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Jeff Williams
 
August 18, 2021 | Jeff Williams

Looking for an Excuse?

If you've been looking for an excuse to visit the wineries in the Texas Hill Country, now is a great time to come on out! If you are longing to re-visit your favorite local wineries or find new favorites, now is a great time to come on out!

The crowds in our area traditionally thin out a bit this time of year as vacations wrap-up and families concentrate on getting the kids back to school, that...and it's really, really hot!  Add concerns about COVID and its variants and it all combines to make it, actually, an ideal time to visit.

Crowds are lighter allowing more choices amongst local accomodations, restaurants are a  bit less crowded and the overall paced is a bit more relaxed.  You can even have the option of joing a harvest crew or showing off your grape-stomping abilities at more than a few local wineries.

Mostly significantly, a lot of wineries (Cicada Cellars included) use this time to ease in to the introduction of their newest wines.  Who doesn't want to be among the first to try new varietals and new blends?  At Cicada Cellars we are releasing seven new wines (four reds, a rosé and two whites). "On tap" are: a new Tempranillo, Tempranillo/Malbec blend, a Mourvèdre, a Petite Sirah/Tannant blend, a new Rosé, a new Muscat and a hybrid varietal called Villard Blanc.

Plan a trip out before the busy Fall season and you're sure to enjoy a more relaxed and easy-going advventure!

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