San Antonio’s historic Emily-Morgan Hotel
directly across the street from the world famous Alamo.

San Antonio’s historic Emily-Morgan Hotel
directly across the street from the world famous Alamo.

The Alamo, a former mission, where in 1836, a small band of
Texans held out for thirteen days against the Centralist army
of General Antonio López de Santa Anna. The defenders
included the legendary David Crockett and Jim Bowie.

The Alamo, a former mission, where in 1836, a small band of
Texans held out for thirteen days against the Centralist army
of General Antonio López de Santa Anna. The defenders
included the legendary David Crockett and Jim Bowie.

This is San Antonio’s signature Riverwalk where visitors and locals alike find
popular restaurants, cafes and shops. This bustling commercial area
contrasts to the tranquil setting found along much of the Riverwalk.
These areas are perfect for quiet strolling or contemplation.

Several events were held in the new Valencia Hotel
including the awesome winemaker’s luncheon created by
executive chef Jeff Balfour in their Citrus dining room and our
Mariachi Brunch on Acenar’s patio adjacent to the Riverwalk.

Kim McPherson was pouring his Rosé of Syrah in
the Becker Vineyard’s tasting room before our luncheon.

We were graced with a superb lunch at the Becker Vineyards in the Texas
Hill Country. Winemakers included our hosts the Beckers, Kim McPherson of
McPherson Cellars and Dianna Novy Lee representing her new Novy Cellars
label as as well as their established Siduri wines of Santa Rosa, California.

Pesca, at the Watermark Hotel, hosted the Tequila Shootout where
we noshed on elegant appetizers while learning about tequila and mescal
and how location and processing create various taste sensations.
A fun path to higher education!

This exquisite dessert was but a small part of the elegant Black Tie Affair
honoring the cuisine and people of Oaxaca, Mexico held at the Westin Riverwalk.

Event Chairman, Daniel Jacob, Jr. and Tom Buhl enjoy
the Sunday brunch hosted by Acenar in the Valencia Hotel.

Emily-Morgan Hotel San Antonio Texas
Emily-Morgan Hotel San Antonio room
The Alamo San Antonio Texas
The Alamo Texas
San Antonio Riverwalk
San Antonio landmark
Valencia Hotel San Antonio
Kim McPherson winery
Becker Vineyards Texas luncheon
Tequila Shootout
San Antonio New World Wine & Food Festival
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