We can’t think of a better way to welcome the new year than to celebrate with kindred spirits at your favorite local winery. Of course, we always advocate for moderation in drinking, assigning a designated driver, or hiring a car service. Make your plans now for a fun and safe celebration for the coming of 2024!
Yoga and Wine, Marker Cellars Winery, Bridgeport
Saturday, December 30, 10-11 a.m.
If you’re aching to roll out 2023 with a focus on health, then you may want a little yoga with your wine at Marker Cellars Winery. This hour-long class will help you relax, focus, and stretch for just $10. Reserve your mat now.
Sparkling debut and wine pairing dinner, Elisa Christopher Wines, Johnson City
Saturday, December 30, 5:30-8:15 p.m.
Join Chef Josh Tye in the new barrel room of the brand-new production facility to kick off your New Years celebrations. Be among the first to taste the inaugural vintage of Elisa Christopher Wine’s traditional method sparkling wine. Follow up with a four-course dinner created specifically to compliment Elisa Christopher wines. Limited seating $155 per person. Get tickets
Tempranillo Takeover, Pedernales Cellars, Stonewall
Sunday, December 31, 10:30-3 p.m.
Spend New Year’s afternoon at Pedernales Cellars for a horizontal Tempranillo tasting showcasing the unreleased 2020 Canted County Tempranillo Reserva paired beautifully with bites. Tickets are available for $50 per person with a discount for wine club members.
Acoustic Country live with Byron Haynie, Lone Star Winery, McKinney
Sunday, December 31, 2-5:00 p.m.
If you’d like to relax with great country music and a glass of wine before heading out to ring in the new year, stop by Lone Star Winery. No cover charge, and wine is available for purchase by glass or bottle. More information
New Year’s Eve Countdown, 10 Mile Productions, Brownwood
Sunday, December 31, 6 p.m.-midnight
Gather with your friends to ring in the new year with specialty dinner entrees, bubbles, and 100% Texas wines and craft beers, all available for purchase at 10 Mile Productions. No cover, and no reservation required. More information
Murder by Midnight murder mystery dinner, Messina Hof Grapevine Winery, Grapevine
Sunday, December 31, 7-10 p.m.
Ring in the new year with a night of murder and merriment at Messina Hof Grapevine Winery! Imagine a night of glitter and glam when a group of fanciful neighbors reunite with excitement coating the air… until one fateful guest falls down dead! The remaining partygoers are left with sputtering sparklers and a body growing colder by the hour. With sparkles and scandals swirling, the guests must find the culprit before the clock strikes twelve! $109.25 with advance reservations.
New Year’s Eve Wine Dinner, Flat Creek Estate, Marble Falls
Sunday, December 31, 5 p.m. or 7 p.m.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with timeless wines and classic fare at Flat Creek Estate. A casual stroll followed by a relaxing dinner is the best way to reset and toast to the year behind and the year ahead. The four-course menu will finish with a sparkling wine and dessert pairing overlooking the vines! $100 with advance reservations.
Sparkling Wine & Oysters, Valley Mills Vineyards, Waco
Sunday, December 31, 7-10 p.m.
Indulge in unlimited glasses of the new Valley Mills Vineyards Pét-Nat sparkling wine with fresh East Coast oysters flown in for the party at Z’s at the Curry in Downtown Waco. $50 with advance reservations.
Blackeyed Peas & Chili, Longhorn Cellars, Fredericksburg
Sunday, December 31 & Monday, January 1, 12-5 p.m.
Stop by for free chili and good-luck blackeyed peas on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at Longhorn Cellars. Reservations are recommended, food is free, and donations for PAWS (Pedernales Animal Welfare Society) are appreciated. Wine is available for purchase. More info
Toast to a Prosperous New Year, Airis’Ele Vineyards, Fredericksburg
Monday, January 1
Raise a glass to the new year and enjoy a free sample of blackeyed peas grown in Texas by Farmhouse Vineyard when you visit Airis’Ele Vineyards. Wine tastings, glasses, and bottles are available for sale.