Following great reviews from its inaugural event last year, the Taste of Granbury Whiskey & Wine event is returning to Granbury from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30, at the LC Ranch — formerly known as Line Camp — located at 4610 Shaw Road.
“We thought we did very well for doing it the first time,” said Cathy Weeks, co-chair of the event. “Last year, we raised $30,000 in scholarship funds and the community really came together — all the generous vendors, the restaurants in town, the distilleries, the wineries, the brewery that donated all of their wares and talents — it was fabulous.”
Guests can enjoy tastings from eightwhiskey, beer and wine vendors, as well as samplings for 11 food vendors — all while supporting The Wednesday Women’s Club of Granbury, where all proceeds will go toward the Lois G. Cleveland Memorial Scholarship Fund to benefit female graduates of Hood County.
“Education I believe is vital for every young lady's future,” Weeks said. “I think it provides many more opportunities if we can receive a college degree; that certainly was the case for me personally. That’s the main reason, really, that I joined this organization is to help women like me get an education for themselves — to be the best they can be.”
The Woman’s Wednesday of Club of Granbury was founded in 1897 and is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs.
“There are only 50 members in the club, but obviously the big focus and goal is the education of young women of Hood County, so the majority of what we do is for scholarships,” Weeks said. “We do support other charitable organizations in town, and then we meet monthly, but really, it's just women getting together, supporting one another and then helping the community.”
There will be several activities at the event to entertain guests throughout the evening.
A live auction will feature sought-after items, like suite tickets to the Cowboys/Cardinals football game with a parking pass, a fishing charter package and a Hotel Lucy package that will include dinner at 1890 Grille.
The silent auction will have everything from a designer handbag to Texas Rangers items.
Another popular activity is the Wine Pull, which offers more than 60 bottles of wine valued from $40 to $125, but guests only pay $30 to randomly pick a bottle.
"Every wine is wrapped so you can’t see what it is,” Weeks said. “It’s the luck of the draw.”
Attendees can enjoy delicious food prepared by a total of 11 vendors, including:
• Baked Bread and Pastry Co.
• Bob’s Off the Square
• Del Norte Tacos
• Mesquite Pit
• Oz Coffee Bar
• Pearl Street Station
• Whiskey Morning Coffee
Guests can also have their pick of adult beverages from eight different vendors. Every guest will receive etched wine and whiskey glasses in a handy tote bag.
The 2021 Taste of Granbury Beer, Wine and Spirits vendors include:
• Barons Creek Vineyards
• Brew Drinkery
• Dripping Springs Distilling
• D’Vine Wine
• Local Goat Distillery
• Sledge Distillery
• Silver Star Whiskey
• Silver Spur Winery
Music for the event will be provided by DJ Stacy Cameron and attire for the evening is cowboy chic.
Round trip shuttle service from Hewlett Park will be available for a nominal fee.
Donna Campbell, co-chair of the event, said the second Taste of Granbury event would not be possible without the following underwriters and sponsors:
• Plantation Storage
• Platinum Real Estate
• Hood County News
• First National Bank of Granbury
• First Financial Bank
• Pinnacle Bank
• Kaspar Law
• Mike and Donna Loter
“Our passion for the event is twofold,” Campbell added. “First, the Taste of Granbury is a fun way for our local restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries to showcase their wares and talents. Secondly, the funds we raise go to an amazing cause – supporting and furthering the education of young women of Hood County.”