Harvest is underway across the state, and along with the excitement in the vineyards and wineries, there are plenty of great wine events to choose from in September. Here are a number of wine-centered events spread across Texas but remember to check TXWineLover.com for festivals by clicking on the Fun Stuff menu tab and check out wine festivals statewide.
Majek Vineyard & Winery WSET Level 1 Training, Schulenburg
Saturday, September 1, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
This introductory-level class is ideal for wine enthusiasts wanting in-depth knowledge of wine and spirits. Obtain an internationally recognized wine qualification upon passing the included exam. RSVP required – https://thetexaswineschool.com
The Heroic Hye Wine Hunt, Hye
Sunday, September 2, 10:30 a.m.
Treasure hunt through the area of Hye to find your favorite wines. This unique opportunity allows you to discover something new and wine prizes for visiting participating wineries. Tickets are $30 per person and full details are available at Hye Meadow Winery’s website.
Texas Hill Country Wineries Winemaker Dinner at Sage, Fredericksburg
Thursday, September 7, 6:30 p.m.
Join the wineries at Sage for a unique winemaker dinner featuring six Texas Hill Country Winery Members and a special menu from Chef Henry Gutkin. Amongst owners, winemakers, and special representatives from Texas Wine Collective, Hye Meadow Winery, Texas Heritage Vineyards, Airis’Ele Vineyards, Kuhlman Cellars, and Stone House Vineyard, you will enjoy a night of culinary excellence with a six-course menu perfectly paired with some of the Texas Hill Country’s finest wines. Advance purchase required at $175 per person at the website.
Harker Heights Food, Wine, & Brew Festival, Harker Heights
Held at the Harker Heights Community Park, join the 15th Annual Food, Wine, & Brew Festival for Texas wines, craft brews, vendors, live music, and the newest addition, Tacos & Tequila. Find details and buy your tickets on the website.
TV Munson Wine Walk, Denison
Saturday, September 9, 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Sip and shop through downtown Denison. Tickets get you tastings at 13 different wineries. Book now online.
37th Annual Grapefest, Main Street Grapevine
September 14-17 with varying hours each day
Celebrate wines from around the world with a special emphasis on Texas wine. The People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic is the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation and features only Texas wines. Complete your experience with the grape stomp, and so much more. Tickets available and details on their website.
Fall Creek Vineyards Wine Dinner, Driftwood
Friday, September 15, 6:30 p.m.
Join guest chef Will Rivera from Bay View Restaurant & Bar in Horseshoe Bay as he prepares a spectacular dinner of four courses paired with Fall Creek wines. Seating is limited so RSVP now on their website.
Vingo Vineyards Wine 101 Class, Dalhart
September 19, 6-8 p.m.
Learn the basics of wine tasting with charcuterie and Yoder Cellars boutique wines. RSVP by calling 806-244-0600.
Murder on the Disorientated Express at Messina Hof Estate Winery, Bryan
Friday, September 22, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
The Disorientated Express, probably one of the most luxurious trains in the world, is always fully booked. Even now, in 1938, with war looming menacingly on the horizon, her luxury Pullman coaches are packed with traveling rich and famous, one of whom has been discovered in his sleeping compartment…dead. The only question is: who killed him? Guests are the actors and storytellers. Each guest will receive a character assignment which will help with finding a costume. Each Murder Mystery Dinner is led by an equally thematic host who will guide you through the story. Not only will you be treated to a fabulous three-course dinner, but each course is expertly paired with one of Messina Hof’s award-winning wines. Purchase your coach ticket today!
Wedding Oak Wine Train, Cedar Park to Burnet
Sunday, September 24, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Wine Train departs from the Cedar Park Depot at 401 E. Whitestone, C-100, Cedar Park. Passengers will enjoy a two-hour train ride spanning the South San Gabriel River while enjoying an intimate talk and wine tasting with members of the Wedding Oak family. Food and wine are available for purchase during the two-hour layover at the stunning tasting room at Wedding Oak Winery. Finally, relax and enjoy the ride as the train returns to the Cedar Park Depot in the afternoon. Tickets can be purchased on the website.
Vinovium Level I Wine Seminar and Certification, Johnson City
September 25-26, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day
This introductory course is designed for wine enthusiasts as well as wine and food service professionals who want to deepen their knowledge of wine. Taste 27+ wines from three continents on your way to developing a basic knowledge of Old and New World wine, including history, terminology, and evaluation. Includes 150 pages of educational material. Class is limited to eight students so reserve now on the website.