"No need to cram your winery trips into one or two weekends this month, you’ll have 31 days to explore, savor and relish in the beauty and excellence of the wineries of the Hill Country. With 24 participating wineries there is an endless combination of day trips for you, your family and friends. Texas Wine Month is about showcasing the wines of the 24 wineries in the Texas Hill Country. With your Trail ticket, each participating winery will offer a minimum of 1 and up to 3 complimentary tastes of wine.
The Texas Wine Month ticket acts as a Golden Ticket for trail patrons again this year! Texas Hill Country Wineries has partnered with local restaurants, hotels, Bed and Breakfasts and wine shops to give you more opportunities along the trail. Each business has provided a special discount or complimentary offer to trail ticket holders only. In addition to the Golden Ticket offers, your ticket will act as entry into the Texas Wine Month raffle and make you eligible to receive the Texas Hill Country Wineries recipe collection."
And from Greater Houston Weekly:
October is Texas Wine MonthTexas kicked off Texas Wine Month early with a huge party on Sept. 25 at the State Fair of Texas. Texas wines will be featured at the State Fair of Texas Wine Garden until Oct. 18 in Dallas. Lots of GO TEXAN wine events are highlighted during October and include:
Oct. 2 – Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail Vintner’s Dinner at Messina Hof Winery Restaurant in Bryan. For more information, call (800) 736-9463 ext 234.
Oct. 2–4 – Fifth Annual Texas Fall Fest and Texas Wine Auction at Horseshoe Bay. For more information, go to www.texasfallfest.com.
Oct. 3-4 – Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail Fall Harvest, including Grand Opening for Retreat Hill Winery east of Navasota. For more information on this wine trail, go to www.texasbluebonnetwinetrail.com
Oct. 9-10 – 23rd Annual Gruene Music and Wine Festival. For more information, go to www.gruenemusicandwinefest.org.
Oct. 9-11 – 20th Annual Conroe Catfish Festival featuring “Texas Wine and Food Street” (www.conroecajuncatfishfestival.com)
Oct. 10 and 11 – Bayou City Art Festival featuring a Texas-sized wine expo