The holiday season is in full swing, and there’s no shortage of wine events to keep things lively and festive. Here are just a few examples of great wine events in December. Be sure to check our website and mobile app regularly for new events that Texas wineries have added.
Texas Hill Country Wineries Christmas Wine Affair, Hill Country
November 27 – December 22
Sip and sample wines at over 45 participating wineries throughout the Hill Country with Texas Hill Country Wineries. Your $100 passport ticket provides a complimentary wine tasting and a 15% discount on purchases of three bottles or more at participating wineries. Consider a ticket as an early holiday gift to your favorite wine lover. Imagine 26 days of wine tastings for the price of a few bottles. What a deal! Advance ticket required. Get your tickets on the website.
Wine Bottle Decoration, Marker Cellars Winery, Bridgeport
Friday, December 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Boost your holiday spirit while crafting a Christmas decoration from a wine bottle at Marker Cellars Winery. $40 advance ticket purchase on the website.
Texas Hill Country Wineries Holiday Winemaker Dinner, Fredericksburg
Sunday, December 3, 6 p.m.
Enjoy a paired dinner experience at Hill & Vine with winery owners, winemakers, and special representatives from Carter Creek Winery, Slate Theory, Messina Hof Hill Country Winery, Inwood Estates, Bending Branch Winery, and Farmhouse Vineyards. This night of culinary excellence includes an impressive four-course menu perfectly paired with some of the Texas Hill Country’s finest wines. Advance tickets $125 and seating is limited to order now. Tickets
Don’t get your Tinsel in a Tangle! Comedy Night, Two Brothers Winery, Keller
Thursday, December 7, 6:30-8 p.m.
Laugh out loud to the comedy of Joni Van Noy at Two Brothers Winery. Grab your girlfriends and get your giggle on! $30 advance tickets with full menu of wine and food available for purchase at the event. Tickets.
Holiday Treats Wine Pairing, Texas Wine Collective, Fredericksburg
Saturday, December 9, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m.
This special pairing experience at Texas Wine Collective has limited seating at four times throughout the day. Enjoy seasonal snacks expertly paired with wine and learn a bit about why each pairing actually works. $45 per person with advance purchase.
Karoling Karaoke, Hye Meadow Winery, Hye
Saturday, December 9, 7-11 p.m.
Sing in the holiday season with a fun night of karaoke at Hye Meadow Winery. Attendance is free and all the usual wine and menu selections are available for purchase. Raffle and silent auction benefit the Beau Henderson Foundation. RSVP
Hill Country Christmas, Texas Heritage Vineyard, Fredericksburg
Sunday, December 10, 2-4 p.m.
Join Walt Wilkins, Tina Wilkins, and Ron Flynt for a country Christmas live music experience at Texas Heritage Vineyard. Admission is free with wines by the glass and bottle available for purchase.
Wine & Christmas Cookie Pairing, Lone Star Winery, McKinney
Tuesday, December 12, 7-8:30 p.m.
A true treat for your palate awaits at Lone Star Winery where you’ll enjoy five wine samples alongside five delectable holiday cookies. It’s an educational experience with a festive twist. Advance tickets required.
Winemaker Tour, Flat Creek Estate, Marble Falls
Saturday, December 16, 2-4 p.m.
Winemaker Olivier de Certaines takes you on a tour of the vineyard while you enjoy a glass of wine at Flat Creek Estate. Walk through the vines and learn about the science and art of winemaking. Then enjoy two tasting pours and charcuterie in the barrel room while learning how wine ages. End with a final glass while looking through a microscope at the microorganisms that make the wines you enjoy. Advance tickets are $95.
Italian Holiday Cooking Party, Messina Hof Estate Winery, Bryan
Sunday, December 17, 1-3:00 p.m.
Enjoy a cooking demonstration focusing on Italian holiday dishes including Arancini, Chicken Saltimbocca, and Cannoli Cheesecake at Messina Hof Estate Winery. The course is good for new cooks and seasoned home chefs with detained beginner information and details on spices, cuts of meat, tools, and more. $95.81 with advance purchase.
Annual Boxing Day Celebration, Becker Vineyards, Fredericksburg
Tuesday, December 26, 12-4:30 p.m.
This annual event includes light hors d’oeuvres and Yuletide music as the tasting room is open as usual at the estate of Becker Vineyards. It’s a great opportunity to get the family out for wine and continue the festivities of the holiday season. No tickets required, wine tastings, glasses, and bottles are available for purchase. Snacks are complimentary while supplies last. More information.
Of course, a bottle or two of Texas wine makes for a great gift, and many wineries have special offers during the month of December. Check out the website of your favorite winery and look for offers. Stay tuned for New Year’s events which we will be posting soon. Wineries, be sure to reach out and let us know of your New Year’s celebrations.