Head To Brownwood This Fall For Great Weather and Even Better Spirits

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Brownwood is a charming community located in the heart of Texas and beloved by tourists and locals alike for its quaint downtown area, nearby lakes, and a laid-back atmosphere that harkens back to a simpler time. When the weather begins to turn a little cooler in the fall, Brownwood is the place to be for exploring. In recent years, Brownwood has developed quite a bustling restaurant scene and now boasts head-turning craft beer and wine events, as well as award-winning and innovative wineries.

‘Corks & Caps’–October 6

Corks & Caps

Photo: Facebook/Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce

If you have trouble choosing between beer and wine, then Brownwood’s 4th annual “Corks & Caps” event is perfect for you. Held in the historic Depot Plaza, the “Corks & Caps” event features beer and wine tastings from across the state of Texas. In addition to the good spirits that will be on hand at this event, food trucks will be providing delicious eats, and live music will keep the crowd hopping. Round out the evening with a visit to the on-site cigar area, hosted by Abilene’s own “The Leaf.” Your $25 ticket includes 10 samples of beer and wine. To learn more about this fun event, visit their website.

Wine is King in Brownwood

Brownwood spirits

Photo: Facebook/Spirit of Texas Winery

In addition to the “Corks & Caps” event, the Brownwood area is also home to several popular wine destinations. One Brownwood restaurant that’s getting lots of buzz (pun intended) for its wine selection is The Turtle Enoteca. What’s an enoteca, you might ask? Enoteca is Italian for “wine repository,” and The Turtle’s collection of wines is noteworthy, to say the least. Featured on The World of Fine Wines’ “Best Wine” List for 2017, judges called The Turtle’s wine list, “clever and consumer friendly.” Not to be overlooked, their food is original and fresh, so plan an evening at The Turtle Enoteca as soon as you can.

The Brownwood area also boasts wineries that keep folks coming back for more. La Sorella, located in Brownwood, not only has a beautiful selection of wines but also craft and domestic beers–something for everyone. This relaxed atmosphere invites guests to linger over small plates of cheese, nuts, and meats, and enjoy a glass of wine or beer with good friends or family.

The Spirit of Texas Winery, in nearby Early, Texas, only opened last year but has already become a popular destination for wine lovers in the Hill Country. What was once an overgrown property, with only scrubby mesquite trees covering it, is now a sprawling landscape with the property’s old pole barn having become a tasting room that takes center stage. The Spirit of Texas Winery holds six award-winning selections and has plans for more new wines to come. A dog-friendly patio and games aplenty make this a great spot to sit a spell and enjoy a quiet afternoon in the Texas Hill Country this fall.

Spend the Weekend in Scenic Brownwood

Scenic Brownwood

Photo: Facebook/Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce

One thing is for sure, a weekend spent in Brownwood enjoying the shopping and dining options will leave you feeling rejuvenated and reconnected. More good news: Brownwood is so centrally located, it makes for an easy weekend getaway or a good place to meet friends and family from most any part of Texas. Go to www.visitbrownwood.com to locate accommodations and restaurant listings in the greater Brownwood area and start making your fall plans!