Hill Country Alliance
Torre di Pietra Winery - is committed to the highest standards in the Vineyards and Winery to ensure that the best quality wines are available for your enjoyment. Our vineyards are located in the Texas Hill Country’s American Viticultural Area. Here our vines thrive in the calcareous soils where seasonal rains and plenty of sunshine combine to produce a rich complexity of flavors in our wines. Taste our wines, shop for unique Wine-gifts, relax and listen to live Texas music on the piazza and patios.  Live MUSIC Saturdays, 1 - 5pm. Located 10 miles east of Fredericksburg, Texas, on US Hwy 290.
Monday - Thursday, 11am - 5pm
Friday - Sunday, 11 - 6
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!
Grape Creek Vineyards - The Premier Texas Wine Country Destination, "Refresh your heart and replenish your spirit!" Taste award winning wines, over 150 medals in the last two years. Tour the beautiful 100-acre estate. TASTE the wine in the romantic Tuscan Villa-style tasting room.  Surround yourself with beauty on one of the expansive patios, a canopy of oaks above you and grape vines spreading out in all directions. You will want to BELONG!  Join the wine club and discover all that Grape Creek Vineyards has to offer. Club Members receive complimentary tastings for 2 and enjoy exclusive seating where open bottle sales are available. At Grape Creek "It's about the wine!" From the wines they create, to the events they throw... inspiration is yours the moment you walk through the doors at Grape Creek Vineyards. An exceptional old world adventure is waiting for you in the heart of Texas Wine Country! Step into the Tasting Rooms at Grape Creek Vineyards where your wine ambassador will present a flight of six Grape Creek wines of your choice. On Saturdays, long weekends and Holiday weeks the private tasting rooms are open to provide more space for guests to enjoy their selections. Enjoy beauty all around you, as you sip a glass of award winning wine on one of the Italian-style patios overlooking the expansive vineyards. The fabulous landscapes and amazing ambiance will fill your soul with delight. "Tuscany in Texas"! The picnic market offers a wonderful assortment of salamis, cheeses, crackers and other wine snacks. You can also savor a fabulous meal from the onsite restaurant,  Stout's at Grape Creek Trattoria. The Trattoria is an outdoor patio cafe serving unique Italian fare created to compliment Grape Creek Wine. Menu items include stone-baked pizzas, pasta creations, creative salads, paninis and cheese boards. We say "Belong!" because Grape Creek Vineyards is primarily a Wine Club winery. We only distribute through a few great restaurants and specialty retailers. Our club is the only way to get our wine, other than on-site. The Tasting Room at Grape Creek Vineyards on is located on US Highway 290 in historic Fredericksburg, Texas. 
Monday - Friday, 11am - 6pm 
Saturday, 10am - 6pm 
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Visit the Grape Creek Vineyards tasting room at 
10587 E. US Hwy 290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624.

Grape Creek on Main Street - Fredericksburg
223 E. Main Street (at the corner of Lincoln and Main Street)
Sunday thru Thursday, 11am - 6pm
Friday and Saturday, 11am - 7:00pm

Grape Creek Vineyards - Georgetown
101 W. 7th Street (at the corner of 7th Street and Main)  
Georgetown, TX   78626 
Located in a beautifully renovated historic building on the town square across the street from the courthouse.
Exclusive Wine Club member lounge upstairs with views of the square! Large outdoor patio with seating and mister system for hot summer days. All your favorite Grape Creek wines!
Monday - Thursday 12pm - 7pm
Friday 12pm - 8pm
Saturday 11am - 8pm
Sunday12pm - 5pm

