Christmas Wine Affair 2019

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The Christmas Wine Affair Event 

This is the time of year we’ve all been waiting for…a chill in the air, the hustle and bustle, baking, wrapping, fireplaces and the Christmas Wine Affair in the Hill Country! We invite you to join us from November 29 – December 15 in the picturesque Texas Hill Country, sipping and sampling award winning wines at unique Hill Country Wineries. Savor all that Texas Wine Country has to offer this holiday season and join us for one day or all seventeen. Additional details, list of participating wineries and tickets available on October 9th.

Passport Ticket Prices 

  • Couples Passport – $65.00
  • Individual Passport – $45.00
Passport Benefits 
  • Full Complimentary Tastings at Each Participating Winery
  • 15% Discount on 3 Bottle Purchases

Additional information

Ticket

Individual, Couples

Pickup Location

1851 Vineyards, 4.0 Cellars, Becker Vineyards, Bell Springs Winery, Bending Branch Winery, Bent Oak Winery, Blue Lotus Winery Hye, Chisholm Trail Winery, Driftwood Estate, Dry Comal Creek Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery, Farmhouse Vineyards 290, Fall Creek Vineyards Tow, Fiesta Winery Lometa, Fiesta Winery 290, Hawks Shadow, Hye Meadow Winery, Kerrville Hills Winery, Longhorn Cellars, Los Pinos Ranch, Messina Hof Hill Country, Old Man Scary Cellars, Perissos Vineyards, Pillar Bluff, Ron Yates, Saint Tryphon, Singing Water, Sister Creek, Solaro, Spicewood Vineyards, Stone House Vineyard, Texas Heritage, Texas Hills, Texas Legato, Turtle Creek, Wedding Oak Winery at San Saba, Wedding Oak Winery at Burnet, Wedding Oak Winery at Fredericksburg, Woodrose Winery

Your tasting passport includes a full complimentary tasting at each winery (limit 4 wineries a day) tracked with your Tasting Passport and a 15% discount on 3-bottle purchases from each winery. 

This is the time of year we’ve all been waiting for…a chill in the air, the hustle and bustle, baking, wrapping, fireplaces and the Christmas Wine Affair in the Hill Country! We invite you to join us from November 29 – December 15 in the picturesque Texas Hill Country, sipping and sampling award winning wines at 48 unique Hill Country Wineries. Savor all that Texas Wine Country has to offer this holiday season and join us for one day or all seventeen. There are a limited number of tickets available and each year is sold out weeks before the event. Don’t delay and miss out on all the holiday cheer that the Texas Wine Country has to offer!

Please Note – Your pickup winery CAN NOT be changed after Tuesday, November 12th and you CAN NOT pickup your Tasting Passport until the first day of the Christmas Wine Affair Event, November 29th. All wineries listed on this page are participating in the event, however some wineries are “sold out” of passport booklets at their location. This does not affect their participation in the event, it simply means they do not have any additional passport booklets avaliable at their location for pickup. 

