In Gruene, a village built by settlers more than 150 years ago and revitalized in the 1970's by a man's devotion to music and history, Gruene Hall is decked for the season.
Of course there's more to Gruene than the Hall. Dancers need fuel and Gruene holds a number of eateries including the old Gristmill perched above the Guadalupe River. Get a table outside with a river-view in warm weather and inside by the fire when it's not.
Or sip a Texas wine from a spot on the Grapevine's friendly porch. If you like that idea, take my advice and go for a bottle of anything made by Pedernales Cellars in Stonewall, especially the Albarino. You're welcome.
A Gruene night--good food, delicious wine and toe-tapping music--might be the best gift you give yourself all year.
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