• Open everyday (including July 4th and New Years Day) except:
• Closed on Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day and Easter Sunday
• We close early on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve (usually about 3:30 or 4pm and you can call that day at (830) 644-2710 to confirm time)
Torre di Pietra Vineyards and Winery - Romance of Tuscany! Wines of Texas!
Torre di Pietra produces award winning wine from award-winning Texas grapes! They grow 10 grape varietals in their Texas Hill Country Vineyards. The Maxwell family’s tradition of farming and wine making dates back to the late 1800’s. The vineyards are located in the Texas Hill Country’s American Viticultural Area. Here the vines thrive in the calcareous soils where seasonal rains and plenty of sunshine combine to produce a rich complexity of flavors.
Come on out for a Rockin’ Saturday Afternoon Wine Party on the spacious piazza and patios. Explore the beautiful gardens and vineyards! Taste the wine, shop for unique wine gifts, relax and listen to music from the very best Texas Hill Country bands! Expect GREAT Photos! Wine by the glass/bottle available for sale along with delicious offerings from the Torre di Pietra picnic market, including a wonderful selection of cheeses, including CKC Farm Fresh Goat Cheese, Artisan breads, crackers, pestos, Torre Di Pietra wine infused chocolates and other delectables to accompany your wine. Visit the Winery Events Calendar for Live Music and special events schedule.
Open Daily
Monday - Thursday, 11am - 5pm
Friday - Sunday, 11am - 6pm
Torre di Pietra offers 30 minute tours on Saturdays at: noon, 1pm,  2pm and 3pm (there is no charge for the tours).
Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.  Early closing at 3pm on Christmas Eve.
Tasting Fee: $15.00 for 6 samples includes souvenir crystal stem.
Complimentary Tasting for active military.  Thank you!
Friendly, furry friends are allowed on the grounds but must be on a lease at all times.
Picnics are welcome; however, outside alcohol is not allowed.
Groups are welcome for tastings / tours on any day of the week, however, reservations are required in order to provide a memorable experience for your group.  We ask that groups of 10 or more contact the Tasting Room at 830.644.2829 to make a reservation.
The Torre di Pietra winery is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country just 10 miles east of Fredericksburg, Texas, on US Highway 290. 
10915 East US Hwy 290
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Phone: 830.644.2829
Email: tdp@beecreek.net
Museums around Fredericksburg Texas
Fredericksburg, Texas is home to the following museums and historical sites:
  • Gillespie County Historical Society Museums Pioneer Museum Complex, Vereins Kirche Museum, Kammlah House Museum and Store
  • The National Museum of The Pacific War George Bush Gallery, Admiral Nimitz Museum, Japanese Garden of Peace, Veterans' Walk of Honor, Center for Pacific War Studies, Plaza Presidents, and Pacific Combat Zone.
  • Fort Martin Scott. Fort Martin Scott Historical Site which includes four main museum stuctures to tour: the visitors center, the two reconstructed officers' quarters and the fort's guardhouse.
The Pioneer Museum
The Pioneer Museum is a memorial that celebrates a unique community that was created by early settlers for future generations. Explore a shared narrative of this community's past. Historic structures, authentic objects, photographs, and much more. Located on 3 beautiful acres of shaded grounds, landscaped with native plants. Activities and educational programs enliven the visitor experience for all ages. Come Join Us!
The Pioneer Museum Complex includes the following:
  • The Dambach-Besier House which stood at 515 E. Main Street for 135 years and was moved to 325 West Main Street and reconstructed. It is now the entrance to the Pioneer Museum and serves as the West End Visitor Center for the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau Welcome Center. The Dambach-Besier House was originally built in 1869. It was purchased by the Besier Family in 1881. In 1967 it became the Sunday House Restaurant and Convention Center. In 2005 it was disassembled, moved, and reconstructed with funding from donors to the Gillespie County Historical Society. The reconstruction of the old house at the Pioneer Museum is the signature accomplishment of Phase One of the History in the Making Campaign, and serves as a symbol of Fredericksburg’s commitment to preservation.
  • The Kammlah House (circa1849) was a one-room structure with a barn and smokehouse. Throughout the years four generations of Kammlahs added three kitchens, a cellar, a stone patio, bedrooms and living areas. Between 1870 and 1924, the Kammlahs operated a general store in the front rooms. The Gillespie County Historical Society purchased the Kammlah property in 1955.
  • The Fassel-Roeder House was once a one-room butcher shop. A kitchen, living room and front porch were added later. An amazing coin-operated music box from Leipzig, the Polyphony, is a centerpiece of the parlor. It sits on its original lot on West Main Street along with the Kammlah buildings.
  • Walton-Smith Log Cabin (circa1880’s) was the family home of John and Nancy Walton and their three children. After John’s death, Nancy married John Smith. In the 1980s, it was discovered that the original cabin had been totally encased by additions to the house. In 1985, it was moved and rebuilt at the Pioneer Museum Complex by Cox Restoration, in memory of Jay Cox.
