Hopefully this past week gave us the last cold snap of the season and we can all roll into a beautiful spring. The bluebonnets are on parade along Highway 290 from Johnson City to Fredericksburg, and the area has been abuzz with Spring Break travelers.
I’m seeing posts all over social media for fun wine events and festivals this spring. TXWineLover.com has a handy list of wine festivals you can always find under the dropdown menu for Fun Stuff.
Don’t worry. We’re here to make sure you stay informed. So, here’s a quick summary of just a few of the wine events coming in April.
Saturday, April 1 – Lubbock American Windmill Museum
Join me for my first time at this popular festival. Enjoy live music with 10 tickets to taste your choice of Texas wines. Grab a bite from a local food truck or upgrade your experience with a ticket to a wine class. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $50 on the website.
Mason Arts & Wine Festival
Saturday, April 1 – Downtown Mason
Admission is free to this outdoor festival situated around the courthouse square in Mason. Arts, crafts, and wine tastings are all available for purchase under the canopies along the sidewalks in this quaint town. Look on their Facebook page for more details.
Texas Mead Fest
April 8 – Wild Flyer Mead Co., Navasota
Mead is wine made from honey, and surprisingly, not all mead is sweet. If you’re craving something different, check out this family-friendly outdoor festival with mead tastings, food, and music. Tickets available online for $25.
Saturday, April 15 – Indian Spring Park, Waco
Celebrate top Texas wineries, local chefs, live music, and games at this outdoor festival. Your $40 ticket includes 15 wine tastings, 4 small-bite food tastings, and a souvenir wine glass. Purchase your tickets online at their website.
31st Annual New Vintage Wine + Gallery Trail and Art Show
Saturday, April 15 – Downtown Grapevine & Peace Plaza
Beginning with a Blessing of the Vines for a bountiful harvest in 2023, passport holders can toast the new release wines at Grapevine tasting rooms and wander through local art galleries. Tickets are $55 per person and can be purchased on the website.
Spirits of the West Wine & Beef Festival
April 21-22 – Alpine
The second annual event showcases 100% Texas wine, beer, spirits, artisans, food, and music from across the state. The street festival begins Friday afternoon and continues throughout Saturday. Buy your ticket in advance on their website.
Saturday, April 29 – Frisco Square
With over 100 award-winning wines from Texas and beyond, your Wine Tasting Pass lets you choose 20 wines to taste or experience bites from over 35 local restaurants with your Food Pass. The Culinary Experience tent is a must. Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased online.
You’ll find 37 April wine-related events listed on Texas Wine Lover in the entire festival list, but if you can’t find a festival that fits your schedule, consider stopping by a local winery. Springtime can be the most beautiful time to visit a winery. Check out the free Texas Wine Lover mobile app to find a winery in your region and further pinpoint your search with the filters to the right. April is a great time for wine!