Lone Hen Winery

Lone Hen - adding the dosage

Lone Hen Winery is located in College Station and is owned by Steve and Vicki Kirkpatrick. Their first vines of Blanc du Bois and Champanel were planted in 2004 on their ten acre lot where they live. They continued by planting Cabernet Sauvignon in 2006 and will be replanting with Lenoir soon. They currently have 1.5 acres of vines and will have four acres of vineyard when completed. In 2009, Lone Hen Winery officially became a winery. We first saw [Read More...]

GrapeFest Uncorked 2014 Preview

GrapeFest 2014

Sample more than 160 Texas varietals from 44 Texas wineries at the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the United States, during the 28th Annual GrapeFest – A Wine Experience in Historic Downtown Grapevine September 11-14. Tickets for the popular GrapeFest event are limited; therefore, advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.

2014 Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl

Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl

Downtown Tyler held their first Wine Swirl on June 28th in the evening. 18 Texas wineries and 16 restaurants/food vendors participated in the sold out event. The swirl was held around the Downtown Tyler two block square which made it easy to go from one location to the next. There were a total of 14 locations with some larger locations doubling up wineries and food offerings. In addition to the wine and food, art booths and live music added to [Read More...]

2014 Fall Wine Festivals


Here are the 2014 Fall wine festivals we are aware of in Texas. Note: It is too early for some planning committees so the dates are not yet set for some festivals and those have question marks. We will update the dates as we know them. If you know of dates or a festival we missed, please let us know.

2014 Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl Preview

Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl

Downtown Tyler is the place to be on the evening of Saturday, June 28 from 6 – 10 pm for the first annual Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl. The wine swirl will allow visitors to sample wine from 18 different wineries and food from 18 different locally owned restaurants in the downtown area. Live music, art booths, and more will be available during the evening. All proceeds go to the City of Tyler Main Street Program which supports the downtown revitalization [Read More...]

Belton Sip & Stroll Preview

Belton Sip & Stroll

The Downtown Belton Merchants will be holding their first Belton Sip & Stroll on Saturday, August 9th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm in Downtown Belton. Wine enthusiasts will begin at one of the twelve locations where they will receive a commemorative, etched wine glass for sampling, goody bag, hors d’oeuvres, and a list of stops and wines featured on the self-guided tour. Participants will have the opportunity to sample newly released wines and wines unavailable anywhere else from local vendors while [Read More...]

Texas Hill Country Wine and Brew Festival Preview


  The 2nd Annual Texas Hill Country Wine and Brew Festival in Kerrville takes place on Saturday, May 24th. It promises to be bigger and better than last year. Over ten Texas wineries are scheduled to be present pouring their wines in addition to a couple breweries with multiple food and retail vendors. In addition to the food and beverages, there will be musical acts: Fred Andrews & Honeybrowne, Finding Friday, and Dustin Pittsley Band plus trick roper Kevin Fitzpatrick.

Bryan to Hold First Annual Sip & Shop Wine Swirl

Bryan Sip & Shop

The Downtown Bryan Association is hosting its first Sip & Shop (a wine swirl) on May 17th from 2-7 pm in Historic Downtown Bryan. The event will feature wine tastings in 17 downtown locations and is the first of its kind in Downtown Bryan. Tickets are $25 in advance at http://downtownbryan.com and only a limited number of tickets will be sold. If available, tickets purchased the day of the event will be $30. Ticket purchase includes a souvenir wine glass, shopping [Read More...]

Messina Hof 30th Annual Wine & Roses Festival and Spring Release Dinner

Messina Hof Wine & Roses Festival-featured

The 30th Annual Wine & Roses Festival was held at Messina Hof Winery & Resort in Bryan on Saturday, April 26. The festival marks the budding of the vines and blooming of the roses at the winery. The weekend started off though Friday night with the Spring Release Dinner. Everyone enjoyed a reception with three Messina Hof wines while looking over silent auction items and musician Haley Cole playing in the dining area. It was then time to sit down [Read More...]

2014 Pittsburg Art and Wine Festival Preview

2014 Pittsburg Festival Logo

  http://www.pittsburgtexas.com/artandwinefestival.html Pittsburg, Texas, is holding their second annual Art and Wine Festival this year on May 31 from 12 pm to 7 pm in the Pittsburg historic downtown district. Admission is $5 which includes a commemorative wine glass with reusable bag. You will also be able to buy tastings at the winery booths by the taste, glass, or bottle. Wineries scheduled to appear are Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards, St. Rose Vineyard & Winery, Red 55 Winery, Fairhaven Vineyards, Maydelle [Read More...]