5 Ways to Celebrate ‘Texas Wine Month’ This October

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Autumn in the Texas Hill Country is one of the most beautiful times of the year. It’s also a time when we celebrate our European heritage with festivals like Oktoberfest and Wurstfest. Pitchers of beer, arm in arm with friends and family swaying to and fro to classic German drinking songs, or strutting your stuff on the dance floor to “the Chicken Dance” is an annual tradition for most Hill Country residents in the fall. But not only is it the perfect time to celebrate the beloved hop, but this October is also Texas Wine Month.

Wineries, vineyards, and Hill Country towns throughout the area throw open their doors to celebrate the recent harvest and just to throw a good party. Many new releases occur during this time of year, too. So, what kind of party can you expect? From big to small, we’re recommending them all. Take a peek below and plan your trip now!

2016 Texas Wine Month Trail

October is Texas Wine Month: Here's Five Ways to Celebrate!

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Maybe the best way to celebrate Texas Wine Month is to participate in the Texas Wine Trail. Over 51 of the Texas Hill Country’s best wineries and vineyards participate in the event. Purchase a ticket at and enjoy complimentary tastings at all participating wineries plus a 15% discount on 3-bottle purchases at each winery. Your wine passport is good for the entire month so get your tickets now. Tickets are $40 for individuals and $70 per couple.

Gruene Music and Wine Festival

October is Texas Wine Month: Here's Five Ways to Celebrate!
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The town of Gruene is eager to invite you to Gruene Music and Wine Festival. The town first banded together for the festival in 1987 to celebrate Americana music and Texas, German, and New World wines and to raise money for the United Way of Comal County. The event has grown each year expanding into a four-day party.

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