Wine, Chocolate & Beer 2017

FiestaJAM on Lake Marble Falls is a GO TEXAN event.

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FiestaJAM also recognizes the Hill Country wine region’s growing popularity; Wine Enthusiast magazine ranked it No. 3 on its 2014 list of the world’s top 10 wine travel destinations, ahead of Sonoma, Calif. and renowned spots in Italy, France, Argentina and Australia.

  • Vintner Rick Naber, owner of Flat Creek Estate and chairman of the event’s wine committee says, “We wanted the best local wineries and craft brewers to be represented at a local music and wine festival benefiting local music education programs. Exceptional music, wine and beer, plus the wonderful setting on Lake Marble Falls, are the perfect ingredients for an exception fall weekend in the Texas Hill Country.”

2017 Participating Regional Wineries

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FiestaJAM Featured Vineyards

Sunrise at Spicewood Vineyards

Flat Creek Estates Award Winning Wines

Chilled Fall Creek Chardonnay

Winemakers Seminars Saturday, Oct. 21, at Lakeside Park/Pavilion

FiestaJAM is a GO TEXAN event!

Wine Tasting 101, 2-2:30 p.m.

  • Five S's of Wine Tasting: See – Swirl – Sniff – Sip – Savor
  • Wine Folly: Seven Faults in Wine and How to Sniff Them Out

General Viticulture, 3-3:30 p.m.

  • Overview by Dr. Richard Smart and Albert Winkler, Viticulture Experts
  • Winkler to discuss general Viticulture techniques
  • Dr. Smart to spotlight climate, geography, topography and sunlight

Terroir of Texas Grape Growing, 4-4:30 p.m.

  • Appellations of Texas Grape Growing Regions
  • Effects of Climate and Grape Varietals of Grapes Grown in Texas
  • Effects of Climate and Pest Management in Texas vineyards
  • Soil Types and Effects on Texas Viticulture

Wine and Chocolate Pairing, 5-5:30 p.m.

  • Red Wines with Dark Chocolate
  • White Wines with White Chocolate
  • Dessert Wines with Chocolate Desserts
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Marble Falls Brewing Companies

Marble Falls boasts two famed craft beer companies, Save The World Brewing and Double Horn Brewing.

Beer Seminar 1 p.m. Friday Oct. 21, at Lakeside Park/Pavilion

1. Save the World Brewing owners Dave and Quynh Rathkamp lead the discussion.

1. What craft beer is?

What Brewer's Association considers the criteria for a craft beer.

2. What are the traditional ingredients?

Generally and internationally agreed upon ingredients: malt, water, yeast, hops

3. Process of brewing

Walk through the brewing steps

4. Beer tasting

How to evaluate a beer, including the actual tasting of beer.

2017 Participating Local Chocolatiers

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