Grape Creek Vineyard - Wine Tasting
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!
Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse
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!
hondo's gospel sunday
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"
Hondo's On Main Texas Songwriters Showcase
Wildseed Farms - The largest working wildflower farm in the US. Wildflower Seed, Native Plants, Gifts for Home & Garden, Specialty Foods, Texas Wines, Pottery, Ladies Apparel. Butterfly Garden, Walking Trails, Flower Fields, Display Gardens. Wildseed Farms is located in the beautiful Texas hill country, just seven miles east of Fredericksburg, Texas. Bring the camera and capture the ultimate in wildflower photographs! We have 200 acres of wildflowers in various stages of development here on the farm. Springtime visitors will likely see Texas bluebonnets, red corn poppies, phlox, and a gorgeous array of other spring flowers. Summer visitors will enjoy cosmos, sunflowers, zinnias and other warm weather bloomers. In the fall, the fields are planted for the following year's color, but our Nursery is well stocked with a variety of choices for fall planting and colorful pumpkins adorn the grounds around the Market Center which is brimming with delightful gifts for home and garden. And don’t forget to browse our incredible selection of wildflower seed as well as our seven regional mixes for anywhere in the U.S. Come by and see us seven days a week, 9:30am to 5pm.
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
Upcoming Events in Fredericksburg Texas
Fredericksburg and the Surrounding Texas Hill Country is packed with spectacular events. Festivals, Theater, Live Music, and Trade Shows are just a few of the things to do in and around Fredericksburg, Texas.
If you have an event you would like to let people know about, you can fill out an event request online, or drop us a line.
Browse Events in the Fredericksburg Area
Browse through our listing of Fredericksburg Area Events and you're sure to find something fun to add to your adventures in the Texas Hill Country.
November 28, 2016 - December 4, 2016
 
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First Friday Artwalk Fredericksburg
We invite you to spend a CULTURAL WEEKEND in the Texas Hill Country! First Friday Artwalk offers an up-close view of the Fredericksburg, Texas ART SCENE - Bringing ART and ART LOVERS together.

First Friday Artwalk Fredericksburg is THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY'S PREMIER EVENT for art lovers. A new TRADITION is forming in Fredericksburg, Texas! Make your plans for a CULTURAL WEEKEND in the Texas Hill Country! First Friday Artwalk is a wonderful way to spend a leisurely evening of ART, CULTURE, and socializing with FRIENDS! Participating galleries are open late (until 8:00 pm) for this self-guided tour.  Explore the unique character of each gallery and meet the artists, while enjoying a feast of art exhibits and demonstrations, live music, wine from participating local wineries, oeur d'oeuvres and INSPIRATION! Celebrate our diverse art community as you stroll through Fredericksburg's historic downtown. There is something for everyone, from the traditional mediums of painting, sculpture, and photography to ceramics, jewelry, contemporary and avant garde mixed media!  Discover art from local Fredericksburg and Texas Hill Country artists, as well as, artists from all over the country and the world!  Experience the Fredericksburg, Texas, ART scene up close and personal - all day long the FIRST FRIDAY of every month!

Fredericksburg Farmers Market
Seasonal, May - September
A Locavore / Locapour Event

Join the Fredericksburg,Texas locavore / locapour movement! Fredericksburg Farmers Market! It's more than a Farmer's Market.... It's a community HAPPENING! Join us at Marktplatz for farm to table FRESH produce, handcrafted goat cheese, Tuscan style bread by Josh Raymer, pinot grigio by Texas Hills Vineyards, Lobos by Fredericksburg's newest micro-brewery, Pedernales Brewing Company, homemade peach and strawberry ice cream... Dinner with friends! Gardens of splendor all around... at Marktplatz! Downtown Historic Fredericksburg, Texas! Every Thursday, 4 - 7pm! LIVE your Life! Fresh!

Luckenbach Texas - Putting Fredericksburg Texas on the LIVE MUSIC MAP!
A Texas Hill Country Bucket List Top 10!

