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helping Texas become fifth on the nation's list of top wine producers with a large choice of wines to offer.
According to the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Assoc (referenced below), "Texas is the site of the first vineyard established in North America by Franciscan priests circa 1662. As European settlers followed the development of mission outposts, they brought more grapevine cuttings, further developing the industry through the 1800s. Of the 25 wineries that existed in Texas in 1900, only one survived the Prohibition Act of 1919. The Texas wine and grape industry did not fully recover until the 1970s. Today, Texas boast approximately 3,300 acres of vineyard farmland and nearly 100 wineries that produce roughly one million gallons of wine annually. Typically the Texas wine and grape industry contributes about $170 million to the state economy and provides 1,800 jobs."
According to Maureen Qualia (Texas Tech Univ-Fredericksburg, Enology Instructor), in a January 2014 presentation: "Texas has 273 wineries, up from 30 in 1980. The Fredericksburg American Viticulture Area is the second largest in the US with 81 wineries within a 100 mile radius of town. Wine had $1.8 billion economic impact on the state in 2011."
Visit the many wonderful local vineyards located in the Texas Hill Country. Experience exquisite wines right here in the Lone Star state! Wineries host tasting of newly released wines during the year along with wine and food pairings, seminars, demonstrations and tours. Come and meet the vintners as you tour and taste. Learn more what viticulture is all about.
From Wikipedia: "Viticulture (from the Latin word for vine) is the science, production and study of grapes which deals with the series of events that occur in the vineyard. When the grapes are used for winemaking, it is also known as viniculture. It is one branch of the science of horticulture."
Factoid: Texas saved the French wine industry from ruin in the late 19th century when horticulturist Thomas Munson used Texas vines to create hybrid grape root stock that was immune to the Phylloxera epidemic that plagued Europe.
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A GUIDE FOR PLANNING A TEXAS HILL COUNTRY WINE EXPERIENCE: http://carpe-travel.com/a-guide-for-planning-a-texas-hill-country-wine-experience-texas-hill-country-wineries
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF WINE & FOOD: www.aiwf.org
AUSTIN FOOD & WINE ALLIANCE: 512-348-6847; Austin, TX 78768. www.AustinFoodWineAlliance.org. A non-profit organization dedicated to fostering awareness and innovation in the Central Texas culinary community through grants, educational programming and events. Guided by an all-volunteer board of directors and committees made up of culinary-and-community-minded professionals, the Alliance's commitment is to promote Texas food, wine, spirits and craft brews and to increase appreciation of Texas' culinary impact. Hosts the Austin FOOD & WINE Festival in April.
FRENCH SCOUT: www.frenchscout.com
INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRITS GUILD: 303-296-3966; Denver, CO. www.internationalwineguild.com. Wine school.
JACK KELLER'S WINEMAKING: winemaking.jackkeller.net. For the beginner, novice and seasoned hobbyist.
KEEP WINE SIMPLE: www.keepwinesimple.com
SAN ANTONIO REGIONAL WINE GUILD: http://sarwg.jackkeller.net
TEXAS CENTER FOR WINE & CULINARY ARTS: Ufer St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Workforce training through culinary education and industry training for wine, food and hospitality sectors. Food and wine classes. Meeting rooms, exhibit spaces. www.gotexanwine.org
TEXAS FOOD & WINE GOURMET: www.thetexasfoodandwinegourmet.com
TEXAS HILL COUNTRY WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL: www.texaswineandfood.org.
A premier Epicurean celebration
TEXAS WINE & GRAPE GROWERS ASSOCIATION: 817-424-0570. www.txwine.org
TEXAS WINE MARKETING RESEARCH INSTITUTE: www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/TexasWine. Timely and relevant research and education to audiences interested in the wine and grape industry and to foster the economic development and growth of the grape and wine industry in Texas.
TEXAS WINE REVIEW: www.txwinereview.com. Wine education and featured wineries.
TEXAS WINEGRAPES NETWORK: http://winegrapes.tamu.edu. Comprehensive information resource for grape growers and wine makers sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension.
TEXAS WINERY GUIDE: 1-866-4TX-WINE; www.gotexanwine.org. Calendar of events. Texas Winery Passport available on-line. Visit and present your Passport to 4 wineries, and be rewarded with a free special gift from the TDA wine accessory collection. A Texas Dept of Agriculture Go Texan program.
VINTAGE TEXAS: The Texas wine archive and blog from Russ Kane, wine aficionado, writer and naturalized Texan. Blog
WINE & FOOD FOUNDATION OF TEXAS: www.winefoodfoundation.org
WINE & LEISURE: www.wineandleisure.com
WINE APPRECIATION GUILD: www.wineappreciation.com
WINE CORKS: Cork facts. Real wine, real corks. www.realcorkusa.com
WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE: www.winemag.com
WINE LOVER'S PAGE: www.wine-lovers-page.com
WINE REVIEW ON-LINE: www.winereviewonline.com
(THE) WINE SOCIETY OF TEXAS: www.winesocietyoftexas.org
According to the Texas Dept of Agriculture, "It is legal for Texas wineries to ship to any legal buyer in the State. If you would like to order your favorite Texas wine, it is now as simple as contacting the winery with your order and working out the shipping details." 1-866-4TX-WINE. www.gotexanwine.org.
