They say April showers bring May flowers, but in Texas, April showers bring May wine festivals. Continuing with the many April wine festivals, May has quite a few wine festivals too. Here are just some recommendations of May wine festivals you will want to visit. Be sure to check the 2016 Spring and Summer Wine Festivals list for the others.
Wein & Saengerfest
The 13th Annual Wein & Saengerfest will be held in historic downtown New Braunfels on Saturday, May 7. There will be Texas wine and craft beer, live music, a grape stomp, artisan market, food seminars, and more. Admission is free with wine and beer tasting tickets available for purchase at the gate. Check www.weinandsaengerfest.com for more information.
Wines & Vines Festival
We cannot forget our friends in the Lubbock area. The 5th Annual Wines & Vines Festival takes place from May 13-14 in Lubbock at McPherson Cellars. The event is unique because it is focused on giving back to the community by bringing several of the best wines from all over Texas to Lubbock. The website for McPherson Cellars has some information in addition to the Wines & Vines Facebook event page.
Piney Woods Wine Festival
In East Texas, the Piney Woods Wine Festival will be held from May 20-21. The festival used to be held in Mount Vernon but this year it will be in Lindale. Two days of wine tastings and food vendors will surely satisfy your Texas wine thirst. The website has more information.
Annual Texas Steak Cookoff and Wine Festival
The annual festival in Hico will be held on May 21. Besides great wine, backyard chefs from all over the Southwest come to see who cooks the best steak in Texas. We attended the festival last year and had a great time. Tickets can be purchased on the website.
This event will also be held on May 21 in Mason. There will be live music, Texas wineries, and the Mason Wine Maker’s Dinner created by top Hill Country Chefs. Each course in the dinner will be paired with a top reserve wine grown from Mason County grapes. Get your tickets now at www.masonsoiree.com.