2nd Annual Texas Olive Festival: Come enjoy Texas Hill Country Wineries! 2

new_logoThe Texas Hill Country Olive Company is set once again to celebrate all things olives, along with local foods, wines, art and live music, at the landmark Tuscan-styled Tasting Room and Mill House set in the middle of 17 acres of Hill Country acreage-turned-organic olive orchard in Dripping Springs. In this online series, meet some of the local providers coming together on Saturday, April 5th, to present the 2nd Annual Texas Olive Festival. Here is Texas Hill Country Wineries with Executive Director, January Wiese:

WHAT DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION DO?BarrelsLine-960x380

Texas Hill Country Wineries is a non-profit marketing association for our 38 member wineries within the Texas Hill Country AVA. We promote visitorship to the wineries through wine trails, tastings and other events.

thcw-slider1-960x380WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND AND HOW DID THE ASSOCIATION COME ABOUT?

I have been involved the wine industry since 1991. A small group of wineries formed the association in 1999, focused on bringing more visitors to the Hill Country wineries.  We have grown into an association of 42 members, hosting trails, tastings, educational events and more.

WHAT IS YOUR ORGANIZATION’S ROLE FOR THE TEXAS OLIVE FESTIVAL?Six_Wine_Regions_Slider-960x380

We are an in-kind media sponsor, helping to promote the festival to consumers.

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HOW IS THIS EVENT AND THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY OLIVE COMPANY A GOOD FIT FOR YOUR PATRONS?

Wine and olive oil are a great pairing!

 

Texas Hill Country, USA named one of 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine


Follow the Texas Wine Trail online:TX HillCtry Wineries

www.TexasWineTrail.com

Facebook/Texas Wine Trail

@TexasWineTrail

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Advance discount tickets for the Texas Olive Festival are available online at:

http://www.texasolivefest.com

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Visit the Texas Hill Country Olive Company online to learn more about the Adopt-A-Tree program, and shop a full line of artisanal organic olive oilsflavor-infused balsamic vinegars and olive-based spa products:

http://www.texashillcountryoliveco.com

The Texas Hill Country Olive Company is located at  2530 W. Fitzhugh Road in Dripping Springs, TX - about 30 miles southwest of Austin, in the Central Texas Hill Country!

The Texas Hill Country Olive Company is located at 2530 W. Fitzhugh Road in Dripping Springs, TX – about 30 miles southwest of Austin, in the Central Texas Hill Country!

 Become a Facebook Fan: Facebook.com/TexasHillCountryOliveCo

Follow on Twitter: @TXHillCtryOlive

 

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‘Tombstone Tales’ event kicks off Dripping Springs History Month at Phillips Cemetery Reply

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Costumed actors portray historical area residents at Heritage Circle’s 2012 Cemetery Tour.

There is so much fascinating history to be found around Dripping Springs, the City’s Mayor Todd Purcell has proclaimed the month of April as Dripping Springs History Month. The resolution was approved by City Council, and signed by the mayor on March 3rd.  The first event to kickoff the month-long celebration of hyperlocal history is “Tombstone Tales” in historic Phillips Cemetery on Saturday, April 5th, when costumed actors bring pioneers and settlers to life to the delight of local residents and families.

The family-friendly Tombstone Tales walking tours are presented by Heritage Circle, a non-profit auxiliary of the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead, aka “Pound House.” Programs Director Lisa Chaffin shares more about this fun, informative event in her own words:

WHAT IS YOUR ROLE WITH HERITAGE CIRCLE?HC logo

I’m the Vice President of the Heritage Circle and the Programs Committee Chair. I have lived in Dripping Springs for a short seven years but was immediately drawn to the local history. I was thrilled to find the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead in my own community, and to now be serving on the board of the auxiliary Heritage Circle organization.  Our Heritage Circle program committee has dedicated many hours to bring this wonderful Tombstone Tales walking tour program together at Phillips Cemetery.

Visitors at the gate for Heritage Circle's 2nd Cemetery Tour in 2012.

Visitors at the gate for Heritage Circle’s 2nd Cemetery Tour in 2012.

Our first cemetery tour took place on Wallace Mountain. Next, we hosted a tour at Driftwood Cemetery in 2012. The Heritage Circle has decided to continue the cemetery
tours because they are such an interesting way to learn about the local past, to hear the stories of people who came before us to pioneer our lives here today.  The unique thing about the Phillips cemetery tour is More…