Monday, September 22, 2008

Wine(ry) of the Week


Wasn't Sunday beautiful?  Between the sunshine and the cool(ish) breeze, one couldn't have asked for anything more in the way of a perfect day.  

Except wine.  Wine is always good.  ...And maybe music, too.


We made the most of our gorgeous Sunday by adding the aforementioned items to the mix, along with a mouthwatering tray of cheeses, toast, fruit and olives, and enjoyed them all under a big red umbrella on the patio at Lightcatcher Winery in Fort Worth.  

This boutique winery throws a stylish soiree on the first and third Sundays of the month.  On these Jazz Sundays, you'll find a shiny, happy crowd gathered on the winery's wide, shaded patio, listening to great music, nibbling some grade-A munchies and, of course, sipping owner and winemaker 
Caris Turpen's handcrafted creations.

A crowd of well over 100 enjoyed the awe-inspiring work of Rhett Butler and his band this time around - he made a special stop at the winery on his way to Bass Hall next week.  And while Mr. Butler charmed his audience, servers weaved around and through tables bearing trays of wine and delectable plates from the wonderful Bistro Lightcatcher menu.  Our group enjoyed the Wine Country Cheese Platter, an eye-catching assortment that paired well with our sips:  Lightcatcher Chardonnay and Texas Roads Remuda Red.  This little wine girl is also head over heels for the Lightcatcher 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, 
made from renowned Newsom Vineyards fruit.

As October approaches, bringing with it cooler temps and a whole month
 dedicated to celebrating Texas wine, what better time to take a little trip westward?  Lightcatcher Winery is the epitome of casual style, and Caris' wines are exceptional. 

Lightcatcher Winery
Fort Worth, TX

3 comments:

Food Czar said...

I'm curious, C&S. What kind of music? Classic rock? Blues? Jazz??

Classy&Sassy said...

Totally jazz - but this particular artist, Rhett Butler, is in a category all to himself. He even did an acoustic version of Bohemian Rhapsody!

Margie said...

I have a friend who's always trying to think of what to do in Fort Worth. I'll have to tell him about this place...