Texas Wine Jam 2023, Day 1
November 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This festival shines a light on leading Texas wineries and great local musicians that feed our soul and drive the “Cool” of Central Texas. It’s also about supporting two very impactful causes that support local music and local wine
The SIMS Foundation and Texas Wine Community Scholarships.
Texas Wine Jam 2023
Supporting live and local music is at the heart of this festival experience. Wineries will be offering exclusive deals and promotions on their wines for festival goers to splurge on. Think about it as one of the best Texas wine buying opportunities of the year. Each time a festival goer purchases a bottle they are automatically entered into a raffle to win one of several mixed cases of wine from wineries attending the festival or other special prizes provided by the festival’s Community Partners and Sponsors
There will be four live performances across the two days including Classic Rewind,
The Anthony Garcia Band, Josh Klaus and Bubba Coltrane and The Train Wrecks.
Known for their incredible guitar solos, Classic Rewind is a pop classic rock band that covers music that spans from the 60’s on.
The Anthony Garcia Band, led by Anthony Garcia a Texas native, is a classically trained pianist that performs music described as “Cinematic Americana,” a genre that interweaves Garcia’s love of rock, blues, classical piano and Spanish Guitar.
Based in Austin, Texas, Josh Klaus has been performing live for well over 20 years covering just about everything – – brand new, super old, fast, slow, male, female, pop, rock, R&B, soul and country.
The headlining band on Sunday is Bubba Coltrane and The Train Wrecks, a fiery, horn-infused rock band formed out of the diverse music scene of Austin, Texas. Now a seven piece band that sports a two guitar attack, a bull fiddle, a guy named Bob banging on the drums, and a three piece, misfit horn section – they’re guaranteed to make you have a good time.
The festival features a showcase of 22 (20 on each day of the festival) Texas wineries including
12 Fires Winery, Ab Astris Winery,
Adega Vinho Winery, Arché Winery & Vineyard,
Bingham Family Vineyards, Blue Ostrich Winery,
Carter Creek Winery, Crowson,
Farmhouse Vineyards, Hye Meadow Winery, Lewis Wines,
Lost Draw Cellars, Pebble Rock Cellars, Portree Cellars,
Ron Yates, Torr Na Lochs, Sandy Road Vineyards,
Texas Heritage Vineayard, Siboney Cellars, Tatum Cellars,
Vinovium, and Westcave Cellars.
VIP Ticket Information
VIP 1- Day Pass – $55
VIP 2-Day Pass – $95
Early Entry at 11 AM
Commemorative Festival Glass & Wine Bottle Koozie
Additional 5 Raffle Tickets – a $25 value (win wine and other great prizes)
General Admission Ticket Information
General Admission 1-Day Pass – $45
General Admission 2-Day Pass – $75
12:00 PM Entry
Commemorative Festival Glass
For every bottle of wine you purchase at the festival you are automatically entered into a raffle to win one of several mixed-cases of wine from wineries attending the festival.
Read rules and conditions here.
Parking Information $5 per Car
- Free with Cereal or Condiment donation to Johnson City Food Pantry or equivalent value
- 100% of any money collected from parking goes towards our fundraising goals
What’s Included in Admission into the festival
Tastings from 20 wineries
Festival branded commemorative glass
What You CAN Bring
Cash (credit cards welcome)
21+ year of age
What you CANNOT Bring
Outside Food & Drink
< 21 years of age
Other Festival Features
Other Festival features include
a winemaker panel,
a cooking demonstration by the Hill Country’s very own Bon Vivant (JeriLynne Clifford),
food from Rex’s Creole Kitchen, Rex’s Smokehouse, Oro Bianco, River Whey Creamery and other local food and craft vendors.
In the event of inclement weather and this event needs to be rescheduled, it will be rescheduled on November 11 and 12, 2023
Four-dollars from every ticket sold will be split between these two organizations.
The Texas Wine Community Scholarships was established in 2019 by Vinovium and the Wine & Food Foundation. These scholarships are funded by donations directly from Texas wine industry members. These academic scholarships are awarded to Texas residents enrolled in a school or college program related to and benefiting the Texas Wine Industry.
The SIMS Foundation provides mental health and substance use recovery services and support for musicians, music industry professionals, and their dependent family members. Through education, community partnerships, and accessible managed care, SIMS seeks to destigmatize and reduce mental health and substance use issues, while supporting and enhancing the wellbeing of the music community at large.
Community Partners and Sponsors
Go Texan, The Wine & Food Foundation, Frost Bank, Texas Wine Growers, HEB, Wrenwood Ranch, Texas Wine Lover, Sommly and Map It Out Texas.
Refund Policy / Inclement Weather
Tickets are 100% refundable until October 1 at 12pm
50% refundable until October 22 at 12pm
0% refundable after October 22