Absolute Charm Luxury Bed and Breakfast - At Absolute Charm Luxury Bed and Breakfast, we know how difficult it is to choose a Bed and Breakfast in Fredericksburg, Texas, when there are so many great choices, but only ONE PERFECT Choice for you! We strive to make the process easier for our guests and a lot more fun! We represent the finest collection of luxurious B & B's in Fredericksburg, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country. Offering properties which feature the very BEST Architecture, Location, Amenities and Charm! Simply the BEST accommodations available!
Grape Creek Vineyard - Wine Tasting
Ira Kennedy Fine Art
San Antonio Museum of Art
ART Galleries and Studios in Fredericksburg, Texas
ART is Red Hot in Fredericksburg, Texas!  ART AFICIONADOS CELEBRATE! Fredericksburg, Texas, IS an American Art Destination!  We might be a SMALL town, but we have BIG CULTURE! Get your ART on! The First Friday of every month follow your bliss to the Texas Hill Country for an exciting self-guided tour of Fredericksburg's vibrant ART SCENE! Stroll through historic downtown galleries with friends and fellow art lovers, GET LOST and FIND YOURSELF in ART! INSPIRATION, IMAGINATION, TRANSFORMATION! ART is everywhere! Fall in LOVE with beauty! Gallery doors open at 10am, and you can enjoy a full day of events, with extended hours that allow ample time to explore all the participating venues! This is a fantastic ART EVENT brought to you by the Art Galleries of Fredericksburg, Texas!
Whether you're an Art Collector or a curious shopper... buying ART to indulge your personal fancy, or as a unique, one-of-a-kind gift for someone special, Fredericksburg's art scene offers a remarkable selection of Fine Art and Crafts, with the added inspiration of the wide open, scenic beauty of the central Texas Hill Country as a backdrop. You'll be amazed by the diversity of styles and forms that are represented in Fredericksburg's fine Art galleries; from engaging contemporary pieces ... abstract expressionism to exquisite traditional fine art... impressionism, plein art, oils and watercolor; Paintings, Glass Art, Sculpture, Drawing, Metal Art, Printmaking, Decorative Arts, Ceramics, and Photography. Illuminate your indoor spaces and your outside landscapes with the beauty of ART!  you will soon understand why Fredericksburg, Texas, IS "An American Art Destination"! 
First Friday Artwalk Fredericksburg - On the First Friday of every month, historic 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 music venues have upped the bar on live entertainment in the Texas Hill Country! Located directly across Main Street from each other, you'll find the BEST Live Music in TEXAS, right here in Fredericksburg! Add distinctive, award-winning Texas Wineries, Fine Dining Restaurants, and top-shelf, artful accommodations and you will soon discover why the Hill Country is Texas' premier DESTINATION for Art and Culture.
Complimenting the Hill Country's Art scene is a wonderful offering of distinctive Texas Wineries, Restaurants, Live Music Venues and ARTFUL accommodations! Discover why the Texas Hill Country is Texas' premier DESTINATION for Art and Culture.
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Fredericksburg Texas Online invites you to puruse our online Art Gallery Guide, then go out and EXPLORE the Texas Hill Country's eclectic Art Galleries and Artist Studios that represent nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and their exceptional art works! May your time in the Texas Hill Country rejuvenate and restore you... and, deliver you safely home renewed and ready for LIFE! I lift a glass of Texas Wine to my fellow travelers... A Toast! Go out and play! Enjoy your stay in the beautiful Texas Hill Country! and, ALWAYS! remember to Practice the ART of LIVING! Here's to more Soulful Adventures, with the people who matter most, in our lives! Salut!
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The Bob Hope Traveling Exhibit at the Nimitz Museum
Admiral Nimitz Museum
May 15, 2015 - September 15, 2015
9:00am - 5:00pm
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Admiral Nimitz Museum
340 East Main Street  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-8600
The Bob Hope Traveling Exhibit at the Nimitz Museum
15 MAY 2015 - 15 SEPTEMBER 2015

A very special exhibit about the life of Bob Hope will visit the Nimitz Museum from May 15, 2015 until September 15, 2015. The Bob and Delores Hope Foundation, along with the World Golf Hall of Fame, have produced a 2,000 square foot traveling exhibit about Bob Hope and his varied life, including his many USO trips to the Pacific. This exhibit includes more than 700 vintage photos, seven videos, more than 170 artifacts, an audio tour and a special educational program to enable children to understand better what they are viewing.


