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Festivals and Events in Fredericksburg Texas
Welcome to the fun-filled Festivals & Events that make Fredericksburg, Texas one of the most popular destinations in the central Texas Hill Country. The many exciting Festivals and Events listed here can also be found on our Events Page, along with live music and other fantastic things to do in Fredericksburg, Texas. Start your adventure here today.
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April 2015 TBA
Join us at Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, Texas, for the Hill Country Wine & Music Festival! Enjoy wine from Texas Hill Country wineries, and pair your favorites with delicious culinary delights freshly prepared by local restaurants and specialty food purveyors. Enjoy fabulous LIVE TEXAS MUSIC from the VERY BEST Hill Country Entertainers! So, slip on your dancin' boots and and waltz across Texas to the 2015 Hill Country Wine and Music Festival! Experience Texas Wine, Wildflowers, Music and Food - we're bringing together vibations, libations and cuisine! Let's CELEBRATE TOGETHER! Ein Prosit!
 
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April 2015 TBA
Join us for the 2015 Annual and best ever Becker Vineyards Lavender Festival. Sip and swirl with live music, guest artisans and lavender fields in bloom.  There will be lavender products, plants, vendors, cooking demos, guest speakers, culinary delights, concessions, wine tasting & tours, vintner luncheons & dinner, music and much more.  The Lavender Fields at Becker Vineyards are 3 estate acres just off the winery Verandah. The blooming season for the lavender is typically in April to May but varies with the notorious Texas weather. The plants can be viewed year round, and guests are encouraged to experience the field with a relaxing stroll and as a memorable photo op. The field provides the core extract for all of Becker Vineyards Lavender products.
 
Becker Vineyards
464 Becker Farms Road
Stonewall, Texas
830-644-2681 

www.beckervineyards.com
lavender@beckerwines.com

Hill Country Run
May 1 - 3, 2015
We look forward to seeing each and every one of you in Luckenbach, Texas! More than just an ordinary motorcycle rally! Join us even if you don't have a bike. Great Country Rides Bike Show, Bike Games, Luckenbach Cowboy Breakfasts, stunt team, Brew and Brisket, Live Music and so much more! A great time to get out on the road in the Texas Hill Country and ride with good friends, and meet some wonderful new ones. If you don't have a bike or you're in the market for one, be sure to come out to Luckebach and check-out all of the amazing custom rides!
 
Luckenbach Texas
412 Luckenbach Town Loop
Fredericksburg, Texas
888-311-8990 or 830-997-3224

www.hillcountryrun.com

 

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Memorial Day Weekend
Laissez les bon temps rouler at the Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival! Let the good times roll at the Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival! We'll be serving up red beans & rice, boudin, gumbo, and, of course, crawfish. Other cajun delicacies are also available for everyone to enjoy! Don't forget all the other fun stuff going on! Fun Kids Area! Washer pitching on Saturday! Gumbo Cookoff on Saturday! Downtown Marktplatz Fredericksburg, Texas, (Fredericksburg's beautiful and historic Market Square - 100 block of West Main Street).
 
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July - August, 2013
This is pari-mutuel horse racing the whole family can enjoy. Racing weekends include dancing, entertainment, a variety of food and drinks, along with all of the attractions of historic Fredericksburg. The Live Racing Schedule for 2013 is: July 6 and 7th, July 20 and 21st, August 10 and 11th, August 24 and 25th. Post time is 1:00 pm each day. Gates open at 11:00 am and races run until about 6 pm. The Summer Season brings four weekends of live horse racing at the Fairgrounds' Class 3 track. Live races feature quarter horse and thoroughbred racing, as well as, special races, trials and futurities. The Gillespie County Fairgrounds are located 2 miles south of Fredericksburg, on Texas Highway 16 South. Enjoy year 'round Simulcast Racing in the Biergarten at the Race Barn. Quarter horse, thoroughbred and greyhound races are simulcast in the Biergarten from Texas ans out-of-state-tracks. The Race Barn is located at the Hwy 16 entrance to the Fairgrounds. Hours are Thursday - Sunday, 1pm - close.
 

