Grape Creek Vineyards - The Premier Texas Wine Country Destination, "Refresh your heart and replenish your spirit!" Taste award winning wines, over 150 medals in the last two years. Tour the beautiful 100-acre estate. TASTE the wine in the romantic Tuscan Villa-style tasting room.  Surround yourself with beauty on one of the expansive patios, a canopy of oaks above you and grape vines spreading out in all directions. You will want to BELONG!  Join the wine club and discover all that Grape Creek Vineyards has to offer. Club Members receive complimentary tastings for 2 and enjoy exclusive seating where open bottle sales are available. At Grape Creek "It's about the wine!" From the wines they create, to the events they throw... inspiration is yours the moment you walk through the doors at Grape Creek Vineyards. An exceptional old world adventure is waiting for you in the heart of Texas Wine Country! Step into the Tasting Rooms at Grape Creek Vineyards where your wine ambassador will present a flight of six Grape Creek wines of your choice. On Saturdays, long weekends and Holiday weeks the private tasting rooms are open to provide more space for guests to enjoy their selections. Enjoy beauty all around you, as you sip a glass of award winning wine on one of the Italian-style patios overlooking the expansive vineyards. The fabulous landscapes and amazing ambiance will fill your soul with delight. "Tuscany in Texas"! The picnic market offers a wonderful assortment of salamis, cheeses, crackers and other wine snacks. You can also savor a fabulous meal from the onsite restaurant,  Stout's at Grape Creek Trattoria. The Trattoria is an outdoor patio cafe serving unique Italian fare created to compliment Grape Creek Wine. Menu items include stone-baked pizzas, pasta creations, creative salads, paninis and cheese boards. We say "Belong!" because Grape Creek Vineyards is primarily a Wine Club winery. We only distribute through a few great restaurants and specialty retailers. Our club is the only way to get our wine, other than on-site. The Tasting Room at Grape Creek Vineyards on is located on US Highway 290 in historic Fredericksburg, Texas. 
Hours
Monday - Friday, 11am - 6pm 
Saturday, 10am - 6pm 
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Visit the Grape Creek Vineyards tasting room at 
10587 E. US Hwy 290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624.

Grape Creek on Main Street - Fredericksburg
251 E. Main Street (at the corner of Lincoln and Main Street)
830-992-3373
Monday thru Thursday, 11am - 6pm
Friday and Saturday, 11am - 7:30pm
Sunday, 12pm - 5pm

Grape Creek Vineyards - Georgetown
101 W. 7th Street (at the corner of 7th Street and Main)  
Georgetown, TX   78626 
512-863-4020
Located in a beautifully renovated historic building on the town square across the street from the courthouse.
Exclusive Wine Club member lounge upstairs with views of the square! Large outdoor patio with seating and mister system for hot summer days. All your favorite Grape Creek wines!
Hours:  
Monday - Thursday, 12pm - 7pm
Friday, 12pm - 8pm
Saturday, 11am - 8pm
Sunday, 12pm - 5pm

• Open everyday (including July 4th and New Years Day) except:
• Closed on Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day and Easter Sunday
• We close early on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve (usually about 3:30 or 4pm and you can call that day at (830) 644-2710 to confirm time)
41st Annual Luckenbach Hug In - Luckenbach Texas is putting Fredericksburg, Tx on the TEXAS LIVE MUSIC MAP! Let's Go! to Luckenbach Texas

Valentine's Weekend at Luckenbach Texas!
41st Annual Hug In and Two Day Campout

February 12th, Friday Night Dance with Dale Watson
February 13th, Valentine's Ball with Gary P Nunn
February 14th, Valentine's Day, Los Lobos
Torre di Pietra Vineyards and Winery - Romance of Tuscany! Wines of Texas!
Torre di Pietra produces award winning wine from award-winning Texas grapes! They grow 10 grape varietals in their Texas Hill Country Vineyards. The Maxwell family’s tradition of farming and wine making dates back to the late 1800’s. The vineyards are located in the Texas Hill Country’s American Viticultural Area. Here the vines thrive in the calcareous soils where seasonal rains and plenty of sunshine combine to produce a rich complexity of flavors.
Come on out for a Rockin’ Saturday Afternoon Wine Party on the spacious piazza and patios. Explore the beautiful gardens and vineyards! Taste the wine, shop for unique wine gifts, relax and listen to music from the very best Texas Hill Country bands! Expect GREAT Photos! Wine by the glass/bottle available for sale along with delicious offerings from the Torre di Pietra picnic market, including a wonderful selection of cheeses, including CKC Farm Fresh Goat Cheese, Artisan breads, crackers, pestos, Torre Di Pietra wine infused chocolates and other delectables to accompany your wine. Visit the Winery Events Calendar for Live Music and special events schedule.
Open Daily
Monday - Thursday, 11am - 5pm
Friday - Sunday, 11am - 6pm
Torre di Pietra offers 30 minute tours on Saturdays at: noon, 1pm,  2pm and 3pm (there is no charge for the tours).
Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.  Early closing at 3pm on Christmas Eve.
Tasting Fee: $15.00 for 6 samples includes souvenir crystal stem.
Complimentary Tasting for active military.  Thank you!
Friendly, furry friends are allowed on the grounds but must be on a lease at all times.
Picnics are welcome; however, outside alcohol is not allowed.
Groups are welcome for tastings / tours on any day of the week, however, reservations are required in order to provide a memorable experience for your group.  We ask that groups of 10 or more contact the Tasting Room at 830.644.2829 to make a reservation.
The Torre di Pietra winery is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country just 10 miles east of Fredericksburg, Texas, on US Highway 290. 
10915 East US Hwy 290
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Phone: 830.644.2829
Email: tdp@beecreek.net
Wine Road 290 - Wine Road 290! is an association of 15 Texas Hill Country Wineries in the Fredericksburg AVA, on either side of Fredericksburg, Texas! Enjoy the panoramic beauty and diverse landscape of rolling limestone hills and crystal clear rivers and streams, while exploring our world class wineries, just minutes apart, along US Highway 290! Discover picturesque vineyards, charming tasting rooms, and barrel cellars filled with aging, premium wines that showcase our distinctive Texas terroir. The wine, ambiance and experiences at each winery are unique! In addition to the regular Tastings and Weekend Events, members of Wine Road 290 team up with the "Star Chefs of Texas Hill Country Cuisine" from local restaurants to bring you special Wine and Food Pairing Events.
EVENTS, EVENTS! Favorites include:
Port and Pairings - January
Vino and Pasta - March
Vino al Pastor - June
Chili and Chilin' - July
Kiolbassa and Kabernet - September
Visit our website for dates, times and details!
Fredericksburg, Tx in the Heart of Texas Wine Country is THE Perfect Wine Getaway!
Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 Member Wineries:
Becker Vineyards, Chisholm Trail Winery, Fiesta Winery, Fredericksburg Winery, Grape Creek Vineyards, Hilmy Cellars, Hye Meadow Winery, Lost Draw Cellars, Pedernales Cellars, Rancho Ponte Vineyard, Texas Hills Vineyard, Torre di Pietra Vineyards, William Chris Vineyards, Woodrose Winery, and 4.0 Cellars. For maps, directions, and details visit: www.wineroad290.com

