Top Texas Wine! Becker Vineyards' Viognier won the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation Award for Top Texas Wine at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition. The 9-liter bottle was sold at the wine auction for $100,000!
Located in the Texas Hill Country between Fredericksburg, Texas, and Stonewall, Becker Vineyards was established in 1992 by Richard and Bunny Becker. Forty-six acres of estate grown French Vinifera vines generate 8 different available varietals, including Syrah, Petite Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Petite Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The front vineyard has 21 acres of grapevines; the older vineyard in the back has 25 acres of grapevines. A three acre lavender field adds to a wine-country-of-Provence-France ambience. The blooming season for the lavender is typically May through June, but the lavender fields provide a beautiful setting, year 'round, for visiting guests. The Becker Lavender Festival is Celebrated each year in May.
The winery is housed in a 19th-century German stone barn reproduction, surrounded by lovely gardens, peach orchards, fields of native wildflowers and lavender. The Tasting Room features a large stone fireplace and an antique bar originally from the Green Tree Saloon in San Antonio. Becker Vineyards is open for tastings, tours, wine gift purchases, and picnics. We invite you to join us on the porch during the spring and summer months, or in the cozy Tasting Room by the fireplace during the winter. We also host many Events throughout the year. Join our Wine Club for member only events and discounts.
Wine Tasting Fee: $10.00 for six wine samples.
Homestead Bed and Breakfast at Becker Vineyards
The Homestead Bed and Breakfast is adjacent to the winery. The cozy log cabin circa 1890, along with the milk house, corral and hand-dug water well create a "German Homestead" setting for the B&B accomodations at Becker Vineyards. The Homestead Bed and Breakfast features rustic décor that is tastefully accented with antiques. The living room has a charming wooden couch and a potbelly stove. There are two staircases (one inside, one outside the cabin) to the loft where a comfortable queen size bed awaits you. The bathroom and kitchen are located off the living room. Take a Wine Vacation and enjoy a wonderful Bed and Breakfast experience in one of the Texas Hill Country's finest Wine Destinations.
Lavender Haus Reception Hall and Verandah
Becker Vineyards offers a charming and relaxing setting for all special occasions in the Lavender Haus Reception Hall and Verandah located near the winery and bed & breakfast. From the most intimate to the grandest celebration, we provide you and your guests an unforgettable experience in the Texas Hill Country. Timber frame vaulted ceiling, native cypress walls, wrought iron chandeliers, and large limestone fireplace provide the perfect backdrop for your special event. The Lavender Haus Reception Hall is equipped with a catering kitchen and can comfortably accommodate 100-120 guests. The Lavender Haus also features an outdoor flagstone patio shaded by a large live oak tree that is perfect for receptions. The grounds surrounding the reception hall can accommodate seating and party tents for larger groups.The beautiful grounds at Becker Vineyards is perfect for a couple looking for a charming and breathtaking backdrop for their wedding ceremony. Whatever your special event, from Corporate or Business Meetings, to Private Parties, Wine Dinners, Weddings and Receptions; we will be happy to help tailor an event that is just right for you.
Closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
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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