Texas Hill Country Wineries attract 5 million visitors per year. With 46 unique and visually stunning wineries scattered throughout the Hill Country from Austin to Fredericksburg and Lampasas to New Braunfels there’s someplace new to explore around every bend. Each place has its own personality terroir and style of winemaking yet all share a commitment to quality and a fervent passion for what they do. We invite newcomers and old friends alike to an award-winning wine experience only Texas can offer. Here are five of our favorites courtesy of Texas Wine Trail.
Grape Creek Vineyards
Grape Creek Winery & Vineyards offers a beautiful and romantic Italian Villa tasting room and event center to enjoy their wines and experience the feel of “Tuscany in Texas”. Their passion is to produce premium quality wine from the best selection of grapes and Grape Creek has garnered over 100 medals in the last two years from California to New York. Sample their award winning wines take the unique cellar tour including barrel tastings at their new state-of-the-art wine production complex shop for exclusive selections in the Italian picnic market and take your discoveries to enjoy on the tree-covered patios overlooking the vineyards and the beautiful hill country. 10587 East U.S. Highway 290 Fredericksburg TX 78624 (830) 644-2710 www.grapecreek.com
Featured 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 Lavender Haus Reception Hall Custom Cellar and Private Tasting Room await you. Wine Spectator and countless publications have bestowed endless accolades on their 20 years of viticulture and winemaking. They practice a hands-on people-centered philosophy and Becker Vineyards is proud to be one of the largest contractors of Texas Fruit. 464 Becker Farms Rd. Stonewall TX 78671 (830) 644-2681 www.BeckerVineyards.com
4.0 Cellars began as a collaboration between three Texas wineries – Brennan Vineyards Lost Oak Winery and McPherson Cellars which are located respectively in Comanche Burleson and Lubbock. While they started out as a small-concept tasting room their vision rapidly evolved into something much grander – something beautiful memorable and undeniably unique. Their tasting room and wine club provide the perfect backdrop for showcasing their winemaking techniques passions and products. At 4.0 you can expect to be treated to an exceptional array of wines from single varietal wines to diverse blends all from vineyards located throughout Texas. The name 4.0 Cellars is inspired by the three separate wineries that came together to form a matchless fourth winery but the name also encompasses their common goal of striving for 4.0 perfection. 10354 E Us Hwy 290 Fredericksburg TX 78624 830-997-7470 www.fourpointwine.com
Duchman Family Wineries
The Duchman Family Winery is a slice of Tuscan heaven in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. The property offers unequaled views of vineyards romantic gardens and picturesque sunsets against the rolling hills of Central Texas. They are producing wines from Italian varietals with 100% Texas-grown grapes. Located just 25 miles from downtown Austin and 2 miles south of the Salt ick restaurant they combine innovative equipment and techniques with traditional methods to produce uniquely Texas wines. Their focus is to provide the best wine experience Texas has to offer. 13308 FM 150 West Driftwood TX 78619 (512) 858-1470 www.duchmanwines.com
A fun family vineyard experience only 60 minutes from Austin near Marble Falls and Burnet. Surrounded by rolling granite hills it is truly a breathtaking and unforgettable place to visit. Their 13-acre Estate vineyard offers an atmosphere of casual elegance and an intimate tasting experience in the heart of the winery. Family-owned and operated they look forward to sharing laughter and frivolity with you when you visit. As both winemakers and growers their commitment and passion is to use only Texas-grown fruit to produce wines of great quality character and sophistication. Enjoy the fruit of their labor and savor the unique flavors of the Texas terroir. 7214 Park Road 4 W Burnet TX 78611 (512) 820-2950 www.perissosvineyards.com