Caprock Winery’s Upcoming Cotton and Wine Celebration
Wednesday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, Steve Newsom from Caprock Winery joined Dave and Matt to talk about the upcoming Caprock Cotton and Wine Celebration, and what you can do at the event.
Caprock Winery will be holding their Cotton and Wine Celebration on October 5th and 6th. They've teamed up with the Susan G. Komen foundation for the event, with a portion of the proceeds going to the foundation. Newsom explained the importance of cotton to the event, "It's the crop that's built the high plains, it's the crop that sustains the high plains, and we want to celebrate it and show our appreciation for it." He went on to say that most of the grapes produced here on the high plains are actually produced by cotton growers.
Friday, October 5th will be the Ag event, a free event geared more towards cotton producers, with 2 cotton tours taking place. Participants will take limo-busses out to cotton fields to look at different varieties of cotton, meet cotton growers, and see sprayers, tractors, and more. Newsom said that they want to show people why West Texas cotton is some of the most sustainable cotton in the world. In addition to the free, public day event, they will have a private wine dinner Friday night. Tickets can be found on Caprockwinery.com.
Saturday, October 6th will be Celebration Day. The event takes place from noon to six, starting shortly after the Susan G. Komen race for the cure. It will feature live music, food trucks, vendors, tours of the winery, and a grape stomp where you can get commemorative T-shirts. Tickets for Saturday's event will be $10.
Watch the full interview with Steve Newsom in the video above.