extracting juice from grapes spurring the fermentation process.

By pre-purchasing tickets online, festival attendees can benefit from a $10 savings. Tickets at the gate are $50 on the day of the festival.

Dripping With Taste is a fundraising event for the Dripping Springs Visitors Bureau, a 501(c)(3) that is dedicated to promoting tourism in the Dripping Springs area. A portion of the proceeds will also benefit the Dripping Springs High School Hospitality program.


September 8, 2018
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Dripping Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau
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Dripping Springs Ranch Park & Event Center
1042 Event Center Dr
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
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