Eleven boutiques family-owned wineries invite travelers to crown the culinary star of the Way Out Wineries. The weekend of June 22nd – 24th your ticket will allow you to visit all eleven wineries for complimentary wine tasting and also to sample the Chef’s Choice Dish paired with the winery’s selected wine. At your first stop you will receive a souvenir wine tasting glass and at your last stop you can vote for your favorite winery dish. A coveted, fabulous trophy will be awarded along with year-long bragging rights for the winner. (Some wineries are known to bribe for votes!)
This year’s Road Trip will be the best ever with four new wineries in the Way Outs. Participating wineries are: Alamosa Wine Cellars, Bend; Barking Rocks Winery, Granbury; Bluff Dale Vineyards, Bluff Dale; Brennan Vineyards, Comanche; Fiesta Winery, Bend (NEW); Lost Oak Winery, Burleson (NEW); Pillar Bluff Vineyards, Lampasas; Rising Star Vineyard, Rising Star; San Saba Wine Cellars, San Saba (NEW); Sunset Winery, Burleson (NEW); Texas Legato Vineyards, Lampasas.
All road trips are self-directed driving tours. Ticket holders will be asked to select which winery they would like to visit first so they can pick up their souvenir glass. New winery maps will include the new winery locations.
The Way Out Wineries self-guided tours are available June 22nd – 24th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 each person and may be purchased by PayPal or credit card.
The Way Out Wineries, a collection of small, boutique wineries in the heart of Texas, has upped the WOW Factor by adding four new wineries to their group. Expanding the scope of the wine trail, the group now includes Sunset Winery and Lost Oak Winery near Burleson; San Saba Wine Cellars, a new winery in San Saba; and Fiesta Winery near Bend, Texas. The trail now boasts eleven wineries, all family-owned and operated, with great proximity to the Metroplex and to the Texas Hill Country.
Travelers enjoy meeting the owners and winemakers at these small wineries and find that each winery has its own unique charm. Drive through the beautiful countryside and quaint country towns in the area. Four seasonal Road Trips during the year are great opportunities to visit the wineries during a special event. Early spring is time for the Mardi Gras Road Trip when the Way Out Wineries celebrate with Texas wine and Cajun dishes. The Wildflower Road Trip in April is very popular for the great country vistas covered with wildflowers and the wine and pasta served at each winery. June is time for the annual Summertime Cook-Off Road Trip when winery chefs (winemakers) pull out all the stops to win the votes of ticket-holders and get the “coveted, fabulous, trophy” and bragging rights for a year. The Holiday Road Trip in early December pairs holiday goodies with wine and each ticket-holder receives the winery’s special ornament.
The Way Out Wineries are open every weekend and some are open during the week as well so a Road Trip is possible any time. Visit www.wayoutwineries.org for details on each winery and each WOW event. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Karen Johnson at 512-565-2718. Or email Tiberia@barkingrockswine.com