  • The White Oak School is a one-room country schoolhouse. Charles Feller, a former student of the school donated the White Oak School to the Museum.
  • The Weber Sunday House served as a place to rest when the Weber family made the seven-mile trip to town for shopping and church. The Sunday House is unique to the Fredericksburg area. As transportation became more efficient the Sunday Houses fell into disuse. Gas rationing during World War II temporarily restored the life of Sunday Houses in the Fredericksburg area.
  • The Arhelger Bathhouse stood behind the Arhelger Barbershop on East Main Street. Between 1910 and 1930, travelers frequently stopped in for a haircut and shave. The bathhouse was donated to the Pioneer Museum by Kenneth and JoAnn Kothe in 1995.
  • The Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department Museum displays firefighting equipment from the early 20th century. Fredericksburg’s Volunteer Firefighters have protected residents for over 125 years.
  • The Vereins Kirche (an extension of the Pioneer Museum) was built soon after the arrival of the first German settlers, and stands as a tribute to the courage and vision of Fredericksburg’s founders. It was the first public building in the town, and served as a town hall, school, fort, and a church for all denominations. This is also the original site of the Pioneer Museum.The original building was destroyed in 1896, but local citizens dreamed of rebuilding it. The dream came true in 1935. A gala celebration was held to dedicate the new structure as a pioneer memorial. Today, this much-loved symbol of German heritage is centrally located in the MarktPlatz in the 100 Block of West Main Street. It contains exhibits that tell the story of Fredericksburg’s past.
For more information contact the GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY. The PIONEER MUSEUM Complex is located at 312 West San Antonio St, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Phone: 830.997.2835 or email at info@pioneermuseum.net
The National Museum of the Pacific War
This museum is dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the Pacific Theater of WWII in order that the sacrifices of those who contributed to our victory may never be forgotten. “We inspire our youth by honoring our heroes.” The National Museum of the Pacific War is the only institution in the continental United States dedicated to telling the story of the Pacific Theater battles of World War II. Located on a six-acres, the Museum includes the George Bush Gallery, Admiral Nimitz Museum, Plaza of Presidents, Veterans' Walk of Honor, Japanese Garden of Peace, Pacific Combat Zone, and the Nimitz Education and Research Center.
The Admiral Nimitz Museum was originally housed solely in the historic Nimitz Hotel. Today the Museum has grown into a first-class experience that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and from all backgrounds. In addition to nearly 34,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space, the museum contains an impressive display of Allied and Japanese aircraft, tanks, guns and other large artifacts made famous during the Pacific War campaigns. www.pacificwarmuseum.org
Fort Martin Scott
Reconstructed fort located just east of Fredericksburg on Hwy 290.
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission free, but donations gladly accepted. Fort Martin Scott was one of the first frontier military outposts in Texas. On December 5, 1848, a Company of the 1st infantry under the command of Captain Seth Eastman set up camp just east of the settlement of Fredericksburg. The fort provided protection from Indian tribes that inhabited the area. Originally called Camp Sam Houston, and then later “The Camp at Fredericksburg” the outpost was finally named Fort Martin Scott after Lieutenant Colonel Martin Scott. The Fort was to be the first in a series that would be established on the Texas frontier. By 1853, the frontier had moved farther west, and the Fort was abandoned. It was reoccupied during the Civil War years (1861 to 1865) by Confederate troops and was last garrisoned by the United States Cavalry in 1866.
There are exhibits in the Visitor Center and the reconstructed officers' quarters. Several times a year there are informal re-enactments, a Knap-In and The Lithic Arts Festival. It is also the site of an Inter-tribal Pow wow, which is held in May. Follow the Fort Martin Scott Museum Association on
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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

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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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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."


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!

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!

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


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Winery tours, shopping tours, transportation for weddings, reunions, and trips around Fredericksburg, Texas, and the beautiful Texas Hill Country!
830-385-7722 or 830-997-1002


Fredericksburg First Friday Food Ministry
A movable feast that welcomes everyone to the table.

Fredericksburg Food Ministry is an all-volunteer community-based food and hospitality ministry that provides residents of Fredericksburg and the surrounding communities, a "cloth napkin" dining experience on the first Friday of each month.

You have fed my tummy and my soul with food and blessings! Thank you for sharing your love with me.
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