August E's - Proudly Serving Texas Wine
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Come experience the second most visited wine region in the United States, second only to Napa Valley, according to Orbitz Travel!
Texas is gaining a reputation for growing high-quality grapes and producing world-class, award-winning wines. With a perfect combination of sun and soil, the central texas wine region is reminiscent of the wine growing regions of central Italy and the Rhone Valley in France. Discover picturesque vineyards, charming tasting rooms, and barrel cellars filled with aging, premium wines that showcase the unique Texas Hill Country terroir.
fredericksburg, texas in the texas hill country ava
Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country AVA is an American Viticultural Area surrounding the town of Fredericksburg, Texas. Make your destination the "Wine Country of Texas", deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country! Award-winning wines and world-class winery experiences - just a scenic drive away!
hill country wineries, vineyards, tasting rooms, wine tours and trails
Browse through our recommendations for the BEST Fredericksburg, TX Area Wineries, Vineyards, Tasting Rooms, and Wine Tours. Discover a distinctive appellation gaining a reputation for its strong Spanish varietals - Fredricksburg, in the Central Texas Hill Country AVA! Here's to your Fabulous WINE adventures in the Texas Hill Country! Prost!
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The Hill Country Wine Region of Texas extends north of Fredericksburg to San Saba, then west to Menard. It is an enchanted landscape of rugged limestone outcroppings, pristine rivers and creeks, breath-taking panoramic views and 600 + acres of vineyards. The Hill Country Wine Region has become a favorite Wine Destination for Wine Lovers and Tourists, with over 70 Wineries, plus an assemblage of Tasting Rooms, representing wine from other regions of TEXAS and, from around the world.
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Dip into a Cornucopia of Texas Hill Country CULTURE!
"GO TEXAN OR GO THIRSTY"
“GO TEXAN or Go Thirsty” is a fast and simple way for you to support the Texas wine industry. All you have to do is leave a “GO TEXAN or Go Thirsty” reminder card on the table where you dine. Each card has two boxes: one thanking the restaurant for serving Texas Wine, and another requesting Texas wines be added to the wine list. There’s even a space for you to write in a wine suggestion.
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Print out the card and take it to your favorite restaurants.
FREDERICKSBURG WINE ROAD 290
Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 is an association of eleven Texas wineries plus affiliates, just minutes apart, along US Highway 290, 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! The wine, ambiance and experience at each winery is unique!
EVENTS, EVENTS! In addition to the ongoing activities at each winery the members of Wine Road 290 team up with local restaurants to bring you special wine and food pairing events. Favorites include: Kabernet and Kiolbassa, Port and Pairings, and Vino al Pastor!
Take a libation vacation in Fredericksburg, Texas, deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country Wine Growing Region. THE PERFECT WINE GETAWAY! Visit our website for Wine Road 290 Member Wineries, Events, and Driving Map: www.wineroad290.com
Wine Road 290 Member Wineries
1) Chisholm Trail Winery
9) Pedernales Cellars
A1) Four Point Cellars
Toast a Rising Star! Texas Wine
The wine growing regions of Texas include the area around Dallas in the northeast, the western plains and the Texas Hill Country. In all regions dedicated growers and vintners are cultivating and producing world class grapes and wines. The Texas wine industry is the fifth largest in the United States.
"With more than 200 wineries, Texas has become a leading state for vintners... Winemakers have learned that grapes from other warm-climate areas do well here, including Spanish Tempranillo, French Syrah and Italian Sangiovese... the town of Fredericksburg has become a mini-Napa with fine restaurants, shopping and bed-and-breakfasts". Read more www.usatoday.com
- Lady Bird Johnson
Cracking open wheels of Hopelessly Bleu for competition. Come get some of the first bites at the @[366986536706823:274:Mueller Farmers Market] today from 10-2. The Bleu is limited this year, so come early and enjoy some of the best goat Bleu in the country.
Fredericksburg Texas Online Community! WE just hit 5000 LIKES, and I just want to say THANKS TO ALL OF YOU! Because this page belongs to ALL of US! Thanks for following along on my journeys through the gardens and pastures... and wide open spaces of the beautiful Texas Hill Country! Thanks for your comments and suggestions, positive and negative! And... your STORIES! Keep them coming! Photos too! I want to see where you've been! Here's to ADVENTURE, my friends!
Practice the ART of LIVING! Prost!
Surprise! Surprise! Keeping the Night Skies dark, is no longer just an aesthetic concern! Researches are now finding that dark night skies are important for the proper functioning of many biological systems in humans and animals! Protect the dark Skies! Ace Hardware in Fredericksburg, stocks hoods for your outdoor lighting that direct the light down! Bring back the DARKNESS and the MILKY WAY! Thanks Winters Gallery for SHARING the bounty of the NIGHT SKY!