Take a libation vacation in Fredericksburg, Texas, THE PERFECT WINE GETAWAY!  See you on Wine Road 290! Salud!
Visit the Wine Road 290 website for Member Wineries, Events, and Driving Maps: www.wineroad290.com
Hondo's On Main Restaurant - Hondo Crouch bought the tiny town of Luckenbach Texas back in the early 70's. Today Hondo’s daughter and her husband, are carrying on the spirit of “Hondo” on Main Street. Offering the very best in TEXAS MUSIC, TEXAS FOOD, and TEXAS FUN! Fantastic toe-tapping, hand clapping, live music, Wednesday through Sunday - including "Hondo's Texas Songwriters Showcase" every Wednesday night, and "Hondo's Gospel Sunday", 12:30pm - 3:30pm, on Sunday afternoons!  Discover why Fredericksburg, Texas is THE MUSIC DESTINATION in the Texas Hill Country!  Hours: Wednesday - Thursday: 11am - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 11am - midnight, Sunday: 11am - 10:30. Conveniently located in the West Main Art and Music District, at 312 W. Main! For information and to view our music calendar visit our website!
Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse - Great Music, Great Food! Eat Well, Enjoy Life! A Texas Hill Country Restaurant and entertainment venue where you will feel at home. Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse serves up some of the finest fare in the Texas Hill Country. “Certified Angus Beef”, fresh caught seafood, Niman Ranch Beef (If you enjoy a good fillet, you need to try our NIMAN RANCH filet mignon. It has become a Crossroads favorite. No hormones. No antibiotics. Raised with sustainable ranching practices, Niman Ranch filets are good for you and good for the land). Our homemade desserts are AMAZING! We are constantly adding to our selection of fine wines, domestic and imported beers, and top shelf liquors, to enjoy with your meal! You can be sure that you will find something that will satisfy your palate. Alongside our fine food, we have been serving up some of the BEST TEXAS MUSIC in the Lone Star State! Since we opened our doors on New Year’s 2010, we have been host to a dynamite lineup of performances by Guy Forsyth, Two Tons Of Steel, Sauce, The Derailers, Stonehoney, Mingo Fishtrap, Elvis T. Busboy, Rotel and The Hot Tomatoes, Clay McClinton, Ruben V, Del Castillo, and many more. Crossroads is usually rocking after midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Our fabulous dance floor and GREAT live music is a combination that is hard to beat. Check out our CALENDAR for our stellar entertainment schedule!
Hours:
Wednesday 5 - Close
Thursday 5 - Close
Friday 5 - Close
Saturday 11:30 - Close
Sunday 5 - Close
Friday and Saturday 21 or older after 9pm in Showroom, Please.
Gästehaus Schmidt Reservation Services - Free Reservation Services for Hill Country Lodging, including Bed and Breakfasts, Country Inns, and Guest Cottages. Choose from a wide variety of Lodging options located in several historic Texas Hill Country towns; including, Fredericksburg, Mason, Comfort, Kerrville, and Hunt, TX. Our properties are hand-picked and screened in order to ensure that your accommodations are the BEST and meet your expectations in every way. Visit our website and browse through our listings. There is some place SPECIAL just for you. Our bed and breakfasts typically have an on-site host who provides a full, sit-down breakfast, usually served family style around the dining table, or delivered fresh to your room. Our Guest Houses and Hill Country Rentals tend to be more private. You'll have the place to yourselves and be on your own for meals and clean-up. Whether you prefer a Romantic Country Inn with exceptional service, or your own Home away from Home, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at Gästehaus Schmidt Reservation Services! For our guests traveling with their four-legged companions, we also represent several pet friendly lodging options. Our goal is to make your Vacation a relaxing and enjoyable EXPERIENCE! The variety and quality of our properties, plus, exceptional service make us the PERFECT Choice for accommodations in the Texas Hill Country! We’re confident that you’ll return again and again! And we’ll be here  Providing everything you want and need to make your Stay a memorable one!
Inn on Barons Creek - "Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011" The ULTIMATE in hotel and spa accommodations. As a guest at Inn on the Creek you will enjoy the amenities of a first class hotel and a convenient location that gives you easy access to ALL the Attractions in Fredericksburg and the Hill Country of Texas! We offer comfortable Rooms, Deluxe Suites, King Jacuzzi Suites, Extended Stay and Creekside Lodging. The serene and peaceful surroundings of our Full-Service Spa provide the ultimate in pampering! Choose from a menu of Hill Country Inspired Spa Services, or Customized Packages! Relax, rejuvenate and be restored, body, mind and spirit! Other amenities include a Heated Salt-Water Pool, Fitness Center, Jacuzzi Baths (in select suites),Creek-side Lounge Areas, Fire Pits and a Complimentary Full Breakfast Bar! When planning your next Corporate Event or Family Gathering, Inn on Barons Creek should be your FIRST choice. Our Conference Center and Meeting Facilities offer the perfect location for Company Parties, Banquets, Wedding Receptions,and Family Reunions! Be our GUEST! Come DISCOVER why Fredericksburg is a favorite Tourist Destination!
Fredericksburg Harp Studio - Emily Jumes is a virtuoso harpist with a passion for making harp music part of the "Fredericksburg Texas Sound." Her experience includes solo, ensemble, and orchestral work; she has performed on occasion for both state and national level celebrities, and has been twice called upon by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Emily is a venturesome performer, with a distinctive style that reflects the influences of multiple cultures and genres. Her expansive repertoire features Classical music, and also more contemporary genres: Blues, Country, Jazz, Pop, and Rock. Her playing is marked by a vibrant flair of originality that demonstrates the versatility of the harp, and the quality of life-giving music. Emily embellishes the Fredericksburg music scene with extraordinary performances at some of the finest live music venues. She regularly appears at the Rathskeller restaurant, "First Friday Artwalks", and monthly "Dialogues & Dances" concerts. Visit the Fredericksburg Harp Studio website for her performance calendar and to book her for your dream wedding or special event.
www.fbgharpist.com
hondo's gospel sunday
Chocolat - When visiting Fredericksburg, Texas, be sure to come by our Chocolat Shoppe in the West Main Street Historic Shopping District. Open the door to the intoxicating aroma of chocolate. Your eyes will be amazed at the colors and shapes... truffles, colettes, creams, silk fudges, nut clusters, barks and caramels. ready to satisfy your sweet tooth! Stop by and sample our delicious treats and see how our Liqueur Pralines are made. Hours, Monday - Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm | Sunday, noon to 4:00pm
Fredericksburg Texas Online Hill Country Wine Guide - Come experience the second most visited wine region in the United States, second only to Napa Valley, according to Orbitz Travel!
Texas is gaining a reputation for growing high-quality grapes and producing world-class, award-winning wines. With a perfect combination of sun and soil, the central texas wine region is reminiscent of the wine growing regions of central Italy and the Rhone Valley in France. Discover picturesque vineyards, charming tasting rooms, and barrel cellars filled with aging, premium wines that showcase the unique Texas Hill Country terroir.

