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!
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
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 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.
Hondo's On Main  Jerry and Maria
Friends of Enchanted Rock

Becker Vineyards

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.
Tours:  Please contact Becker Vineyards at 830-644-2681 ext 201, to discuss the needs of your group, and to schedule group tours.

To check the Becker Vineyards Events Calendar and to Shop Online visit:

www.beckervineyards.com

San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition 2011 - 2012:

  • Gold, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Canada Family 2009
  • Silver, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Newsom 2009
  • Silver, Gewurztraminer 2010
  • Silver,  Prairie Rotie 2009
  • Silver,  Grenache Reserve 2010
  • Silver, Barbera 2010
  • Silver, Tempranillo Reserve 2010
  • Bronze, Fume Blanc 2010
  • Bronze, Viognier 2010
  • Bronze, Zinfandel 2010
  • Bronze, Claret 2009
  • Bronze, Culinaria 2010
  • Bronze, Pinot Grigio 2010
  • Bronze, Riesling 2010


Long Beach Grand Cru, Long Beach, CA 2011:

  • Silver, Cabernet - Syrah Reserve 2010
  • Silver, Grenache Reserve 2010
  • Silver, Merlot Reserve 2009
  • Bronze, Barbera Reserve 2009
  • Bronze, Claret 2009
  • Bronze, Albarino 2010

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.

Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 10am - 5pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10am - 6pm
  • Sunday: noon - 6pm

Closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Contact - Location - Directions

Phone:
830-644-2681
830-644-2689 fax

Email:
Information:  info@beckerwines.com
Wine Club Inquiries:  wineclub@beckerwines.com
Wedding/Private Events Inquiries:  events@beckerwines.com
Lavender Inquiries:  lavender@beckerwines.com

Address:
464 Becker Farms Road

Stonewall, Texas 78671

Directions:
Becker Vineyards is located 11 miles east of Fredericksburg, Texas, 3 miles west of Stonewall, off U.S. Hwy 290 East. Exit Jenschke Lane, turn right at 464 Becker Farms Road.

  • Becker Vineyards is 70 miles west of Austin, Texas, and 75 miles northwest of San Antonio, Texas.


GPS Coordinates:
N 30 degrees 12.170'
W 098 degrees 42.113'
Elevation 1555'

The "Best Texas Wines of 2014"
Jessica Dupuy, Texas Monthly

A list of the best Texas wines released this year, including the top reds, whites, and rosés you should be tasting right now.
Jessica's recommendations include, Texas Hill Country Favorites:
Brennan Vineyards
(“W” Winemaker’s Choice, NV, Located in 4.0 Cellars),
Duchman Family Winery
(Nero D’Avola, 2010),
Fall Creek Vineyards and Winery (GSM, 2012),
Mcpherson Cellars
(Les Copains Red, 2012),
Messina Hof Hill Country
(GSM, Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre),
Perissos Vineyard and Winery (Petite Sirah, 2012),
Pedernales Cellars
(Texas Tempranillo, 2012), Spicewood Vineyards
(Estate Tempranillo, 2012)

William Chris Vineyards

(Syrah, 2013)
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"!
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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