The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas is looking to update one of its annual events, Tour de Vin, with a fresher take in the hopes of attracting an even wider array of food and drink enthusiasts.
Now called “Tour de Vin: the New Vintage,” the 13th annual fundraising sip-and-stroll event will feature, like always, dozens of special wines that you’ll be able to sample, exploring various styles, varieties and regions from around the world. What’s new this year is the star-studded group of local chefs that will accompany these fine wines with specially made bites. The list of culinary talent will be announced soon via social media.
Plus, Austin chef Andrew Wiseheart, of the east side’s Contigo and Gardner, will serve as honorary chair and host of the updated Tour de Vin.
“Tour de Vin is a fantastic way to explore flavors from around the world,” the Wine & Food Foundation’s board president Michael Russell said in a press release.
Get your tickets early for the Sept. 17 event, which will be held at Fair Market on East Fifth Street. They’re on sale now on the Wine & Food Foundation’s website. General admission is $70 ($55 if you’re a member of the foundation); VIP tickets, which will get you bottle service for up to 10 guests in a fun private seating area within the main event and a magnum of sparkling wine, are going for $1,000.
Like other foundation events, Tour de Vin helps to raise money that will go toward funding vineyard research, educational grants and scholarships, and other important causes related to Central Texas food and drink.