"Fredericksburg, Texas in the Texas Hill Country AVA"
Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country AVA is an American Viticultural Area surrounding the town of Fredericksburg, Texas. Make your destination the "Wine Country of Texas",  deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country! Award-winning wines and world-class winery experiences - just a scenic drive away!

Browse through our recommendations for the BEST Fredericksburg, TX Area Hill Country Wineries, Vineyards, Tasting Rooms, Wine Tours and Trails. Discover a distinctive appellation gaining a reputation for its strong Spanish varietals - Fredricksburg, in the Central Texas Hill Country AVA! Here's to your Fabulous WINE adventures in the Texas Hill Country! Prost!
Absolute Charm Luxury Bed and Breakfast
First Friday Art Walk - Fredericksburg, Texas - Buy ART to indulge your personal fancy, or as a unique, one-of-a-kind gift for someone special. You can find Fredericksburg's fine Art galleries  scattered throughout the East and West Main Street Historic Shopping Districts. On the First Friday of every month, downtown Fredericksburg, Texas, is transformed into a vibrant Art and Culture destination. First Friday Artwalk combines Fine ART and Crafts, LOCAL WINE, creatively prepared and beautifully presented charcuterie, cheeses, fruit, chocolates, and other culinary delights, with a lively street festival atmosphere. Participating Fine Art Galleries are open late, many host "met the artist events" and new exhibit openings. Visitors and Locals walk from gallery to gallery and savor the dynamic energy of Fredericksburg's thriving Arts community! You can purchase original works of art and fine crafts and enjoy artist demonstrations while being serenaded by live music! Fredericksburg's First Friday ArtWalk is a fabulous way to spend an evening in the Texas Hill Country!  A MUST-SEE Event! And, when the galleries shut their doors at 9 wander down to the West Main Historic District for Live Music at Hondo's on Main and Crossroads. These two amazing live music venues have upped the bar on live entertainment in the Texas Hill Country! Directly across West Main Street from each other, you'll find the BEST Live Music in TEXAS, right HERE in Fredericksburg, Tx!
Fredericksburg TX - Your Music Destination
Root Music Series - 2015 Roots Music Concert Series. Bring your whole family to the Roots Music Series at the Pioneer Museum! Listen to emerging and established artists at these live, outdoor concerts. Dance on the dance floor beside the stage and under the trees. Get comfortable in your favorite lawn chair under the stars. Dine on some of the best cooking in the county with a cold beer, wine, water or soft drinks for sale. Every month brings a different genre and menu. All proceeds support the Mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society (GCHS).
JUNE 27th
6:30 - 7:20 pm, Blues Specialists
7:40 - 8:55 pm, Cedric Burnside Project
9:15 - 10:30 pm, W. C. Clark
JULY 25th
7:00 - 8:30 pm, Original Recipe Band
9:00 - 10:30 pm, Reunion Band
SEPTEMBER 26th
6:30 - 7:45 pm, Jake Penrod and His Million-Dollar Cowboys
8:15 - 9:15 pm and 9:30 - 10:30 pm, THE TEXAS JAMM BAND featuring members of George Strait's "Ace in the Hole Band"
Hill Country Alliance
Fredericksburg Texas Convention and Visitor Bureau
Fredericksburg, Texas, Chamber of Commerce

Upcoming Events in Fredericksburg, Texas

  • February is the month for Lovers! Share the GIFT of time together with your sweetheart this Valentine's Weekend! Cupid is fluttering around, wine is flowing, roses are blooming! Fall in love with Fredericksburg, Texas! Whether you’re visiting with friends or surprising your Valentine, Fredericksburg, Texas, in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, is the place to spend a fabulous Valentine's Weekend. Pop the question while dining at Vaudeville, Otto's, August E's, Navajo Grill, Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse, or at the top of Enchanted Rock!  Fredericksburg delivers the very best Valentine's experiences for both singles and couples alike! Come explore what Fredericksburg, Texas has to offer: hotels, b & b's, restaurants, live music... perhaps a romantic horse drawn carriage ride through the iconic historic district,  an afternoon of wine tasting on the 290 Wine Road, whatever your hearts desire. The beautiful Texas Hill Country is the perfect backdrop for your ROMANTIC Valentine's Weekend!

