Texas Wine Revolution| candysdirt.comHankering for an excuse for a bluebonnet-studded road trip to the Hill Country? Horseshoe Bay Resort will be the setting of the third annual Texas Wine Revolution, a festival showcasing the beauty of Texas-grown wines and this year, specifically 100 percent Texas grown rosé wines.

Winemakers from William Chris, Becker Vineyards, Brennan Vineyards, Kierpersol, McPherson Cellars, and more than 20 other Texas wineries will be on hand from 1 to 5 p.m. April 22 offering rosé tastings, live music, local foods, educational seminars, interactive activities, and a silent auction at Horseshoe Bay Resort. Just three and half hours from Dallas, the AAA four star-rated lake and golf resort and residential community on Lake LBJ offers stellar tennis and spa facilities as well as three Robert Trent Jones Sr. golf courses.

Through the Texas Wine Revolution website, you can buy tickets to the wine festival and make reservations for an overnight stay at the Horseshoe Bay Resort. (Needless to say, a wise choice after an afternoon of imbibing unless you have a designated driver.)

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Horseshoe Bay Resort

While you’re in the area, it might be a good time to check out a potential vacation home in Horseshoe Bay. The luxury resort was built in the early 1970s, which is not to say that current building styles are not available there. Jump for a look at a current Horseshoe Bay listing — an up-to-date contemporary Hill Country home with an open floor plan and outdoor kitchen perfect for chic, relaxed entertaining and weekend getaways …

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The newest issue of the luxury home publication of Ebby Halliday, Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates is out, and includes a fantastic column from Candy herself on life in Boot Ranch. The fall/winter 2014 edition of the direct-mailed glossy went out to 30,000 of North Texas’ most tony abodes, and is chock-full of the most amazing dirt in Texas.

Of course, there are other features in this lovely magazine, including the cover home: a gorgeous Hill Country-style house listed by Linda Jordan Hobbs. To see the full magazine (you know you want to!) visit grandviemagazine.com.

Lance Armstrong Lake Austin

Lance Armstrong changes his address like we change our underwear, right? Three Austin-area houses in the last three months, ranging from 7,500 to 12,000 square feet, means the disgraced cyclist is probably trying to irritate his former friends at the U.S. Postal Service.

Get a breakdown of Lance Armstrong’s real estate lineage right here on CandysDirt.com.