This weekend, July 18 & 19, is the last weekend to complete the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail: 2015 Harvest Trail. Participants of the event, which consists of two weekends and seven wineries, will receive a Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail commemorative 12 oz. wine glass upon arrival to their first winery, and one summer scrumptious food pairing with two wine pairings at each winery they visit. Those who visit all 7 wineries will receive a keepsake at their final stop. For more information about The Trail visit: www.texasbluebonnetwinetrail.com
If you missed the Harvest Trail, don’t worry. Each of the wineries will be hosting special events, and are open for tastings throughout the summer.
Summer Sunset Lawn Series- Every Sunday evening about an hour before sunset, enjoy a lawn concert with great music and relax with your family and friends. There is a cover charge for adults 18 and over. There will be deli sandwiches, fine cheeses, deli crackers and sausages, along with jams and sauces for snacks. Picnic baskets are welcome. Performances will include:
July 19 – Kevin Black, Sam Houston Corvette Club
July 26 – Texas Aces
August 2 – Grateful Geezers, 10th Anniversary Party
August 9 – The Guppies from Outerspace
August 16 – Silvershoes
August 23 – Skyline
August 30 – Bill Mock and the Highway 105 Band
September 6 – Shake Russell, Labor Day Weekend
September 13 – Gentle Lamb Experience
September 20 -TBA
September 27 – The Fab 5
Tuesday – Friday: 12 – 5pm; Saturday: 12 – 6pm; Sunday: 1 – 6pm; www.bernhardtwinery.com
Cork This! Winery:
Happy Hour Wednesdays- Enjoy $5 glasses from 11am to 6pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 11am – 6pm; Friday & Saturday 11am – 7pm; Sunday 1 – 5pm; www.corkthiswinery.com
Messina Hof Winery:
Mondays: Healthcare, Military & Uniformed services appreciation- Bring your ID or badge and receive 10% off Bottle Price & Happy Hour pricing until 9pm.
Tuesdays: Tour De Wines Tuesday- Flight of 4 Wines & 4 Stamps. Get your passport and complete the Tour de Wines at Messina Hof.
Thursdays: Aggie Night Out- Show your Aggie ring/ID for free taste of our Aggie Network wines and Happy Hour pricing until 9pm
Fridays: Sunset Tours & Half Price Cocktails
Saturdays: Cellar Tour & Tank Tasting- Experience this behind-the-scenes tour of the estate and get an exclusive taste of Messina Hof’s award-winning wine unfiltered and right out of the barrel and tank.
July 19: Vineyard BBQ- Live Music, BBQ Plates, and Wine Slushies
July 22: Cooking Party- Learn useful cooking techniques for a three course menu demonstrated by the Vintage House Chef.
July 31: Harvest Festival begins!- Join Messina Hof for the official kick-off of the 38th Annual Harvest Festival. This event will feature the Blessing of the Vines, grape-picking in the estate vineyard followed by a traditional grape stomping. Afterwards, guests will dine in The Gallery featuring a fabulous Vineyard Cuisine buffet from The Vintage House Restaurant.
Winery Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 4-9pm; Thursday: 4 – 11pm; Friday: 12noon – 11pm; Saturday: 11am – 11pm; Sunday: 11am – 6pm; www.messinahof.com
Peach Creek Winery:
Winery Hours: Friday: 1 – 5pm; Saturday: 12 – 6pm; Sunday: 1 – 5pm; www.peachcreekvineyards.com
Pleasant Hill Winery:
Crush For Fun: July 18 &19, July 25 & 26, August 1 & 2, August 8 & 9- You get purple feet and a special T-Shirt “I picked. I stomped. I made some wine.” Bring the kids and don’t forget your camera.
Winery Hours: Saturdays: 11am – 6pm; Sundays: 12 – 6pm; www.pleasanthillwinery.com
Winery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 11am – 6pm; www.saddlehornwinery.com
Winery Hours: Friday: 12 – 5pm; Saturday: 11am – 6pm; Sunday: 12 – 5pm; www.windywinery.com