Thirsty Texomans fill J.S. Bridwell Ag Center for 15th annual Red River Wine & Beer Festival

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For 15 years, Texoma beer and wine lovers have got a taste of various vinos and bubbly brews at the Red River Wine and Beer festival. And Saturday night was no different.

Up for sample were 60 different wines from 30 Texas wineries, in addition to many Texas craft beer tastings. Area wineries like Horseshoe Bend said this show helps draw interest in what they sell day to day. It also helps draw more attention to another winery, getting ready to open up its tasting room.

“It helps us tremendously. One: from our exposure of our wines, but also the winery and the wine trail.
This is a really good opportunity for us,” Scott Poenitzszh of Horseshoe Bend Cellars Vineyard and Winery said.

“We’ve been at the [Downtown Wichita Falls] Farmers Market for over two years selling,” Bill Andersen with 6th Street Winery said. “So, we have a pretty good client base. And they come and they go: ‘Do you have this or that?’ Because we have certain wines that sell real well,” Andersen said.

6th Street Winery is scheduled to open their tasting room doors next Friday. The Wee-Chi-Tah Wine Trail Passport mentioned is a collaborative effort between Hook and Ladder, Horseshoe Bend and 6th Street, helping promote the wine trail in Wichita Falls. 
 

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