So what do you do when the work is done? Well, for those in the Texas wine industry, they celebrate. October is Texas Wine Month, and by that point, the vineyards and wineries are ready to relax and enjoy the fruits of their labors. The parties begin October 1 and end in November.

The big highlight of October is the Texas Hill Country wineries annual Texas Wine Trail Month. For all 31 days, ticket holders can visit any of the 42 member wineries. Those on the trail will receive a passbook for a full complimentary tasting at each winery. Due to the expanded tastings, the trail has decided to limit guests to 4 tasting per day. In addition to the tastings, there is a 15% discount on wine purchases of 3 bottles or more. The trail will also include two scheduled tasting parties on Oct. 4 at Hye Meadow Winery and Oct. 25 at Driftwood Estate Winery. Guests get 10 tasting tickets, a logo glass, and 3+ bottle discount. The best part is enjoying a glass or a bottle with area winemakers, wine experts, and vineyard owners, as well as taking home a souvenir glass.