This week in gluttony
These are the 6 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week
This week, a couple of notable destinations open up after hours for exclusive evening events. There are also tastings in every form: wine, beer, and spirits, and most events are al fresco.
Thursday, October 7
Penfolds Wine Tasting at WineHaus
South Fort Worth wine shop and bar will showcase the revered Australian winery Penfolds, which originated in 1844. Visit from 6-8 pm to taste three of their premier wines. The tasting is $12 per person.
Nash Farm Harvest Moon Supper
Rescheduled due to last week’s rain showers, the Grapevine farm dinner in the meadow will feature fall flavors and ingredients grown on site. Culinary historians will be on hand to discuss historic food preparations and cooking methods. The $75 ticket includes dinner and souvenir photo. Wine from Grapevine’s new Bull Lion Ranch wine shop will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm.
Japanese Spirits & Sips at Hotel Vin
Grapevine hotel will host a cocktail tasting event featuring House of Suntory spirits. Guests will get to try Haku Vodka, Roku Gin, and Toki Whiskey. Tickets are $40, and the event begins at 6:30 pm.
Friday, October 8
Celebramos! After Hours in the Garden
Catch a fall sunset in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden during this evening celebration. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the party will feature tequila tastings, Argentinian wines, and live Latin jazz music. Tickets are $25 ($18 for members) and include one wine or beer and light bites. Bring a blanket if desired, and arrive at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, October 9
Cleburne Wine & Art Festival
Back after last year's pause, the all-day affair will feature Texas wines, food truck fare, art and craft vendors, and live music. Visit Cleburne's Market Square from noon to 8 pm to taste wines from Lost Oak, Juniper Cove, Landon Winery, and more. Tickets are $25 per person and include a wine glass good for 10 tastes.
Soul Fire Brewing Co. Homebrew Competition
As part of Celebrate Roanoke, the downtown Roanoke brewery will host its second annual homebrew competition. Patrons can sample more than 15 unique beers, and there's still time for last-minute entries. Note that the competition will take place just across the street from the brewery location on North Oak Street. Visit from 1-6 pm.