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Love Wine? Check Out These 5 Wine Festivals in Lubbock

After traveling to the “Hub City,” visitors are amazed when they learn that about 80 percent of wine grapes grown for Texas wines are grown right here in the High Plains of Texas. The local wine industry boasts five major wineries that transform these grapes into a stunning array of award-winning reds and whites.

While a visit to any of Lubbock’s wineries is always a good idea, regardless of the time of year, there are five annual events you’ll want to mark on your calendar.

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Attendees enjoying samples at Wine & Chocolate Fantasia

  1. Wine & Chocolate Fantasia

Admire the meticulously crafted chocolate sculptures, eat your way through an abundance of sweet treats and sample Llano’s delicious wines. This annual celebration held at Texas’ most award-winning winery, Llano Estacado Winery, brings the friendly folks of the High Plains together with the region’s culinary experts. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance as they usually sell out in mid to late January.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 from 6:30 – 10 p.m.
Cost: $75

Llano Estacado Winery
3426 E. FM 1585

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  1. Lubbock Uncorked

A tribute to West Texas wine, Lubbock Uncorked draws attention to the wines made with grapes grown right here in the High Plains, along with tastings of wines from across Texas. With live local music and food, this festival celebrates everything to love about the wine industry here in Lubbock!

Date: Friday, April 28, 2017 from 4 – 9 p.m.
Cost: TBA

American Wind Power Center
1701 Canyon Lake Drive

Wines & Vines Festival

  1. Wines & Vines Festival
    Wineries from all over Texas come to Lubbock for the Wines & Vines Festival, providing attendees a variety of tasting options. Head to McPherson Cellars in Lubbock’s Depot Entertainment District for two days full of live music, food trucks and delicious wine. Get your tickets at the door!

Date: Friday, May 12, 2017 (6 -10 p.m.) & Saturday, May 13, 2017 (Noon – 8 p.m.)
Cost: $20

McPherson Cellars
1615 Texas Ave.

  1. Wine & Clay Festival
    Wine and art are two things Lubbock is known for and this festival is a great way to experience both while you’re here. This year marks the 20th Annual Wine & Clay Festival in Lubbock, if that’s any indication of how big this event has become. Enjoy a glass of Llano Estacado’s wine while you browse through the handcrafted works by local clay guild artists.

Date: June 10-11
Cost: Admission is free

Llano Estacado Winery
3426 E. FM 1585

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An array of wines at Grape Day

  1. Grape Day
    When the vines are ripe for the harvest, the “Hub City” celebrates with Grape Day. This event is the perfect opportunity to expand your palate and try new varietals as wines are sold as a taste or by the glass. There’s also plenty of fun for the whole family with art booths, wine tours and food trucks. Plus, you’ll get your very own souvenir wine glass to continue the celebration at home.

Dates: October 14 (check back soon for specific date)
Cost: $10

Llano Estacado Winery
3426 E. FM 1585

We hope to see you at these Lubbock wine festivals this year. Be sure to share your favorite Lubbock wines with us on social media using #LiveLoveLubbock. To discover other upcoming wine events, click here.