    Practice the ART of living! - Texas Hill Country Adventures!
    ART, MUSIC, GERMAN HERITAGE, TEXAS WINE! We invite you to spend a colorful, cultural... joyous weekend in Fredericksburg, Texas, Valentine's Weekend 2016! Celebrate Love!
    An incredible adventure awaits you! Soon you'll know why Fredericksburg Tx is one of the most popular getaways in Texas! So let us entice you! There's so much to do and see in our historic town!  Fredericksburg Tx is nestled in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas; right in the heart of Wine Country, with a vibrant art and live music scene that will dazzle and inspire! Let us be your guide to the Texas Hill Country Adventures of your dreams. We take great pride in providing visitors with the travel information necessary to plan a rich and exciting holiday vacation or weekend getaway. Get some big inspiration and enjoy the BEST things in LIFE... family and friends! The Hill Country's waiting for you! Fredericksburg has everything you need for an exciting adventure filled stay in the beautiful Texas Hill Country! Make a toast and CELEBRATE together! Ein Prosit!
    Escape from the CITY and Kick back in the Texas Hill Country! Reset your life, and click on EASY! There's so much To Do and see in our historic town that will make your sweetheart SMILE! Wine, Art, Music, A View from the Top of Enchanted Rock, a feast for your soul is waiting for you in the beautiful hills of central Texas.


    May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
      - Edward Abbey

  • Fredericksburg, Texas, in the beautiful Texas Hill Country is a TEXAS MUSIC DESTINATION! Catch the BEAT! Have you ever wanted to Boot Scoot across the hardwood floor of a Texas Historic Dance Hall? Well, pack your Boots and Stetson because Fredericksburg, Texas has THREE Historic Dance Halls: Luckenbach, Albert and Sisterdale. Downtown, in the historic shopping districts, you'll discover a lively mix of musical genres Rockbox Theater, Hondo's on Main, Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse, Silvercreek and Auslander... get ready for Texas Summer Nights with FABULOUS LIVE MUSIC that will get you up and jumping... out on the dancefloor boot scootin' the night away "deep in the heart of Texas!"

  • February 5 - 21, 2016 Wine Lovers Trail. Love is in the air! You are invited to spend a romantic getaway in the  stunning Texas Hill Country, sipping and sampling wine and signature chocolates at the 48 Hill Country wineries. With a full 17 days of the Wine Lovers Trail, you will have lots of opportunities to celebrate Valentines Day. If you and your Sweetie love Texas Wine, this Trail is for you! For more information and to purchase tickets online visit: www.texaswinetrail.com

  • February 12 - 14, 2016, 41st Annual Luckenbach Hug In and Two Day Campout
    February 12th, Friday Night Dance with Dale Watson
    February 13th, Valentine's Ball with Gary P Nunn
    February 14th, Valentine's Day at Luckenbach with the highly acclaimed and award winning band, Los Lobos
    Information and Tickets Online at www.luckenbachtexas.com

  • November 8 - 10th  2016 Wine Tourism Conference. Fredericksburg, Texas, and the Texas Hill Country have been named as the host location for the 2016 Wine Tourism Conference. The Texas Hill Country American Viticultural Area (AVA) is the third largest AVA in the nation.

  • Fredericksburg, Texas, is a wonderful walking and bike riding town, especially during the holidays when homes are adorned with the fabulous lights and decorations of the holiday season. You can rent bikes at Hill Country Bicycle Works, but be sure to reserve them in advance, especially on weekends. Hill Country Bicycle Works also has maps and recommendations for rides in and around Fredericksburg and the surrounding Texas Hill Country! You can also rent bicycles and reserve a Wine Tour by Bicycle at Jack & Adam's Bicycles Fredericksburg, our NEW full service bicycle shop located at 206 South Lincoln Street.

  • If you're a WINE lover the Fredericksburg Wine CountryTrail is the ultimate Texas Wine Tasting Experience! (Hint: be sure to make a reservation with a Wine Tour Service... so you can relax and enjoy the company of your friends while discovering the New Texas Gold). Here's to more Texas Wine Adventures!

  • MSN’s "101 Best Wineries in America”
    #87 - Mcpherson Cellars  (Find McPherson Cellars in Fredericksburg, Texas at 4.0 Cellars)
    #93 - Becker Vineyards

  • It's a fine time to climb Enchanted Rock... when the sky is that deep-TEXAS-blue and the weather is warm... it's MAGICAL up there! And, the view from the TOP is TEXAS FOREVER!  Standing there in the clouds, looking out over the beauty blazing below, you'll instantly understand why it's called the "Enchanted" Rock! Be sure to call before you drive! The park sometimes fills to capacity on weekends during peak season and on holidays! Enchanted Rock is located 18 miles north of Fredericksburg on Ranch Road 965. Your canine friend, if leashed, is welcome at Enchanted Rock, but test the granite surface with your bare hand before you climb with your dog... the surface temperature in the heat of the day can BLISTER your dog's paws!

  • DESTINATION LIVE MUSIC! Whatever genre soothes your soul, get's you out on the dance floor, or tapping your toes... Alternative, Blues, Classical, Country, Hip Hop, Rock 'n' Roll, Opera, R&B, Soul, World Music, Jazz, Latin, Pop, Americana, German, Folk, Bluegrass, Gospel, Big Band! We're making the MUSIC, you'll experience the Magic! If the Texas two step is your passion we have FOUR Historic Dance Halls! Pat's Hall, Luckenbach, Albert and Sisterdale, and right downtown, in the historic district, Rockbox Theater, Hondo's on Main, Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse, Silvercreek and Auslander! So get ready for FABULOUS LIVE MUSIC that will get you up and jumping; out on the dancefloor, boot scootin'... the night away! Discover why Fredericksburg, Tx is THE Music Destination in the Texas Hill Country!