THE UPS STORE: 830-990-2544; 1406 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Shipping for permitted wineries on the 290 corridor. Free pick up and packing services to all local wineries.
HILL COUNTRY WINE TRAIL: Includes 22 wineries in the Hill Country. Dates of Trail Events include February: Wine Lover's Trails, April: Wine & Wildflower Trail, August: Harvest Wine Trail, October: Texas Wine Month Passport Trail, and December: Holiday Wine Trail. 866-621-9463; www.texaswinetrail.com.
GUADALUPE VALLEY WINE TRAIL: www.guadalupevalleywinetrail.com
WINE ROAD FREDERICKSBURG 290: The #2 wine destination in America. www.wineroad290.com
TEXAS HILL COUNTRY ART & WINE TRAIL: www.texasfineartandwine.org
TEXAS WINE TRAIL: www.texaswinetrail.com
WAY OUT WINERIES: "A group of boutique wineries in an area of the state you can generally describe as the "middle", from the north part of the Texas Hill Country to just south of the metroplex." www.wayoutwineries.org
For specific event dates, see our detailed calendar at: Calendar
HIGHLAND LAKES FINE ART & WINE FESTIVAL: Marble Falls, April, sculptors, artists and painters in the Historic District. Wine tasting, live musical entertainment and juried fine art event. www.thunderbirdartists.com
TEXAS HILL COUNTRY WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL: April. Held at different locations. 512-249-6300. www.texaswineandfood.org
FREDERICKSBURG WINE & FOOD FEST: Saturday, October. Fredericksburg. Held downtown on Marktplatz (the 100 block of West Main Street). It is a full-course celebration of Texas food, wine, music, specialty booths, food court, and fun for all. www.fbgfoodandwinefest.com
HILL COUNTRY WINE EVENTS: www.localwineevents.com/Texas-Hill-Country-Wine. Wine and Food events by city, worldwide. Spirits and Beer events as well. Post your own event or sign up to be notified when new events are posted to your area.
WINE EVENT SCHEDULE: www.texaswinetrail.com/wevents.html
ALAMOSA WINE CELLARS: 325-628-3313; 677 CR 430, Bend, TX 76824. www.alamosawinecellars.com. Fri-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5; or by appt. Sangiovese, Viognier, Tempranillo and Syrah. Specialize in Mediterranean style wines made exclusively with Texas grapes. Wines include Texas Port, Orange Muscat and Texas Sherry. Complimentary tasting. Open til 9p on the 4th Fri for Picnic Night with live local music. Gift shop, gourmet items, picnic area, veranda and scenic setting on the Colorado River. Tim & Karen Johnson. Directions: 3 mi W of Bend on Hwy 580 between Lampasas and San Saba.
CHEROKEE CREEK VINEYARDS: 325-628-3285; 1353 CR 432, Bend, TX 76824. grape grower; vineyard consulting & management
PILOT KNOB VINEYARD & WINERY: 512-489-2999; 3125 CR 212, Bertram, TX 78605. New 6400 sf tasting room and event center. Enjoy tasting each varietal either by the glass or the bottle. www.pilotknobvineyard.com.
PERISSOS VINEYARD AND WINERY: 512-656-8419; 7214 Park Road 4 W, Burnet, TX 78611. www.perissosvineyards.com. Creating wines of great quality, character and sophistication using 100% Texas-grown fruit. Open Sat & Sun noon-5p. [Ed, 11/1/09: Our visit to this new family owned and run boutique winery was most enjoyable, the hospitality warm, the proprietors energetic and creative, and the new wine very tasty. Give them some time and they should become well known.]. Pronounced: "PEAR-ah-sus". Directions: Take FM 2342 8 mi N from Kingsland or go W from Burnet on TX 16 to Park Road 4, go S to just past the intersection of CR 116 (Hover's Valley Rd) for total of 15 mi. Seth & Laura Martin, proprietors.
TORR NA LOCHS VINEYARD & WINERY: 832-606-7575; 7055 TX 29 W, Burnet, TX 78611. www.torrnaloch.com
(Cranes Mill, Hancock, Sattler, Startzville, Canyon City)
FAWN CREST VINEYARD: 830-935-2407; 1370 Westside Circle, Canyon Lake, TX 78133. www.fawncrest.com. Tasting room open noon-7p and by appointment. Deck overlooking Canyon Lake.
LA CRUZ DE COMAL WINERY & DICKSON WINES: 830-899-2723; 7405 FM 2722, Startzville, TX 78133. www.lacruzdecomalwines.com. Not open to the public. No tasting room. Visit by special appointment. Direct purchase available.
