We’re less than two weeks away from the Wild Game and Wine Camofest, Saturday, January 23rd from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Avenue G between 5th and 6th street right here in Bay City. Because it is a first time event, the pressure is on to get all of our “ducks in a row” (no pun intended) right down to the very last detail. It’s an event for the whole family! Countless people in our community are working behind the scenes, some burning the candle at both ends to establish
Matagorda County as a gateway to the great outdoors and a connoisseur of great wines. I’m working with two amazing women on the wine committee, Sharyl McDonald and Christie Dement. Trust me, we’re getting a real education when it comes to understanding and implementing all the rules and regulations of the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission (TABC). In the beginning there was uncertainty about whether or not wineries would participate because of it being a first time event with no history of success to review. In the end five wonderful wineries made a commitment and are betting on the success of Camofest. The following wineries are participating: Majek Vineyard in Schulenburg, Lavaca Bluffs Vineyard & Winery in Lolita, Haak Vineyards & Winery in Santa Fe, San Ducerro Vineyards in Yoakum, and Wedding Oak Winery in San Saba. Needless to say, Sharyl, Christie and I were doing a “happy dance” over this fine group of wineries, two of which have been named in Texas Monthly Magazine’s Top Texas Wines.
The timing is right for Camofest to take its place along with the Rice Festival and Rodeo as items on a Texan’s bucket list of “Best Events to Visit in Texas.” Clear your calendar on Saturday the 23rd and invite your friends and family to be a part of ushering in the success of our Wild Game and Wine Camofest.
Originally Published in The Bay City Tribune on January 10, 2016