  • Luckenbach Texas, Hondo's on Main, Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse and RockBox Theater ARE putting Fredericksburg, Texas, on the TEXAS LIVE MUSIC MAP! Fredericksburg might be a small town.... BUT! we have a BIG MUSIC and ART SCENE!

  • Fort Martin Scott is located two mile southeast of Fredericksburg, Texas, on the banks of Barons Creek. It was the first US military post established on the western frontier of Texas. Today it is an historical treasure listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Fort Martin Scott Advisory Commitee and Fort Martin Scott Friends invite you to become a "GUARDIAN of the TEXAS FRONTIER"! Help us protect, preserve and honor the history, heritage and heroes of the Lone Star State. The new "Texas Rangers Heritage Center" next to Ft Martin Scott is home to a TOP "Living History" Attraction! Together the Fort and Heritage Center provide an interactive, hands on opportunity to get up close and personal with the life and times of the early pioneers in the Texas Hill Country. It's Your Fort, too! SUPPORT YOUR FORT! www.ftmartinscott.org

  • Make us TEXAS PROUD Garrison Brothers Distillery! In the 2014 Edition of Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible, the world's leading whiskey guide,"Cowboy Bourbon" from Garrison Brothers was named "The American Micro Whiskey of the Year!"

  • The Bistro at Vaudeville Serving Gourmet All Day!
    Friday and Saturday Late Night Menu
    Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10am to 6pm
    Fridays and Saturdays, 10am to 9pm
    Sundays, 10am to 5pm
    V Supper Club at Vaudeville
    Savor the exceptional at Vaudeville's "V" Supper Club... on Main Street in historic Fredericksburg, Texas!
    Monday Night Gourmet, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    Experience a "prix fixe" menu created by Chef Jordan Muraglia. Haute cuisine! Mangez bien, riez souvent, aimez beaucoup! 
    Weekend Lunch and Dinner
    Friday Lunch from 11:00am - 3:00pm 
    Friday and Saturday Dinner 6 - 9:30pm
    Weekend Gourmet V SUPPER CLUB
    Friday and Saturday Dinner, 6:00 - 9:30
    Table Seating - Main Level and Courtyard
    Join us for a guided, culinary experience!
    Entry-level tasting menu - Wine Pairing option available
    Reservations required
    Sunday Brunch,  A New Tradition
    Sundays, 11am - 3pm
    Seating is limited and reservations are recommended at
    830-992-3234, or 
    visit, www.vaudeville.com

  • Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently named the Texas Hill Country AVA, #3 on their list of Top Ten Wine Destinations in the WORLD! Raise your glass to the new TEXAS GOLD! TEXAS WINE!

  • Wine Enthusiast Magazine Names "Highway 290, Texas" a "Top 5 Wine Country Road Trip!" www.winemag.com

  • Luckenbach Texas was included in Southern Living Magazine's Texas Special Travel Selection: 40 Things Every Southerner Should Do! Read the Article >

  • Texas Wine Country - 2nd Fastest Growing Wine Region Distinctive wines, combined with southern hospitality, have vaulted the Texas Hill Country wine region into the #2 spot on the Orbitz "Fastest-Growing Wine Region" list.

  • PEDERNALES CELLARS 2012 Viognier Reserve Wins in France! Prestigious Grand Gold in the Lyon International Wine Competition!

  • Congrautulations GRAPE CREEK VINEYARDS! 8 medals at the San Francisco International Wine Competition, AND their Cabernet / syrah was awarded a DOUBLE GOLD - BEST in Class!!!!

  • "In a blind taste test judged by 7 professional sommeliers... TEXAS WINES took the top six spots". Pedernales Cellars #1 and #6, Becker Vineyards #3! Read about Texas Food and Texas Wine in Russell Kane's Vintage Texas Blog! And SHARE TEXAS WINE! Prost!

  • Congratulations Torre di Pietra! In the Lone Star International Wine Competition the TDP Tango Port won a GOLD, Grandstar, and Best in Varietal!!! What else can you say about the BEST Port in Texas!! Also, Midnight Nymph won a Sliver and Porto Blanco won a Bronze!! And, two TDP labels received awards: Porto Blanco won a gold and Parada won a Silver!!

  • Wine Road 290 is an association of 15 Texas Hill Country Wineries in the Fredericksburg AVA, on either side of Fredericksburg, Texas!  Enjoy the panoramic beauty and diverse landscape of rolling limestone hills and crystal clear rivers and streams, while exploring our world class wineries, just minutes apart, along US Highway 290! Discover picturesque vineyards, charming tasting rooms, and barrel cellars filled with aging, premium wines that showcase our distinctive Texas terroir. The wine, ambiance and experience at each winery are unique! In addition to the regular Tastings and Weekend Events at each winery, the members of Wine Road 290 team up with the chefs from local restaurants to bring you special Wine and Food Pairing Events. Visit our website for dates, times and details! The Perfect Wine Getaway! See you on the Wine Trail! Salud! www.wineroad290.com

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Coming to a roadside near you, Spring 2016!
Coming to a roadside near you, Spring 2016!

Wildflower Season in the Hill Country, around Fredericksburg, Texas, is somewhat variable. This winter has been wet and cold, the PERFECT conditions to produce a bounty of SPRING COLOR! Come CELEBRATE the changing seasons together! Ein Prosit! Click here for recommended Scenic Drives in the beautiful Texas Hill Country around Fredericksburg, Tx!

The Fredericksburg, Texas Wine Country Wineries and Vineyards invite you to EXPERIENCE the magic of Springtime in the Texas Hill Country!

Wine Enthusiast named the Texas Hill Country USA, #3 on their list of "Top 10 Wine Destinations 2014"! Come help us CELEBRATE!

