There is one month a year that every Texas wine lover looks forward to, and that’s October when it is Texas Wine Month. This all started when the Texas Department of Agriculture designated October as the official month for Texas wine. October was chosen since the grape harvests are normally finished and the winemaking has begun.
One of the best ways to celebrate Texas Wine Month is to purchase a Texas Wine Month Passport from the Texas Hill Country Wineries website. This unique passport lets you visit 50 wineries in the beautiful Hill Country for the entire month of October.
With the purchase of a digital passport, ticket holders can taste at up to four wineries per day over the course of the month, as well as receive exclusive discounts on bottle purchases. Unlike past events, the passport tickets can now be used during all regular business hours of the wineries, however reservations are required at most locations, especially for weekend visits.
Passport tickets are $120/couple or $85/individual. $5 from each ticket sold goes directly to the Texas Hill Country Wine Industry Scholarship Fund. In total, more than $55,500 has been awarded to 47 Texas students working towards a degree in Viticulture, Enology, or Hospitality.
The Texas Wine Lover website’s Plan Your Trip and also mobile app can be used to help plan the wineries you want to visit. Just go to the Trips menu item and the Texas Hill Country Wineries Texas Wine Month trip. All the wineries that can be visited in October will be shown. When you decide what wineries to visit, simply click the plus (+) sign to add the winery to your custom My Plan. You can reorder wineries in My Plan and click Start Plan when you’re ready to start visiting!
Please note that the Texas Hill Country Wineries website link has changed from texaswinetrail.com to https://texashillcountrywineries.org. Please update any links you have.