4 Can’t-Miss Wine Events in Lubbock, Texas

Written By McKenna Dowdle

January 31, 2024

#Blog #Culture #Must Sees #Wineries

The wide-open plains of West Texas coupled with the dry, arid climate offers the perfect environment for wine grape growing. In fact, Lubbock is the leading producer of wine grapes in Texas with over 90% grown on the Texas High Plains AVA. This offers vino drinkers of all levels a true vine to glass experience. Fill your evenings with tastings from the premier wineries in the region.

With award-winning bottles poured both downtown at Burklee Hill Vineyards and McPherson Cellars, and just outside of city limits at Llano Estacado Winery and English Newsom Cellars, kick-off happy hour with Lubbock’s impressive wine scene.  

Throughout the year, visitors will experience the unforgettable taste of the Texas High Plains with every tasting sip, but you’ll want to mark on your calendar for the four can’t-miss events below! From delectable reds, refreshing whites and sweet blends, there is something to satisfy all palates from beginners to experienced wine drinkers.

Lubbock Uncorked

Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the American Windmill Museum to host Lubbock Uncorked on April 6, 2024. A tribute to West Texas wine, Lubbock Uncorked draws attention to the wines made with grapes grown right here on the Texas High Plains, along with tastings of vino from across the Lone Star State. Come enjoy an authentic Texas wine experience and see the largest windmill museum in the world. With live local music and local food trucks, this festival celebrates everything to love about the wine industry across Texas! For more information visit https://www.lubbockchamber.com/lbkuncorked/

Llano Estacado Winery: Wine Run 5k

Do you like running/walking and wine? On Saturday, April 13, 2024, Llano Estacado is hosting a wine run 5K that features the amazing scenery, landscape and of course Texas high plains wine! Whether you are looking to run, walk or just enjoy the wine, this race is a sure thing for a great time and an incredible experience! For more information visit https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Lubbock/LlanoEstacadoWineRun5k

Grape Day

When the vines are ripe for the harvest in October, 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. Keep an eye out for updated information about this annual festival at https://visitlubbock.org/events/

Texas Wine, Hops, Shops & Beer Festival

On April 20, 2024, wineries and breweries from across the state will meet at McPherson Cellars in Lubbock’s Depot Entertainment District for a taste of West Texas vino and hops. Whether you’re planning a weekend with the girl’s or a romantic getaway with your significant other, this event has something for all people. With local vendors, live music and a concert to close the night, the Texas Wine, Hops & Shops event is one you won’t want to miss. For more information visit https://www.texaswinehopsandshops.com/

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.


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