Texas Wine Lovers Trail – February 7 to 23

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 37 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.

Harvest Wine Trail – August 12-14

glass of becker wineThe hills are alive with the sound of “salute!”.

August brings about the festivities of harvest at our beautiful Texas Hill Country wineries. The annual self-guided trail takes place the second and third weekend of the month. The participating wineries sprinkled throughout the Hill Country debut exciting new wines providing insight into their winemaker’s visions. Please visit www.texaswinetrail.com for maps and other information.

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.

6th Annual Grape Stomp at Pedernales Cellars – September 6

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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.