Fredericksburg is a Texas Wine Destination! If you've been DREAMING about a Texas Wine Getaway,  a New Release Roadtrip, or Springtime Wine Buying Extravaganza the perfect destination for your wine adventures is Fredericksburg, Texas! If your perfect spring day in the Texas Hill Country includes a perfect bottle of chilled Texas Wine, grab your BEST FRIEND and DRIVE! The HEART of Texas Wine Country, is just a scenic drive away...

Take an exciting, inspiring, DELICIOUS respite from the ordinary and make a Springtime Fun-Run, or mid-week getaway... it's the perfect tonic for body, mind and soul!

The Wineries and Tasting rooms along US Hwy 290 have new vintages to share. Many have music, and specialty food on Saturdays and Sundays. WINE and MUSIC = A PARTY! So, get on the line to your favorite traveling companion, and join us! Welcome FALL 2015! SWIRL! SNIFF! SIP! SAVOR! Drink in the Glorious Flavors of Texas Hill Country Terroir... find inspiration on the backroads of Texas! and don't forget to Raise your glass and "Toast a Rising Star, TEXAS WINE! Salut!

Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 Member Wineries:
Becker Vineyards, Chisholm Trail Winery, Fiesta Winery, Fredericksburg Winery, Grape Creek Vineyards, Hilmy Cellars, Hye Meadow Winery, Lost Draw Cellars, Pedernales Cellars, Rancho Ponte Vineyard, Texas Hills Vineyard, Torre di Pietra Vineyards, William Chris Vineyards, Woodrose Winery, and 4.0 Cellars.

For maps, directions, and details visit: www.wineroad290.com

Texas Hill Country TERROIR STARS... Dan Gaitlin from Inwood Estates Cellars, Kim McPhearson at 4.0 Cellars, Don Pullum, grape grower and winemaker at Sandstone Cellars in Mason, Bob Young and John Riverburgh from Bending Branch Winery, William Chris Vineyards, David and Julie Kuhlken and Fredrik Osterberg from Pedernales Cellar, Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo at Messina Hof Hill Country, Dr and Bunny Becker from Becker Vineyards and Brian and Jennifer Heath from Grape Creek Vineyards! SALUT!

Experience the BEST of Fredericksburg Texas!

Fredericksburg Texas Online is comprehensive online Guide for TRAVEL and TOURISM in Fredericksburg and the Hill Country of Texas!  When planning your next VACATION use our Online Guide as your source for Travel Information: Accommodations, Hotels, Cabins, Resorts, Bed & Breakfasts, Wine, Wine Tours, Enchanted Rock, Restaurants, Shopping, Things to Do, Attractions, Art, Parks, Camping, Scenic Drives, Golf. Discover why Fredericksburg, Tx is a favorite Hill Country Tourist Attraction!

Practice the ART of living! - Texas Hill Country Adventures!

An incredible adventure awaits you! Soon you'll know why Fredericksburg Tx is one of the most popular getaways in Texas! So let us entice you! There's so much to do and see in our historic town! Fredericksburg Tx is nestled in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas; right in the heart of Wine Country, with a vibrant ART and LIVE MUSIC scene that will dazzle and inspire! Let us be your GUIDE to the TEXAS HILL COUNTRY ADVENTURES of your dreams. We take great pride in providing visitors with the TRAVEL INFORMATION necessary to plan a rich and exciting vacation or weekend getaway!

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Fredericksburg Texas is famous for its BED and BREAKFASTS! Choose from our list of Hill Country B&B's and know that you will EXPERIENCE some of the finest LODGING that Fredericksburg TX has to offer! A BED and BREAKFAST stay offers the perfect ACCOMMODATIONS for a ROMANTIC GETAWAY, a WEEKEND VACATION, a GIRLS GETAWAY, or a special gathering of friends. BED and BREAKFAST possibilities range from a CABIN by the RIVER to LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS above the HISTORIC MAIN STREET SHOPPING DISTRICT! There are also plenty of HOTEL options available to suit your personal LODGING needs! Whether you're planning a FAMILY VACATION or a relaxing GET AWAY... it's ALL right here; from RESORTS to CONFERENCE FACILITIES for your CORPORATE EVENT, the Texas Hill Country has just the right HOTEL ACCOMMODATION for your Hill Country adventure! BOOK ONLINE!

Are you traveling in your RV? Not to worry! There are many RV CAMPGROUNDS available in and around Fredericksburg. Whether you're exploring solo, or with your RV CLUB there's just the right RV PARK for your VACATION or EXTENDED STAY!

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You could spend a lifetime... there's so much to do and see! There's no place quite like Fredericksburg Tx! Come and DISCOVER the MAGICAL Texas Hill Country! EXPLORE! Amazing historic SHOPPING districts with unique galleries and boutiques. Be inspired by world-class ENTERTAINMENT, acclaimed community THEATER, The Hill Country Film Festival, The Rockbox Theater, offering family friendly live entertainment "celebrating the golden era of Rock 'n' Roll". A huge number of Live MUSIC venues, including three historic Texas Dance Halls, Luckenbach Texas, Albert and SisterCreek Dance Hall. A vibrant and rapidly growing ART scene that has won Fredericksburg the reputation as "An American Art Destination"! An explosion of WINERIES  (30 +), WINE TOURS, and tasting rooms that feature Texas Wine and Wine from around the world, SCENIC DRIVES through Awe-Inspiring Natural Beauty, and a rural landscape dotted with notable small Texas towns with lovely, well preserved historic districts. There are plenty of RECREATION and ADVENTURE opportunities, including a large concentration of some of Texas' most popular State Parks, including ENCHANTED ROCK, Old Tunnel State Park (Bat Tunnel), the Blanco River State Park, the Pedernales State Park and the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site. GOLF courses, and a number of beautiful Texas Rivers, the Guadalupe, the Pedernales, the Llano, and the Blanco that welcome nature lovers and outdoorsmen to their pristine waters for TUBING, swimming, canoeing, kyaking and fishing. Go out and PLAY! The wonderful Texas Hill Country is waiting for YOU!

