Spend the afternoon enjoying a taste of Spanish wine country this Sunday from noon-4pm at TxakoliFest’s 10th Anniversary at The Rickhouse. After traveling to Spain’s Basque Country, Mattie Beason of Black Twig Cider House and Mattie B’s Public House wanted to instill in his fellow Durhamites an appreciation of Txakoli (pronounced chock-oh-lee), a sparkling, dry white wine. Ten years later, TxakoliFest has grown to include tastings of more than a dozen wines, small plates from restaurants across the Triangle, and live music provided by Tea Cup Gin.
Mattie – called a “Basque enthusiast” by Food & Wine Magazine – partners with Daniel Kulenic of The Rickhouse to bring festival-goers a celebration of our local food scene as well as the Spanish wine. You can expect bites and sips from Alley Twenty Six, blu seafood and bar, Bona Fide Sandwich Co., Gocciolina, Juju, Mateo, St. James Seafood & Oyster Bar, Nana’s Restaurant, Piedmont, Oval Park Grille, Pizzeria Toro, Toast, The Boiler Room, The Restaurant at The Durham and Picnic. Wine will of course be plentiful (more than a dozen will be offered), but you can also look forward to performing a “txotx” from a Spanish barrel filled with Basque cider.
In appreciation of Durham’s food scene, TxakoliFest has partnered with Robert Brown Immigration Law to support individuals who have contributed to making our city the food capital of the South. Proceeds from the event benefit an immigrant legal defense fund for families in the Triangle who are navigating immigration regulations and working towards starting their lives in the U.S.
Purchase general tickets, which include a tasting glass and 1pm entry time, for $75; VIP tickets include a tasting glass, TxakoliFest T-shirt, and noon entry time for $100. Buy your tickets today.