Gillespie County Fairgrounds
530 Fair Drive
Fredericksburg, Texas
830-997-2359 

www.gillespiefair.com

info@gillespiefair.com

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3rd Weekend in July
Wilkommen! CELEBRATING Gemutlichkeit, HERITAGE and CULTURE! Enjyoy two full days of German Oompah and hot Texas Country! Whether you love Polka, or Country and Western, THIS is your Festival! Savor our LOCAL Food, Beer and Wine, Shop and Enjoy a GREAT line-up of Texas and German MUSIC! Night in Old Fredericksburg invites you to join our community for a weekend of Dancing, Music, Bier, Food, historic demonstrations, arts and crafts, kids activities, and more.
 
Marktplatz
100 Block of Main Street
Fredericksburg, Texas
830-997-6523
www.nightinoldfredericksburg.com
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August 22 - 25, 2013
Mark your calendar! It's the 125th GILLESPIE COUNTY FAIR, The Grandaddy of them All! This year's fair is complete with pari-mutuel horse racing, simulcast racing, carnival midway, livestock and agricultural exhibits, pig races, antique tractors and machinery, arts and crafts and dancing under the hill country sky to the very BEST TEXAS Dance Music. The Fairgrounds are located at 530 Fair Drive on Highway 16, 2 miles south of Fredericksburg, between Fredericksburg and Kerrville, Texas!
 
Gillespie County Fairgrounds
530 Fair Drive
Fredericksburg, Texas
830-997-2359

www.gillespiefair.com

info@gillespiefair.com

October 2 - 4, 2015
Fredericksburg CELEBRATES its German heritage! OKTOBERFEST! Oompah at its best. German music, food and drink, arts and crafts, children's area and family fun. OKTOBERFEST is a community event of family entertainment featuring Three Stages of continuous Oompah Music, Arts and Crafts, Children's Fun Area, Kinder Park, a German Bier Tent, Oktoberfest Vineyard area, OkTUBAfest, Chicken Dance Around the Square, Domino Tournament, delicious food and lots of cold drinks ... all weekend long! Friday: Don't miss the OkTubaFest, performing inside the front gate for everyone's entertainment. Saturday: Be sure to join us for the Annual Chicken Dance in Front of the Square on Main! Registration begins at 9AM, and the Chicken Dance will commence at 9:30 AM sharp! Sunday: Do you love to play 42? Join us for our 42 Tournament in the Strassen Zelt on Adams. It's the "WURST" time of year! CELEBRATE! Wenn's um die Wurst geht... gekommen, um Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg! Die Wurst ist am besten!!! Prost!
2016 - September 30 - October 2
2017 - October 6 - 8
2018 - October 5 - 7
2019 - October 4 - 6
2020 - October 2 - 4
 
Marktplatz Fredericksburg
100 Block of West Main St
Fredericksburg, Texas
830-997-4810

www.oktoberfestinfbg.com

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Second Weekend in October
October 10 - 12, 2014
The Mesquite Arts Festival is the second weekend in October and has become one of the top events in Fredericksburg. The festival, like mesquite wood itself, has come a long way since the first event in 1992. Visitors will be treated to collections of sculpted wood from the world's absolute finest mesquite craftsmen. Items range from large furniture items such as beds, dressers and chairs made entirely from mesquite, to unique craft and gift items such as beautifully turned lamps, delicate scroll work, handsome pen and pencil sets, unique Christmas tree ornaments, and sculpted vases, all carefully crafted of mesquite.
 
Marktplatz
100 Block of Main Street
Fredericksburg, Texas
830-997-8515

texasmesquiteartfestivals.com

October 25, 2014
"Celebrate Texas Food and Wine!" The Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest will be in its 24th year in 2014! CHEERS! The Festival is held in historic, downtown Fredericksburg, Texas, at Marktplatz (100 block of West Main Street). Guest Chefs, Texas Wineries and Texas Specialty Booths, "Taste Texas at its finest"! This is a full-course celebration of Texas Food, Wine, Beer, and Music. Up to 25 Texas wineries will be on hand pouring over 100 different wines. The Grape Expectations Cooking School, on Saturday, starts at noon and features Texas chefs demonstrating what they do BEST. And LIVE MUSIC, ALL day long!
 
