The Spirit of Santa Fe Trail continues through April 9. The experience that began March 31 invites guests to explore the growing number of Central Texas wineries, distilleries, and breweries. The annual event hosted by the Temple Chamber of Commerce is a self-guided tour featuring 15 locations. Guests can enjoy an exclusive offer from each location through April 9 with a $25 ticket.
The trail is one of seven signature initiatives hosted by the Temple Chamber. The Chamber’s signature initiatives generate supporting income for the nonprofit organization, which enables it to provide a range of resources and programs for local businesses.
The $25 ticket cost to enjoy the Spirit of Santa Fe Trail is nominal compared to the exclusive offers that come with it. Offers range from sample tastings to a flight of pours, and even a buy one get one dinner.
Participating Locations Include:
● 3 Texans Winery & Vineyard (Temple)
● Axis Winery (Salado)
● Barrow Brewing Company (Salado)
● BeeMaRosa Vineyard & Winery (Belton)
● Bold Republic Brewing (Temple)
● Dancing Bee Winery (Rogers)
● En Gedi Vineyards and Winery (Calvert)
● Fire Base Brewing Company (Temple)
● Kissing Tree Vineyards (Eddy)
● Moose & Goose Winery (Temple)
● Nolan Creek Brewery (Belton)
● Red Caboose Distillery (Clifton)
● Red Caboose Winery (Clifton)
● Tanglefoot Brewing (Temple)
● Wilson Valley Mercantile (Little River - Academy)
“One weekend proved too short for guests to truly experience how much the Central Texas craft beverage industry has grown,” said the Temple Chamber of Commerce President Rod Henry. “Plus, this year features more venues to visit, including a new distillery in Little-River Academy, and we wanted guests to have a chance to see them all.”
The event showcases Central Texas's mark in the adult beverage space and introduces the community to new businesses and new products from old favorites. Organizers of the Spirit of Santa Fe Trail ask that guests drink responsibly, avoid drinking and driving, and have a designated driver.
The Spirit of Santa Fe Trail is made possible by generous sponsors: American Legion Post 133; City of Temple; Emerson Construction; Emporium Spice; First United Bank; KCEN Channel 6; Ludwick, Montgomery & Stapp; McLane Company; McLane Intelligent Solutions; Perry Office Plus; Polar Texas Bottling Company; and West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry, PC.
For a list of offerings and operating hours for each location, and to purchase tickets, visit www.templechamber.com/spiritofsantafe.