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The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
Next Tuesday, 24th January, 11:00 pm, Batman Begins in Austell

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Hill Country Favorites Cooking Class at Fischer & Wieser

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Safari Wine Tour at Grapetown Vineyard

Enjoy Award Winning Wines at Grapetown Vineyard on a working ranch deep in the Texas Outback. Come and visit Grapetown Vineyard and Farm in Fredericksburg Texas and get a behind-the scenes look at the complex operations and interactions of a working farm! The tour starts at the Historic Bankersmith Dance Hall and Saloon.

***This Wine Tour is NOT held at Safari Winery. Do NOT go to Safari Winery. As clearly printed elsewhere, this tour starts at Bankersmith Saloon at 7905 Old San Antonio Road, Fredericksburg Texas 78624 and our Safari Tram then takes you to Grapetown Vineyard and Farm for your Safari Wine Tour and tasting. Again, do NOT go to Safari Winery.

Before your wine tasting, and depending upon the size of the group a private driver will shuttle you from Bankersmith Saloon via our Brand New Zebra Tram to Grapetown Vineyard on a behind the scenes tour of our exotic wildlife and ranch operations.

You will see and possibly feed exotic animals like Kangaroos, Camels, Zebras, Alpacas, Bison and Longhorn! We also raise Boer Goats, Ponies, Nigerian Dwarf, African Pygmy and Saanen Dairy Goats, and even some Donkeys.

Please remember to tip your Tour Guide as they truly work very hard and appreciate knowing you enjoyed your tour.

Full Details: www.GrapetownVineyard.com

Please be on time, and by that we mean EARLY for your TOUR. We cannot wait on you, as it holds up the entire group!

Tour starts at Bankersmith Dance Hall and Saloon (a historic ghost town) at 7905 Old San Antonio Road. The Safari Tour Team will then take you to Grapetown Vineyard and Farm where the Safari Tours are held. There are absolutely no refunds under any conditions.

Much of the tour is not wheelchair accessible, unfortunately as a farm/ranch our areas are gravel or grass so parts of the garden may be missed if the wheelchair can’t cross gravel. Email us and we can work to provide you with a private tour or make arrangements in advance.

There are absolutely no refunds for any reason. If you miss the tour we will not issue a refund. Instead we will issue you passes for a future tour.

NO PETS ALLOWED

Pricing:

Higher level tickets include a Wine Tasting (4 Tastings) for those over 21.

Newborns being carried are free, but children walking or in strollers (including newborns) must have a ticket.

If you have a group of 10 or more, please email us at info@blackstonetexas.com to give us a heads up!

Adults must sign farm liability waiver forms for themselves and accompanied children.

We cannot guarantee tour availability if you don’t schedule ahead of time.

Length of Tour:

The tour usually lasts 90-120 minutes depending on how many questions are asked and how long guests decide to take for the wine tasting.

If you have a time limit, please let your tour guide know at the beginning of your tour.

Accessibility and Weather:

Tours are given during all types of weather and the majority of the tour takes place outside.

You may want to bring an umbrella (for sun) or rain coat if rain is expected.

Please realize that this is a working farm and if possible, don’t wear flip flops or sandals during the tour.

AirBnB Accomodations Available and Lunch and Food Menu Here: www.GrapetownVineyard.com or www.BankersmithTexas.com

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Live Music by The Enchanted Rock Orchestra Strolling Duo

  • Presented By: The Stable Craft Cocktails & Lobster House
  • Dates: January 27, 2023
  • Location: The Stable Craft Cocktails & Lobster House
  • Address: 102 E Ufer St., Fredericksburg, TX 78624
  • Phone: (830) 307-9204
  • Time: 9:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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Fredericksburg Hop and Sip Kangaroo Experience

Enjoy Award Winning Wines on a working ranch deep in the Texas Outback. Come and visit Grapetown Vineyard and Farm in Fredericksburg Texas and come meet our kangaroos (plus see some other critters)! As you drive in you will probably see exotic animals like Camels, Zebras, Alpacas, Bison and Longhorn! We also raise Boer, Ponies, Nigerian Dwarf, African Pygmy and Saanen Dairy Goats, and even some Donkeys. Please remember to tip your Tour Guide as they truly work very hard and appreciate knowing you enjoyed your tour. This tour starts and ends at Grapetown Vineyard.

Please be on time, and by that we mean EARLY for your TOUR. We cannot wait on you, as it holds up the entire group! Tour starts at Grapetown Vienyard 8142 Old San Antonio Road. There are absolutely no refunds under any conditions.