Bob Hope was a great admirer of Admiral Chester Nimitz and a strong supporter of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation and Nimitz Museum. He came to Fredericksburg in 1976 to attend a fundraiser to save the old Nimitz Hotel. He also served as an Honorary Trustee until his death.


This will be a unique exhibit which will be enjoyable for all ages. The Museum and Foundation are especially honored to be able to present this exhibit since only 16 facilities have been selected to host this rare and fascinating exhibit. Additional information will be available on the Museum's website and in the next issue of the newsletter.

This exhibit is free to the public. A museum ticket is not needed.
LOCATION

National Museum of the Pacific War
340 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

HOURS
Daily from 9am to 5pm. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Jul 03
Fri
First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg
Participating Fine Art Galleries
July 3, 2015
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Various Locations of Participating Art Galleries  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg, Texas "An American Art Destination"

WE'VE GOT CULTURE!
Discover a unique urban experience here in historic Fredericksburg, Texas. With a fast growing, diverse and dynamic ART scene, world-class dining and lodging, phenomenal LIVE MUSIC, an eclectic mix of shops, historic charm and inviting Green Spaces, Fredericksburg, Texas, offers an exciting blend of new and traditional favorites! First Friday ArtWalk is quickly becoming a SOLID TRADITION here in Fredericksburg, Texas! On the First Friday of every month, participating fine art galleries invite you to DISCOVER the AMAZING world of FINE ART. Many galleries host Artist Receptions, Demonstrations, and New-Show Openings. Business hours are extended until 8:00 pm and local Texas Wine and scrumptious and ARTFULLY presented culinary offerings are served. "Bringing ART and ART LOVERS together!" Experience the Fredericksburg, TX ART scene up close and personal - all day long, the First Friday of every month! Wine Partners: Becker Vineyards, Grape Creek Vineyards and Torre di Pietra.

Participating First Friday ArtWalk Fredericksburg Galleries:

1) Artisans at Rocky Hill
234 W. Main
830.990.8160
ArtisansAtRockyHill.com

2) River Rustic Gallery
222 W. Main.
830.997.6585
RiverRustic.com

3) InSight Gallery
214 W. Main
830.997.9920
InSightGallery.com

4) Cowboy Bronze Fine Art
211 W. Main
830.997.2822
CowboyBronze.net

5) Charles Beckendorf Gallery
105 N. Adams
830.997.5955
Beckendorf.com

6) RS Hanna Gallery
208 S. Llano
830.307.3071
RSHannaGallery.com

7) Larry Jackson Fine Art & Antiques
209 S. Llano
830.997.0073
LarryJacksonAntiques.com

8) Agave Gallery
208 E. San Antonio
830.990.1727
AgaveGallery.com

9) Dan Pfeiffer Gallery
102 S. Lincoln
210.882.6446
DanPfeifferWoodworker.com

10) The Gallery at Vaudeville
230 E. Main
830.992.3234
Vaudeville-Living.com

11) Fredericksburg Art Guild
308 E. Austin
830.997.4949
FredericskburgArtGuild.org

12) Fredericksburg Art Gallery
314 E. Main
830.990.2707
FBGArtGallery.com

13) Whistle Pik Galleries
425 E. Main
800.999.0820
WhistlePik.com
Jul 03
Fri
LIVE at Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse - Natalie Rose
Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse
July 3, 2015
8:30pm
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Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse
305 West Main Street  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-992-3288
LIVE at Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse - Natalie Rose
Welcome To Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse - Great Food and Great Live Music
Crossroads offers some of the BEST! LIVE MUSIC that you will find ANYWHERE! It's a GREAT spot to get your groove-on while you’re in Fredericksburg, Texas. We're open late, and we always have great live music; so you know where the party will be! We have a large, fully-stocked bar and are open late on Fridays and Saturdays. Crossroads, also, offers some of the finest steaks in Fredericksburg, TX. With a wide menu, we are sure to provide a great dining experience, whether you are the most refined gourmet or you just enjoy the simple, fine things in life.

Live Music tonight by Natalie Rose

Natalie Rose clearly respects the heritage of country music, while striving to be a big part of its future. One listen to her new EP “Promise Me Beautiful”, produced by Ray Benson at Bismeaux Studio in Austin TX, will be proof of that. With the singles “Shivers” and “Lonely Home” charting high already, she is fast becoming known as the most promising new country singer in a long while.

