5th Annual Pearland Wine and Food Festival focuses on Texas-based wineries and locally owned businesses

Dionisio-Wine-Festival-2016The 5th Annual Wine and Food Festival will be held in Pearland on August 27, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Pearland Town Center Pavilion, located at 11200 Broadway, Pearland, TX 77584.

Dionisio Winery, the hosting winery for this year’s Festival, is pleased to announce that the Festival will feature multiple local Texas wineries, local food vendors and 30+ additional local craft and specialty item vendors for shopping!

Enjoy live entertainment, featuring Thermal Fusion, and special giveaways while tasting wines and pairing them with many choices of delicious foods, topped with a unique shopping experience. It’s the perfect adult getaway!

This year, Dionisio is hosting a unique Kick-Off Party highlighting Texas Gulf Coast shrimp at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26. All are invited to attend. The event will be at Pearland’s Dionisio Winery, located at 2635 Miller Ranch Rd #103, Pearland, Texas 77584. Tickets are $75 per person and will soon be available through Eventbrite.

Attendees to the Friday night Kick-Off Party will gain complimentary entrance to the Wine and Food Festival the following day.

The Kick-Off Party menu will include multiple shrimp appetizers and entrees, paired with award winning Texas wines from festival-selected wineries. Guests can enjoy cooking demonstrations and a Q&A session with winery owners. Wineries in attendance are as follows: Dionisio Winery (Host WINERY – Pearland, TX), Maydelle Country Wines (Rusk, TX), Texas South Wind Vineyard and Winery (Refugio, TX), Big Rock Winery (Lakeside Village, TX), Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards (Pittsburg, TX), Knox Circle Winery (Huntsville, TX), Red Road Winery (Texarkana, TX), Pleasant Hill Winery (Brenham, TX), HAAK Vineyards & Winery (Santa Fe, TX), Red 55 Winery (Lindale, TX)

“Although we want people to take pleasure in this rewarding experience of wine tasting, we do want the Festival to be an opportunity to give back as well,” said Clarice Nelson-Aranda, Chairman of the Wine and Food Festival.

This year, a portion of the festival proceeds will benefit Stand Up for Kids, a 501 c3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to, “End the Cycle of Youth Homelessness.” Stand Up for Kids is run almost entirely by volunteers, and has established 18 outreach programs all over the United States. Through a sponsorship, the Festival is supporting an upcoming expo assisting the development of innovative programs that provide homeless youth the assistance, training and resources to make a successful re-integration into society.

“We estimated last year’s festival attendance at 1,500 plus people and hope to greatly exceed that number this year so that our commitment to the youth of America, which will help run our country some day, will be benefited,” Aranda said.

Online ticket purchases for the festival are encouraged via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-5th-annual-pearland-wine-food-festival-by-dionisio-winery-tickets-20701994222. Online sales start at $30 for a full package that includes festival entrance, 10 tasting tickets and a souvenir glass. Day of admission tickets will start at $40.

“All can rest assured, the entrance line will run smoothly this year!” Aranda promised. Once again this year, a VIP tent will include exclusivity with a few specially sponsored items and requires an additional fee of $25 per person.

The Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau invites visitors to experience Pearland for the weekend by taking advantage of special hotel packages and rates available on visitpearland.com. “We are proud to sponsor the 5th Annual Food and Wine Festival in Pearland, pairing wine with everything Pearland has to offer visitors,” said Kim Sinistore, Executive Director of the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Contacts:

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-5th-annual-pearland-wine-food-festival-by-dionisio-winery-tickets-20701994222.

Details and additional information can be found on the website at http://dionisiowinery.com.

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