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Vineyard Punch Down

August 14, 2021

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William Chris Vineyards Grape Punch + Picnic Lunch

Members, you're invited to wine, dine, learn and punch your own grapes at the stunning William Chris Vineyards.

What is a 'punch-down'?

The punch-down is a part of the vineyard's annual harvest process where they invite guests to 'punch' the very grapes that make this award-winning wine. Members will be guided to the production area where the William Chris team will go over the full punchdown process. All participants will disinfect arms, select a t-shirt to stain and dive right in to punch the grapes! Shirts will dry to take home while guests enjoy lunch.

What food and drinks will be served?

Once we arrive, our group will be escorted to the William Chris Farmhouse where we’ll receive a glass a wine. After the punchdown process we will enjoy live music on the patio while the culinary team at William Chris prepares a delicious lunch showcasing home grown veggies from the onsite Hye Estate Garden! The outdoor picnic will include a grilled panini sandwich, seasonal salad, fruit, dessert, sparkling water and a glass of wine. Additional wine by the glass or bottle is available for purchase.

Shuttle Information:

We will provide an optional private shuttle service to and from the vineyard. If you choose to ride the shuttle, please arrive to our offices at 509 Powell St. by 10AM Saturday morning. Free parking is available in the lot. We will return back to the office by 2PM.

COVID Protocol:

Given the recent developments of the virus, we will be following Austin Center For Event Guidance and will be requiring all fully vaccinated members to bring a copy of your Vaccine Card to the event and wear a mask when indoors or on the shuttle. If partially or unvaccinated, we will be requiring a negative COVID test within 72 hours of attending the event.

William Chris Vineyard
10352, US-290
Hye, TX 78635