Marktplatz
100 Block of Main Street
Fredericksburg, Texas
830-997-8515

www.fbgfoodandwinefest.com

Monthly, Frist Friday
We've got CULTURE! ART AFICIONADOS CELEBRATE! 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, ART is everywhere! Fall in LOVE with beauty! Gallery doors open at 10am. You can enjoy a full day of events, with extended hours (until 8 pm) to 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! Complimenting the Hill Country's Art scene is a fine offering of distinctive Texas Wineries, Restaurants, and Live Music Venues. Discover why the Texas Hill Country is Texas' premier destination for Art and Culture.
 
Participating Galleries

www.artwalkfbg.com

Summer Season
Get Back to Your Roots. The dates are set and the bands are booked. Plan to attend one of the Roots concerts during our ROOTS MUSIC SERIES. Bring your whole family to the Pioneer Museum for a lovely outdoor evening concert featuring performances by some of the BEST "American Roots" bands in TEXAS. Dance the night away under the stars, or get comfortable in your favorite lawn chair, enjoy a homemade meal from the Roots Cantina with a cold beer or wine. Water and soft drinks are also available. Each month, throughout the summer season, features a different Music Genre and Dinner Menu. All proceeds support the Mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society (GCHS).Gates open at 5:00pm, Music begins at 6:30pm. Museum exhibits remain open for Roots guests until 7:00pm.
 
325 West Main Sreet
Fredericksburg, Texas
830-990-8441

pioneermuseum.net

All Year
Come experience the second most visited wine region in the United States, second only to Napa Valley, according to Orbitz Travel! Visit a countryside reminiscent of the wine growing regions of central Italy and the Rhone Valley in France! Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 is an association of Texas wineries and affiliates, along US Highway 290, on either side of Fredericksburg, Texas. The wine, ambience and experience at each winery is unique... ALL together the Wine Road 290 wineries become the perfect wine getaway. The association hosts regular themed food and wine pairing events throughout the year... each winery "pairs-up" with a local restaurant... DELICIOUS creations from the Hill Country's BEST chef paired with Texas Wine! Favorite "TRAILS" include: "Chili and Chillin", "Kabernet and Kiolbassa", "Port and Pairings", and "Vino al Pastor"! Join us anytime... there's always FESTIVITIES along the Wine Road 290.
 
Wineries Located in the Texas Hill Country near Fredericksburg

www.wineroad290.com

All Year
Make your destination the "Wine Country of Texas" located deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country! You're welcome anytime, but there are five special self guided Trail Events planned throughout the year to enhance your Texas Hill Country Winery experience. In anticipation, wineries host tastings of newly released wines, wine and food pairings, seminars, demonstrations and tours. Come meet the vintners as you tour and taste.
 
866-621-9463

www.texaswinetrail.com

BLACK-EYED PEA AND CORNBREAD COOK-OFF
January 1, 2015
Join the festivities on New Year's Day, at Torre di Pietra, for a Southern-style Blackeyed Pea and Cornbread Cook-Off and Jam Session. $500 First Prize Awarded for each Category! Show us your BEST! (Contest judged by "People's Choice"!) A dish of black eyed peas eaten on New Year's Day is a sure fire Southern Good Luck Token! Pair that with a fine TEXAS HILL COUNTRY wine, made from award winning TEXAS HILL COUNTRY grapes and you're going to TASTE the charm of Hill Country TERROIR... TEXAS ZEST! So raise your glass, let's drink a toast…. Here's to the farmer who grows the corn, the peas (an onion… and a jalapeño or two)! And, here's to the miller who grinds the corn! And here's to the grape grower who tends the vines! And here's to the vintner who makes the WINE! Welcome the New Year with Live Music, Dancing, Tasty New Year's Day Fare, and Great TEXAS Wine! Salud! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
 