LEEWARD WINES: 830-964-2165; 1677 McIver Rd, Canyon Lake, TX 78133
BENDING BRANCH WINERY: Vineyard: 830-995-2948; 142 Lindner Branch Trail, Comfort, TX 78013. www.bendingbranchwinery.com. A small, young, up and coming award-winning, boutique vineyard and winery on 56 scenic acres, only a short drive outside Comfort. "At 1,600 ft Altitude, our 5,500 thriving vines of twelve varietals have all been carefully selected to properly suit our Texas terroir." Winery Hours: Fri-Sat: 11a-6 p, Sun 12p-5p. All other visits may be arranged by appmt. Winery Tours: Basic: $25, Extended: $40.
BRANCH ON HIGH: 830-995-3394; 704 High St, Comfort, TX 78013. Tasting room for Bending Branch Winery
COMFORT CELLARS WINERY: 830-995-3274; 723 Front St, Comfort, TX 78013. www.comfortcellars.com. Sun-Wed 12-6; Thu-Sat 11-6. Fine wines, unique wines and wine blends. Gift shop and complimentary wine tasting. Directions: 723 Front Street (also known as Hwy 27). I-10 exit 524, Hwy 87 one mi then L on Hwy 27 1/4 mi just past Lindner's feed mill in Comfort.
NEWSOM VINEYARDS AT COMFORT: 806-549-6732; 717 Front St, Comfort, TX 78013. www.newsomvineyards.com. Newsom Vineyards was established in 1986. The tasting room in Comfort will showcase some old vine Texas wine.
SINGING WATERS VINEYARDS: 830-995-2246; 316 Mill Dam, Comfort, TX 78013; www.singingwatervineyards.com. Sat 11-5 Trail Weekends Fri Sat Sunday 12- 5. Enjoy a visit to this scenic Hill Country vineyard and winery located up in the hills just S of Comfort on the banks of Bruins Creek. The tasting room, a rebuilt 100 year old Hill Country barn, greets you as you drive up to the winery. Park in the shade or tie your horse up to the old recycled wagon tailgate/sign out in front - and make yourself at home. A tour and tasting in this relaxed country atmosphere is sure to lower your stress level! Bring your picnic lunch and relax on the winery porch with a glass of Singing Water wine.
MCREYNOLDS WINERY: 830-825-3544; 706 Shovel Mountain Rd, Cypress Mill, TX 78633. www.mcreynoldswines.com. Fri-Sat 10-6; Sun 12-6; or by appointment. Award-winning, hand crafted, premium Texas table wines. Picnic facilities available. Directions: We are halfway between Marble Falls and Johnson City. From Austin, 25 mi W of Bee Cave (via Hamilton Pool Rd/ RR 3238) or from Round Mountain 6 mi E on RR 962 to Shovel Mountain Rd (Blanco Co Rd 304). N on Shovel Mtn Rd 1/2 mi to winery.
DRIFTWOOD ESTATE WINERY: 512-692-6229; 4001 Elder Hill Rd (CR 170), Driftwood, TX 78619. www.driftwoodvineyards.com
DUCHMAN FAMILY WINERY: 512-858-1470; 13308 FM 150 W, Driftwood, TX 78619. http://www.duchmanfamilywinery.com. Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5. Producing fine Texas wines from traditional Italian grape varieties in a beautiful Hill Country setting, just 25 mi from downtown Austin. "In the Italian way we combine innovative equipment and techniques with traditional methods to produce uniquely Texas wines with an Italian sense of style. If you share our love of Italian wines, or if you are just looking for a fun outing, join us." Directions: Located on FM 150, 2.3 mi S of the intersection of FM 1826 and FM 150.
SALT LICK CELLARS: 512-829-4013; 1800-C FM 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619. http://saltlickcellars.com. Map. The Salt Lick family has roots running deep in Texas, all the way back to the mid-1800’s. The McPhersons have been a pioneering family in grape growing and wine making in Texas for over 40 years. The partnership between these two Texas families provides a delicious and quality wine that is 100% Texan.
WIMBERLEY VALLEY WINERY: 281-350-8801; 2825 Lone Mountain Rd (CR 183), Driftwood, TX 78619. www.wimberleyvalleywinery.com. Just N of Wimberley off RR 12. Since 1982, produces a number of fine varietals and table wines, as well as our widely popular flavored and fruit wines. We select juices, fruit and wines for blending based on strict criteria from both in and outside of Texas which allows for the creation of the finest and most distinct wines possible. Map
BELL SPRINGS WINERY: 830-483-9463; 3700 Bell Springs Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620. www.bellspringswinery.com. Relax with their easy drinking wines on the porch or under the shade of Hill Country trees.
HAWK'S SHADOW ESTATE VINEYARD: 512-587-9085; 7500 McGregor Ln, Dripping Springs, TX 78620. www.hawksshadow.com
SIDECAR TASTING ROOM: 512-643-7398; 501 Old Fitzhugh Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620. www.bellspringswinery.com/sidecar.html
SOLARO ESTATE: 832-660-8642; 13111 Silver Creek Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620. www.solaroestate.com. Vineyard, winery & tasting room located high above a bend in Barton Creek between Dripping Springs and Bee Cave. Very near Pedernales Falls State Park and Hamilton Pool. "The creation of the finest wines is a true marriage of science and art."
