The Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival is proud to announce its centerpiece weekend event scheduled for April 5-8, 2001, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas. The Festival has been entertaining food and wine enthusiasts for 16 years and has gone from being a regional event to a premier international showcase.This year's featured country is Spain; it is one of the six national flags that have flown over Texas since the first European exploration of the region by Cortez in 1519. The first vineyards in Texas were planted by Spanish missionaries in the 17th century.