If music is the "heart and soul" of Fredericksburg... Luckenbach Texas is certainly the "heart and soul" of MUSIC. In the last ten years, Luckenbach has experienced an amazing REVIVAL; it's one of those MAGICAL times when everything comes together and we all share the GIFT of perfect timing! Powered by a fired up, and very knowledgeable music buyer, and an infusion of outstanding hill country musicians, the Luckenbach "TRAIN" is turning heads! Already in 2012 Luckenbach has hosted: Roger Creager, The Gourds, Billy Joe Shaver, Max Stalling, Micky and the Motorcars with Jason Eady, The Tejas Brothers, Hal Ketchum, Rosie Flores, Larry Joe Taylor, Deryl Dodd, Blacktop Gypsy, WC Clark and Ray Benson, Gary P. Nunn, Ruby Jane,  Doug Moreland, Thomas Michael Riley, Will Owen Gage, Charlie Robison and Robyn Ludwick, Chris Berardo, Clay McClinton... just to name a few! AND, still to come in 2012... HOLD ON! Cory Morrow "Double Exposure" LIVE, Walt Wilkins, Robert Earl Keen, Reckless Kelly, Dale Watson, Jake Hooker and the Outsiders, Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist, Larry Joe Taylor w/ John Slaughter, Jason Boland and The Stragglers, Stephanie Urbina Jones... and a whole lot more! WOW!

Tear 'em up, ABBEY!

The legendary Pickers Circles under the oak trees, or inside around the wood stove, depending on the weather, have likewise been GRACED with a stellar line-up of top-shelf hill country musicans... month after month...weekly hosts include hill country favorites: Kevin Higgins and Barbara Malteze from the Dust Devils, Bill Lewis, Jimmy Lee Jones, Clay McClinton, Maria Moss and Jon Hogan, Sol Patch, Owen Temple, Weldon Henson, Brigitte London, Ben Beckendorf, Bo Porter, BB Morse, the late, GREAT, Doug Davis... the list goes on and on! So, TREAT yourself to some MAGIC! Everybody's WELCOME! Your HEART, your SOUL will never forget!

Directions to Luckenbach from Fredericksburg:

Take Hwy 290 (Main St.) east for approximately 6 miles - toward Austin. Take a right on RR1376 (KOA Kampgrounds and Stagecoach Stop Shell Gas Station). Continue for 4.6 miles and take a right onto the Luckenbach Town Loop... just before the South Grape Creek Bridge.

HELPFUL HINTS:  When driving on RR 1376 DO NOT turn right onto the “Luckenbach-Cain City” Road – keep going. You will pass the large Feed Mill (Behrends Feed/”Uptown” Luckenbach) on your left. The next two rights after you pass Grapetown Road will be Luckenbach Town Loop. If you cross the South Grape Creek bridge you’ve gone too far.

Physical Address for GPS:

412 Luckenbach Town Loop
Fredericksburg, Texas  78624

Hours Are 9am 'till Close
(Feedlot is open Friday-Sunday 11am-9pm)

Visit Luckenbach Website: www.luckenbachtexas.com

The "Sit and Sip Tour" at Garrison Brothers Distillery in Hye, Texas
The “Sit and Sip” Tour is a guided walk of the ranch-distillery with detailed information about bourbon whiskey and the history of Garrison Brothers.
Our cooks and distillers will explain the process from “corn to cork.” You’ll smell the sweet corn cooking, taste sweet mash, and observe the fermenting distiller’s beer. You’ll tour the legendary stillhouse and sample high proof “white dog” right from the stills. Finally, we’ll walk you through our barrel barn for a small sample of our limited release. This tour takes about an hour.

Tours are $10 per person and free if you show up on a horse. Tastings are free for humans and horses.

When:  Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Times:  10 am, HIGH NOON, 2pm and 4pm

Cost:   $10

www.garrisonbros.com
blog.garrisonbros.com

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