Mardi Gras Texas Winery style on Wine Road 290!  Cayenne pepper, creole, crawfish and gumbo from top area restaurants are all likely supects to be found on this trail of fun, good eats and fabulous wine.  It doesn’t get much better than this so don’t miss the fun!!

There is no better way to spend Valentine’s Day than sitting on the Pedernales Cellars‘ deck (2916 Upper Albert Rd.) with the one you love, wine glass in hand, listening to jazz by Phil Grota and his trio.

Please join us on Valentine’s Day for live music from 1 to 5 pm. Admission is free. 830-644-2037.

Bring your sweetheart to Torre di Pietra, 10915 E. US Hwy 290, for an evening of romance! Enjoy a delightful dinner catered by Delicious Details paired with Torre’s award-winning wines. Dance to John Arthur Martinez and his full band. By reservation.

7 pm. $99.95++ per person. 830-644-2829

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.

Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner! Sample a wide range of salsas alongside perfect pairings with award-winning Pedernales Cellars wines.

Noon to 5 pm, 2916 Upper Albert Rd. Free. Call (830) 644-2037 for more information.

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.

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.

wineroad290Each 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.

If eaten on the first day of the year, a dish of black eyed peas is a New Year’s tradition thought to bring luck and prosperity for the coming year.

Join the festivities at Torre di Pietra 10 miles east of Fredericksburg, Texas, on US Hwy 290 for a Southern-style cookoff and Jam Session. Call 830-644-2829 for more information.