There are some spectacular places during spring around Fredericksburg, TX that could easily be on the front of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. We are blessed with such picturesque scenery and in certain areas it is the lavender plant that makes the landscape come alive with color and beauty. The Lavender Festival at Becker Vineyards is a popular annual event that celebrates this fantastic plant.
Did you know that lavender is part of the 39 flowering plants in the mint family? The beautiful purple-toned tops provide a soothing, pleasant fragrance on a warm, sunny day. In fact, the darker the color, the more intense their aroma will be! It is widely used as an ornamental plant in landscaping and gardens but has also found its way into the kitchen as a culinary herb and extractions are used to make wonderful essential oils that can help with restlessness, insomnia and depression.
In its 16th year, the Lavender Festival on May 3-4, 2014 will include wine tasting and tours, vintner luncheons, live music, guest speakers, cooking demonstrations, culinary delights to please your palate, plants, vendors and a myriad of lavender products—all amidst lavender fields in bloom. A special luncheon will also be hosted on Sunday at the Lavender Haus Reception Hall. This lunch will be perfectly paired with Becker Vineyards wine and will include such delicacies as goat cheese pastries with lavender honey and lavender and honey roasted Cornish game hen with lavender cream sauce served over cabernet mashed potatoes. What a spectacular way to spend a spring day in the Hill Country.
May 3-4, 2014
Saturday: 10-6pm, Sunday: 12-6pm
No cost for main event and $5 parking fee
Luncheon on Sunday: 12:30pm, $75 per person with tax (10% discount for WC members).
**Visit the event website or call (830) 644-2681 for more information.
Whether you are a Hill Country local or a visitor from afar, The All Seasons Collection of bed and breakfasts welcomes you! We have a wide variety of extraordinary locations to choose from that each embody luxury and attention to detail. If you are coming in for the Lavender Fest, a girl’s getaway, an anniversary or simply to visit family and friends, we have a place for you. Contact us at (830) 998-1981 or visit us online for reservation inquiries.