Ruffino Presents,


Brought to you by KUTX


The Wine Down, presented by Ruffino, moves to 3TEN ACL Live for 2016 in partnership with the 2ND Street District, Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, Elite 25, and KUTX, with proceeds once again going to the Austin Music Foundation.


Austin’s Favorite Happy Hour Moves Back to Wednesdays in 2016 and moves to 3TEN ACL Live!

3TEN Austin City Limits Live (3TEN ACL Live) announced the latest edition of The Wine Down, a music series presented by Ruffino along with new collaborator KUTX, as well as returning supporters 2ND Street District, ACVB, and Elite 25—proceeds once again will benefit the Austin Music Foundation.

This year’s The Wine Down series happens the last Wednesday of the month, April through September, and has moved to ACL Live’s new sister venue, 3TEN ACL Live, located just below the larger venue on Willie Nelson Blvd (2nd St), across from City Hall. The popular music series has become an anchor for driving people downtown to the 2ND Street District to experience lively nights of shopping, eating, and strolling the 2ND Street corridor.

Each month, a different restaurant from 2ND Street District will be on-site providing food samples while guests enjoy free tastings and happy hour priced glasses featuring Ruffino. Each evening’s entertainment will be emceed by KUTX D.J.s and will feature pop-up shops from local retailers. The 2016 series kicks off with a bang Wednesday, April 27th, and runs monthly through September 28th.

The Wine Down 2016 Schedule:

  • 4/27/2016  
    Ben Ballinger w/ bites by TRACE & pop-up by Hemline
  • 5/25/2016  
    2ND Street Soundcheck Preview featuring Migrant Kids and Daniel Eyes & The Vibes w/ bites by CRU Wine Bar & pop-up by Rae Cosmetics
  • 6/29/2016   
    Amanda Cevallos w/ bites by CRU Wine Bar & pop-up by Saint Bernard
  • 7/27/2016   
    El Tule w/ bites by Malaga & pop-up by Luxe Apothetique
  • 8/31/2016
    Blue Healer w/ bites by Bonneville & pop-up by Luxe Apothetique
  • 9/28/2016            
    Special Guests TBA w/ bites by Living Room at W Austin and pop-up by Sikara

“The Wine Down series is the perfect event,” said Shana Ogg, Retail Marketing Manager of 2ND Street District. “Guests get to sample the best of the 2ND Street District’s stores and restaurants all while enjoying live music at the new 3TEN ACL Live venue.  This is exactly what makes downtown Austin the place to be.”

Any proceeds raised once again go directly to the Austin Music Foundation. Nick Wong with AMF responded, “Austin Music Foundation is thrilled and grateful to once again be the beneficiary of The Wine Down at the new 3TEN ACL Live. It’s a perfect example of the sense of community and support that defines Austin and a great way to showcase our amazing local musical talent.”

The Wine Down is free, open to the public, and takes place from 5–8 pm at 3TEN ACL Live. Each event hosts giveaways for merchandise from businesses around the 2ND Street neighborhood.  For more information, please visit

For more than 130 years, Ruffino has been an iconic Tuscan winery offering a variety of wines from high-quality Chianti Classico DOCG to more contemporary sparkling Prosecco DOC. With an established reputation and portfolio, the winery sets the standard for Italian wines by balancing traditional roots with contemporary innovation. For additional information please visit

In the center of downtown, and at the heart of what makes Austin unique, are more than 60 (primarily locally owned) specialty shops, services, and dining destinations.  Where Texas Warmth Meets Austin Cool, The 2ND Street District prides itself on being a first-class retail district with a heightened focus on the customer experience.  Known for having something for everyone, including community events, it celebrates Austin, its residents, and visitors of the Capitol City in style. For more information, please visit

An accredited member of the Destination Marketing Association International, the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) promotes Austin, Texas as a premier convention and leisure travel destination, and a leading center of music, sports and film production. With a comprehensive convention services program, Austin CVB connects meeting planners and attendees with hotels, transportation providers, meeting venues and entertainment options, including the legendary live music scene. The Bureau also operates the Austin Visitor Center and manages Austin’s online presence with innovative tools like the five-minute meeting planner, convention services toolkit and Austin iPhone app. For more information, visit

Austin Music Foundation (AMF) is a nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen and connect the local music community with innovative programs that empower music professionals and music businesses within Austin’s creative economy. Austin Music Foundation offers free education specifically tailored to today’s music business climate. With expert panels, consultations, mentoring and mixers, AMF’s programs provide the necessary tools and opportunities to help the Austin music industry succeed. Since 2002, AMF has helped over 20,000 musicians and music industry professionals and remains committed to ensuring that Austin’s creative class and music industry thrive.” Visit

Music’s Best Address just got even better. 3TEN ACL Live is the latest addition to the venerable Austin City Limits brand and family. Located next door to the ACL Live Box Office in downtown Austin, 3TEN is a 350-person capacity state-of-the-art showcase room presenting smaller “house” shows of world-renowned, emerging, and local artists, as well as custom private event experiences.