Participating Wineries 

This Is The Complete List Of Participating Wineries. Please Be Aware Of Winery Business Hours When Choosing Your Pickup Winery And Planning Your Winery Visits. 
  • 1851 Vineyards – Thurs – Sun
  • 4.0 Cellars – 7 Days/Week
  • Becker Vineyards – 7 Days/Week
  • Bell Springs Winery – 7 Days/Week
  • Bending Branch Winery – Thurs – Sun, Closed Dec 1st For Private Event
  • Bent Oak Winery – Thurs – Sun
  • Blue Lotus Winery in Hye – Thurs – Sun
  • Chisholm Trail Winery- Thurs – Mon
  • Driftwood Estate – Sun – Fri, Reservation Required For 6+
  • Dry Comal Creek Vineyards – 7 Days/Week, Reservation Required For 5+
  • Duchman Family Winery – Mon – Fri Only – Will NOT Honor Passports on Black Friday
  • Fall Creek Vineyards at Tow – Mon – Sat
  • Farmhouse Vineyards Marketplace and Tipsy Trailer – Fri – Sun
  • Fiesta Winery 290 – 7 Days/Week
  • Fiesta Winery Lometa – 7 Days/Week
  • Grape Creek Vineyards 290 – Mon – Fri
  • Grape Creek Main Street – Mon – Fri
  • Hawks Shadow- Saturday Only, By App
  • Hye Meadow Winery – Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun & By Appointment, Reservation Required For 5+
  • Inwood Estate Winery & Bistro – Sun – Fri, Reservation Required For 7+
  • Kerrville Hills Winery – Thurs – Mon
  • Kuhlman Cellars – Thurs, Fri, Mon, Reservation Required
  • Longhorn Cellars – Thurs – Mon ONLY
  • Los Pinos Ranch Vineyard Fredericksburg – 7 Days/Week — Closed on Sunday, December 15th For Wine Club Party
  • Lost Draw Cellars – 7 Days / Week, By Appointment ONLY — Closed Sunday, December 8th and Sunday, December 15th For Wine Club Party
  • Messina Hof Hill Country – 7 Days/Week
  • Narrow Path Winery – Mon, Thurs, Fri Only, Reservation Required For 5+
  • Old Man Scary Cellars- 6 Days/Week, Closed Tuesday
  • Perissos Vineyard and Winery- Thurs – Sun
  • Pillar Bluff Vineyards – Fri – Sun
  • Ron Yates – 7 Days/Week
  • Saint Tryphon – Thurs – Sun
  • Singing Water Vineyards – Thurs – Mon
  • Sister Creek Vineyards – 7 Days/Week
  • Spicewood Vineyards – Wed-Sun
  • Stone House Vineyard – Mon, Thur – Sun or By Appt, Reservation Required For 6+
  • Solaro Estate- 7 Days/Week
  • Texas Hills Vineyard – 7 Days/Week
    • All Passport Holders Will Receive A Complimentary Ornament When They Visit and Taste at Texas Hills Vineyards
  • Texas Heritage Vineyards – Thurs – Sun, Reservation Required For 5+
  • Texas Legato – Thurs-Mon, or By App
  • Turtle Creek Olives & Vines – Tues-Sat, Group Maximum 5
  • Wedding Oak Winery at Burnet – 7 Days/Week, Reservation Required For 6+
  • Wedding Oak Winery at Fredericksburg – 7 Days/Week, Reservation Required For 6+
  • Wedding Oak Winery at San Saba – 7 Days/Week, Reservation Required For 6+
  • Westcave Cellars –  Fri-Sun ONLY
  • William Chris Vineyards – Reservation Required, Sun – Fri ONLY (No Saturdays)
  • Wimberley Valley Winery – Mon – Fri ONLY
  • Woodrose Winery- 7 Days/Week, Reservation Required For 5+

Visit the WINERIES page of our website for details on each participating winery including hours, location and varietals.

*All wineries require reservations for groups of 8 or more guests.

Your Christmas Wine Affair ticket, valid November 29th – December 15th , includes a full complimentary tasting (as determined by winery) at all 48 participating wineries with a limit of 4 wineries a day and a 15% discount on 3 bottle purchases at each winery.  All of these benefits for a ticket price of $65/couple or $45/individual. The average tasting fee at the 48 participating wineries is $14/person…adding up to $56/person if visiting 4 wineries a day. And that’s just for ONE day! You have 17 days to visit 48 wineries. Your Christmas Wine Affair ticket is already saving you money, not including the discounts on wine purchases! The limit to 4 winery tastings a day with your ticket is a way for THCW to promote responsible drinking during the events. We do hope you can take your time and enjoy each winery more this way, instead of rushing through tastings and getting to the next stop. This allows for a more intimate experience at each winery, enjoying the wines and the people.

Each ticket will include a Christmas Wine Affair Passport to be picked up at your first winery (selected at time of ticket purchase). Each participating winery that you visit will stamp your passport on the day you visit the winery and taste. Each day you can taste and get stamped at four participating wineries total. Couples tickets will receive 1 booklet but both will get the tastings. You have 17 days to enjoy 48 wineries in the beautiful Texas Wine Country, tasting your favorite wines and getting exclusive discounts! This is too good of a deal to pass up, so make sure to get tickets for your entire family and all of your friends!

