Come out and take a self-guided trip to as many of the 32 participating Texas Hill Country wineries as you can during this picturesque trail – taking in the beauty of the Texas Hill Country and enjoying yummy, award-winning Texas wines. Tickets are limited and must be purchased online.
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.
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.
Come celebrate the new moon release of Chiaro de Luna and star gaze alongside a planetary geologist at the first Torre di Pietra Star Party. Bring your family, blankets and chairs. Late night picnics welcomed! Dog friendly!
8 to 11:30 pm
Each of the nine participating wineries along Wine Road 290 will showcase their port and pair it with a scrumptious treat during regular winery hours this Saturday, January 23rd. Tasting fees vary.
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.
Celebrate the “Day of the Dead” at Torre di Pietra Winery, 10915 E. US Hwy 290, with live music and a costume contest with prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. It will be lots of fun!
Winery hours are 11 am to 6 pm. Live music from 1 to 5 pm. Costume judging at 4 pm. Normal wine tasting fees will apply.
Call 830-644-2829 for more information
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.
Enjoy an old fashion time at Chisholm Trail Winery, 9 miles west of Fredericksburg on Highway 290 at Usener Road, from 2-5 pm. Think Lucy and Ethel, skirts raised as they stomped grapes. You too can do the same at this Grape Stomp. Live music. Please call 830/990-2675 for more information.
Participating Wine Road 290 Wineries present Cabernet Sauvignon Wine (Kab) paired with mouthwatering Kiolbassa Sausage prepared by top Hill Country restaurants/caterers. You can’t imagine all the mouthwatering ways Kiolbassa sausage can be prepared! During normal winery hours while food supply lasts.
Free, but additional tasting fees may apply.