ALEXANDER VINEYARDS: 830-865-3975; 6360 Goehmann Ln, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. http://alexandervineyards.com. Opened in September 2013, they produce four true Champagnes, five still wines from Bordeaux, and a Riesling from Germany
ARMADILLO'S LEAP WINERY: 830-998-3590; 6266 US 290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. http://armadillosleap.com
BARRON'S CREEK VINEYARDS: 830-330-4052; 5963 US-290 E, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.baronscreekvineyards.com. Winery & event venue
BELL MOUNTAIN/OBERHELMAN TASTING ROOM: 830-685-3297; www.bellmountainwine.com. 5 mi E of Fredericksburg off US 290. Open 10a-6p, Tue-Sat. Closed Mon. Sun 1p-5p Presenting/pouring all BMV wines, Oberhof wines, and Vina Rita. Note: Winery located in Willow City.
CHISHOLM TRAIL WINERY: 830-990-2675; 2367 Usener Rd, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.chisholmtrailwinery.com. Thu-Mon 12-6. Relaxed country setting featuring premium Estate Bottled wines. 9 mi W of Fredericksburg on US 290 W, 2.4 mi S on Usener Rd.
D'VINE WINE OF FREDERICKSBURG: 830-990-8466; 318 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.fredericksburg.dvinewineusa.com. A boutique winery specializing in custom wines made from the highest quality varietals. By the glass, by the bottle or their vintners will guide you through the process of customizing your very own wine. Personalized labels add a great finish to your creation.
FAT ASS RANCH & WINERY: 830-644-2300; 51 Elgin Behrends Rd & US 290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. FB. Opened mid-2014
FOUR POINT 0 CELLARS: 830-997-7470; 10354 US 290 E, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.fourpointwine.com. Located 7 miles E of Fredericksburg on US 290. Winery and tasting room showcases wine from Brennan Vineyards of Commanche, Lost Oak Winery of Burleson, and McPherson Cellars of Lubbock.
FREDERICKSBURG WINERY: 830-990-8747; 247 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.fbgwinery.com; Mon-Thurs 10-5:30; Fri-Sat 10-7:30; Sun 12-5:30. Named one of the top three producers in Texas by USA Today - Fredericksburg Winery is owned and operated by the Switzer family. A complete spectrum of red and white wines - dry, semi-dry, medium sweet, sweet and port and sherry.
GRAPE CREEK VINEYARD: 830-644-2710; 10587 US 290 E, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.grapecreek.com. Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5. Grape Creek Vineyard produces a classic selection of award-winning wines. Enjoy bold reds, dry whites and sweet wines in French and Italian styles. Tasting room, gifts, tours, B&B, event center. Come visit one of the oldest Hill Country wineries. B&B available. Directions: On US 290, 9 mi E of Fredericksburg and 3 mi W of Stonewall.
HILMY CELLARS: 830-644-2482; 12346 US 290 E, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.hilmywine.com. Vineyards, Winery and Tasting Room. Focus is on making wines from hot climate varietals of grapes from around the world, with an emphasis on finding their truest expression in Texas. Open Thur-Sat: 11a-6p; Sun: Noon-5p; Closed Mon-Wed.
INWOOD ESTATES WINERY & BISTRO: 830-997-2304; 10303 US 290 E, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.inwoodwines.com. Serves only wine made from Texas grapes. Bistro serves gourmet sandwiches and grilled over fire hamburgers, baby back ribs, steaks and fresh seafood.
LOST DRAW CELLARS: 830-992-3251; 113 E Park, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.lostdrawcellars.com
MENDELBAUM CELLARS: 830-997-7000; 10207 US 290 E, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.mendelbaumcellars.com. Enjoy live music while sampling some of the finest wines the Texas Hill Country has to offer, all in the pleasant atmosphere of their beautiful new tasting room. Features wines by Inwood Estates (Dallas) and The Vineyard at Florence (near Austin) and introducing wines from Israel. Open: Mon, Wed, Thurs 10a-6p; Fri-Sat: 10a-8p; Sun: 11a6p. Closed Tue.
PONTOTOC VINEYARD WEINGARTEN: 512-658-0023; 320 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. http://www.pontotocvineyard.com
RANCHO PONTE VINEYARD: 830-990-8555; 315 RR 1376, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.ranchoponte.com. A small-production, family-run winery nestled on 20 acres and located just 5 miles east of Fredericksburg. The Texas Pontes continue a five generation legacy of winemaking which started in northern Italy.
SANTA MARIA CELLARS: 830-998-5357; 12044 TX 16 S, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.santamariacellarswines.com. Offers a variety of wines made right here in the Fredericksburg area. Owner and Winemaker Martin Santamaria has mastered the art of winemaking using Texas grapes and adding an Argentinean flare. Produces 7 varietals, ranging from sweet Muscat Canelli to the driest wine, a Cabernet Sauvignon. Wine store, wine club. Open: Fri-Sat, Noon to 6p.
