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.

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.

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.

Becker Vineyards Wine Dinner at Hill Top Cafe – September 7

Fourth bi-annual Becker Vineyards-Hill Top Cafe Wine Dinner. It’s harvest time! Join us for another very special evening of fabulous wines and scrumptious Hill Top cuisine. Once again the focus will be on Mason County grapes and locally sourced produce and meats. Reserve your spot now!

5 pm. Ticket price TBA. Hill Top Cafe is at 10661 N. US Highway 87. Call 830-997-8922 for details.

Wine Road 290 presents Chili & Chillin’ – July 19

Wine Road 290 wine trail, invite you to participate in a Saturday, July 19 EVENT. Each winery will team with a top restaurant in the Texas Hill Country to present Chili & Chilin. We know, it’s hot, but Texans love their chili and the wineries want to emphasize the versatility of wine and food pairings. Come, taste and realize that anytime is a great time for Chili & Chilin.

Some of the top “hill country” restaurants will “team” with a winery and prepare a Chili and serve to you with a wine from the winery, but of course you will have the opportunity to taste other of the fine wines from the winery during your visit.

Take the weekend, get away to the TEXAS HILL COUNTRY and see why we have been rated the second most desired “wine destination” in America.

Each of the 12 wineries will team with a top restaurant in the Texas Hill Country to present Chili & Chilin. No ticket to buy, just drive to each of the wineries and get your serving of a Chili tasting paired with a sample of that winery’s fine wine. ·

Visit www.wineroad290.com for map. Just 40 miles between the west-most winery (Chisholm Trail Winery) and the east-most winery (Texas Hills Vineyard). The other ten wineries are in-between.·
No TICKET required! Most wineries have a small “tasting fee” that is normally charged; there is no additional fee for the EVENT.

Wineries participating (listed from west to east) are: Chisholm Trail Winery, Fredericksburg Winery, Rancho Ponte, Four Point Cellars, Grape Creek Vineyard, Torre di Pietra Vineyards, Becker Vineyards, Hilmy Cellars, Woodrose Winery, Pedernales Cellars, William Chris Vineyards & Texas Hills Vineyard.

 

Torre di Pietra 6th Annual Black Eyed Peas and Cornbread Cookoff – January 1

Get good luck in 2012 by eating black eyed peas at Torre di Pietra Winery’s 6th Annual Black Eyed Pea and Cornbread Cook Off at the winery on Hwy 290 next Sunday, January 1, from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Enjoy live music beginning at 2:00 p.m. featuring the Almost Patsy Cline Band. No cost to attend. New this year: PEOPLES Choice judging for $5. For information, call 830-644-2829.