That would be good enough for most, but not for an artist with the experience, ability, and determination of Natalie Rose.
Jul 04
Sat
Fredericksburg Fourth of July Parade!!
Main Street
July 4, 2015
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Main Street
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Fredericksburg Fourth of July Parade!!
The annual Fourth of July Parade, begun in 1991 by a group of community volunteers, has been held every year on July Fourth.

For 2014, the parade is scheduled for Friday, July 4, to begin at 10 a.m. Arrive early for a good spot!


This event continues with the support of the City of Fredericksburg and our other loyal sponsors as well as the many hours donated by our volunteers. If you would like to become a sponsor or volunteer, please email us!
Jul 04
Sat
LIVE at Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse - July 4 Celebration!!!
Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse
July 4, 2015
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Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse
305 West Main Street  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-992-3288
LIVE at Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse - July 4 Celebration!!!
Welcome To Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse - Great Food and Great Live Music
Crossroads offers some of the BEST! LIVE MUSIC that you will find ANYWHERE! It's a GREAT spot to get your groove-on while you’re in Fredericksburg, Texas. We're open late, and we always have great live music; so you know where the party will be! We have a large, fully-stocked bar and are open late on Fridays and Saturdays. Crossroads, also, offers some of the finest steaks in Fredericksburg, TX. With a wide menu, we are sure to provide a great dining experience, whether you are the most refined gourmet or you just enjoy the simple, fine things in life.

Music at noon!!
The Flip Side Band will be bringing Classic Rock to Crossroads on July 4th right after the 4th of July Parade ends!

Live Music at 8:30pm by Uptown Drive

A MODERN VARIETY BAND
Uptown Drive takes their audience on a trip through the decades with a show highlighting your favorite dance songs from the Motown and Disco eras and today’s top 40. The experience is really showcased through the flow of the sets with a tried and true gameplan to ensure a non-stop dance party from start to finish. The look, feel and setlist is catered to each performance and they take pride in knowing the differences between a wedding show and a corporate activation. Uptown Drive transitions seamlessly between genres and there’s never a break in the action with the hit medleys. All of this without using any backing tracks – a 100% live band!
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PACIFIC COMBAT LIVING HISTORY RE-ENACTMENT: JULY
Admiral Nimitz museum
July 4, 2015 - July 5, 2015
11:00am
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Admiral Nimitz museum
340 East Main Street  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-8600
PACIFIC COMBAT LIVING HISTORY RE-ENACTMENT: JULY
July 4th & 5th

History comes to life with a World War II battle re-enactment including uniformed actors, guns, tanks and a flamethrower! At the Pacific Combat Zone of the National Museum of the Pacific War. $7.50 adults; $5 students; under 6 free. Online reservations available and recommended.
Show Times
11:00 a.m & 2:00 p.m. both days
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July 4th Weekend at Torre di Pietra Vineyards & Winery
Torre Di Pietra Winery
July 4, 2015 - July 5, 2015
1:00pm - 5:00pm
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Torre Di Pietra Winery
10915 East US Hwy 290  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-644-2829
July 4th Weekend at Torre di Pietra Vineyards & Winery
July 4th Weekend

– Live Music

Relax and unwind at Torre this July 4th Weekend!


Saturday, July 4th
Live Music 1:00pm – 5:00pm featuring John Arthur Martinez and Tejas.

Sunday, July 5th
Live Music 1:00pm-5:00pm featuring The Houston Marchman Band.


Hours:
Mon-Thur 11:00am-5:00pm
Fri - Sun 11:00am-6:00pm
Jul 05
Sun
Messina Hof Winery WINE and CHOCOLATE PAIRING
Messina Hof Winery Hill Country
July 5, 2015
Noon - 3:00pm
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Messina Hof Winery Hill Country
9996 Hwy 290 East  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-990-4653
Messina Hof Winery WINE and CHOCOLATE PAIRING
Messina Hof
FREDERICKSBURG

WINE and CHOCOLATE PAIRING

The first Sunday of each month
guests can come enjoy wine paired with decadent chocolate...

