Tickets available for Sunday’s Txakolifest in Durham

Txakolifest is 1-4 p.m. June 12 in Durham.
Txakolifest is 1-4 p.m. June 12 in Durham. Courtesy of Txakolifest

The demise of Durham’s Six Plates Wine Bar did not mean the end to its annual Txakolifest.

Mattie Beason, owner of the former Six Plates (which has become Black Twig Cider House), is working with Durham’s The Rickhouse event space to put on the event from 1-4 p.m. June 12.

For those who have never heard of txakoli, it is a sparkling dry wine produced in the Basque country of Spain.

Attendees will have a chance to taste up to nine txakolis, Rappahannock oysters and a deboned, sausage-stuffed pig cooked overnight by the chefs at Black Twig Cider House. Other food samples will be offered by Pizzeria Toro, Juju, Gocciolina, Orrman’s Cheese Shop, Bona Fide Sandwich Co., Oval Park Grille, Blu Seafood, Durham Toffee and more.

Other event organizers are De Maison Selections and Wine Authorities.

General admission tickets cost $75 with a tasting glass and unlimited food and wine samples. VIP tickets cost $100 and allow you to enter an hour early. The event is at 609 Foster St.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Urban Ministries of Durham, a nonprofit that provides emergency food, clothing and shelter and helps those who are homeless secure a home.

To buy tickets and for more information, go to the Facebook page: