From virtual wine tastings and in-person socially distanced events, here is a list of Texas winery and vineyards events to learn, taste and enjoy the best of Texas wines. Bookmark and check back frequently as this list will be updated as new events are added.
Bending Branch Winery
Date: Friday, May 14th from 5-7pm
Enjoy a special tasting that pairs wines from the four wineries of Texas Fine Wine with four Texas cheeses selected by Antonelli’s Cheese. Texas Fine Wine invites you to a special tasting that pairs wines from Bending Branch Winery, Duchman Family Winery, Pedernales Cellars and Spicewood Vineyards with cheeses from Pure Luck Farm & Dairy, River Whey Creamery, Eagle Mountain Farmhouse and Veldhuizen Cheese Shop. Join them for this pairing event (outdoors and socially distanced) at the Bending Branch Wine Club Lounge. Each guest will receive an individual box with the four cheeses, meat, fruit and crackers from Antonelli’s Cheese, and a 2-ounce pour of each featured wine. Space is limited. www.eventbrite.com/e/a-texas-fine-wine-celebration-of-texas-wine-texas-cheese-tickets-151116554683
Duchman Family Winery
Check out the virtual event with Texas Fine Wine which includes four incredible wineries to include Duchman Family Winery.
Fall Creek Vineyards
When: May 6th – May 8th
OMAKASE Dinner by Chef RJ Moore is currently sold out but you may join the waitlist by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wine Appreciation Series: From Grape to Glass
This series will create an appreciation for wine in all its components from the terroir, to the vines, to the grapes, to the types of wines and their dimensions, to the regions, and how to develop your palate in tasting wines and what foods to pair with your wine selections. New World and Old World wines will be shared with Texas always in the mix- specifically Fall Creek. The first class will serve as an overview of the components of wine traits with a focus on taste such as acidity, tannin, sweetness, etc, as well as reading and understanding labels.
When: Every Saturday in May
Every Saturday Pedernales Cellars invites guests to join for live music outside from 1pm-5pm. Reservations are required for tastings, which are held on their patio weather permitting. Lawn seating is also available with first come first serve seating to enjoy a bottle. They do have a limited amount of lawn seating so we do permit you to bring your own chairs.
When: Sunday, March 9th
Roses and Rosé Mother’s Day Event – Celebrate Mother’s day with Pedernales Cellars! All mothers will receive a rose after their wine tasting.
Slate Mill Wine Collective
When: Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 2pm-5pm
Enjoy award-winning wines in a gorgeous vineyard setting with original live music by singer/songwriter Mike Blakely and his talented string band! www.mikeblakely.com
Date: Friday, May 7th from 6:30pm-8:15pm
Type: Virtual or In-Person
Every first Friday of the month, Spicewood Vineyards owner, Ron Yates, invites a musician to join him at the vineyard for a night of songs, wine tastings, and some untold stories from the vines. The evening begins with a few songs from our special guest that week, and then, they join Ron to taste through three different wines. Ron and his guest will talk about tasting notes and winemaking, along with music and songwriting. The Friday Night Wine Downs are meant for people all over the wine spectrum to join.
For those who would like to taste along they offer the three packs of wine for purchase online or at the vineyard. The online event itself is free via the Facebook Page or by subscribing to their YouTube Channel. On May 6th, musician Pauline Reese and in person tickets make be purchased HERE.
Texas Fine Wine
When: May 13th from 6-7pm
In addition to the in-person event shared at the Bending Branch Winery section of this post, Texas Fine Wine is hosting a virtual event that is not to be missed! The monthly Virtual Talk and Taste during May will take place May 13 from 6-7 pm. The tasting will feature the Bending Branch Frizzante Tannat, Duchman Sangiovese, Pedernales Viognier Reserve and Spicewood Syrah! Pick up a bottle and join in on the fun! The Texas Fine Wine includes four of the most distinguished wineries in Texas: Bending Branch Winery, Duchman Family Winery, Pedernales Cellars and Spicewood Vineyards. Their wine tastings are candid, educational and all are welcome. Keep up with their once a month Thursday virtual events along with other events here: https://texasfinewine.com/upcoming-events/
Texas Heritage Vineyard
Dan West Live on the Patio!
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Sun, May 23, 2021
Venue: Texas Heritage Tasting Room
Jimmy Ruggiere Live on the Patio
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fri, May 28, 2021
Venue: Texas Heritage Tasting Room
Texas Wine Collective
When: Saturday, May 15th from 11am-12:30pm
Come flow on the lawn under an oak tree at Texas Wine Collective just outside of Fredericksburg, which offers a relaxing and elegant setting for discovering and enjoying Texas wines. Stay after class for 50% off charcuterie boards and a special discount on a Vino Vinyasa wine pack until 2pm! https://bit.ly/3tnYV7K
William Chris Vineyards
When: Mother’s Day Weekend
This Mother’s Day weekend, book an Educational Wine Experience or the Chef’s Food & Wine Pairing for mom. The beautiful vineyard estate will transport mom to Hill Country bliss, with a side of wine and live music.
The Educational Wine Experience has a knowledgeable tasting room ambassador guide you through a tasting of William Chris’s Hill Country wines. This experience lasts approximately 45 minutes.
The Chef’s Food & Wine Pairing is an elevated experience hosted in the Hye Society Member’s Private Room. Chef Josh Tye has curated a wine pairing experience featuring small bites built around seasonal ingredients to perfectly pair with William Chris wines.
William Chris will have live music all weekend long.
- Friday: Bonnie Bishop – http://www.bonniebishop.com/
- Saturday: Hollin Mckay – http://hollinmckay.com/
- Sunday: Stephen K Morris – http://www.stephenkmorris.com/
Find the full list of May weekend live music here: https://www.williamchriswines.com/events
When: Saturday, May 15th at 4-5pm
They will be hosting a Virtual Wine Tasting at 4 PM CST! I have had the pleasure of attending a few of the virtual wine events and love the amazing wines paired with a candid hosted virtual tasting. You can get your virtual tasting packs here: https://www.williamchriswines.com/collection/wine