Thanks to the Wimberley Wine Walk, there’s another reason to visit this icon of Texas Hill Country charm. The Wimberley Wine Walk, scheduled for Thursday, March 30, will bring together nearly 20 Texas wine purveyors, including wineries and tasting rooms, which will set up tasting stations throughout downtown Wimberley.
With its picturesque location at the confluence of the Blanco River and Cypress Creek, Wimberley has long been a destination for travelers eager to escape to the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Its natural beauty and relaxed ambiance have made the town a mecca for artists and artisans—and a vibrant performing arts scene has grown up to compliment the visual arts. That arts tradition was recently honored by the state—two years ago, the State of Texas honored Wimberley with a Cultural Arts District designation.
While the arts make Wimberley a destination—its location makes it a perfect spot for discovering the Hill Country wine scene. More than two dozen wineries and breweries are within an hour’s drive of the town’s many cottages, cabins, and vacation rentals, making it an ideal base for a multi-day foray into the Texas wine scene.
This is the second year for the Wimberley Wine Walk. The event was initially conceived as a way to bring visitors back to the shops, boutiques, and galleries around the Wimberley Square, which had seen a dramatic downturn after the area’s two devastating floods. Embraced by both wineries and participants, the first Wimberley Wine Walk was more successful than its organizers had hoped.
With 17 wineries signed up to participate, this year’s event promises to be even more successful than the inaugural event. Wineries participating are Bending Branch Winery, Becker Vineyards, Bent Oak Winery, Dry Comal Creek Vineyards, Hye Meadow Winery, Fly Gap Winery, Lost Draw Cellars, Duchman Family Winery, Singing Waters Vineyards, Dionisio Winery, Armadillo’s Leap Winery, Texas Hills Vineyard, and Torre di Pietra Vineyards. Taste Buds and Casa Vindemia, two of Wimberley’s independent tasting rooms, will also be participating in the wine walk.
At least eight restaurants and food trucks, including barbecue, seafood, Asian, and contemporary American cuisine, will be selling their fare to the Wimberley wine walkers, providing a delicious option to accompany the wine tastes. Some sponsoring businesses will be providing live entertainment, providing a musical backdrop to the evening.
Funds raised at the Wimberley Wine Walk will benefit the Wimberley Community Civic Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting community organizations and college scholarships for local high school seniors.
The Wimberley Wine Walk is scheduled for Thursday, March 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person, which includes a souvenir wine glass and commemorative wine charm. For more information visit the event website and tickets can be purchased on here. Advanced purchase is highly recommended as last year’s event reached capacity.