Milky Way over the Greystone Ranch... a recent and new photo in my night sky series that I have been capturing here in the @[226813135190:274:Texas Hill Country]. I enjoy the night sky, and the mystery and emotion it possesses, along with the challenges of capturing it with the camera :)
Grape Creek Vineyards!
Grape Creek Vineyards
Jeff?s Corner 7-18-14Since last weeks photos were such a hit, I thought I?d go to HEB and take some snaps of the grapes in the produce department. When I did, however, I was told to cease and desist. They thought I was undercover from Wal Mart, attempting to steal their trellising techniques.Thwarted, I decided to take some pics from the Montepulciano vineyard so you could see what was happening up on the hill. As you can see, the little pooters are doing quite well. They are too picture perfect not to share with you again this week.By the way, at the All Star break, our beloved Grape Creek Clusters are two games up on the Washington State Wannabees, and five ahead of the hated Napa Valley Nobodies. Andy Timmons? High Plains Harvesters are making a move, just six back. The Oregon Pinot Envies are in last place. More later, down the stretch... #jeffscorner #montepulciano #gcv #txwine
Old Rip's cousin from Colorado City, TX on July 16, 2014. Taken with a Canon SX50HS. Sitting (or standing) by a "red ant" bed making a living!
?My heart found its home long ago in the beauty, mystery, order and disorder of the flowering earth.?- Lady Bird JohnsonTo learn more about Lady Bird Johnson and Tribute Day, July 27, please visit http://www.wildflower.org/tributeday/
Various pictures representing activities, exhibits and happy discoveries at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.Photos copyright of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve, recipient of the "Leopold Conservation Award", is a 5,500 acre ranch in Blanco, County, "described as the largest habitat restoration project, on private land, in Texas". To find out what they did and what you can do, schedule a Ranch Tour, or sign up for a Stewardship Workshop at http://bambergerranch.org/schedule
Sugarberry Inn IS a beautiful spot right in the center of EVERYTHING! It is PERFECT for your next GIRL FRIENDS GETAWAY!
Sugarberry Inn Bed and Breakfast
My latest project!Thank you, Joe Giardina and Susan Meyers Giardina!More photos added every day, as editing permits.Please contact Joe and Susan about booking info below,as photos are grouped randomly.201 N Llano StreetFredericksburg,TX firstname.lastname@example.org 512.584.0536All photos copyright Anne Lorys Photography
The 7th Edition of Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide Lists Six Texas Wineries
The Ultimate Resource to the World's BEST Wines
The 7th edition of Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide - the ultimate resource to the world's BEST wines, has been released. The goal of Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide is, "To make you a more formidable, more confident wine buyer by providing you with sufficient insider's information to permit the wisest possible choice when you make a wine-buying decision." The new Guide lists "Wineries Worth Discovering in Canada and the "Other 46" States." Six Texas wineries are on the list! Alamosa Wine Cellars, Becker Vineyards, Cap Rock Winery, Inwood Estates Vineyards, McPherson Cellars, and Sandstone Cellars.
Uncertain about which TEXAS HILL COUNTRY wines to try?
Go for the GOLD!
2013 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition
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SAVEUR, Savor a World of Authentic Cuisine
37 Great American Wines!
- Betsy Andrews
November 14, 2012
Nowadays, our favorite bottles don't ONLY come from the
2012 Lone Star International Wine Competition
Hosted by the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association
Texas wines won seven Grand Star, Best of Show, Awards, six Double Gold Awards, 20 Gold Medals, 114 Silver Medals, and
MESSINA HOF WINERY
2011 Moscato Tribute to Innocence
2010 Tempranillo Reserve
Food and Wine
"America's 50 Most Amazing Wine Experiences"
Who says you need to go to a fancy restaurant in a big city to have a memorable wine experience?
Food and Wine scoured the country to find unforgettable wine adventures from coast to coast.
"... arguably Texas's best wines just outside Austin. Visitors can sample the Super Texan Sangiovese at the
First Saturday Wine Dinner at Flat Creek Estate
The Ultimate Hill Country Wine and Food Experience!
Treat yourself to an AMAZING Wine Adventure... enjoy sensational food, wine and the company of new friends! Each First Saturday Dinner features four delightful courses, each paired with the perfect Flat Creek Estate wine. Flat Creek Estate is a relaxing scenic drive
Limited Seating…Purchase your tickets online today!