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North Texas Wine Country Announces Wine Trail

Media Release:

October Wine Trail Texas Wine Month 2019

Oct 01, 11:00 AM – Oct 31, 11:00 PM

During the entire month of October! Not just weekends, but every day our wineries are open!

How does the trail work?  The wine trail is self-guided.  Beginning October 1 through October 31, pick a member winery to start at, present your receipt, via cell phone or paper, receive a wine trail passport and souvenir wine trail glass.  Guide yourself to each of the wineries over the course of the month of October.  Get your wine passport stamped at each location and taste and tour your way through North Texas!  (Keep your glass and passport for each trail you take all month long!) Hours vary by winery.  Check each wineries hours.​ https://www.northtexaswine.com/wineries

Suggested trail routes TBA.

Tickets:  $39.99 per person (plus tax). Must be 21+ years old. Tickets valid October 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019.

Your digital receipt is your ticket. Physical tickets will NOT be shipped to you. 

Present your receipt at the first winery you visit on the trail to receive your trail passport and wine glass.

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August 2019 in North Texas Wine Country

It’s hot. Yes, we know. Summer has settled in and the grapes are getting ready to scream, PICK ME- SQUEESE ME- MAKE ME WINE!! If you like helping pick grapes contact your local vineyard. If you just want to come out and drink wine with us, here’s what’s going on in August:

Arche’ Winery & Vineyard www.archewines.com

Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyard www.blueostrich.net

Carmela Winery www.carmelawinery.net

Cassaro Winery www.cassarowines.com

Caudalie Crest Winery & Vineyard www.goatsNgrapes.com

Live music every FIRST Saturday & THIRD Friday and on BLUE MOON (Fifth)weekends

Checkered Past Winery

www.checkeredpastwinery.com

Cooley Bay Winery www.cooleybay.com

Tasting Room Hours of Operation/ Every Thursday – Saturday/ 2:00pm – 9:00pm/ Sunday/2:00pm – 7:00pm

Cork House Winery www.corkhousewinery.com

Eden Hill Winery & Vineyard www.edenhill.com

FarmResortUSA www.farmresort.com

Fitzel Winery www.fitzelwinery.com

Firelight Winery & Vineyard www.firelightvineyards.com

Firelight Vineyards Sangria Fiesta / Saturday August 10th / 7:00PM / No cost https://www.facebook.com/firelightvineyards/

Fortunata Winery & Vineyard www.fortunatawinery.com

4R Ranch Vineyard & Winery www.4rwines.com

Live Music Summer Saturdays at 4R/Join us on the Wind Shed Tasting Room Deck for entertainment by some of North Texas’s finest performers.

Live Music in August:

August 10 – 2-5pm – TBA Band at the Tasting Room

August 17 – 2-5pm – The Englishes at the Tasting Room

August 24 – 3-6pm – Fanci Collins at the Tasting Room

August 31 – 3-6pm – Ryan Davis at the Tasting Room

August 3 – 5-8pm/Wine Club Party Event at the BarnHaus /Theme dinner “Shhh…It’s a Speakeasy!” Ticket: $50.00 -– Dinner and a Live Music event with the Dave Alexander jazz trio. Roaring 20’s dress – Prizes for best ensembles!  Buy your ticket at www.4Rwines.com.

Every Friday in August is Frose Friday – come try our unique Frozen Rose through August 31.

Every Sunday is Sunday Funday – check www.4Rwines.com for the game of the day!

Homestead Winery Denison www.homesteadwinery.com

Happy Hour/Every Monday from 4-6pm

Wine Down Wednesday/Every Wednesday from 5-9pm/Happy hour pricing from 5-9 on glasses & 10% off bottles consumed on-premise in Devolli's Italian Restaurant

Feature Friday/Every Friday from 5-9pm/Different wine & craft beer featured at HH prices

Bracelet Day/Every Saturday from 1-4pm/$10 for 3 tabs on bracelet redeemable for wine tasting, glass of wine.

Landon Winery www.landonwinery.com

Wine Down Wednesdays / Every Wednesday / 11a to 9p / Half Priced Bottles In Winery / Bring food, order in, or enjoy our Small Plates Menu with your Half Price Bottle and Friends

Live Music / Every Friday & Saturday / 7p to 10p / Landon Winery McKinney, Greenville, & Wylie locations / Relax and unwind with your favorite Landon wines

Barrel Tour & Tasting / Saturday 8/3/19 2pm / 2508 Lee St, Greenville TX Join our winemaker to tour our production facility and barrel room, taste wines straight from the barrels! / $30pp; wine club discounts apply

Ballroom Dancing / Every Tuesday / 7p to 8:30p / Landon Winery Greenville, 2508 Lee St / Hone those ballroom dancing skills with Academy of Dance Music & Theater; $15pp, beginners are welcome.

Concert Night at The Sound / Every Thursday / 7p to 10p / Landon Winery at The Sound, 3121 Olympus Blvd, Dallas / Live music on the lake directly in front Landon's patio, sit back, wine, and enjoy!

