' Important Grape Harvest Update plus other news

In this Newsletter Eblast, we will provide you with an update on the following:

  • 1.  Grape Harvest Update
  • 2.  Gladys talks about Texas Wine on Croatian TV
  • 3.  Latest Haak Wine Awards

Grape Harvest Update, July 15th, 4:00-8:30 pm

UPDATE, please read:  Harvest Festival Celebration and Grape Stomp will still be held this Saturday! However, we regret that our 2017 grapes did not survive.  Due to the past two years of heavy rains combined with our loss of vines, we do not have healthy fruit to pick for our Annual Harvest Festival.  In the 17 years we have been growing grapes, this is a first for us.  Please accept our apologies if you and your family and friends were coming this Saturday to experience our harvest.  We are also disappointed.

However, we are getting wonderful fruit from our other growers across Texas.  In fact, we just finished processing beautiful looking Blanc du Bois grapes from the following vineyards/growers:

  • 1)  Austin County Vineyards
  • 2)  Grovenor Estate Vineyards
  • 3)  Paradox House Vineyards
  • 4)  Rowland Taylor Vineyards
  • 5)  Starry Night Vineyards
  • 6)  Tosca Vineyards

Being in the farming business is not easy and we are so appreciative of all of our grape growers.  The red grapes will be coming soon!

In honor of all of our harvest season, we are still going to have a harvest celebration and party this coming Saturday.  Please plan to bring the whole family and come stomp some grapes, make a T-shirt, enjoy gourmet concessions from our Executive Chef Mary Bass and enjoy our award winning wines.  The band 3Peace will be performing from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.  Admittance is free so please come on out. 

Grape Stomp and tshirt making will begin at 3:30 pm.

Gourmet Concessions will begin serving at 3:00 pm.

3Peace Band will begin performing 5:30 pm. 3 PEACE has a repertoire of over 130 1980’s and 90’s Songs and will provide us with 3 Hours of Pure Party Rock! Don’t miss!

Haak Kitchen Menu:

Haak Burger $13

1/2 pound Black Angus beef patty topped with cheddar cheese, lettuce, onion, and pickles.  Served with French fries

Haak Cheese Tray $15

An assortment of cheese, pepperoni and fresh fruit, served with honey and crackers

Sirloin Philly Cheesesteaks $14

Sirloin Steak, Sautéed Onions, Mushrooms, French onion spread and Provolone cheese and served with French fries

Appetizer Assortment $13

Combination of Fried Chicken Strips, Jalapeno Poppers, Onion Rings and Fried Pickles with dipping sauces

Greek Nachos $12

Gyro Meat served on top of tortilla chips, queso, hummus, tzatziki, roasted corn and chopped parsley with red bell pepper crema.

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad $11

Chilled Grilled Chicken on Romaine Lettuce with parmesan cheese, croutons and Caesar dressing

Artichoke Spinach Dip $9

Served Warm with Pita Chips

Basil Pesto Pasta Salad $5

Basil pesto cream sauce, black olives, feta, artichoke, red onion and cherry tomato

Cherry Trifle $3

Layers of cherries, pudding, whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs

 To Drink:

Sangria $20 pitcher

Tropical Semi-Dry Sangria

Frozen Sangria Shots $2

Sweet Tea $2 (Free Refills)

We do not allow outside food, drinks, coolers, backpacks or pets. Please bring your own lawn chair as we expect a large crowd and our chairs will be on a first come, first serve basis. No reserved seating or holding tables will be allowed for fairness to all customers.

For questions, please email Leigh at events@haakwine.com.



Gladys talks about Texas Wine on Croatian TV!

Gladys and Raymond just returned from a wonderful trip to Croatia where they enjoyed meeting new people and tasting wonderful wine.  While there, a Croatian TV crew showed up and wanted to interview a tourist and Gladys was selected.  Gladys could not pass up a chance to tell the Croatian people how much they were enjoying their country and she offered a big Texas invitation to come taste our wines in Texas.  Below is a picture of Gladys during the interview and look at the beautiful background scenery.  This was another one of the Haak's bucket list trips.  They can check that one off and share a wonderful memory of being on TV!

Their new Croatian friends wanted Gladys and Raymond to tell everyone to come visit their country.  Croatians live off of tourism and their country is safe to visit so please put this on your own bucket list.  The country is absolutely beautiful.



Haak Wines Are Winning Awards!

In three recent International Wine Competitions, our wine has done very well.  We are very excited to announce the following awards at each of the corresponding competitions.  We are grateful to our hard working wine making team under the leadership of Tiffany Farrell.  Please come see us and purchase some of these wonderful tasting wines. 

 2017 Lone Star International Wine Competition:

Wine Medal

2013 Blanc du Bois Port

Silver

2015 Merlot

Bronze

2015 Tres Tintos

Gold

2015 Tempranillo

Silver

2015 Texas Rose'

Silver

2014 Estate Reserve Blanc du Bois

Silver

2016 Dry Blanc du Bois

Silver

2016 Semi Dry Blanc du Bois

Gold

2013 Madeira Blanc du Bois

Gold, Grand Star Best of Show!!!!

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

Double Gold, Best in Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon!!!

 

2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition:

Wine Medal

     2015 Tempranillo, Reddy Vineyards     

     Double Gold Medal, 95 points    

2013 Blanc du Bois Port

Silver

2016 Dry Blanc du Bois

Bronze

2014 Estate Reserve Blanc du Bois

Bronze

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

Bronze

2013 Blanc du Bois Madeira

Bronze

2017 Los Angeles International Wine Competition:

Wine Medal

      2016 Semi-Dry Blanc du Bois    

     Gold, Best in Class, 95 points    

2016 Dry Blanc du Bois

Silver

2015 Tempranillo

Silver

2013 Blanc du Bois Madeira

Bronze


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