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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.
2014 Holiday Wine Trail
Participating Hill Country Wineries
December 5, 2014 - December 21, 2014
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Participating Hill Country Wineries
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
2014 Holiday Wine Trail
The most magical wine trail of the year! It's chilly outside but the fireplaces are crackling in the tasting rooms and the smell of hot Christmas wine is in the air. 37 member Wineries spread across the Hill Country invite you to CELEBRATE the SEASON on the Holiday Wine Trail! Tasting rooms are decked out for the holidays, Christmas Carols are sung and delicious Christmas treats are offered! Relax by the fireplace with your favorite bottle of cheer and a best friend or two and enjoy the finer pleasures of life! For details visit our website.
sip! savor! shop!
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.
To download your card Visit:
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
In the dark of December,
A magical thing,
And sweet to remember:
"We are nearer to spring
Than we were in September."
- Oliver Herford
Wine Road 290 Wineries and Tasting Rooms have new vintages to share. Many have music, and holiday fare! WINE + MUSIC = MERRY MAKING! So, get on the line to your favorite traveling companions, and join us! Welcome WINTER! SWIRL! SNIFF! SIP! SAVOR! Drink in the HOLIDAY SEASON... find inspiration on the back-roads of Texas! and, don't forget to Raise your glass and "Toast a Rising Star", TEXAS WINE! Salut!
That love weighs more than gold!
- Josephine Bacon
The Lodge at Country Inn Cottages in Fredericksburg, Texas, is featured in the Wedding issue of DestinationsTravelMagazine.com! If you're dreaming about a Texas Hill Country Destination Wedding... Say, "I Do!" at The Lodge at Country Inn Cottages! AMBIENCE + HOSPITALITY + SERVICE! The PERFECT VENUE for your "picture perfect" wedding... where all your dreams really DO come true!
Our Congrats to the Lodge at Country Inn Cottages, for being our beautiful Cover Story in the Wedding issue of Destinations Travel Magazine! (p.34 - http://ow.ly/Gbz9j)
Jessica Dupuy, wine writer at Texas Monthly
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) and William Chris Vineyards, (Syrah, 2013)!
Best Texas Wines of 2014
A list of the best Texas wines released this year, including the top reds, whites, and rosés you should be tasting right now.
Chocolat - Fredericksburg, Texas and Garrison Brothers Distillery ...Two Texas Hill Country Favorites in one DELICIOUS HOLIDAY TREAT! "Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Filled Chocolates - 12 Piece Box" at http://www.liquidchocolates.com/
Sunshine The Clown
Better watch out, Ms claus is in town and could be at a party for you. Call Old Thyme Fun Shop to book for your Christmas party with Holiday face painting, Balloons or Magic! Merry Christmas everyone
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love.
- Ada V. Hendricks
- Calvin Coolidge
For information on Johnson City's Lights Spectacular visit:
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
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