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Press Release
August 11, 2015
For Immediate Release

Carl Schultz
(512) 366-3936 x 101

Chef Lineup for The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas’ ‘Tour de Vin: The New Vintage’ Announced

Culinary Rock Stars from Gardner, Bribery, Juliet, Kin & Comfort and Vox Table to Showcase at One-of-A-Kind Sip and Stroll Event September 17

   On September 17, The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas will present ‘Tour de Vin: The New Vintage’, an updated take on one of the Foundation’s most popular fundraisers. The 13th annual event will mark the charitable nonprofit's reimagined iteration as The New Vintage to attract an even wider array of wine and food enthusiasts. Tour de Vin: The New Vintage will take place at Fair Market (1100 E 5th St.) with chef Andrew Wiseheart (Contigo / Gardner) serving as Honorary Chair.

  Today, the WFFT announces the chef lineup; a carefully curated selection of Austin’s emerging culinary talent, who will prepare exclusive bites while representing our city’s blossoming food scene. In addition to Wiseheart and Gardner, featured talent for Tour de Vin: The New Vintage will include chefs Jodi Elliott (Bribery), Jacob Weaver (Juliet), Ek Timrerk (Kin & Comfort) and Joe Anguiano (Vox Table). The showcasing chefs will mix and mingle with attendees while their creative food is passed and paired with selections of the event's featured wines.

  As always, Tour de Vin will feature dozens of special, spotlighted wines that will allow guests to sample and explore various styles, varieties and regions. Follow The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas on social media (Facebook, Instagram, twitter) for breaking news.

L to R: Andrew Wiseheart, Ek Timrerk, Jacob Weaver, Jodi Elliott, Joe Anguiano

   “Tour de Vin is a fantastic way to explore flavors from around the world,” comments WFFT Board President Michael Russell. “It has become one of Austin’s premier social events and a fantastic way for the community to support our mission to promote health and education in the world of food and wine by financially supporting other charities and nonprofits, all while having a great time.”

   Tickets for Tour de Vin: The New Vintage are $70 ($55 for WFFT members) and are on sale now at this location. A limited number of VIP tickets -- which include bottle service for up to 10 guests in a fun, private seating area within the main event and a magnum of exclusive sparkling wine -- can also be purchased at this location.

The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas presents Tour de Vin: The New Vintage

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Venue: Fair Market, 1100 East 5th Street
Time: 8:00 pm

About The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas:

The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas is a membership-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses the public’s passion for wine and food to better the community’s education, health and well-being by funding vineyard research, educational grants and scholarships and other deserving causes. Since its inception in 1985, WFFT has donated approximately $2 million to other charitable and nonprofit organizations. Beneficiaries include Austin Food for Life, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, The Sustainable Food Center, The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Viticulture & Fruit Lab and the Texas Sommelier Association (TEXSOM). WFFT hosts large, public wine and food events, wine / food educational opportunities, and the annual Rare & Fine Wine Auction, one of the nation’s premier wine auctions. Please visit for more information.


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