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19th Annual Wine & Clay Festival

It’s fairly common knowledge, that when creative folks get together, stuff happens. In Lubbock, Texas, for nearly two decades, come June 11 & 12, two special groups of creative folks have made stuff happen at Llano Estacado Winery – the largest production winery in the state. The get-together is the Llano Wine & Clay Festival – the 19th Annual.

“The creative folks comprising our event are the makers of Llano’s award-winning Texas wines, and member artists of Lubbock’s Llano Estacado Clay Guild,” according to Event Director, Janis Hubble. The Guild also invites several creative friends from New Mexico, Colorado, and elsewhere in Texas,” Hubble adds, “for a very unique event celebrating two earth arts – wine and clay.”

“Janis gets her wonderful stable of artists here,” notes Mike Laughlin, Hospitality Director for Llano Estacado Winery, “and we invite the rest of the world – literally – for one of the most popular weekends, here at our winery, with a newly renovated tasting room.”

The artists, over 40 of them, include ceramists, jewelers, photographers, painters, printmakers, an artisan baker (from Denver, Colorado), a gourmet cheesemaker (from Muleshoe, Texas), and new this year, The Chocolate Therapist (from Littleton, Colorado) – a specialist in wine and food pairings, especially chocolate.

Local food trucks, live music, and pottery demonstrations round out the happening stuff on Saturday, June 11 – 10 till 5 and Sunday, June 12 – noon till 5 at Llano Estacado Winery, located 3.2 miles east of US 87 (Tahoka Hwy.) on FM 1585.

So, if you are a member of “the rest of the world” come out and enjoy the weekend, taste some world-class Texas wines, with your choice of chocolate, cheese, bread or food truck offerings; purchase some great art and be entertained. If you happen to miss this event, well, stuff happens…

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