Much of the tour is not wheelchair accessible, unfortunately as a farm/ranch our areas are gravel or grass so parts of the garden may be missed if the wheelchair can’t cross gravel. Email us and we can work to provide you with a private tour or make arrangements in advance.

There are absolutely no refunds for any reason. If you miss the tour we will not issue a refund. Instead we will issue you passes for a future tour.

NO PETS ALLOWED

Pricing:

Higher level tickets include a Wine Tasting (4 Tastings) for those over 21.

Newborns being carried are free, but children walking or in strollers (including newborns) must have a ticket.

If you have a group of 10 or more, please email us at info@blackstonetexas.com to give us a heads up!

Adults must sign farm liability waiver forms for themselves and accompanied children.

We cannot guarantee tour availability if you don’t schedule ahead of time.

Length of Tour:

The tourand tasting usually lasts 30-60 minutes depending on how many questions are asked and how long guests decide to take for the wine tasting. You are welcome to come early and stay and enjoy the grounds until close.

If you have a time limit, please let your tour guide know at the beginning of your tour.

Accessibility and Weather:

Tours are given during all types of weather and the majority of the tour takes place outside.

You may want to bring an umbrella (for sun) or rain coat if rain is expected.

Please realize that this is a working farm and if possible, don’t wear flip flops or sandals during the tour.

AirBnB Accomodations Available and Lunch and Food Menu Here: www.GrapetownVineyard.com or www.BankersmithTexas.com

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Baby Goat Cuddling & Wine Tour

This tour is for the guest looking to spend some quality time with our goat herd and the newborn babies. You will see, pet and cuddle with our herd of Nigerian and African Pygmy Goats. Each January until early spring our barn walls are popping with baby goats. Some mothers have three or more babies when the ‘kid’. These tiny bundles of joy are born instant acrobats and are so much fun to watch. The tour will last approximately 60 minutes. While not part of the tour, on your drive around our property you may also see alpacas, saanen goats, zebras, camels and more.

Is It Rain Or Shine? If it is raining, the Baby Goat Experience takes place inside the barn. The barn is not climate controlled, so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

What Should You Wear?

It’s important to dress fashionable for the goats. Not. Wear clothes that can get dirty. You’ll be in the pen with the baby goats, and they’ll be climbing all over you. The goats are pretty clean, but sometimes you will get dirt on your clothes.

Closed-toed shoes. Baby goats stepping on your bare toes hurts. Avoid that by wearing something other than flip-flops or sandals.

Hair ties, a hat, or a hoodie. If you have long hair, you need to be warned – baby goats love chewing on long hair. While it doesn’t usually damage your hair, it can get obnoxious. Putting it up in a bun solves most of your problems.

As few strings or tassels as possible. The goats love to nibble and nothing is more enticing than tassels, strings, and long shoelaces.

Other Details

Don’t forget to bring a camera! We love seeing your pictures. If you share them, please remember to use hashtag #GrapetownVineyard so we will be sure to see them.

No food, pets, or animals are permitted in the barn and baby goat pen. If you have a service dog, please contact us for more information.

Strollers are not allowed in the baby goat pen.

Adults must sign farm liability waiver forms for themselves and accompanied children.

Please ask in advance about large groups, school groups, or wheelchair accessibility.

There are absolutely no refunds.

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Grape Stomp

Wine, craft cocktails, grape stomping and music! This casual Grape Stomp is held in Fredericksburg Texas at the Grapetown Winery and Fredericksburg Polo Club! Grape Stomps are at 1PM and 3PM (ish).Grape Stomps are open to all guests! Come enjoy a day in the Texas Hill Country. Family and pet friendly, held on a beautiful property with donkeys, goats, alpacas and more to meet! Safari Wine Tours (no pets allowed) to meet our Zebras, Camels and more are also available but must be purchased in advance (www.grapetownvineyard.com)

Please note that we have a no refund policy. This is clearly stated on our website: https://thebestoftexas.org/

If you are not able to attend the event anymore, for any reason, we’ll gladly change your ticket to any future event.

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Fredericksburg City Trolley Tour

Excellent tour of historical district with insightful information. I would recommend for anyone to lean more about the town’s history. — Angie Raney

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Eaker BBQ

I was really excited about having Eaker Barbecue. The atmosphere was really welcoming. The owner was there with the staff and everyone greeted you upon entry. Their is a chalkboard with all the various options. We had the ribs and the brisket which was the highlight by far. This is definitely a great BBQ joint. Really enjoyed the food and conversations. — Austin Abu

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Sister Creek Vineyard

A really fun time at Sister Creek Vineyards! Immediately we were greeted and welcomed. We got a tour of the winery and proceeded with a wine tasting. The wine was great and the ambience was amazing as well! Highly recommend! — Mario Guzman