April 30 - May 3, 2015
This is where raw talent meets raw beauty. The Hill Country Film Festival is a three-day independent film festival in the heart of the Hill Country, Fredericksburg, Texas. Created to celebrate and showcase filmmakers from Texas and around the world, the festival began in 2010. HCFF screens independent films, both short and feature length, hosts filmmaker Q&A/interviews, discussion panels, a filmmaker's lounge and festival parties. Film festivals are created for various reasons... the Hill Country Film Festival was created out of love of the entire film festival experience! A film festival involves the screening of entries, educational programs and social gatherings that support new and often unknown films, while getting filmmakers and their fans together. Festivals are held all around the world. Some festivals are even theme specific, for example: a horror film festival, documentary film festival or an animation film festival. Others play a variety of films, ranging from shorts to features, comedies to dramas, and docs to cartoons. How often do you have the opportunity to talk to a director about his process or meet an actress from the short you just watched? But film festivals are more than just film screenings, as a participant, you’ll also attend parties, and sit in on panel discussions with industry professionals. This is an interactive event that is entertaining, as well as thought provoking and educational! Join us won't you? In the CELEBRATION of FILM!
 
424-238-5672

www.hillcountryff.com

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Mark your calendars and make your reservations, for the 2015 Texas VW Classic! Come join us in Fredericksburg, TX for a weekend of camping, cruising and Volkswagenism! Roll through the hill country on the Bluebonnet Cruise, followed by a BBQ dinner on Saturday. Then wake up early Sunday to show off your VW to the masses, check out the competition, and navigate the sea of spare parts, used cars, toys, and other VW items. The show concludes Sunday afternoon with an awards presentation including projected photos of winning cars.
 

Texas VW CLASSIC
tyler@texasvwclassic.com
432 Lady Bird Dr
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624


www.texasvwclassic.com/
Oct 31
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Texas Roses! Texas Wine! LONE STAR STATE OF MIND! Go out and play!


Oct 30
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All creatures GREAT and SMALL...


Oct 30
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Fluttering in the FLOWERS!


Oct 30
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INCOMING! Butterflies floating around Fredericksburg, Texas! Do the world a favor... plant a pollinator garden! Everything you need at Wildseed Farms!


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Thy bounty shines in autumn unconfined,
and spreads a common feast for all that live!
- James Thomson


Oct 29
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HOPE is BLOOMING! "Esperanza"!


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Follow your BLISS to Autumn in the Texas Hill Country! Stay and Play in a Garden... walk to historic Main Street! Joie de Vivre at All Seasons Fredericksburg, Downtown Retreat!


Oct 29
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Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all! - Rose G. Kingsley


Oct 29
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SHOW US YOUR ORANGE and YELLOW!


Oct 29
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SHOW US YOUR PUMPKINS!


Oct 27
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Follow Your BLISS! and, have a WONDERFUL WEEK! Happy Monday! from the Texas Hill Country! CELEBRATE!


Oct 27
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Go Out and Find Some Flowers!


Oct 27
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Daisies Spilling over the Sidewalk! SWEET!


Oct 27
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It's TRUE! The Earth Laughs in Flowers!


Oct 27
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Treat yourself to some GARDEN INSPIRATION! Walk through the Historic District of Fredericksburg...


Oct 26
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Church Bells are Ringing! Roses are BLOOMING! Hondo's On Main Gospel Sunday begins at 12:30! Go Out and Get Some INSPIRATION with Bret Graham! REJOICE! Life IS GOOD!


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City of ROSES and STEEPLES! Historic Fredericksburg is blooming for YOU!


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City of ROSES and STEEPLES! Historic Fredericksburg... in the HEART of the Texas Hill Country!


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.

texasfinewine.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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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!

Find out more >

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
Read about other Eco-Friendly
Wineries at blog.shermanstravel.com