Poster Signing by Rick Vanderpool

Poster available at Salado Wine Seller

Poster available at Salado Wine Seller

Saturday, October 27th, 12- 7pm

Take a break from the activities of Salado’s Founders Day, come have a glass of wine and meet photographer Rick Vanderpool.  His most recent poster, “90 days in Texas Wine Country” will be for sale and he will be available for signings & stories. 

Check out this article from the Dallas Morning News:

Photographer Rick Vanderpool raises a glass to Texas wine country

12:00 AM CDT on Sunday, October 4, 2009

By KATHRYN STRAACH / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News
Kathryn Straach is a freelance writer in San Antonio.

 Just in time for October’s Texas Wine Month, photographer Rick Vanderpool has released a new poster, “Ninety Days in Texas Wine Country.”

It’s a montage of about 90 photos of the 90 or so wineries Vanderpool visited over 90 days this year. The colorful pictures depict aspects of the Texas wine industry, including the grape growing season, vineyards, grape stomping and festivals and barrels, along with children.

The poster was set to debut with signings as part of Texas Wine Month at the fifth annual Texas Fall Fest this weekend at Fall Creek Vineyards in Tow, northeast of Llano, and other festivals in the Texas Hill Country (

Vanderpool photographs Texas icons and turns them into pieces of art. In one project, he drove more than 20,000 miles throughout the state looking for the word “Texas.” From more than 1,000 photos, he created a poster that was released in 2000. “Looking for Texas” is a montage of the word and includes a legend that identifies each photo’s county.

“Looking for Texas” became so popular that it was decoupaged on restaurant tables at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin and turned into a popular quilting fabric and puzzle.

Other posters created by Vanderpool, some featuring specific towns, have showcased Texas wildflowers, barbecue joints, hamburger stands, spurs, windmills, hot-air balloons, stars, cactus, movie marquees and Aggieland.

To order an autographed copy of the 18-by-24-inch wine country print, visit www.whatssograpeabout Cost with shipping is $19.95. For other posters, visit

Kathryn Straach is a freelance writer in San Antonio.

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