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October 22, 2020 | Weekly News | Debbie Bruce

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The tasting room remains open by reservation only - we cannot accept walk-ups - and curbside pickup continues. Business hours for tasting room and curbside are Thursday through Saturday 2:00-7:00 PM and Sunday 1:00-5:00 PM and don't forget about Wine Down Friday music from 3:30-6:30 PM!  We are maintaining the 50% occupancy to keep you and our team safe!


Get in on Upcoming Events

Now is the time to start planning your fall activities at Bent Oak Winery!  Join us for our Fall Festival, November 14th and 15th, which will be hosted outside with a wine & food serving stations.  Reservations are still required for the tasting room and we will not have the large backdoor open as all festival goers will remain outside unless they have a reservation for the tasting room.

Calling all makers!

Only 20 vendors will be accepted. If you would like to have a booth this year, please reserve your space HERE. Bring your own table and set up under the big tent or bring along your own 10x10 tent for added flexibility.


Shoppers: get all your Christmas shopping finished BEFORE Black Friday this year!  With excellent wine specials and all sorts of hand-made items, you are sure to satisfy all the folks on your shopping list! Join us on Saturday, the 14th, for the 3rd Annual Sip & Shop from 1:00 to 6:00 PM.  


Calling all cooks!

On Sunday, the 15th, we will host our 1st Annual Chili Cook Off.  We will have "official" judges, as well as people's choice, to determine the chili cook off winner.  If you want to test out your chili recipe, enter early as we are only accepting 10 contestants for this year. Reserve your space and see the rules HERE.


Taste testers - Come hungry and participate in the People's Choice Awards where you all will decide the People's Choice winner.  


Calling all Crafters!

Get your tickets for the ever-popular Christmas Cork Craft nights on Tuesday, December 1st or Wednesday, December 2nd.  You will need to decide which night to attend as well as which craft to make - Christmas Tree or Garland.  The tickets are separated by date and craft such as Tuesday Christmas Tree, Tuesday Garland, Wednesday Christmas Tree, or Wednesday Garland.  We are limited in space for each night - don't delay get your ticket today!  You can get your tickets HERE.  Reserve early because, with social distancing requirements, space will be limited!  Note: All ticket purchasers will receive an email in November to reserve for a table. 


Are you ready for some football? 

We had 50 people participate in week #6 which ended in a three-person tie and required use of the tiebreaker score to determine the winner.  Congratulations to Kathy Bonardi for getting 10 correct and being within one point of the tiebreaker game total score.  Kathy won a bottle of 2018 Barbera.


Join us for Week 7 of the NFL You Pick 'Em game.  You select the winners of each game and enter the total score of the Monday Night Football game.  A bottle of Roussanne to this weekend's winner!  Below is the link to the pick 'em entry form.  Get your entry in before the Thursday night game this week and good luck!  The more the merrier so join us this week!

NFL Week #7 You Pick 'Em Entry Form


Specials for the Week


  • $6 Chicken Pot Pie
  • $10 Chicken Pot Pie & Wine Pairing
  • $12 Member/$15 Non-member Glass with Hummus Plate, Spirals, or Corkscrew
  • $35 Texas Bottle with Charcuterie Plate or Tumbler
  • $50 California Bottle with Bent-O-Box or Aerating Pourer (not Chirpy)

WINE TO GO or ALA CARTE in the Tasting Room

Lots of changes this week for the bottle specials and tasting menu.  See below or check our specials on the WEBSITE or BLOG in case you delete this email. The website link will take you directly to the Gifts and Wine Packages page. Don't forget you can purchase gift certificates which can be used at any time in the future.


  • $14 – 2018 Blanc du Bois (retail $24)
  • $16 – 2018 Roussanne (retail $26)
  • $14 – 2019 Rosé (retail $24)
  • $22 – 2018 Petit Verdot (retail $32)
  • $29 – 2018 Zinfandel (not reserve) (Retail $42)


  • $40 Texas 2V Wine Therapy - 2018’s Petit Verdot & Viognier (retail $60)
  • $50 Texas All White, All White, All White - 2018’s Roussanne, Trebbiano, & Viognier (retail $78)
  • $300 Case of 2017 Zin Reserve (retail $600)
  • $375 Case of 2017 Cab Reserve (retail $624)
  • $20 Tasting to Go with Glass
  • $15 Tasting to Go without Glass

Case discounts for wines not on special (any 12 bottles or more):

  • Members get an extra 5% above their club discount
  • Non Members get 10% off

Don't forget about the free shipping for members and $5 shipping for non-members each with no minimum order requirements. 

Virtual Happy Hour - Friday 5 to 6 PM Central

Zoom link is: 

Join John as he discusses the wines on the updated tasting menu and our new 2019 red blend called Wild Eye Red.  Wild Eye is a comprised of three 2019 Texas varietals:  50% Mourvedre, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot.  Next week we will have a little fun as we bring back one of our games Bingo, Trivia, or a new game.

We hope you find this email informative and we look forward to seeing you soon!



The Bent Oak Winery Team


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