MESSINA HOF HILL COUNTRY
Jul 05
Sun
Hondo's Gospel Sunday with Melissa Weatherly
Hondo's on Main
July 5, 2015
12:30pm - 3:30pm
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Hondo's on Main
312 W Main  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-1633
Hondo's Gospel Sunday with Melissa Weatherly
Hondo's Gospel Sunday with MELISSA WEATHERLY AND THE ANY GIVEN SUNDAY BAND

Melissa Weatherley's BEAUTIFUL VOICE is a MIRACLE, a GIFT! I have never before experienced such a powerful swell of the HOLY SPIRIT.... FLOWING through her to all of us on Gospel Sundays... somehow that GREAT BIG BEAUTIFUL VOICE gets BIGGER and RICHER... FILLED and BRIMMING OVER with the LOVE and GLORY of God. It TESTIFIES... it brings the doubtful, the disbelievers to their knees, it LIFTS UP the FAITHFUL and flies us up close to HEAVEN... where tears of JOY are born! Thank you for SHARING your GIFT with the WORLD, Melissa! We are so BLESSED! I am so very GRATEFUL for you! I am so GRATEFUL that GOD brought all of us together! - Mimi Taylor, Music Buyer Hondo's on Main

Every Sunday, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Sunday night:
DAVEY SCHRANK

7:30pm - 10:30pm
Jul 05
Sun
Songwriter Sundays at Luckenbach Texas
Luckenbach Texas
July 5, 2015
1:00pm - 5:00pm
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Luckenbach Texas
Luckenbach Loop  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-3224 | 888-311-8990
Songwriter Sundays at Luckenbach Texas
Songwriter Sundays w/ Walt Wilkins, Tommy Alverson & Dick Gimble
Folk/Rock/Country
Free Show

at Luckenbach Texas
July 5, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

First Friday Artwalk Fredericksburg

First Friday Artwalk in Fredericksburg, Texas, is quickly becoming a delightful TRADITION! THIRTEEN fine art galleries have joined to bring art and art lovers together. Participating gallery doors are open late until 8:00 pm. Enjoy fine wines from local wineries and scrumptious culinary offerings, while viewing stunning collections of fine art and crafts -  Experience the Fredericksburg, TX ART scene up close and personal - all day long. First Friday of every month!

PARTICIPATING GALLERIES

Agave Gallery
208 E. San Antonio
830-990-1727
Exhibiting works of fine art by award-winning Texas artists, including two official Texas State Artists, and is housed in an 1880’s German limestone “Sunday House” in Fredericksburg, the heart of the Texas Hill Country.
Hours:
Monday -Saturday, 10am - 5pm
www.agavegallery.com

Artisans at Rocky Hill
234 West Main
830-990-8160  
The Texas Hill Country's finest collection of locally created fine craft, alongside fine art.
Hours:
Monday - Saturday, 10:00am - 5:30pm
Some Sundays, 11am - 3pm
www.artisansatrockyhill.com

Charles Beckendorf Gallery
105 North Adams Street
800-369-9004 
The legacy of Charles Beckendorf lives on in his amazing art! Featuring prints, books, and sculpture by Charles Beckendorf. His subject matter is diverse... from wildlife and western to landscape and nostalgia.
Hours:
www.beckendorf.com

Cowboy Bronze

405 East Main
830-997-2822
Showcasing bronzes, pottery, and original paintings from Texas artists.
Hours:
Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 5pm
Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Sundays, noon - 6pm
Closed Monday
www.cowboybronze.net
 
Fredericksburg Art Gallery

314 East Main
830-990-2707
Original Paintings and Bronzes by Renowned Artists from Texas and beyond.
Hours:
Mon. - Sat.
10am - 5:30pm
Most Sundays
noon - 5pm
and by appointment
www.fbgartgallery.com/

Fredericksburg Art Guild
308 East Austin Street
830-997-1111
Original Paintings and Artworks by Local Hill Country Artists
Hours:
Thursday - Monday, 10:00am - 4:00pm
www.fredericksburgartguild.org

Galeria 19

222 West Main Street
830-990-1403 or 830-990-1263
Featuring works of internationally acclaimed artists. The collection includes postimpressionistic oils, contemporary acrylic paintings and bronze sculpture created by artists who have embraced Mexico as a key source of inspiration.
Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
www.galeria19.com

InSight Gallery

214 West Main Street
830-997-9920 Toll Free: 888-997-9921
Fine Art Gallery: InSight Gallery represents a select group of the finest painters and sculptors living and working today in landscape, figurative, impressionistic, still life, wildlife, and Western art.
Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday,  10am - 5:30pm
Sunday, 10 am - 2pm
Closed Monday
Or call for appointment
www.insightgallery.com/

