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Debbie Bruce
July 5, 2023 | Monthly Newsletter | Debbie Bruce

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Tasting Room Closing at 5pm Friday & through the weekend for July Wine Club Release Parties

Party Ticket Deadline Thursday at 7pm! 

July Club Release: Party Options

We'll be serving up Mighty Fine Hamburgers or Fried Avocado sandwichs with chips.  Please join us at 1 of the Red, Wine, & Blue parties below for food, wine, song, friendship, and door prizes (of course). If you and/or your guest want to come but not eat we can make sure you have a place to sit by selecting the "No Food" ticket option (a no-charge ticket)!  Click below on the party you want to attend and you will be presented with 3 options in your shopping cart:  Meat, Veggie, or No Food.  Please enter a total of 2 tickets then "remove" the other products that have "0" quantity by hitting the "remove" button underneath the product name.  Please get your tickets no later than Thursday, July 6th so we can give Mighty Fine an accurate count.

Saturday, July 8th, 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Saturday, July 8th, 2:00 to 3:30 pm

Saturday, July 8th, 4:00 to 5:30 pm

Sunday, July 9th, 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Sunday, July 9th, 2:00 to 3:30 pm

Sunday, July 9th, 4:00 to 5:30 pm

Winery Happenings

The bottling season is upon us with July activities in both California and Texas.

  • TEXAS BOTTLING POSTPONED!  TBD on Rescheduled Dates! - all hands on deck for 2 full days of bottling both reds and whites.  Due to the extreme heat and strenuous activity we will be having shorter work shifts.  Note: all volunteer positions are outside, require standing, and lifting cases of wine that weigh up to 40 or 50 pounds. There is no parking at 18B where we are bottling. Below is a link to a video to get an idea of some of the volunteer stations needed during bottling.
  • July 17th through 20th - John and Debbie are in California bottling our Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Zinfandel.



Save the Date:  Thursday July 20th 5:45 - 6:45

During the summer months, we are going to host game night once a month during the last reservation on the 3rd Thursday of each month.  Get your reservation ASAP for the July 20th evening of fun and games.  We look forward to seeing you at game night!  Let the games begin!  Note: No charge to play but be sure and get a reservation!


No food special this week as we will be closed for the Wine Club Release Pick Up Parties!


All new tasting menu this week that correlates with the Wine Club July Release wines.

Tasting Menu::

  • 2019 Sauvignon Blanc TX (bottle retail $34)
  • 2019 Trebbiano TX (bottle retail $28)
  • 2019 Chardonnay CA  (bottle retail $40) - NEW RELEASE
  • 2019 Barbera TX (bottle retail $34)
  • 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon CA (bottle retail $62) - NEW RELEASE


  • $20 Tasting of the 5 wines above


  • $  9 2019 Viognier TX (retail $12) - Wine of the Month
  • $  9 2019 Chardonnay CA (retail $12) - NEW RELEASE
  • $12 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon CA (retail $15) - NEW RELEASE


  • $  62 BBQ Buddies (retail $96):  2019 Dolcetto, 2019 Tempranillo, 2019 Wild Eye Red
  • $122 Grillin' & Grinnin' (retail $188):  2019 Cabernet Sauvignon CA, 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon TX, 2019 Viognier CA, 2019 Viognier TX
  • $125 Tasting Fab 5 (retail $198): 2019 Sauvignon Blanc TX, 2019 Trebbiano TX, 2019 Chardonnay CA, 2019 Barbera TX, 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon CA
  • Stay tuned for Christmas in July packages starting next week!

July Wine of the Month:  2019 TX Viognier

Bottle $23 (retail $36) 36% discount

Case $240 (retail $432 - 44% discount ($20 per bottle)

Viognier is a Rhone varietal that has found a home in the Texas High Plains and the grapes are grown by Bingham Family Vineyards in Meadow, Texas.

Tasting Notes: Our Viognier is a full-bodied white wine with distinctive floral aromas reminiscent of jasmine, honeysuckle and a hint of vanilla. The palate is lush with rich taste of pear and melon.

Recommended Food Pairings: Shellfish – crab, prawns, scallops or lobster. Spice-rubbed chicken or turkey as well as braised or roasted vegetables, Moroccan dishes or mild curries.

Recipe of the Month:   Sauteed Chicken Celery Root Puree and Chestnuts  


Double Gold:

  • 2021 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition


  • 2020 San Francisco International
  • 2021 San Francisco Chronicle
  • 2021 Lone Star International Wine Competition


  • 2021 Houston Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
  • 2021Texas International Wine Competition
  • 2022 Lone Star International Wine Competition
  • 2022 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition
  • 2023 Texas International Wine Competition


  • 2020 Lone Star International Wine Competition & Rodeo International Wine Competition
  • 2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • 2021 TEXSOM & International Wine Competition
  • 2022 San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • 2023 Houston Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
  • 2023 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition
  • 2023 San Francisco Chronicle

Upcoming Dates

Check out these important dates!

Special Events at the Winery:

July 20th (5:45 - 6:45pm), Game Night

Smooth Jazz Sunday (2:00-4:45):

August 13th, Rodney Howell

Sunday Afternoons with Ella (2:00-4:45):

July 30th, Ella Reid

Wine Down Fridays (3:30-6:30):

July 14th, Tim Bond

July 21st, Jazz Daddies

July 28th, Shelley Meir

Upcoming Wine Club Release Pick Up Parties:

2023 Q3 - July 8th-9th

2023 Q4 - October 28th-29th

Reservations are recommended to ensure you get a table, but walk-ins are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Online ordering with contactless curbside pickup remains available. 

  • WED-SAT  1:00-7:00 PM
  • SUN  12:30-5:00 PM

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



The Bent Oak Winery Team


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