Looking to get out in the cooler temps? (Well slightly cooler anyway) There’s still plenty of time left in October to celebrate the official wine month of Texas. Central Texas wine lovers may want to head to the Hill Country epicenter, Fredericksburg. The Texas Hill Country Wineries Association has a complete list of events which include tons of live music, food trucks, chocolate pairings, reserve tastings and more.
If you don’t intend to make a full weekend out of it, you can still find a winery near you and enjoy a tasting or evening pairing. There are a lot of interactive driving maps that will point you to wineries closest to your location, but be careful. There are hundreds of destinations listed as “Texas wineries” on these driving maps when they are really wine bars. And some of these wine bars only carry a few Texas wines, if any. So if your desire is to visit a Texas winery*, refer to the Texas Wine and Trail – Wine Region list.
*Produced and/or bottled on site. Not all Texas wines are made with Texas grapes. Ask the tasting room for clarification on their wines.