• A group sits at the front of a boat sharing a meal while a woman drives. A gazebo and green hillsides can be seen from lake.

Tastes of Texas

Private Instruction & Experiences

All personal instruction and paid excursions are charged with an additional 23% service charge, applicable taxes may apply.

Field Trip! COMING SOON Local Craft Brews and Distillery Tour

Austin is known for our craft beer and up and coming distillery scene. Join us for one of our most local tour "Keep Austin Weird" tours as we take a nearby "road trip" 15 minutes away to two local breweries, and a vodka distillery that makes their vodka from, not corn or potatoes, but strawberries! The tour includes your own DD, plus approximately 30 minutes with each, your first pint, then vodka cocktail, and ends with the Sunset Capital of Texas and amazing scenic view of Lake Travis at our final brewery stop. Includes brewery & distillery tastings as well as transportation and DD.

Beer, Boat, and Float

Join us for a tasting from 4 of our most local craft breweries, pick your favorite, fill your souvenir cup, and enjoy your brew and a bento box snack while we boat to our favorite lake spot and enjoy a float in
the cool waters of Lake Austin.

75 minutes; $225

Request a Private Experience online or by calling 512.372.7274.

Simply Simple Syrups

Learning the foundation of creating a savory simple syrup will not only change your recipes but your cocktails. In this experience we will unlock the secrets of making and using simple syrups and put our knowledge into practice by making 3 different flavors of syrups with ingredients from our garden. An added bonus is that you get to take your syrups home with you in three travel approved bottles.

45 minutes; $125 person


Request a Private Experience online or by calling 512.372.7274.

Shake It Up | Custom Craft Cocktails

From brunch with friends to Zoom happy hours with coworkers and even family gatherings, cocktails are a key feature for special occasions and celebrations. Our House Mixologist can customize garden, retro, seasonal and unique, delicious craft cocktails in this experience designed to suit your personal taste! With a few simple secrets, some inspiration and a little practice, you’ll be feeling like a pro behind the bar in no time!

45 minutes; $125 person

Make it a Boat Cruise & Craft Cocktail Experience; +$295 boat charter fee; additional 50 minutes


Request a Private Experience online or by calling 512.372.7274.

Spirit of Texas Taste Exploration | Craft Spirit Distilleries

Austin and the nearby Hill Country are home to many well-known and up and coming craft spirit distilleries. Join us as we go on a taste exploration of whiskey, vodka, gin, and sotol (from the only distillery in America producing this spirit). Featuring spirits from Treaty Oak, Deep Eddy, Still Austin, and Dessert Door.

45 minutes; $125 person

Make it a Boat Cruise & Craft Spirit Experience; +$295 boat charter fee; additional 50 minutes

Request a Private Experience online or by calling 512.372.7274.

Texas Wine Tasting & Pairing

While it might not be the first place on the globe you think of for wine options, Texas is home to an array of award-winning wineries that consistently rank high in the United States. Join our tasting connoisseur as we explore five of Texas’ best and up-and-coming vineyards along with pairings to reset the palette!

45 minutes; $125 person

Make it a Boat Cruise Experience; +$295 boat charter fee; additional 50 minutes


Request a Private Experience online or by calling 512.372.7274.

Fresca | Salsa y Ritas!

Learn techniques to prepare two salsas and two accompanying margaritas! Our House Mixologist will select garden-fresh ingredients and show you the techniques to not only wow your guests and family but keep it simple, tasty, and fun!

45 minutes; $125 person

Make it a Boat Cruise & Margarita Experience; +$295 boat charter fee; additional 50 minutes


Request a Private Experience online or by calling 512.372.7274.

Taste of Austin | Craft Beer Craze

The craft beer scene is alive and well in Austin and the immediate Hill Country with over 50 breweries in and around the area! Join us for a brief history of the craft beer industry, hear about the latest brewing techniques, and join us for a tasting and savory snack pairing with six local favorite craft beers based right here in A-Town!

45 minutes; $75 person

Make it a Boat Cruise & Brew Experience; +$295 boat charter fee; additional 50 minutes

Request a Private Experience online or by calling 512.372.7274.

 

Texas Craft Beer Two Step

Want a peak inside what the Texas craft beer craze is all about? Join our specialist for six Lone Star state favorites paired with traditional – and nontraditional – savory “beer” snacks. A fun opportunity to connect with the industry and trends while experiencing some of Texas’ best craft brew!

45 minutes; $75 person

Make it a Boat Cruise & Brew Experience; +$295 boat charter fee; additional 50 minutes

Request a Private Experience online or by calling 512.372.7274.

Pairings | Wine & Food

The goal of wine pairing is to make both food and wine taste better than they would on their own. It shouldn’t be intimidating, but fun and simple! In this sensory experience, you will learn the two basic rules of thumb when pairing food with wine while discussing the main flavor profiles to consider when pairing. Best of all, we will put our newfound knowledge into practice by tasting four food and wine samples.

45 minutes; $125 person

Make it a Boat Cruise Experience; +$295 boat charter fee; additional 50 minutes

Request a Private Experience online or by calling 512.372.7274.

All personal instruction and paid excursions are charged with an additional 23% service charge, applicable taxes may apply.