I am a fan of wine, food and beautiful Houston spring weather. So the perfect way to spend an afternoon along the Bayou is heading to Brenner’s Wine Fest.
The annual event that ran last weekend has gained popularity over the years. It showcases a number of award winning wineries with food from some of Houston’s famous chefs whilst you stroll around the beautiful gardens along the Bayou.
Brenner’s must sell just the right amount of tickets. There is a fun energy but it didn’t result in huge crowds or long wait times for wines.
There was a $65 ticket fee that included unlimited wine and food between 3pm – 6pm.
Each winery offered usually a white and a red, with some offering a Rose or Sparkling instead. The wines were great, and we ate some tasty filling appetizers such as quesadillas and kebabs as well as some cute and delicious deserts.
The VIP’s were also treated to an exclusive performance by an aboriginal dance didgeridoo performance as well as an additional selection of wines.
Tips for attending the event:
- Get a taxi – for the obvious safety reason, but also the valet parking line is very long.
- Wear flats – it is quite hilly there and you will be trotting up and down the hills to the different wine vendors (we only saw a couple of stumbles!)
- Bring a picnic blanket – it was so nice to sit, drink and eat
- Buy your ticket early – tickets were $10 cheaper online than at the door
This is the first year that I went to Brenner’s Wine Fest – but I will definitely be adding it to my annual must go events.