The Texas Department of Agriculture has designated October as Texas Wine Month so what better way to celebrate the month by visiting wine festivals and taking part in some wine trail events.
First, there are a few wine trails holding events in October.
Texas Hill Country Wineries
The largest wine trail is the Texas Hill Country Wineries and 45 wineries will be taking part in their celebration of Texas Wine Month. They have been celebrating Texas Wine Month for 16 years and want to make this year’s celebration the best. Get your tickets today and you can celebrate the entire month by visiting Texas Hill Country Wineries.
Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail
Another popular trail is the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail who will be having their October Wine & Sausage Trail during the first two weekends in October. During this trail each ticketed guest will receive a commemorative Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail glass at the first winery and each member winery will offer two wine samples paired with a unique sausage dish to each ticketholder. Additionally, each ticketholder will receive a commemorative wine bottle tote with the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail logo at the 7th winery they visit.
Texas Independence Wine Trail
A fairly new wine trail is the Texas Independence Wine Trail and they will be having an event from October 16-18. It is Heritage Week so each participant will receive a souvenir wine glass, which includes two tastings and a heritage themed appetizer at each winery. Get your tickets early!
On to the Wine Festivals and there are a number of festivals from which to select. Here are just a few.
2015 Autumn Art & Texas Wine Festival
The Autumn Art & Texas Wine Festival will be held in Historic Old Town Spring Saturday October 3, 10am-6pm, through Sunday, October 4, 11am-5pm. Wine tasting admission is $30 at the gate and includes a commemorative wine glass and 7 tastings. Additional wine tasting tickets are available for purchase at $1.00 per ticket.
Texas Wine Festival presented by The Empty Glass
The Empty Glass wine bar in Tomball serves primarily Texas wine and will be holding their 2nd Annual wine festival on October 4th. Part of the reason we need to mention this festival besides the wineries who will be pouring there, is Texas Wine Lover is one of the sponsors. We love The Empty Glass and will be having our first booth at a wine festival so stop by and say hi!
Gruene Music & Wine Festival
This festival is a four day event from October 8-11 and is in its 29th year. Over the course of the four days, you’ll be able to taste wines from over 30 Texas wineries, listen to great music from famous artists, shop at a gift market, and much more. Check their website for the full lineup of the day’s activities.
Wine in the Pines
If you’re in East Texas, here’s a festival you should visit in Mt. Vernon on October 23-24. It is held in the downtown plaza and this will be the 6th year of the festival. There will be over 20 wineries for you to sample from in addition to a full lineup of musical entertainment.
Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest
In its 25th year, the festival will be held in historic downtown Fredericksburg on October 24 from noon to 7pm and will feature over 20 wineries. The $25 per person general admission for adults includes a souvenir wine glass and six tickets that can be used for three 2 ounce samples or one glass of wine. Besides wine, there will be food, beer, music, specialty booths, and a food court.