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.

“Texas vs. Spain” Vintner Dinner at Inwood Estates Winery – January 17

Inwood Estates Vineyards, 10303 E. US Hwy 290, invites the public to join them for a “Texas vs. Spain” vintner dinner. This special event celebrates the long awaited release of Inwood Estates Vineyards’ renown “Cornelious Reserve” 100% Tempranillo wine. Enjoy comparison tastings of Inwood Estates’ 2012 Cornelious Reserve vs. Spain’s 2009 Numonthia and Inwood Estates’ 2010 Tempranillo-Cabernet vs. Spain’s 2010 Muga Rioja followed by a four-course dinner by Chef Marvin Hobson. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made by emailing InwoodFBG@gmail.com or by phone, 830-997-2304.

6 pm. $79 ++ per person.

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.

Jazz in January at Chisholm Trail – January 17

Join Chisholm Trail Winery will will play jazz tunes from 12:30 to 3:30PM.  Plenty of wood-fired pizza available. For more information about any of these events, please call the Winery at (830) 990-2675 or email them at chisholmtrail@beecreek.net.

To visit Chisholm Trail Winery at 2367 Usener Road, follow 290 West from Fredericksburg toward Harper 9 miles from Fredericksburg, turn left onto Usener Road.  Follow Usener Road 2.36 miles to Chisholm Trail Winery.