SIX SHOOTER CELLARS: 830-428-0810; 6264 US 290 E, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.sixshootercellars.com
TEXAS WINE CELLARS TASTING ROOM: 830-990-4523; 217 1/2 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Texas wines, international beers
TEXAS VINEYARDS & BEYOND: 830-990-9199; 329 1/2 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.texasvineyardsbeyond.com. Large selection of Texas wine
TORRE DI PIETRA VINEYARDS: 830-644-2829; 10915 US 290 E, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.torredipietra.com. Sun-Thu 10-6; Fri-Sat 10-7. Torre di Pietra, quality wines, live music, and unique gifts in a romantic setting. Come enjoy our patios, vineyard and tasting room. We use traditional wine making methods to produce our fruit forward style. Our wines include varietals: Sangiovese, Primitivo, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Moscato and popular blends: Red Flirt and Classico. Located 10 mi E of Fredericksburg, Texas on US 290.
(THE) VINTAGE CELLAR: 830-992-7699; Old Rocky Hill School, 6258 US 290 E, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.thevintage-cellar.com. Tasting room
WATER 2 WINE: 830-997-9400; 228 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. The wine you want, they way you want it, by the glass, by the bottle or by a privately labeled batch. www.water2wine.us
1851 VINEYARDS: 830-391-8510; 4222 TX-16 S, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. 1851vineyards.com
CALAIS WINERY: 830-213-2124; 8115 US 290, Hye, TX 78635. www.calaiswinery.com. Boutique winery. French winemaker Benjamin Calais crafts high quality wines from Texas grapes. Tastings and visits are by appointment. Opening 2016
COMPASS ROSE CELLARS: 830-868-7799; 11997 Hye-Albert Rd, Hye, TX 78635. www.compassrosecellars.com
HYE MEADOW WINERY: 512-961-5984; 10257 US 290 W, Hye, TX 78635. www.hyemeadow.com. A new winery on 62 acres with a mission to "offer a spot to relax with great wine and make you never want to leave.
ZERO 815 WINERY: 830-644-2000; 11157 US 290 W, Hye, TX 78635. www.zero815winery.com. Established 2016.
SPECIALTY BLENDS INC: 830-367-3420; 510 Hwy 27, Ingram, TX 78025
HAHNE ESTATES WINERY: 281-702-2850; 104 E Pecan St, Johnson City, TX 78636. www.hahneestateswinery.com. Winery and tasting room. Formerly White House Winery
LEWIS WINES: 512-663-6468; 3209 US 290 W, Johnson City, TX 78636. www.LewisWines.com. A small family-owned winery opened in 2012. Wine produced from 100% Texas grapes. Tastings by appointment only, 7 days a week.
TEXAS HILLS VINEYARD: 830-868-2321; 878 RR 2766, Johnson City, TX 78636. www.texashillsvineyard.com. Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5. Home of the "Kick Butt Cab" and other Italian-styled "Wines to Share With Friends". Wines include Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Orange Moscato, Merlot, Syrah and more. Enjoy a picnic on the patio overlooking the vineyard. Locally made artisan cheeses and crackers available in the tasting room. Tasting room and gift shop. Directions: Located 1 mi E of Johnson City on RR 2766 (road to Pedernales Falls State Park).
290VINERY: 830-321-0101; 300 W Main (US 290), Johnson City, TX 78636. www.290Vinery.com. A winery tasting room and event venue where we serve
the best boutique wines we can find from around Texas and across the world.
Hours: Thur: Noon-5 pm; Fri: Noon-7 pm (7-9 for members & guests);
Sat: 10:30 am-7 pm; Sun: Noon-7 pm; Mon: Noon-5 pm (HH starting at 3 pm)
JUNCTION RIVERS WINERY & BISTRO: 325-446-2600; 210 N 6th St, Junction, TX 76849. www.junctionriverswinery.com. A small, new winery located near the union of two major rivers in the Texas Hill Country. Two of their 2011 red wines, Cabernet Franc and Ruby Cabernet, won International Medals at the Houston Livestock & Rodeo International Wine Competition. The winery, bistro, and gift shop provide a place for visitors and local community to gather and celebrate life with healthy food, great wine, and lively socialization.
KERRVILLE HILLS WINERY: 830-895-4233; 3600 Fredericksburg Rd, I-10 Exit 508, Kerrville, TX 78028. www.kerrvillehillswinery.com. Situated at the top of a hill high above Kerrville and the Guadalupe River Valley. The winery and tasting room are built on the footprint of a Kerrville homestead. Tasting room to enjoy their wines in a relaxing and fun environment.
FLAT CREEK ESTATE VINEYARD AND WINERY: See Marble Falls below.
LAKE TRAVIS WINERY & DVINE WINE OF AUSTIN: 512-266-8040; 1501 RR 620 N, Lakeway, TX 78734. www.dvinewineusa.com. "A boutique winery specializing in producing custom wines made from the highest quality varietals . . offers a unique experience to the wine enthusiast. We expertly handcraft our wines on site in our state of the art Tuscan style winery."
