Texas Hill Country Wineries Wine Month Trail – October 1 to 31

42 Texas Hill Country wineries participate with free tastings and discounts.

This year, your ticket will include a FULL tasting at each member winery. Tastings will be limited to four a day and you will receive a passport tasting book to help track where you’ve been. Tickets also include the 15% discount on 3 bottle purchases at each winery. Ticket quantities are limited and must be purchased online.

$35 per person or $60 per couple.

6th Annual Grape Stomp at Pedernales Cellars – September 6


Discover your inner vintner by stomping grapes the old-fashioned way at this annual celebration of the harvest at Pedernales Cellars. A commemorative t-shirt will be available for purchase where you can make footprints as a souvenir of this unique experience.

Noon to 5 pm. Event is free.

Pedernales Cellars is at 2916 Upper Albert Road.  Call 830-644-2037 for more information.

Pedernales Cellars Tasting Room Birthday Bash

Pedernales Cellars Tasting Room, 2916 Upper Albert Road, will celebrate their 5th birthday with wine, cake and live music. Opening in 2008 with its 2006 vintage on the shelf, Pedernales Cellars Tasting Room has tripled in size and significantly expanded its wine selection. Even as we grow, however, we remain the Texas Hill Country’s premier boutique winery. Call 830-644-2037

Noon to 5 pm.

Torre di Pietra 6th Annual Black Eyed Peas and Cornbread Cookoff – January 1

Get good luck in 2012 by eating black eyed peas at Torre di Pietra Winery’s 6th Annual Black Eyed Pea and Cornbread Cook Off at the winery on Hwy 290 next Sunday, January 1, from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Enjoy live music beginning at 2:00 p.m. featuring the Almost Patsy Cline Band. No cost to attend. New this year: PEOPLES Choice judging for $5. For information, call 830-644-2829.

Black Eyed Pea Cook Off – January 1

If eaten on the first day of the year, a dish of black eyed peas is a New Year’s tradition thought to bring luck and prosperity for the coming year.

Join the festivities at Torre di Pietra 10 miles east of Fredericksburg, Texas, on US Hwy 290 for a Southern-style cookoff and Jam Session. Call 830-644-2829 for more information.