**UPDATE: ORIGINAL START DATE OF MARDI GRAS ROAD TRIP MOVED BACK TWO WEEKS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER***
2021 Mardi Gras Road Trip: February 26-28, 2021
Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Or in other words: Party with the Way Out Wineries on the Mardi Gras Road Trip.
Let the good times roll at this annual celebration! Drive through still-sleeping vineyards to visit cozy wineries who are ready to party down before the grapes start waking up and the hard work begins. Cajun food and WOW wines make this the party of the season. With your road trip ticket, each winery provides a complimentary wine tasting along with a Cajun or New Orleans style dish to pair with a selected wine. Some dishes you can expect to taste along the trail are red beans and rice, etouffee, gumbo, bread pudding with whiskey sauce, and avocado and shrimp cocktail.
At your first stop, you will collect a logo tasting glass that you will use as you visit the remainder of the eight wineries. At every tasting location, you have the opportunity to draw for doubloons that are good for $1, $2, or $3 off your purchase at that stop. Not to mention, there will be beads galore!!
All wineries will follow local and state laws regarding COVID guidance. All eight wineries also have outdoor seating options available.
Tickets are $35 per person and include wine tastings, food samples, beads and doubloons at every stop as well as your WOW tasting glass!
Hours will be the same for all wineries during February 26-28, 2021: Friday 12-6pm; Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 12-5pm.
AND to extend the fun, all WOW wineries will honor Mardi Gras Road Trip tickets from February 19 through March 21 during their normal operating hours to receive wine tastings and discount doubloons (food will NOT be included).
All wineries will serve a small bite of cajun food with their wine tasting. Featured food bites for the Mardi Gras Road Trip:
Barking Rocks: Red Beans and Rice
Bull Lion Ranch & Winery: Cajun Stuffed Mushrooms
Pemberton Cellars: Creole of the Bayou
Pillar Bluff Vineyards: Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce
Red Wing Dove: Cajun Tapas: Cajun Hot Alaska Crab Dip, Spicy Shrimp, Crawfish Patty, Venison Boudin, Chocolate Bread Pudding
Sunset Winery: Bruce’s Sausage Gumbo
Texas Legato Winery: Avocado and Shrimp Cocktail
Wedding Oak Winery: Etouffee
Ticket sales end 11:59 pm on February 25, 2021.
New to this road trip? To make your trip even more fun, you can draw for doubloons and discounts on your purchases at each winery. Green doubloons are worth $1, purple doubloons are worth $2 and gold doubloons are worth $3 and will be given out during the entirety of the Road Trip.* These can be turned back in at the winery stop for discounts on your purchase there.
Costumes? You bet! Dress up to make the Road Trip more fun!
NEW THIS FOR 2021 – If you visit all 8 wineries, you will be entered into a drawing for wine themed basket with items from your favorite WOW wineries!
*Note: Doubloons can only be spent at the same winery where you received them.
Barking Rocks: Saturday 1pm-5pm
Bull Lion Ranch and Vineyard: Saturday 12pm-7pm
Pemberton: Sunday 12pm-5pm; Friday 12pm-7pm; Saturday 12pm-7pm
Sunset: Sunday 1pm-4pm; Saturday 1pm-5pm
Pillar Bluff: Sunday 12:30pm-5pm; Saturday 10am-5pm
Red Wing Dove: Friday 4pm-7pm; Saturday 1pm-7pm
Texas Legato: Sunday 12pm-5pm; Monday 12pm-6pm; Thursday 12pm-6pm; Friday 12pm-6pm; Saturday 12pm-6pm
Wedding Oak: Sunday 11am-5pm; Monday 11am-6pm; Thursday 11am-6pm; Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-6pm
(Please call to verify the most current hours.)