PILLAR BLUFF VINEYARDS: 512-556-4078; 300 Burnet CR 111, Lampasas, TX 76550. www.pillarbluff.com. Fri-Sat 10-5; Sun 12:30-5. Private tastings by appointment. Directions: From Hwy. 183/281 take 580 W 8 blocks to FR 1478. Turn L off 580 W and stay on 1478 for 5 mi. At the Burnet County Line turn L onto CR 111. The winery is the first building on the R. Specialize in French varietals.
TEXAS LEGATO WINERY: 512-556-9600; 2935 Hwy 1478, Lampasas, TX 76550. www.texaslegato.com. A family owned and operated winery located in the northern part of the scenic Texas Hill Country on 21 acres. Located 4.3 mi SW of Lampasas. Sat 10a-6p; Sun Noon-5p; Fri 10a-6p. Only on Texas Hill Country Wine Trails and Way Out Wineries Road Trip Weekends. Other times by appointment.
FIESTA VINEYARD & WINERY: 325-628-3433; 18727 W FM 580, Lometa, TX 76853. Located 5 miles E of Bend, 10 mi SW of Lometa, and 18 miles W of Lampasas. www.fiestawinery.com. Family owned and operated winery (Stephen and Sally Baxter, their son and his family). The family has been in Bend, TX for over 150 years. The winery is located on the family ranch and is riverfront property of the Colorado River. When enjoying wine at Fiesta Winery you will see a few "touches" of the homestead throughout from a display of family cowboy boots to an old outhouse that has been saved and moved indoors.
FLAT CREEK ESTATE VINEYARD & WINERY: 512-267-6310; 24912 Singleton Bend East, Marble Falls, TX 78654. www.flatcreekestate.com. Tue-Fri 12-5; Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5. Experience Old-World charm throughout our 80-acre Estate. Visit the home of "Super Texan" sangiovese. Taste handcrafted Texas wines from Texas grapes. Labels include Flat Creek Estate & Travis Peak Select. Located 6 mi W of Lago Vista and 20 mi E of Marble Falls on FM 1431. Go S on Singleton Bend 2.5 mi to Singleton Bend East. L 1 mi to vineyards.
COMPASS ROSE CELLARS: 512-965-2878; 113 Austin St, Mason, TX 76856. www.compassrosecellars.com.
FLY GAP WINERY: 512-900-4359; 2851 Hickory Grove Rd, Mason, TX 76856. Tours by appointment only. http://flygapwinery.com
ROBERT CLAY VINEYARDS: Mason, TX 76856. www.robertclayvineyards.com. Produces grapes for area wineries.
SANDSTONE CELLARS WINERY & MASON COUNTY VINEYARDS: 325-347-9463; 211 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856. www.sandstonecellarswinery.com. Boutique winery and wine bar just off the town square in Mason. Tasting room.
DRY COMAL CREEK VINEYARDS: 830-885-4121; 1741 Herbelin Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132. www.drycomalcreek.com. Mon-Sun 12-5. Featuring unique and different Texas Style Wines. Directions: 6.6 mi W of New Braunfels off Hwy 46 W (at 1741 Herbelin Rd). Only 20 minutes from Loop 1604 via IH-35 or Hwy 281.
LAKEVIEW WINERY: 512-291-2801; 6550 Comanche Trl, (Oasis) Austin, TX 78738. www.lakeviewwinery.com
PONTOTOC VINEYARD: 512-658-0023; 17519 College St, Pontotoc, TX 76869. Web
McREYNOLDS WINERY: See Cypress Mill
ROUND MOUNTAIN VINEYARD: 1758 Lincoln Smith Rd, Round Mountain, TX 78663. http://roundmountainvineyard-texas.com
WESTCAVE CELLARS WINERY: 512-431-1403; 25711 Hamilton Pool Rd, Round Mountain, TX 78663. www.westcavecellars.com. New winery located SE of Round Mountain and Cypress Mill, and SW of Bee Cave. Their finely crafted wines are produced from grapes grown on the property.
THREE DUDES WINERY: 512-392-5634; 125 Old Martindale Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666. www.threedudeswinery.com
WEDDING OAK WINERY: 325-372-4050; 316 E Wallace, San Saba, TX 76877, San Saba, TX 76877. www.weddingoakwinery.com. Wines are a blend of old-world and new, but they are Texas through and through, made from Texas grapes.
SISTER CREEK VINEYARDS: 830-324-6704;1142 Sisterdale Rd, Sisterdale, TX 78006. www.sistercreekvineyards.com. Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-5:30, and Sun Noon-5:30. Award winning, barrel-aged, European-style wines made in an 1885 cotton gin. Wines include Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Muscat Canelli. Directions: 12 mi N of Boerne on scenic FM 1376.
SPICEWOOD VINEYARDS: 830-693-5328; 1419 Burnet CR 409, Spicewood, TX 78669. www.spicewoodvineyards.com. Wed-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5; or by appt. Tours, tasting room, gallery, and gift shop. Picnic on our veranda. Special event facilities available for weddings, reunions, retreats and conference groups. Home of award-winning 100% estate handcrafted wines from our vineyard. Directions: SE of Marble Falls. From Hwy 71 go S 7/10 mi on CR 408, then W 1.5 mi on CR 409.
