The 2019 Munger Wine Walk ended up being the most expensive event Dolores Wolfe ever attended.
She was living in Little Forest Hills at the time, but after she toured the houses, she decided she wanted to move there.
There were only a few homes available, and the one she chose needed some work. It took about four months, with a crew of 10 working each day to fix up the property.
Her home on Tremont, which was built in 1908, is one of the five homes featured in this year’s Munger Wine Walk & Home Tour.
The Munger Place Historic District claims to be Texas’ largest Prairie-style community. It was created in 1905 by cotton gin manufacturer Robert S. Munger and his son, Collett H. Munger. The first homes had to cost at least $2,000, be two stories and couldn’t face a side street.
Here’s how it works. Guests can check in at any of the five historic houses. They’ll get a wrist band and a brochure, which functions as the ticket. The brochures have information about each of the properties, and the homeowners will be at each house.
Everyone gets two pours of wine, provided by Jimmy’s Food Store, at each home, and there will also be appetizers at each home.
One home is sponsored by Talulah & Hess, which is providing champagne instead of wine.
In addition, there will be local artists and business owners on the porch of each home selling their products, including paintings, prints, glass jewelry and vases, hand-crafted pieces from Mexico and more. The artists are Artesanias Zahra Darwish, ShoMoGlass, Dallas Cigar, Suzy Mortiz-Rawdin and Ross von Rosenberg.
After the walk, there will be a raffle and party at Garden Café starting at 8 p.m.
It costs $30 for a standard ticket and $60 for a premium ticket. After April 15, the prices of both tickets increase by $15 each.
The wine walk starts at 4 p.m. April 23.
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