The Wine Cellar at Spicewood Vineyards.
Wine tasting weekends in the Texas Hill Country are always fun. We hear all about it, for many wine tasters lodge in Hill Country Texas Bed and Breakfasts.
At the wineries, couples sit elbow to elbow sniffing, swilling, and searching for the most accurate description of the wines. Friends turn wine tasting weekends into more social events, but still enjoy the tasting. Wine tasting can even be interesting and fun for solo travelers.
Yet in truth, wine tasting can become a bit tiring if too much of it is crammed into one weekend. While anyone can appreciate wine at one Texas Hill Country Winery, it takes a certain endurance to be able to appreciate the contents of the glass at, say, the fifth winery of the day.
The solution? Spread out the wine tasting.
October is Texas Wine Month Trail in the Hill Country. For $15/person, budding and seasoned oenophiles may taste wines at 27 wineries. In addition, participants will receive discounts on purchases. It’s worth the price of admission, and it’s worth visiting as many wineries as possible. It’s also worth taking your time.
There are 45 Texas Hill Country Bed and Breakfasts in our Texas B&B Association, scattered throughout the region from Kerrville to Dripping Springs, Brownwood to Boerne. Many of them are close to wineries. Take your time. Visit a winery, relax at a nearby Hill Country Texas Bed and Breakfast, and after a sumptuous meal the next morning, visit another winery.
Hopping from one winery to the next, one B&B to another – what a delightful way to spend the rest of October.
Additional information about Texas Wine Month Trail may be found at Texas Wine Trail.