As holiday parties and gift exchanges with families and friends approach, there’s a good chance that you’ve considered gifting at least one bottle of wine this holiday season. If you prefer to gift a wine from an American winery, why not check out wines from the Hill Country area?
A Wine Tour for Each Taste
Whether you live in the Hill Country or just love to visit, one of the things the area is known for is its beautiful vineyards and delicious wines. So a bottle of wine for Christmas would make a wonderful gift. To help you find just the right one, why not take a Holiday Wine Trail excursion? Popular in Texas Hill Country throughout the year, wine tours are fun and exciting activities that make wineries more than just destinations—they’re truly an experience. There are a couple of really special wine tours that are especially notable this holiday season, and should be considered as part of your holiday plans.
For Classic Wine Lovers
For those who want to get the classic Wine Trail experience over the holidays, the 2013 Holiday Wine Trail is sure to be one to remember. Starting Dec. 6 and continuing until Dec. 15, the Holiday Wine Trail encompasses 36 Hill Country wineries. A $35 ticket buys you:
- One to three complimentary tastings
- A holiday ornament from your favorite winery
- A 15% discount on three-bottle purchases at each winery
- A 50% discount on winery ornaments where applicable.
Heading to the Holiday Wine Trail with your sweetheart? A $60 couples ticket buys you the same as above, plus one to three complimentary wine tastings per winery. It’s the perfect holiday outing for singles and couples alike.
For Athletic Wine Lovers
Yes, believe it or not, there is an option for those who like to mix fitness and wine! Hill Country Bike & Wine is the perfect outing for wine lovers with a sense of adventure that goes beyond the palate. This relaxing wine tour visits two to three wineries, with tourists riding a fitness hybrid bike to each destination. Although the tour rides over mostly flat terrain and doesn’t require tourists to be athletes to participate, it is nevertheless a much more active outing, with stops in between for rest and lunch at one of the wineries. It also includes van support, wine-tasting appointments and souvenirs. At $179 per person, it makes the perfect holiday gift for yourself, your sweetheart or the wine-loving athlete in your family.
Wine tours in the Hill Country are a great way to spend the holidays, and a wonderful alternative to your traditional holiday vacation trip. For more information on the Texas Hill Country, or if you are interested in looking for land for sale in Texas, visit the Brushy Top website. You can also find us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.