One of our goals during the Kerrville Fall Music Festival is to give the audience the chance to return home with a greater understanding and appreciation for Texas wines, Texas craft beers and the regional industries that support them.  Attending our popular afternoon wine & beer seminars is a wonderful way to accomplish just that.  Every year, we have two weekend afternoon seminars, each with a different theme designed to display the versatility and variety of Texas wines & microbrews.  The wine seminar will be hosted by Texas Wine expert John Bratcher and the beer seminar by Texas Beer ninja Blake Bingham, and both will be paneled by Texas' top winemakers & brewers.  Both seminars are held at 3:30pm in the comfort of the Threadgill Theater, in the Quiet Valley Ranch campgrounds. Seminar tickets are  sold separately from daily Fundraiser tickets, but are included in VIP Packages. Seminar tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the Fundraiser (if there are any left!) Limited tickets are available, so get them while they last!


Purchase Seminar Tickets HERE


Texas Wine Seminar

Saturday - August 30

3:30 pm



A Salute To Rod

With Reds

Wine and cheese are two of life’s great culinary pleasures, and finding the perfect match can be a delicious endeavor. As with any wine and food pairing, there are a number of considerations, so we have brought in four of Texas' top winemakers to help take a lot of the guess work out of pairing Texas regional wines with the perfect cheese for you and your guests.

Host - John Bratcher

Rock Ridge Wine Traders




Thomas Fikes

Duchman Family Winery - Driftwood, TX


Gerald Jones
Los Pinos Winery - Pittsburg, TX


Jeff Siegel
McPherson Cellars - Lubbock, TX


William Chris Winery - Hye, TX

Texas Craft Beer Seminar

Sunday - August 31

3:30 pm



Brewers' Choice:

Texas Beers & Bites


A wise dude once said, "Good food can make good beer taste better, and vice versa," Beer is as versatile as it is diverse, providing both complementary and contrasting experiences when paired with food.  Five Craft Beers all made in Texas, all handpicked by the brewers and matched with a variety of food flavors makes for a fine afternoon in the Lone Star State.


Host - Blake Bingham

Brown Distributing




tba -

Pedernales Brewing Co. - Fredericksburg, TX



Real Ale Brewing Co. - Blanco, TX



Saint Arnold Brewing Co. - Houston, TX



Independence Brewing Co. - Austin, TX


tba -

Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. - Ft. Worth, TX



Pre-paid reservations required.  The fee for each seminar is $12 per person (if purchased in advance) or $15 (if purchased during the festival) and includes a souvenir festival wine or beer glass. You must have festival tickets in order to attend the wine & beer seminar(s).  Tickets may be purchased in advance by visiting our ticket page, or you may register at the wine ticket booth during the evening shows provided there is still room.  Space is limited.  Seminars will start promptly at 3:30 p.m. (no late arrivals with or without a ticket).  Call the festival office or order on-line to reserve your spot.