Ultra Private Houston Retreat Opens to the Public for a VIP Wine Event Like No Other

Oreal estate aficionados and connoisseurs will find something to suit their tastes on February 12 when the posh clubs of Houston Oaks open their very private grounds and pavilions surrounded by oak trees for the third annual Wine & Food Classic. It’s true. The public is invited with tickets starting at $250 per person.

From 1-4 p.m., an afternoon of tasting and touring will feature an international mix of 65 wine and spirits companies offering samples of 350 wines, a VIP experience with the Houston-based Danish chef Soren Pedersendining stations by chef Nick Zaputil of the Houston Oaks and guest chef Lee Whiteseminars led by master sommeliers, a lifestyle vendors market and live music performed by Joseph Rauma and Charlie Harrison.

Vendors making the day all the more interesting in addition to wine merchants include Serenity KnivesLee’s Laser Creations, CBD Store by Woodforest, Jewelry by Cameo Dreams, Laconia olive oilsGourmet Tours World Wide, Big Swing Sparkling Water and Riedel, which offers a souvenir wine tasting glass to each attendee.

“In addition to being our largest event, the Wine & Food Classic is a wonderful opportunity to engage with our community of members and their guests,” Marci Alvis, one of the owners of Houston Oaks, said in a statement. “The spectacular range of fine wines and culinary offerings complements our property and its surroundings.

“This year we have more wines than ever and we can’t wait to share them. We are proud to see how this event continues to grow each year.

Participating wineries include Flowers Vineyards & Winery, Domaine de la VougeraieAlexander Valley vineyards, Fattoria dei BarbiChampagne Billecart-Salmon, Château Cal-a-Vie, Dow’s Port, W&J Graham’s Port and Hudson Vineyards.

For those who haven’t visited The Clubs at Houston Oaks, this is a great opportunity to experience the allure of the 1,000-acre private residential development with hundreds of mature oak trees and 17 lakes in the Hockley area. The “clubs” offer golf, swimming, fishing, horse riding, wine, wellness, tennis, archery, clay pigeon shooting and a shooting club.

Details and tickets (it costs $250 for general admission and $315 for early entry at noon) are available here. The event takes place rain or shine and there will be no refunds.

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