My mom is one of my heroes. I’m not just saying that because it’s nearly Mother’s Day and I don’t have a gift for her. It’s the truth. She is a strong woman. With a strong work ethic. She taught me to be creative. To work hard. To be me, without worrying about what anyone else thinks. And did I mention working hard? But I taught her a thing or two as well. Like how to drink wine!
We didn’t have wine in our home when I was growing up. But in 2018, when I decided to open a tasting room in Fredericksburg, my mom stepped up to help. She would drive over three hours one way to help me pour wine and wash glasses on the weekends. Nearly every weekend for a year! And when we weren’t busy, I started to teach her about wine. Now, she likes a crisp, slightly sweet Moscato d’Asti, or a bold Texas wine, especially Tempranillo. She doesn’t love the 2021 Texas Montepulciano that I made (her own daughter!), but she loves the rosé I made from 2022 Pinot Noir. So, this Mother’s Day, raise a glass of wine with your own mom and celebrate life – and all you have taught each other.
Here are just a few Texas wineries with events over Mother’s Day weekend.
4R Ranch Vineyards & Winery – Muenster
Sunday the 14th, 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. Mommy & Me Mother’s Day Junk Food Pairing only $35 (+$18 for any additional child or adult). Imagine Werther’s Caramel Corn & Roussanne Reserve for Mommy & Apple Juice for child and Kraft Mac N Cheese with Merlot for Mommy & Capri Sun for child. Reservations required – https://www.4rwines.com
Becker Vineyards – Fredericksburg
Sunday, May 14th, 11 a.m. luncheon. $125 per person with a welcome reception and elegant menu curated with pairings of Becker Vineyard’s Texas wines. Reservations required – https://www.exploretock.com/beckervineyards/event/406930/mothers-day-celebration
Bluemont Vineyard Texas – Stonewall
Brunch Sunday the 14th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Whether your mom enjoys to wine and dine or cheers with a beer, this will be a fun three-course brunch with a farm-to-table approach. Seating will be indoors, with access to the patio and outdoor seating area at the conclusion of your brunch reservation. $65 per person includes welcome beverage, three courses paired with a Texas wine or beer, plus unlimited coffee, tea, and juice – https://www.bluemonttx.com/events-calendar/mothers-day-brunch-texas
Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa – Stonewall
Sunday the 14th, brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch will be set up in Old 290 Brewery & Restaurant with seating indoors and out. Features include hot and cold breakfast specialties, salads, fruits and cheeses, a carving station, warm lunch dishes, and an irresistible dessert buffet. $75 per person, $25 for children ages 10 and younger. “Tableside” sangria, mimosa, or Michelada pitcher available for an additional cost. Reservations are available via opentable.com.
Casual Friday Wines – Azle
Brunch Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menu to include scrambled eggs, Denver omelets, French toast, toasted English muffins, bacon, sausage, skillet grilled potatoes, jalapeno cheese grits, brisket, and chicken tacos. $25 per person, $10 for children under the age of 12, beverages not included, and Texas wines available for purchase. Reservations recommended – https://casualfridaywines.com/events
Untamed Wine Estates – Johnson City
Brunch, Sunday the 14th 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Special brunch menu to include avocado toast with smoked salmon, carbonara pizza, shrimp and grits, and a rosé milkshake. The usual menu and all the current wines available for sharing with your mom. Reservations recommended – https://www.untamedwines.com/events
La Vie Estate – Blanco
Moms and Grandmas enjoy $5 glasses of Texas wine all day! No reservation required – https://lavieestate.com
Marker Cellars – Alvord
Saturday the 13th, 1:30 to 3:30 – Keep Calm and Drink with your Mom! Enjoy a traditional High Tea Luncheon including select wines and ciders, $50 per person – reservations required –
Pebble Rock Cellars at Hill Country Herb Garden – Fredericksburg
Mother’s Day brunch at Hill Country Herb Garden will feature Pebble Rock Cellars wines from Johnson City. Brunch is available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and reservations are recommended – https://www.hillcountryherbgarden.com/events. Walk through the gardens or book a spa treatment to add a little extra special treat for your mom.
Many Texas wineries offer Mother’s Day weekend discounts, food pairings, live music, and more. Check with your favorite local spot or use the Texas Wine Lover app to plan a day trip or a weekend getaway. As for me, I’ll be visiting Lubbock for the weekend but will raise a glass of Texas Tempranillo to my mom.