Larry Jackson Antiques & Estate Services

209 South Llano
830-997-0073
Specializing in 19th Century American Furnishings, Decorative Arts & Fine Art
Hours:
Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Weekends by Appointment

www.larryjacksonantiques.com

River Rustic Rock Art Gallery
215-A West Main Street
830-997-6585
Fine rock art by Carlos Moseley.
Hours:
Monday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Closed
Wednesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
www.riverrustic.com

RS Hanna Gallery
208 South Llano
830-307-3071
Come discover a jewel box of fine artists. Featuring original works of acclaimed "artist's artists" from the Northeast to the great Southwest working in representational form... working in color and emotion, beauty and light.
Hours:
www.RSHannaGallery.com

Whistle Pik Galleries
425 East Main
800.999.0820
Graceful Discoveries . . . Finding something special that satisfies your senses, speaks to your soul and fills your heart with joy. Exceptional Paintings - Magnificent Bronzes from the nation's finest artists!
Hours:
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm
www.whistlepik.com

John Bennett named 2010 Texas State Artist, 3D

AUSTIN, Texas – May 26, 2009 – The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) has announced its appointment of sculptor John Bennett of Fredericksburg, for Texas State Three-Dimensional Artist, 2010 . This position, as well as state poet laureate, state musician (Willie Nelson- 2009), and state two-dimensional artist, was created by SB 1043 of the 77th Legislature, and will be filled by one-year appointments. Bennett and the other appointees named for 2009 and 2010 were selected for the exceptional quality of their work and for their outstanding commitment to the arts in Texas.

“State artists demonstrate the essence of what art in Texas is all about,” Rep. Mark Homer, chair of the House of Representative's Committee on Culture, Recreation and Tourism said. “The work of these artists, and others like them, ensures that art and culture thrives in our great state, and we are pleased to honor these talented men and women with this recognition.”

Nominees must be native Texans or have resided in the state for at least five years. They must have attained the highest levels of excellence and success in their respective disciplines and have received critical reviews in state, regional or national publications. Visual artist nominees must work in two- or three-dimensional art mediums, must have participated in at least one one-person show, and must have an extensive history of exhibiting in recognized museums and galleries.

TCA reviewed all nominations and developed a list of finalists for submission to the Texas Poet Laureate, State Musician and State Artist Committee. The committee, composed of members appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, made the final selections.

“Texas is home to so many talented artists, and this diverse group exemplifies the best of the best,” said Texas Commission on the Arts Executive Director Dr. Gary Gibbs. “This honor rewards these talented Texans for their outstanding artistic achievements, and we are proud to have them represent the state.”

Bennett and the other State Artists went to the Capitol in Austin on May 28th to be presented to the Texas Legislature and hear the reading of the joint resolutions honoring them in the Chambers of the Texas Senate and House of Representatives. They were then introduced and greeted by the legislators.

John Bennett, a fourth generation Texan, creates figures inspired by the men and women of the Golden West. Bronco busters, wild west show performers, and Hollywood heroes stir up vivid images for him to portray in bronze sculpture. Bennett’s exhibits include the Chisholm Trail Museum- Duncan, OK; Sculpture in the Park- Loveland, CO; Phippen Museum Western Art Show- Prescott, AZ, DeLand Museum of Fine Art- DeLand, FL- Bosque Conservatory in Clifton, Museum of Western Art in Kerrville; and the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Ft. Worth.

In 1999 his sculpture was selected to represent the Women’s Museum in Dallas for display in the White House . In 2001 he won Best of Show for Professionals at the State Fair of Texas, and in 2006 was awarded the Key to the City in Leesburg, Florida for a lifesize bronze of Annie Oakley and her dog Dave.

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Texas Fine Wine

Welcome Texas Fine Wine! Four Premier Texas Wineries launch Texas Fine Wine. Bending Branch Winery (Comfort), Brennan Vineyards (Comanche and Four Point Cellars in Fredericksburg), Duchman Family Winery (Driftwood) and Pedernales Cellars (Stonewall), four distinctive, highly respected wineries recognized for making quality Texas appellation wines, delivering excellent customer experiences and setting the highest standards in the Texas wine industry, have come together to promote TEXAS WINE!

Visit their website for Events and Opportunities to taste wines from this prestigious group.