Wine Club Release / August 1 / Wine club wines for August are Cabernet Franc for our red lovers, Dry Riesling for the white fans, and Raspberry to finish off summer for our sweet fans / Pick up Parties are from noon to 4 pm on Saturday 8/10 in Wylie, Sunday 8/11 in McKinney, and Sunday 8/18 in Greenville

Yoga with Judy / Tuesdays 11a to 12p / 103 N. Ballard Ave, Wylie / All levels welcome, yoga + wine = a perfect duo / Donation of $10 recommended for class

Le Painted Grape Wine Glass Painting Class / Tues 8/13 in McKinney, Wednesday 8/14 in Greenville, Thursday 8/15 in Wylie / 6:30 to 8p / Call your preferred winery location for more information

Yoga + Wine / Thursday 5 to 7p / 101 N. Kentucky, McKinney / All levels welcome, yoga + wine = a perfect duo / Ticket Prices will include the class plus one tasting flight or one glass of wine; ticket price TBD

National Pinot Noir Day / Sunday 8/18/19 / All locations/ 1/2 Price Pinot Noir Glasses all day all locations, 12p to 9p

Wine & Pie Pairing with Buttermilk Sky / Enjoy the deliciousness of the perfect pairings, pie + wine, 6:30 to 8p Thursday 8/22 McKinney, Tuesday 8/27 Wylie, Thursday 8/29 Greenville / Ticket link on each location's Facebook page / $25+tax per person

National Cabernet Day / Thursday 8/29/19 / All locations/ 1/2 Price Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, & Vintesa Cabernet Glasses all day all locations, 11p to 9p

Lone Star Wine Cellars www.lonestarwinecellar.com

Live Music @ Lone Star / Every Thursday (7-9p), Friday (8-11p), Saturday (8-11p), & Sunday (4-6p) / 103 E. Virginia Street, McKinney, TX 75069 / Check out one of the most hidden gem live music venues in McKinney with performances from both local and traveling award-winning artists while sipping on your favorite summer wine! View Live@LoneStar Music Schedule

WineNot? Karaoke / Every Wednesday 7/3/2019 - 9/11/2019 / 6:30p to 9:00p / 103 E. Virginia Street, McKinney TX 75069 / Be the STAR at Lone Star Winery this summer at our annual summer series of Wine Not? Karaoke Wednesdays! Talent oozing summer jamming through the months of August, and September! Spice up your summer nights with this must-see entertainment! Start practicing now!

Marker Cellars www.markercellars.com

August 17th/Restore your Inner Beauty & Body/11:00 Event Center, by Divine Center of Yoga/$24 for Yoga - 2 glasses of wine or $12.00 for Yoga, Contact Divine Center of Yoga, https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=12904&stype=-8&sView=day&sLoc=0&date=08/17/19

August 24th/Wind Chime workshop /1:00 Event Center, Design a bottle Wind Chime while sipping your favorite Marker Cellars wine/ $30.00/Contact Kim Hull

817-845-4292/ Bridgeport's Own Red Dirt Cowboy Recording Artist - Pat Waters at the Winery/ 3 to 6 pm.

August 23rd-25th /Marker Cellars will be pouring your Favorite Tastes at the Liberty Crossing Market, Gainesville, Texas, 10-6

August 25th/Cruise the Douro River in Portugal, Information meeting at 3:00 pm in the Event Center, Marker Cellars is sponsoring a 7-day wine themed river cruise down the Doura River in Portugal in conjunction with AmaWaterways and Expedia Travel for May 2020. Learn more about this incredible 7-day wine-themed cruise from this informational meeting.

August 29th /Taste of Wise/ 5-8/Decatur Convention Center. Explorer merchants food and beverages from Wise county.

OG Cellars www.ogcellars.com

TF Vineyard & Winery www.tfvineyard.com

Yoga Class/Vino + Vinyasa / Friday August 2nd/ 5:30 Meet & do wine tasting/ Yoga Class starts at 6:00-8:00/Vino + Vinyasa /The perfect way to wind down your week! Yoga & wine. Bring your mom, your neighbors, your friends, your husband, or your friend's husband, cause you will not want to miss this smoooooth transition into the weekend! https://www.theowlsnest.net/sunsetyogawisecountytheowlsnest

Harvesting/Lenoir Red Grape Harvesting/ Saturday August 10th @7AM /Our vineyard is full of Lenoir Grapes which you can come help harvest and see the entire process from start to finish. Please dress appropriately for outdoor work – close toe shoes, sunscreen, mosquite spray and hats are important as it will be a hot day.  Bring your own pruning shears if you can. We will have some, while supplies last. We will crush & de-stem under the covered carport and finish inside. We should be finished by noon. Smokin J’s Food Truck will be on-site plus music in the evening.

Live Music + Food Truck/LNF (Love Never Fails) Music Duo Returns / Saturday August 10th/ 6PM/No cover charge just a fabulous relaxing evening after the Harvest! Come Unwind after a long hard day in the vineyard with the fun acoustical sounds of this amazing duo! Bring lawn chairs and stay for the fun!

Live Music

Just Two Girls /Saturday August 24th/ 6PM / This Mother-Daughter Duo will please you with their variety of styles. No Cover charge. Wine & Snack Trays Available during Concert.

Bible Study/Water to Wine/Thursday August 29th @ 6:30 in our nice cool Event Room./This personable group led by the Boyd Methodist Church is open to anyone interested in Bible Study & Wine. Tasting room open during bible study.

Taste of Wise County/Thursday August 29th/ 5-8PM @ Decatur Convention Center/Showcase of the best of Wise County under one roof, sampling food and wine (Link not available yet)

VineCrafters www.vinecrafters.com