San Saba Wineries are Hosting Wine-derful Summer Events
Wine is about the shared pleasures of life.
Slow down long enough to appreciate the blessings of the land while enjoying local food and wine with friends, family and community.
Wedding Oak Winery
The iconic – and original – winery of San Saba perfectly captures our small-town country spirit. Round these parts, we take slowing down, hospitality and enjoying the good life seriously (and in equal measure). So much so that our little town of 3,000, with a downtown spanning only four blocks, boasts two-award winning wineries and they’re pouring a lot of love out in August and September. Here are the San Saba wineries wine-derful summer events. (Pro-tip: with just six luxurious rooms the Dofflemyer Hotel books out extremely quickly, so reserve right away. Alternately, try Burnham’s lodging or Aunt M’s Illustrated Inn for lodging options).
Back to School
Old Man Scary Cellars is marking the return to school with a celebration of the most important folk of all – parents and teachers. Starting August 15, both parents and teachers (who are all superheroes in our book) can enjoy 10 percent discounts on glass and bottle purchases. The promotion lasts through August 18. With live music from 5 pm to 8 pm, Friday, August 17, is a great night to join for a few libations, great conversation and good tunes!
Old Man Scary’s Trivia Nights are back and moving to Thursdays this fall! Stretch your thinking muscles (or just come along for the ride) and take on trivia. Warning: imbibing may cause you to become smarter. Scheduled trivia nights in are August 16 and 30 from 6 pm – 8 pm.
Grape Stomping Good Times
Wedding Oak Winery and Old Man Scary Cellars are hosting San Saba’s annual Grape Stomp & Harvest Celebration from 11 am – 3 pm on Saturday, September 8. Join locals, travelers and genius winemakers on the crush pad behind Wedding Oak Winery and Old Man Scary Cellars, one block off of Wallace Street and Highway 16 South. Ticket information is forthcoming.
Post stomp, grab some succulent pork at Young’s Burrito & BBQ (and don’t forget to indulge in their signature – and drool-inducing – bread pudding). Work off lunch with a good old-fashioned street dance. (If you need a few more glasses of wine for liquid courage, we won’t judge.) This year, stomp along to the infamous Bellamy Brothers.
The Bellamy Brothers are old favorites of ours, and we’re happy to welcome them back for the Pecan Capital Street Dance XIX. David and Howard – the brothers Bellamy – have been crooning acclaimed country and pop for decades. The “Let Your Love Flow” duo closes out our Summer Music Series with plenty of hits spanning their 40-year career. The sultry Whitney Rose kicks things off at 8 pm. (Saturday, September 8)
If you find yourself not ready to part with the slow-paced charms of San Saba, you’re in luck. Old Man Scary Cellars brings brunch to the downtown block with their Second Sunday brunch on the Sunday following Grape Stomp. Feast on a seasonal brunch buffet catered by Derrick Allen-Ruiz. The delicious spread includes tasty vittles like summer squash quiche, lemon poppyseed cakes, chicken chilaquiles and much more. A ticket ($20 advance member purchase; $25 non-member) gets you unlimited buffet access and a glass of wine, mimosa or seasonal spritzer. (Sunday, September 9, 10 am – 2 pm).
So come one, come all and slow down with us. Sip, and savor enjoying the good life and all of San Saba’s Texas-sized charms.