STONE HOUSE VINEYARD: 512-264-3630: 24350 Haynie Flat Rd, Spicewood, TX 78669. www.stonehousevineyard.com. Fri-Sun 12-5; or by appointment. Beautiful setting on Lake Travis surrounded by vineyards producing award-winning wines, 35 minutes from Austin. Winery is constructed of massive limestone blocks making it functional as well as a building of artistic architectural merit. Directions: Located off Hwy 71 W, turn onto Paleface Ranch Rd, 3 mi to junction, R onto Haynie Flat Rd.
BECKER VINEYARDS: 830-644-2681; 464 Becker Farms Rd, Stonewall, TX 78671. www.beckervineyards.com; Mon-Thu 10a-5p; Fri-Sat 10a-6p; Sun 12-6p. Featured in Wine Spectator, starred on The Fine Living Channel, and served at The White House, these hand crafted award-winning Bordeaux, Burgundian, and Rhone-styled wines are enjoyed with fine cuisine or casual fare. Events, Tastings, Tours, Picnic Areas, Reception Hall, and B&B available.
GRAPE CREEK VINEYARDS: 830-644-2710; 10587 US 290 E, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.grapecreek.com; Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5. Grape Creek Vineyard produces a classic selection of award-winning wines. Enjoy bold reds, dry whites and sweet wines in French and Italian styles. Tasting room, gifts, tours, B&B, event center. Come visit one of the oldest Hill Country wineries. B&B available. Directions: On US 290, 9 mi E of Fredericksburg and 3 mi W of Stonewall.
KUHLMAN CELLARS: 512-920-2675; 18421 US 290 E, Stonewall, TX 78671. www.kuhlmancellars.com. New in Stonewall. We produce handcrafted wines of unparalleled character and complexity from hand-tended vineyards and well balanced fruit. Each vintage is a celebration of our handiwork and the unique Terroir that is Texas.
PEDERNALES CELLARS: 830-644-2037; 2916 Upper Albert Rd, Stonewall, TX 78671. www.pedernalescellars.com. Family owned winery that opened in 2008. Best known for their Tempranillo, a Spanish red varietal. Has the largest underground wine cellar in Texas. Their vineyard is 11.4 miles N of Fredericksburg and has been there for 16 years. Wine tours are on Sat starting at noon. Private tasting by reservation, $30/person and includes cheese, meats, etc. paired with their wines, you keep the glass. Wine tasting fee: $12.95 (includes tax) for 9 wines and you keep the glass. Hours: Mon-Thu: 10a-5p; Fri & Sat: 10a-6p; Sun: 12p-6p. Special holiday hours.
WOODROSE WINERY: 830-644-2539; 662 Woodrose Ln, Stonewall, TX 78671. www.woodrosewinery.com. On Hwy 290 just W of Stonewall. Winemaker Mike Guilette. Best known for its quality wines and relaxed, laid back atmosphere. Recently completed multi-level decks provide additional seating for the tasting room, and the decks are open to having private parties, small weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, reunions, etc. Visit us online to view pictures, listings of our wines and testimonials from our customers. Summer Hours: Open all week, Mon-Fri 11a-6p, Sat 11a-7p and Sun 12 noon-6p.
LOST CREEK VINEYARD: 325-388-3753; 1129 RR 2233, Sunrise Beach, TX 78643. www.lostcreekvineyard.com. Mon-Sat. 10-5; Sun 12-5. Often referred to as an "Oasis" in the Texas Hill Country. Owner and winemaker David Brinkman has a passion to create the finest wines possible that have been rewarded with 36 medals, both local and international, in less than 3 short years. Picnics, tours, tastings. Directions: On RR 2233 1 mi N of Hwy 71; 55 mi W of Austin, 19 mi E of Llano. Lost Creek Vineyard Tasting Room: 830-868-7828. 302 W Main, Johnson City, TX 78636. Open Thur-Fri: Noon-5p, Sat-Sun: 10a-5p
FALL CREEK VINEYARDS: 325-379-5361; 1820 CR 222, Tow, TX 78672. www.fcv.com. Mon-Fri 11-4; Sat 11-5; Sun 12-4. Fall Creek Vineyards, established in 1975, is the oldest vineyard & winery operation in the Hill Country and founder of the region. Fall Creek Vineyards is at the forefront of the Texas wine industry in demand and accolades for its award-winning wines. Located on the northwest shores of Lake Buchanan, boat cruises are available to magnificent Fall Creek Falls lake - level permitting. Tasting, tours, picnic facilities with light fare for sale and gift shop offered daily.
LOST MAPLES WINERY AND POLVADEAU VINEYARDS AND TASTING ROOM: 830-966-5131; 34986 FM 187, Vanderpool, TX 78885. www.lostmapleswinery.com. Nestled in a canyon along the crystal clear waters of the Sabinal River in Bandera County, this vineyard is blessed with abundant natural resources and natural beauty. Originally brought to Texas by Spanish missionaries, the hearty and robust Black Spanish/Lenoir grapes were originally used to make communion wine. Today, they form the basis of our deliciously distinctive wines.