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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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Smithsonian Magazine's "The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013"
"What makes a small town big on culture?"

Smithsonian Magazine searched for "small towns and cities...  with populations of less than 15,000, that have exceptional concentrations of museums, art galleries, orchestras, theaters, historic sites and other cultural blessings". Fredericksburg, Texas, MADE the LIST! Read More at: www.smithsonianmag.com

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK
GALLERIES
Bringing Art and Art Lovers together!
Enjoy fine wine from local wineries and the Fredericksburg ART scene!

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Texas Hill Country #1
on The New York Times
31 Places to Go This Summer

"Who needs Europe? The Texas Hill Country, west of Austin and north of San Antonio, might be the next best thing to crossing the Atlantic. The region is lush, colorful and, unlike much of the pancake-flat state, dotted with beautiful green hills that are evocative of Tuscany or the south of France. Moreover, the region is speckled with 22 wineries that buzz with food and music festivals year round. And towns like Fredericksburg offer a taste of the Old World, with German-style biergartens and schnitzelhauser. "

The New York Times
Sunday, June 1, 2008

#1 on Away.com's Top 10
"Hidden-Gem"

Wine Regions in the United States Hill Country, TX: Texas Hill Country, north of San Antonio and west of Austin, is one of the nation's fastest growing wine destinations. Boasting 24 wineries  along the Texas Wine Trail, this area is a must-see for its unparalleled wine diversity. Away.com's Top 10 Hidden-Gem Wine Regions In Your Backyard Sep 23, 2010

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Uncertain about which TEXAS HILL COUNTRY wines to try?
Go for the GOLD!
2013 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition

Whose bringing the
GOLD

home to the
Texas Hill Country?

PEDERNALES CELLARS

2012 Viognier
TOP TEXAS WINE

MESSINA HOF WINERY
TOP ALL AROUND WINERY


BRENNAN VINEYARDS
4.0 Cellars
2011 New World Rhone-style
White Varietals and Blends
Texas Class Champion
GOLD


BRENNAN VINEYARDS
4.0 Cellars
2011 Viognier
Texas Class Champion
GOLD

DRIFTWOOD ESTATE WINERY
2010 Alamo Red
New World Bordeaux Blend
Class Champion
DOUBLE GOLD

FLAT CREEK ESTATES
2011 Flat Creek Rose
White Zin and Dry Rose
Class Champion
Texas Class Champion
GOLD

GRAPE CREEK VINEYARDS
2011 Cabernet Blanc
White Zin and Sweet Rose
Reserve Class Champion
GOLD

MCPHERSON CELLARS
4.0 Cellars
Tre Colore
New World Sangiovese
and Blends
Reserve Class Champion
Texas Class Champion
DOUBLE GOLD

MCPHERSON CELLARS
4.0 Cellars
2011 Viognier
GOLD

MESSINA HOF
Barrel Reserve Port
Red Port & Port-style wines
Texas Class Champion
GOLD

MESSINA HOF
2010 Private Reserve Merlot
Texas Class Champion
GOLD

PEDERNALES CELLARS
2010 Tempranillo
New World Tempranillo
and Blends
GOLD

PEDERNALES CELLARS
2012 Viognier
Top Texas Wine
Class Champion
Texas Class Champion
DOUBLE GOLD

PERISSOS VINEYARDS
2010 Petite Sirah
Estate Grown - Reserve
Class Champion
Texas Class Champion
GOLD

PERISSOS VINEYARDS
2010 Petite Sirah
Estate Grown
TX Reserve Class Champion
GOLD

WILLIAM CHRIS VINEYARDS
2010 Cabernet Franc
Class Champion
Texas Class Champion
DOUBLE GOLD

WOODROSE WINERY
2009 Tempranillo
New World Tempranillo
and Blends
GOLD

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."

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Stardust Carriage Service
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides for All Occasions!

Create romantic memories with horse-drawn carriage rides through historic Fredericksburg, Texas. Carriage rides are the perfect way to celebrate special occasions!

Call Margaret Creamer for reservations!
830.992.0700

Hill Country Trail Riding
Enjoy the AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL Texas Hill Country on horseback!

Come explore 800 gorgeous acres of Texas Hill Country on horseback. Beautiful valleys, hills and views, creek crossings, wildlife and so much more! Adventure awaits you! Call Jen Bursaw to reserve your ride today!
612.961.9441

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

Shermans 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
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