Celebrate Spring with Texas Wines
February 23, 2024


Spring Brings Wine Trail Events
February 23, 2024
Texas has 19 Wine Trails to welcome you to enjoy special wine tastings, concerts, overnight stays, and more in the Spring, especially with the full eclipse of the Sun in April over most of these wine trails. The weather all over Texas is bringing the greenery out, making the last week in February, March and April with pleasant temperatures luring you to wineries throughout the State of Texas. These wine trails include:
• Bay Breeze Wine Trail – Gulf Coast
• Cross Timbers Wine Trail – North Texas
• Dallas Town and Country Wine Trail – North Texas
• Driftwood Wine Trail – Driftwood, TX
• Dripping Wine Trail – In and Around Dripping Springs, TX
• Grapevine Wine Trail – Grapevine, TX
• Guadalupe Valley Wine Country – Central Texas
• Piney Woods Wine Trail – East Texas
• Red River Wine Trail – North Texas
• Sam Houston Wine Trail – East Texas
• Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail – Southeast Texas
• Texas Coast Wine Trail
• Texas High Plains Wine and Vine Trail – Lubbock Area
• Texas Hill Country Wineries – Fredericksburg Area
• Texas Independence Wine Trail – South and Central Texas
• Thirsty Oaks Wine Trail – Texas Hill Country
• Top of the Hill Country Wine Trail – Texas Hill Country
• Way Out Wineries – Southwest Texas
• Wine Road 290 – Fredericksburg Area
The oldest wine trail is the Texas Hill Country Wineries which started in 1999 and has grown to 65 wineries in 2023. There are over 120 wineries in the Texas Hill Country, but only 65 wineries have qualified to become a member of the Texas Hill Country Wineries. This wine trail experiences over two million wine lovers during the last calendar year and that was at the end of the pandemic. These wineries provided jobs for over 141,000 with annual wages approaching seven billion dollars. These economic numbers are very impressive, but what is impressive is what happens during the entire month of October (Texas Wine Month as designated by the Texas Department of Agriculture) at these 65 wineries. The Wine and Wildflower Journey runs from March 25th to April 19st. Tickets are available online at www.TexasWineTrail.com. Wine tastings are limited to four wineries per day so you can savor each wine with your friends. These wine tastings should normally run about an hour and a half. I suggest taking a picnic lunch and/or dinner with you consisting of cheeses, deli meats, and assorted breads/crackers.
This Saturday, Spicewood Vineyards in Spicewood, Texas will host its 16th Annual “Pair It With Claret Chili Cook-Off” at Spicewood Vineyards from 1 to 5 pm. A wide array of chili cooks will be there to tantalize your taste buds along with plenty of Texas wines. Weather should be great! For more information, go to www.SpicewoodVineyards.com.
On Texas Independence Day (March 2nd.), Llano Estacado Winery in Lubbock will host its annual Salsa and Sangria Festival. Celebrate Texas’ Independence from the Dictator Santa Anna with salsa and the light spring flavors of Sangria at the winery from noon to 4pm. For more information, go to www.LlanoWine.com.
During the months of March and April, run the wine trail of eleven wineries along the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail. Tickets must be purchased online at www.Texas BluebonnetWineTrail.com.
Texas will be experiencing a total eclipse of the sun with Ron Yates Winery dead-center in that eclipse bank. They will be hosting an Eclipse-watching Party on their grounds on April 8, 2024 from 8 am thru the day. There are limited tickets including pampered VIP tickets along with limited RV camping for this once in a lifetime experience. For more information, visit www.RonYatesWines.com.

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