BELL MOUNTAIN/OBERHELMAN: 830-685-3297; 463 Bell Mountain Rd, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.bellmountainwine.com. Sat: 10a-5p, From first Sat of Feb through last Sat of Dec. Other times by appointment 24-hours in advance. Closed Sun except special events. Complimentary tours and tasting at the Winery.
BELLA VISTA CELLARS: 512-47-6514; 3101 Mount Sharp Rd, Wimberley, TX 78676. www.texasoliveoil.com/BellaVistaCellars.htm. Handcrafted Hill Country varietals using locally grown grapes. Offers a selection of seasonal fruit wines including their popular Blackberry Wine. Tasting room. Thur-Sat 10a-1p. Sat tour at 10a & 1p. Sun noon-4p, Sun tour at noon. Group tours Mon-Wed.
BELL MOUNTAIN/OBERHELLMANN TASTING ROOM: 830-685-3297; www.bellmountainwine.com. 5 mi E of Fredericksburg off US 290. Open 10a-6p, Tue-Sat. Closed Mon. Sun 1p-5p Presenting/pouring all BMV wines, Oberhof wines, and Vina Rita. Note: Winery located in Willow City.
(THE) BOERNE WINE COMPANY: 830-331-9424; 302 S Main St, Boerne, TX 78006. www.boernewinecompany.com
D'VINE WINE: 830-990-8466; 318 Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.fredericksburg.dvinewineusa.com
(THE) GRAPEVINE: 830-606-0093; 1612 Hunter Rd, Gruene, TX 78130. www.grapevineingruene.com. Wine bar & tasting room.
MESSINA HOF HILL COUNTRY: 830-990-4653; 9996 US 290 E, Stonewall, TX 78671. www.messinahof.com/mhhillcountry
OBERHOF WINE CELLARS (Tasting Room), Fredericksburg, TX 78636
TEXAS VINEYARDS & BEYOND: 830-990-9199; 3329 1/2 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.texasvineyardsbeyond.com
TEXAS WINE CELLARS TASTING ROOM: 830-990-4523; 217 1/2 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Texas wines, international beers
ELSEWHERE IN TEXAS
BRENNAN VINEYARDS: 325-356-9100; 802 S Austin St, Hwy 16, Comanche, TX 76442. www.brennanvineyards.com
BRUNO & GEORGE WINERY: Sour Lake, TX
CAPROCK WINERY: Lubbock, TX. www.caprockwinery.com
COPPER STAR CELLARS: 830-237-6208; 13217 FM-1117, Seguin, TX 78155. www.copperstarcellars.com
ENOCH STOMP WINERY: Harleton, TX
GEORGETOWN WINERY: 247 Main St, Georgetown, TX 7862. www.georgetownwinery.com
INWOOD ESTATES VINEYARDS: 214-902-9452; Dallas, TX. www.inwoodwines.com
INWOOD ESTATES WINERY AND TASTING ROOM: 254-793-3114; 100 Via Francesco, 8711 Hwy 481 W, Florence, TX. www.inwoodwines.com
KIEPERSOL ESTATES: Tyler, TX. www.kiepersol.com
LEHM BERG WINERY: Giddings. www.lehmbergwinery.com
LLANO ESTACADO WINERY: 806-745-2258; 800-634-3854; Lubbock, TX. www.llanowine.com
LOST OAK WINERY: 817-426-6625; 2116 FM 731 (also called 2116 John Jones Dr), Burleson, TX 76028 Phone: (. www.lostoakwinery.com
MESSINA HOF WINE CELLARS: Bryan, TX. www.messinahof.com
PLEASANT HILL WINERY: Brenham. www.pleasanthillwinery.com
POTEET COUNTRY WINERY: Poteet. http://poteetwine.com
RISING STAR VINEYARDS, WINERY & BISTRO: 254-947-5247; 110 N Main St, Salado, TX 76571. www.risingstarvineyards.com. Vineyard located at Rising Star Vineyards: 254-643-1776; 1001 CR 290, Rising Star, TX 76471 (N of Brownwood), Visitors welcome.
SALADO CREEK WINERY & VINEYARD: 254-947-8011; 841 N Main, Salado, TX. www.saladosipandswirl.com
TARA VINEYARD & WINERY: 903-675-7023; 8603 County Road 3914, Athens, TX 75752. www.tarawinery.com
TEXAS STAR WINERY: 979-251-7282; 10587 Old Chappell Hill Rd, Chappell Hill, TX 77426. www.texasstarwinery.com
VAL VERDE WINERY: Del Rio. www.valveverdewinery.com
(THE) VINEYARD AT FLORENCE: 254-793-3363; 8711 W FM 487, Florence, TX 76527. www.TheVineyardAtFlorence.com
WINDY HILL WINERY: Brenham. www.windyhillwinery.net
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