Your Christmas Wine Affair Ticket Includes:

  • Full complimentary tasting at each participating winery with a limit of 4 wineries a day (one tasting for singles, two tastings for couples – couples are ANY two people but both must be present together for tastings)
  • A Tasting Passport Book that will be stamped at each participating winery that you visit (you will NEED TO START at the winery you select when you purchase tickets to pickup your Tasting Passport Book for tastings)
  • 15% discount on 3-bottle purchases from each participating winery (winery choice and/or discount may exclude reserves, ports and wines already discounted)

The Christmas Wine Affair is the perfect way to ring in the holiday season!  So join us for just one or all 17 days to experience an unforgettable getaway in Texas Wine Country. There are a limited number of tickets available and each year is sold out weeks before the event. Don’t delay and miss out on all the holiday cheer that the Texas Wine Country has to offer December!

Are there a limited number of tickets?

Yes and they typically sell out by the first weekend of the Trail.  We do not hold back any tickets.

Do I have to start at the winery I chose?

Yes, you do have to go there first and get your book.  You do not have to taste there first but you must get your book first.

Can I change my pickup winery?

No, wineries receive the exact amount of Trail Passports as designated by ticket purchaser choice and we cannot change them once delivered.  Please be aware of individual winery business hours and days they are open when choosing your pickup winery.

What is the difference between Couples and Individuals tickets?

Couples tickets are good for ANY TWO people (husband/wife, sisters, mother/daughter, friends, etc).  You will receive ONE passport book and TWO tastings.  Both people must be present together for the couples tastings (ie: one can not receive tastings on the first day of the event and the other person on another day of the event at the same winery).

Individual tickets are for ONE person, you will receive ONE passport and ONE tasting at each participating winery.

I can’t use my ticket, can I get a refund?

No, but tickets are transferable so you can give it away or sell it.

What days is my ticket good for?

All 31 days of the Trail. October 1st – 31st, 2019.

What wineries are included?

48 of our member wineries.  You can find a list of them on the WINERIES page or the MAP page of our website.

I am giving this as a gift, can you change the name on the ticket?

The tickets are transferrable so it does not matter that your name is on it. When gifting though, you can choose “Ship To” and put the receivers name in the shipping info and this will put their name on the ticket.  (No, tickets are not shipped)

Tickets

A confirmation email will be sent to you once your purchase transaction is successful.  The confirmation email is your ticket.  You can print this at anytime to present to the winery to pickup your book.  Or you can show the winery your confirmation email from your smart phone.

What time does the trail start?

The trail starts when individual wineries are open (usually 10-11am) and ends at closing of the wineries (5-6pm).  Please check out individual winery hours on the WINERIES page of our site.

Where does the trail start?

It starts wherever you would like but you must pickup your Tasting Passport first.  Please use the MAP to plan out your trip.

What about transportation?

This is a self-guided trail so you will use your own transportation or book with a Tour Company.  Please use a Designate Driver.

Are wine glasses included with ticket or at each winery?

No glasses are included.  Each winery will have wine glasses for you to use while tasting but are not included to take home.  Wine glasses are for sale at each winery if you would like to purchase separately.

Christmas Wine Affair Terms And Disclosure:

• Not all THCW member wineries are participating in this event, only those listed on this page.

• Tickets are non-refundable and THCW cannot be responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Tickets cannot be exchanged for other event tickets or another weekend event. You can give them away or sell them.

• All prices are plus tax and subject to change.

• When using a Couples Passport, both individuals must be present for two tastings to be provided.

• Children must be accompanied by an adult.

• Passports must be presented at winery to receive tastings and discount.  You will not receive tastings at the wineries without your Tasting Passport.

• Valid ID required to taste or purchase wines.

• Winery events are separate from THCW trail, additional fees may apply, please check with individual wineries for fees.

• Pets are not allowed at some wineries, please check with each winery before bringing your pet.

• For groups larger than 8, MUST contact the wineries before your visit to let them know you are coming and when you will be arriving at least 24 hours in advance.  Some wineries will NOT accept groups of more than 8 people.

• THCW Event tickets are meant for individual use, not for use in conjunction with a wine tour company who already has tasting prices set with individual Wineries for services rendered.

• Be safe. Please have a Designated Driver for your trail trips