Texas Wine Lovers Trail – February 6 to 22

Love is in the air, so come indulge in a little wine and some sweets. We invite you to spend a romantic getaway in the stunning Texas Hill Country, sipping and sampling wine and chocolates at the 42 Hill Country wineries. Cathy’s Sweets has created a box of 6 assorted chocolates that will go perfectly with reds or whites. Enjoy the self-guided tour for one or all 17 days of the Wine Lovers Trail. Tickets are limited and must be purchased online. Tickets include one set of complimentary tastes at each winery and one box of chocolates. Special discounts on wine purchases will also be offered to ticket holders.

During regular winery hours. $35 per person or $60 per couple.

290 Wine Shuttle Begins Saturday, March 16

The new 290 Wine Shuttle will kick off operations on Saturday, March 16, providing transportation between Fredericksburg and participating wineries located along Highway 290 East. The 290 Wine Shuttle will run each Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. with stops every 30 minutes at the Visitor Information Center located at 302 East Austin Street, and at wineries along the wine shuttle route. The 290 Wine Shuttle route currently includes Messina Hof Hill County, Grape Creek Vineyards, Hilmy Cellars, Torri de Pietra, 4.0 Cellars and Pedernales Cellars, however additional wineries and stops will be added in the future.

Riders can board the 290 Wine Shuttle at the Visitor Information Center, or if already at a participating winery on the 290 Wine Shuttle route, riders may take the shuttle into Fredericksburg for shopping, dining and sightseeing. An all-day shuttle pass is $15 per person, and $10 per person after 3:00 p.m. The 290 Wine Shuttle is also available for private tours and shuttle services for special events, groups, weddings, and more. For additional information, contact Mike Kinchen at 210-724-7217.

Oval Oven Restaurant opens at Chisholm Trail Winery

Chisolm Trail Winery opens Oval Oven Gourmet Pizza restaurant
Chisholm Trail Winery is pleased to announce that their new restaurant, The Oval Oven, is now open every Fri, Sat, and Sun from 12-6, featuring wood-fired Gourmet Pizza!

The wood-fired brick oven sears your pizza at 800 degrees for a unique crisp, golden brown crust.   Freshly made dough, house-made and local cheeses, and the freshest, premium ingredients all combine to make this a gourmet pizza experience you won’t soon forget!

On March 19, Chef Mike of The Oval Oven Restaurant at Chisholm Trail Winery will prepare a delicious pasta dish for sampling, as art of the Wine Road 290 “Vino and Pasta” event.

Chisholm Trail Winery is 9 miles West of Fredericksburg, Texas, at 2367 Usener Road.  Call 877.990.2675 for more information.

Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 “Ragin Cajun SHRIMP Fest”

Pairing Texas wines with Texas wild-caught Gulf shrimp is culinary magic! Doing this in Texas Hill County, recently deemed by Wine Enthusiast magazine as one of the Top 10 wine tourism spots in the world, makes it even better. One of our most popular events – Cajun food and good wine! “Ragin Cajun” is the name of the event and the wineries along Highway 290 invite you to join them in celebrating the end of winter. Recognized as the #2 wine destination in America, second only to Napa, the Texas Wine Country wants to celebrate! No ticket to buy – just drive to each of the participating wineries and get your serving of a locally prepared Cajun dish paired with a sample of that winery’s fine wine, plus a “throw bead” necklace (how much more Cajun can we get?)!

Free during regular winery hours until samples are gone. Additional wine tasting fees do apply.

Please visit the website, or call 830-868-2321 for more information.