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.

3rd Annual Bluebonnets, bluegrass and BBQ – April 6-7

Join Becker Vineyards for the 3rd Annual Bluebonnets, Bluegrass, and BBQ! Robert Becker, brother of Dr. Richard Becker, proprietor, will bring his Bluegrass band Woodstreet Bloodhounds back to the winery, Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. both days. There is no cover charge for the music. Barbeque concessions will be Smokin’ Willies Smoked Meats, of Dripping Springs, TX, and West End Pizza with BBQ Pizza, of Fredericksburg, TX. They will begin serving food from Noon until out.

An additional new event will be the Sunday Pig Roast-off beginning at 12 Noon until out. Teams will compete for Peoples’ Choice Awards. Wild Texas Hogs will sponsor the event. For those interested in participating as an individual cook or team of cooks, the fee is $50 per person. Contact 830-644-2681 x 311 or kjbothum@gmail.com.

Becker Vineyards has also won two awards from the American Fine Wine Competition (AFWC), Boca Raton, FL: Double Gold with the 2012 Viognier and Silver with the 2011 Cabernet-Syrah Reserve. Choosing to recognize wineries that grow their grapes in American soil, the AFWC personally invites each participant to be judged by our stellar panel of Sommeliers, Restaurateurs, Wine Educators, Wine Buyers, and Wine Writers. Medals earned are well deserved and reflects a wine of excellence.

Becker Vineyards is located 11 miles east of Fredericksburg, 3 miles west of Stonewall, off US Hwy 290 at Jenschke Lane. For more information contact: 830-644-2681

Fredericksburg’s Weinstrasse “Holiday Celebration & Shopping Extravaganza” – December 07

Enjoy holiday shopping and great specials while visiting three great wineries! Participating wineries are Inwood Estates, 4.0 Cellars and Mendelbaum Cellars. Ticket includes three wine and food pairings at each of the three wineries, a crystal souvenir bordeaux wine glass and a special take home holiday gift! There will be live entertainment at each winery and complimentary shuttle service will be provided by Inwood Estates. Tickets available online.

Noon to 3 pm. $35 per person. Call (830) 997-2304 for more information.