Allow yourself the time to Discover all that the charming and historic town of Fredericksburg, Texas has to offer. Venture into the countryside on incredible scenic drives, take leisurely strolls in the historic district, surrounded by turn-of-the-century architecture, history, heritage and culture. Spend your day Shopping; purusing one-of-a-kind, eclectic shops and art galleries, Museums, Award-Winning Texas Wineries and Tasting Rooms, unwind at a day spa... where a delightful massage will restore your mind, body and soul! There’s so much to do in this idyllic Texas town. At the end of your busy day return to the cozy charm and peaceful surroundings of your bed and breakfast and savor some quality time together, with family, or friends. Or... indulge in a DELIGHTFULLY ROMANTIC evening with your sweetheart, enjoy a revitalizing soak in the hot tub at your b&b, a midnight swim in the hotel pool, or curl up with a good book and a glass of wine in a deliciously comfortable chair!  If you'd rather go out on the town, you'll find an impressive variety of nightlife in Fredericksburg; Live Music, Theater, Dance Halls, Festivals and Events, or you can spend a memorable evening walking in the stillness of the night with stars twinkling overhead. You WILL fall in love... with Fredericksburg, Tx and the EXTRAORDINARY Texas Hill Country!

Fredericksburg Tx enjoys a peaceful, rural setting, centrally located in the Hill Country just a short drive from the larger metropolitan areas of San Antonio and Austin. Plan your next Texas Vacation in Fredericksburg, Tx, and it can serve as your hub to EXPLORE the greater Texas Hill Country. After an exciting Day Trip to the hustle and bustle of the Big City, you can return to charming Fredericksburg where the pace is more relaxed and peaceful. Tourist Attractions like the San Antonio River Walk, Sea World San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Schlitterbahn, and Historic Gruene, home of Gruene Hall and the BEST River Trips and Tubing Outfitters in the state of Texas, can be reached within a short and scenic 1.5 hour drive!

History and Heritage

Fredericksburg Tx was founded May 8, 1846 by Baron Otfried Hans von Meusebach, new Commissioner General of the "Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas", also known as the "Noblemen's Society" or Mainzer Adelsverein. The town of Fredericksburg was named in honor of Prince Frederick of Prussia. Baron von Meusebach renounced his noble title and became known in Texas as John O. Meusebach. Fredericksburg is known as the home of "Texas German", a German dialect spoken by the first generations of settlers who did not learn English. The settlers entered into a peace treaty with the Comanche Indians of the region. This treaty has been honored for over a century and a half, making it one of the few treaties with Native Americans that was never broken. Fredericksburg Texas was an important part of the Pro-Union Texas resistance during the Civil War and it shares many cultural characteristics with New Braunfels, another German Texan town. Fredericksburg, Tx is also notable as the birthplace of Admiral Chester Nimitz, Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Forces in World War II. The hotel owned by Nimitz's grandfather was converted into a museum, The National Museum of the Pacific War. It is the only institution in the continental United States dedicated to telling the story of the Pacific Theater battles of World War II. The museum is located on a six-acre site, and includes the George Bush Gallery, Admiral Nimitz Museum, Plaza of Presidents, Veterans' Walk of Honor, Japanese Garden of Peace, Pacific Combat Zone, and the Center for Pacific War Studies. The Japanese government gifted the Japanese Garden of Peace, a Zen Garden, to the museum as a tribute to the Nimitz Family.

Experience live World War II enactments at the National Museum of the Pacific War. See our Calendar of Events for other special programs at the museum.

FREDERICKSBURG VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER
Chamber of Commerce / Convention and Visitors Bureau
Visitor Information including: Maps and Brochures
302 East Austin
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Saturdays,  9:00 am to noon, (Closed during lunch hour) 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sundays, noon to 4:00pm

Fredericksburg, TX 78624
830.997.6523
www.fredericksburg-texas.com

THE VISITOR CENTER AT THE PIONEER MUSEUM
325 W. Main
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Phone: 830-990-8441
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday; 10 am - 5 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

Summer Hours: Museums are open on Sunday & Monday

Texas Hill Country Gold
32nd Annual Lone Star International Wine Competition 2015

Becker Vineyards
Double Gold
Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2012

Becker Vineyards
Double Gold
Raven 2012
75% Malbec; 25% Petite Verdot

Chisholm Trail Winery
Double Gold
Bad Ass Blush 2013
70% Blanc du Bois, 25% Merlot,
5% Lenoir

Dry Comal Creek Vineyards
Double Gold
Petit Verdot 2011

Perissos Vineyards
Double Gold
Petite Sirah Estate Grown 2013

Becker Vineyards
Gold Grand Star
Culinaria 2013
35% Zinfandel, 24% Malbec,
20% Merlot,
16% Cabernet Sauvignon,
5% Syrah
 
Bending Branch Winery
Gold
Tempranillo Newsom
Vineyards 2012
 

Frio Canyon Vineyard
Gold
Syrah 2011
76% Syrah,
24% Cabernet Sauvignon

Georgetown Winery
Gold Best In Varietal
Thirsty Mule Sweet Red
100% Merlot

Georgetown Winery
Gold
Peach
90% Peach, 10% Blanc

Lost Oak Winery
Gold
Shiraz

McPherson Cellars
Gold Grand Star
Albarino 2014

Pedernales Cellars
Gold Best in Varietal
Texas Tempranillo 2013

Perissos Vineyards
Gold
Serendipity 2014
50% Orange Muscat,
50% Roussanne

Perissos Vineyards
Gold Grand Star
Rose 2014 Estate Grown
Texas Hill Country
49% Mourvedre, 38% Grenache,
13% Cabernet Sauvignon

Singing Water Vineyards
Gold Grand Star
Freedom 2012
38% Syrah, 33% Cabernet
Sauvignon, 26% Merlot,
3% Montepulciano

Wedding Oak Winery
Gold Best In Varietal
Sangiovese Texas Hill Country 2013
75% Sangiovese, 24% Tannat,
1% Petite Verdot

 

2015 TEXSOM International Wine Awards
Texas Hill Country Gold Medal Wines

Becker Vineyards
Tempranillo Reserve 2013
Gold
Texas

Bending Branch Winery
Tannat Bending Branch Estate
Vineyards 2012
Gold
Texas Hill Country

