• Wine and Magic!

    checkered past winery

    Have you ever been to a wine and magic show? If you’re in the Dallas area or evening visiting Dallas – this is worth making plans for. Trigg Watson – a lifelong magician, performs mind-boggling feats at Checkered Past Winery while you literally wine and dine during the show. This isn’t some measly card trick show yall – Trigg loves incorporating technology like his iPad and Amazon Prime into his stunts: it’s the coolest thing ever! Hurry up and grab your tickets at wineandmagicdallas.com before they sell out!


    The Show

    The show happens on a monthly basis with showtimes at 7 and 9:30 pm on a Saturday (to be announced). It is important to note food and drinks/wine is not included with the ticket price except with the VIP tickets. Purchasing 4 tickets at $80 gets you a reserved table plus a complimentary appetizer for the table. Single tickets are $20 each.

    Even more exciting news, they are adding a FRIDAY show for August. August dates include August 10th at 7 and 9:30 pm and August 11th at 7 and 9:30 pm.

    I don’t want to spoil anyone’s fun, so I’ll remain quite limited on the actual feats Trigg performs. Let’s just say skeptics will be transformed! Charlie was even pulled on stage at one point (hilarious btw) and was made a true believer! Talk about magical skills! Luckily he got his wedding ring back although he goofed and said we’d been married 8 years when actually it’s about to be 7.

    wine and magic checkered past winery

    The Food

    This was my second trip to Checkered Past Winery. The food, again, did not disappoint. From shared plates, to flatbreads, and tantalizing desserts – my heart, and my stomach left happy campers. We enjoyed a goat cheese spread, a charcuterie board, a margherita flatbread, and the chocolate (explosion) dessert along with a very New York style cheesecake. SO yum yall!

    checkered past winery


    The Magician

    As I previously mentioned, Trigg Watson isn’t your run of the mill magician pushing a classic deck of cards. Trigg uses his iPad for the majority of his illusions. Originally from Australia, Trigg is known for his quick-witted illusions and offbeat humor. He performs on local stages and dazzling cruise ships alike. He has also appeared on POP TV’s hit reality magic show Dont Blink, Penn & Teller’s Fool Us, and CW’s Masters of Illusion (go Trigg go!). Trigg was named the 2013 Dallas Performing Artist of the Year and 2015 Dallas Magician of the Year. For show dates and more information, visit the website.

    Also pictured: Monica Pham Foodwithmonica.com – check out her foodie wonderland!



    1. July 22, 2018 / 1:49 pm

      Sounds like a good time had by all! I am so glad that the show did not disappoint. It’s amazing how much technology and skill can create great magical illusions! The flatbread with cheese (second pic) looks mouth-watering as well.

    2. Daisy
      July 22, 2018 / 8:58 pm

      I actually have family in this area so I’d love to visit here on my next trip out! Thanks for the fabulous idea! It looks fun!

    3. July 22, 2018 / 11:32 pm

      That does sound like a really great show. I always like a food and a show especially a magic show.

    4. July 23, 2018 / 10:21 am

      This looks really cool. If I am ever in Dallas, I’ll add this to my list of things to do.

    5. July 23, 2018 / 10:34 am

      This looks like so much fun! I went to Texas last year with some friends. If we go back, I’m definitely suggesting this!!

    6. Marisa
      July 23, 2018 / 11:21 am

      This looks like so much fun! I wish we had a show like this in our area! I enjoy going to magic shows and I have not went to one in a long time!

    7. July 23, 2018 / 11:31 am

      Wine? Magic? What’s not to love? This sounds like such a fun thing to do for entertainment on a night out!

    8. Indrani
      July 23, 2018 / 11:40 am

      Lovely fun filled event.
      I love magic shows. Always eager what will come up next.

    9. Annaliese
      July 23, 2018 / 1:06 pm

      Okay this sounds so cool! I live in an area with a ton of wineries- curious if something like this would ever come near where I live.

      xoxo A

    10. July 23, 2018 / 5:53 pm

      I LOVE magic shows. They have me in awe every time. This sounds like something I would love to attend.

    11. Candace
      July 23, 2018 / 9:07 pm

      Magic and food… It doesn’t get any better, for sure! lol The dessert looks so good!!! I’m glad you had fun. I’m adding his show to my to do list jaja. Thank you for sharing.


    12. July 24, 2018 / 12:18 am

      Ooh this sounds so awesome!! Would love to go to this with the hubby!

      cute & little

    13. July 24, 2018 / 8:30 am

      Wow, this sounds like such a fun time – wine AND magic?? What’s there to not like?

    14. July 24, 2018 / 8:49 am

      This place sounds like a blast! I have never been to a magic show in my life and would love to see one someday!

    15. July 24, 2018 / 10:14 am

      This sounds like so much fun, Tara! I just love Dallas and will have to make plans to check it out next time I’m there.

    16. July 24, 2018 / 10:59 am

      oh this look so fun! I don’t go out often but i would totally go out to something like this.

    17. adriana
      July 24, 2018 / 5:04 pm

      What a fun time! Especially perfect for a girls night out!

    18. July 24, 2018 / 10:42 pm

      This looks like so much fun! I love stuff like this.

    19. Ruya
      July 24, 2018 / 11:32 pm

      This sounds like so much fun! I live in Dallas, so I gotta check it out!


    20. Sharon Wu
      July 25, 2018 / 1:21 pm

      wine and magic sounds like the perfect combo andlooks like you had a really good time! xx

    21. July 26, 2018 / 4:57 pm

      Sounds like my kind of evening! Glad to hear you had a great time! What was your favorite magic trick?

    22. July 26, 2018 / 7:43 pm

      What a great date night idea or a girls night out! So fun!!!

    23. Stephanie
      July 27, 2018 / 4:04 pm

      This sounds like so much fun! Any kind of show that includes wine sounds good to me, and magic is so entertaining! There’s a street magician who performs in my city, but I know it’s not even close to the same as this!

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