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Hill Country - Wine Share Boerne
Hill Country Council for the Arts

November, 2010

Hill Country Council for the Arts Newsletter
November 9, 2010 Celebrating the Arts in the Texas Hill Country

You don't want to miss -WINE SHARE BOERNE!



Thursday, November 18, 2010

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

November themed wine:  South African

Host:  Baobab Tree

711 South Main Street
Boerne, TX 78006
(830) 248-1077

Remember our special offer from Boerne WineSeller:  10% discount on wine purchased for WineShare Boerne! events!

While in historic downtown, be sure to visit installation of Robert Summers' monumental Longhorns sculptures,

Main Plaza at Ye Kendall Inn, HCCA's kickoff for Boerne Public Art Master Plan.


The Purpose is Simple:

To discover new businesses; to meet new people passionate about the arts; and to enjoy new wines! 

Please join like-minded people in conversation regarding the arts, culture, and good wine, in Boerne!!

The Rules:

1. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine and your favorite wine glass.
2. Bring a Friend.
3. Check your e-mails for December  Wine Share Boerne!

The Quick Sip on South Africa and its Wines

South Africa has a more than 300-year-history of grape growing.

Most South African wine is made by large cooperatives. The best South African wine, however, comes from several dozen small private estates.

The grapes of South Africa include: Hanepoot: a very popular ancient grape also known as muscat of Alexandria; makes a sweet fortified wine. Cinsaut: French Rhone grape; in South Africa it’s often called hermitage. Here, it is the source of light, grapey reds, and is often used in blending. Pinotage: Unique and popular South African cross of cinsaut and pinot noir, and makes rustic, simple, appealing reds. Though the majority of South African wines are white, the growing excitement is for red wines, such as, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, and pinotage.

A bit of History - The Cape of Good Hope

In 1847 the the Portuguese navigator Bartholomeu Dias sailed through tempestuous seas to round the southern tip of Africa. He named it Cabo Tormentoso, the Cape of Storms. Later, Portugal’s king, fearing that mariners would refuse to sail around the cape, renamed it Cabo de Boa Esperanca, the Cape of Good Hope.
Source: The Wine Bible.

Thanks to our friends at the Agricultural Heritage Museum, Jennifer Youngblood and the Board, for hosting our October 'German wines' event. 

*When doing business in Boerne, please remember recent WSB! hosts:

Vive Rouge; Tryst Salon; Burlap Horse and Tootie Pie Company; Boerne WineSeller; Cibolo Nature Center and our friends, Bill Beall and Paul Rockwood; and

Boerne Cooking Cottage.

 For more details, or to host a Wine Share Boerne!, contact Paula Horner, Membership Chair,, or 830/537-5317,

Join HCCArts or make donation/pledge to Boerne Public Art Fund at ; we accept PayPal!


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