Super Nero, Nero d'Avola 2012 
Gold
Texas, Comanche County

Duchman Family Winery
Vermentino Bingham Family Vineyard 2012
Gold
Montepulciano Oswald Vineyard 2012 
Gold
Touriga Nacional Reserve Round Mountain Vineyard 2011
Gold
Aglianico Estate Grown 2013
Gold
Tempranillo Estate Grown 2013
Gold
Syrah Estate Grown 2013
Gold
Texas Hill Country

Pedernales Cellars
Viognier  2014
Gold
Vermentino 2014
Gold
Tempranillo 2012
Gold
Cabernet Franc 2012 Barrel Reserve
Gold
Papa Paulo Port Messina Hof Vineyards, Double Barrel 2010
Gold
Private Reserve
Barrel Cuvee, Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Gold
La Herencia 2013
Gold
Claros, Norton Reserve 2013
Gold
Texas Hill Country

Wedding Oak Winery
Tempranillo Reserve 2012
Gold
Texas High Plains

 

The "Best Texas Wines of 2015", Jessica Dupuy, Texas Monthly
Texas Hill Country Favorites

The best Texas wines released this year... the top reds, whites, and rosés you should be tasting right now.
Jessica's recommendations include the following Texas Hill Country Favorites:

2013 Mourvèdre
Available at 4.0 Cellars
2013 Tempranillo Reserve
Available at 4.0 Cellars
2013 Rendezvous
2013 Sangiovese
Texas Mourvèdre 
2014 Cuvée de Gaston Dry Rosé
2014 Arroyo Rosé

Spicewood Vineyards
Mourvèdre Rosé
2014 White Wine Blend
Roussanne, Blanc du Bois, and Viognier

Perissos Vineyards
2014 Viognier

Wedding Oak Winery
2014 TreV


www.texasmonthly.com

 

10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014
Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Wine Enthusiast named the Texas Hill Country, USA, NUMBER THREE on their list of the "10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014"!
"It’s still a sea of cowboy hats and pickup trucks, a place where you can sip award-winning wines in a landscape dotted with as many cacti as vines. Visitors may flock to Hill Country to sip wine, but they end up drinking in the romance of the Old West, too. - Alexis Korman
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10 BEST Wine Destinations
USA TODAY

The Texas Hill Country Wine Region was included on USA Today's
"10 BEST Wine Destinations"!
www.usatoday.com

Top 5 Texas Tempranillos
Jessica Dupuy, Texas Monthly

Drink one (or all five, though maybe not on the same day) to celebrate International Tempranillo Day.
Alamosa Wine Cellars El Guapo Tempranillo 2011
Spicewood Vineyards Estate
Tempranillo 2012
Ground Up Tempranillo 2012
Pedernales Cellars Reserve
Tempranillo 2012
Pedernales Cellars Texas
Tempranillo 2012
www.texasmonthly.com

"Cowboy Bourbon" by Garrison Brothers Distillery
"American Micro Whiskey of the Year!"

Make us TEXAS PROUD Garrison Brothers Distillery! In the 2014 Edition of Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible, the world's leading whiskey guide,"Cowboy Bourbon" from Garrison Brothers was named
"The American Micro Whiskey
of the year!"
www.garrisonbros.com

Texas Top 40 Travel Destinations
Texas Highways Magazine

The Texas Highways readers' choice Texas Top 40 countdown! Last fall, Texas Highways readers were asked
to share their favorite places in the state for the "Texas Top-40 Travel Destinations”.
San Antonio came in #1,
The Texas Hill Country #5, and Fredericksburg #7!
www.texashighways.com

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK
Fredericksburg, Tx

Bringing Art and Art Lovers together!
Enjoy fine wine from local wineries and the Fredericksburg ART scene!
Find out more >

Texas Hill Country
By John Graves and Wyman Meinzer

Two of Texas' most respected artists join their talents to create an unsurpassed portrait of the Texas Hill Country. "Together, John Graves and Wyman Meinzer once again demonstrate that they  are the foremost artists of the Texas landscape. The portrait they create in images and words is as close as you can come to the heart of the Hill Country without being there." www.utexas.edu

Sherman's Travel
5 Eco Friendly Wineries

Pedernales Cellars, Texas Composting, recycling, and natural pest management is just the starting point for Pedernales Cellars. By building underground, this Texas Hill Country winery takes advantage of the area’s natural limestone to provide a cool and steady environment for case storage, slashing the facility’s energy consumption in half. Removal of invasive plant species and cedar overgrowth from the property has also led to the reemergence of previously lost seeps and springs. An added bonus? The tasting room features local and sustainable products like Bella Vista Ranch’s olive oils and t-shirts made from renewable bamboo fibers.
- April 22, 2013 by Teresa Bitler
Read about other Eco-Friendly
Wineries at blog.shermanstravel.com

Hill Country Bicycle Works

You can rent a bike at Hill Country Bicycle Works! Their rental fleets feature road and fitness hybrid bikes. It is recommended that you reserve your rental bike in advance, especially during holidays and weekends. They also have maps and recommendations for rides in and around Fredericksburg, Texas, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country! Located at 702 East Main. Closed Sundays and Wednesdays! 830-990-2609
www.hillcountrybicycle.com

EV (Electric Vehicle) Charging Stations at Torre di Pietra
Two Tesla Destination Charging Stations and a Universal Charging Station

Torre di Pietra announces that it has installed three EV (Electric Vehicle) Charging Stations for patrons use. There are two Tesla Destination Charging Stations (Tesla Wall Connectors / up to 100 amps) that charges the Tesla S in 4 hours and a Universal Charging Station (up to 60 amps) that is compatible with all electric vehicles. Stations are available for use during business hours. Torre di Pietra Vineyards and Winery is located ten miles east of Fredericksburg, Texas on US Hwy 290. Torre di Pietra Vineyards and Winery is located ten miles east of Fredericksburg, Texas on
US Hwy 290.
torredipietra.com