We love sharing our passion for wine, cheese, charcuterie and the art of entertaining. In addition to offering daily tastings of our cheese and charcuterie, throughout the year we will also host a number of wine dinners, wine tastings, hands-on classes, trunk shows, and private events.
May 21, 2019 6:30pm
The first bit of our two part wine dinner series for this week of May welcomes winemaker Andrea Mullineux to the Hill Country. What better way to welcome her than having friend of Otto's & La Bergerie and baker extraordinaire, Josh Raymer as guest chef for the evening?
Andrea hails from the Swartland where she and her husband Chris have sought to reestablish a sense of terroir in the region after the South African wine industry took a more global approach in the nineties. The accolades have since accumulated, including...more
May 23, 2019 6:30pm
The second part of the series goes back to more familiar ground for our Riesling enthusiasts as we welcome 10th generation winemaker Constantin Richter of Weingut Max Ferd Richter. In contrast with Andrea's drive to return to her region's historic grape growing and wine making practices, Constantin has set out to continue his family's ancient traditions.
The wines are truly of a place, the Mosel, and anyone who was at our dinner in January with Johannes Selbach will very much enjoy further enjoyment of this region's noble varietal. ASG Culinary Director and charcuterist, Julia Poplawsky has a menu set out that will highlight authentic German cuisine and match the elegance of these wines.
We are very fortunate to have hosted so many visiting winemakers, these events really give great context to the wines we've enjoyed for so many years as well as to connect with the people whose hard work...more
February 7, 2019 6:30pm
It has been said that both dessert wine and cheese posses romance enhancing qualities. Combine the two and you've got yourself a perfect pairing. Grab your sweetheart, galentine, or treat yourself by joining us February 7th for an evening of twelve dreamy dessert wines paired with some great hunks (of cheese). If either you or your honey are a rare wine collector you'll want to make a bee line to this tasting as we will be have a bottle of each of the 1988, 1989, and 1990 vintages from Chateau d'Yquem up for auction. Chateau d’Yquem is the only Sauterne to be classified as First Growth, Premier Cru Superieur.
$15 per person
For more information regarding the silent auction contact Zach Frost at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 13, 2019 5:30pm
It is was honor and a joy to once again be able to welcome one of our favorite Austrian winemakers, Heidi Schröck , to Fredericksburg. Many of you may recall that Heidi was among the nine German and Austrian winemaker that joined us in June of 2018 for Weinring Vol. II. Thanks to our relationship with Skurnik Wines this tasting is open to all and free of charge!more
January 23, 2019
Wine Dinner with Johannes Selbach and Andreas Spreitzer at Hoffman Haus
We were thrilled that our first wine dinner of 2019 featured a legendary line up of Rieslings from two unique estates who both can trace their winemaking heritage back to the 1600s. Guiding us through our study on the divinity of Riesling were Johannes Selbach, Estate Winemaker and Director of Selbach-Oster, and Andreas Spreitzer, Winemaker of Wiengut Spreitzer. To showcase the nuance and vibrant versatility of “The Noble Grape”, La Bergerie Culinary Director Julia Poplawsky created a menu inspired by the flavors of interior Mexican cuisine.
Street Corn Empanada
roasted romaine, avocado caesar dressing, aged cotija
Sopa de Fideo
fideo pasta, ancho infused chicken broth, blistered tomatoes
braised dewberry hill chicken, pipián rojo, cilantro crema, pickled red onion, barton springs...more
November 7, 2018 6:30pm
To celebrate the arrival of Fall to the Texas Hill Country, La Bergerie presented its first ever wine dinner. We were honored to welcome EIEIO wine maker Jay McDonald to a bountiful four course Texas harvest dinner prepared by La Bergerie's Charcutier Julia Poplawsky. Wines poured included EIEIO Swine Wine Pinot Noir, EIEIO Cuvée E Pinot Noir, Saffron Fields Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yates Conwill Chardonnay, EIEIO Cuvée E Chardonnay, and EIEIO Rosé of Pinot Noir. From sourcing sustainably farmed, organic grapes to hand-picking the fruit, Jay makes the best possible wines he can without compromise. Jay's wines are soulful, vibrant, and deliciously funky.more
February 3, 2018 3pm - 6pm
Saturdays with Skurnik
We have tons of exciting things planned at La Bergerie to start this year! We've had a great first month, we are especially grateful to everyone who has stopped by to get some fresh bread and try out our in-house cured meats. Another part of what we do is providing quality wine, from everyday pours to wines that you can cellar and age for years to come. That's what we love about the portfolio of Skurnik wines and why we have enjoyed working with them since Otto's opened almost five years ago!
As a part of our relationship with Skurnik, we are very fortunate to have David Salinas come up to Fredericksburg for six Saturdays over the next three months. Instead of bringing a 'grab bag' of wines, he will be sampling several wines from individual producers. This is the next best thing to actually visiting these producers, it is an opportunity to really understand what goes into the process of making these wines from vineyard to bottle. These are all family run estates from Germany and Austria who share a respect for the past while stepping responsibly...more
February 24, 2018 3pm - 6pm
Dönnhoff + Wallner
Next in our "Saturdays with Skurnik" tasting series we will be visiting wines from two oft overlooked regions in the Teutonic wine world. First we will visit the compelling wines from Dönnhoff, a 200 year old family estate focused on cultivating Riesling from Erste Lage (Grand Cru) vineyard sites in the Nahe region of Germany.
Next we visit the tiny region of Sud-Burgenland in Austria. Gerhard Wallner makes earthy reds out of native varietals. He has the only St. Laurent vineyards in the region though Blaufrankisch makes up a significant amount of his production. His wines represent great value and expression of that little corner of Austria.more
March 9, 2018 5pm
Join us on Friday from 5-7 to taste through Regan and Carey Medor's first releases of Texas wines! Regan's wine making approach is to let the wine make itself, with the least amount of intervention in the process as possible. Come meet the newest addition to the Texas wine scene and taste some all Texas juice.more
March 10, 2018 3pm
This Saturday, we are upping the count to featuring three producers! The tasting goes from the minerality of Hexamer to the classic balance of Piemont, and finally to the expressive wine of Glatzer. From Nahe to the Mosel in Germany to Carnuntum in Austria, these are wines of particularly good value given their sense of place and quality. There is also a freshness that runs through the wines from each of these producers, especially pertinent considering the spring and summer are nearly upon us!more