The Texas Department of Agriculture has designated October as Texas Wine Month. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the crisp Fall weather and the 10 wineries in Houston’s Hill Country. Your October trail ticket price of $25 for a single ticket or $45 for a Ticket for Two includes two select wine tastings, paired with a unique sausage dish at each winery PLUS chances to win one of 10 great gifts from our member wineries.
In addition to our wine and food pairings, each trail ticket holder will receive one raffle ticket at each winery they visit. Ticket holders will complete the raffle ticket and turn it in at the member winery at the time of visit. At the conclusion of the October wine trail, all raffle tickets will be combined into one drawing pot. Winning raffle tickets will be drawn randomly for chances to win the prizes listed below. Ticketholders have to visit the host winery on the trail to be eligible to win that winery’s prize. The more wineries you visit on the October wine trail, the more chances you have to win! The total value of the prizes offered by the member wineries is over $3400!
One night stay at The Loft Bed & Breakfast at Bernhardt Winery in Plantersville, Texas. Your intimate stay includes a complimentary bottle of wine, hors d’oeuvres and wine at sunset, and a continental breakfast. Reservations are subject to availability. Value: $200
The winner and 24 of his or her closest friends will be treated to a trolley vineyard tour, samples of 12 wines, plus a snack tray for up to 25 people. Value $250.00.
Cork This! Winery:
Gather up your closest friends and head to Cork This! Winery in Montgomery for a bottling party. Participants will bottle, cork, foil, and label a batch of their favorite wine. Custom designed label and wine for drinking while bottling. Yields approximately 28 bottles of wine. Scheduling and wine subject to availability. Value: $450
One night stay at the Villa Bed & Breakfast located at Messina Hof Winery in Bryan, Texas. Reservations are subject to availability Sunday - Thursday only. Included with your stay is a complimentary bottle of wine, a winery tour and tasting, evening wine and cheese reception in the Wine bar and a delicious European-style champagne breakfast. Value: $400
Pleasant Hill Winery:
The Ultimate Gift Basket prepared especially for you by owner Jeanne Cottle. Your basket includes award- winning wines from Pleasant Hill, including their Rosso Forte port-style dessert wine and chocolates infused with the port, unique gifts and goodies from the winery. Value: $350
Retreat Hill Cellars:
Enjoy an intimate four course, wine paired dinner for six persons in the tasting room, located in the First State Bank Building in downtown Montgomery. Guests will be joined by owner, Billy S. Cox, Jr. Scheduling subject to availability. Value: $450
Retreat Hill Winery and Vineyard:
Enjoy a Texas-style steak dinner for six, prepared by winemaker and owner, Billy S. Cox, Jr. Dinner includes grilled rib eye steak, cheesy mashed potatoes and salad and wine, served buffet style in our Tank Room at Retreat Hill Winery and Vineyard. Scheduling subject to availability. Value: $450
Indulge yourself with a relaxing massage for two at the local Thyme Day Spa, followed by a private wine tasting at Saddlehorn Winery, and then a picnic lunch served with wine in the charming gazebo in our vineyard. At the end of your day, you will also receive a gift basket containing two souvenir wine glasses, a bottle of wine, and other Saddlehorn Winery keepsakes. Scheduling subject to availability. Value: $350
Texas Star Winery:
The lucky winners of this prize will receive one case of one case of Hibiscus Flower Wine compliments of owners Earl and Lyn Love. Value: $220
Join owners August and Linda Meitzen at Windy Winery in Brenham for a private wine tasting event for twelve people. Your wine tasting also includes hors d’oeuvres and a glass of wine per person. Scheduling subject to availability. Value: $300