Absolute Charm Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Luckenbach Texas
Gästehaus Schmidt Reservation Services - CALL 866-427-8374
Wine Road 290
Grape Creek Vineyard - Wine Tasting
Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse
First Class Bed and Breakfast
Wine Road 290
Chocolat
Navajo Grill
Luckenbach Texas
Wineslinger - If you're interested in Texas Wine... the WHOLE story; follow Russell D. Kane's blog and buy his book. In his book, "The Wineslinger Chronicles, Texas on the Vine" Dr Kane invites the reader into the Wild West story of Wine in the Lone Star State. His blog will keep you informed and entertained... AND if you follow his wonderful recommendations YOU will discover yourself in a GREAT SPOT with some GREAT WINE! Dr Kane is the recipient of two awards for writing excellence. He has shared his Texas Wine and Cuisine discoveries and experiences since 1998. Read his blog at VintageTexas.com.
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Inn on Barons Creek - "Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011" The ULTIMATE in hotel and spa accommodations. As a guest at Inn on the Creek you will enjoy the amenities of a first class hotel and a convenient location that gives you easy access to ALL the Attractions in Fredericksburg and the Hill Country of Texas! We offer comfortable Rooms, Deluxe Suites, King Jacuzzi Suites, Extended Stay and Creekside Lodging. The serene and peaceful surroundings of our Full-Service Spa provide the ultimate in pampering! Choose from a menu of Hill Country Inspired Spa Services, or Customized Packages! Relax, rejuvenate and be restored, body, mind and spirit! Other amenities include a Heated Salt-Water Pool, Fitness Center, Jacuzzi Baths (in select suites),Creek-side Lounge Areas, Fire Pits and a Complimentary Full Breakfast Bar! When planning your next Corporate Event or Family Gathering, Inn on Barons Creek should be your FIRST choice. Our Conference Center and Meeting Facilities offer the perfect location for Company Parties, Banquets, Wedding Receptions,and Family Reunions! Be our GUEST! Come DISCOVER why Fredericksburg is a favorite Tourist Destination!
Fredericksburg TX - Your Music Destination
2012 Hill Country Wine and Music Festival
Becker Vineyards

hill country terroir

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!

region # 5 - the texas hill country

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.
Region 5 Counties include: Bandera, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Bosque, Brown, Burnet, Coleman, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Coryell, Edwards, Gillespie, Hamilton, Hays, Hill, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Lampasas, Llano, Mason, Mc Culloch, Mc Lennan, Medina, Menard, Mills, Real, Runnels, San Saba, Travis, Uvalde, Williamson.

Wineries and Vineyards
Tasting Rooms
Wine Tours
Wine Trails
Wine Resources
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2014 Wine & Wildflower Trail
Participating Hill Country Wineries
April 4, 2014 - April 20, 2014
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Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
872-216-9463
2014 Wine & Wildflower Trail
The Hill Country has experienced a wonderfully rainy autumn and winter! The Wildflowers should be spectacular! Make plans now! Wine and Wildflowers ARE a PERFECT TEXAS PAIRING! For details visit our website. Tickets available February 19th.
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Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort
Horseshoe Bay Resort
April 18, 2014 - April 20, 2014
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Horseshoe Bay Resort
200 Hi Circle N  Horseshoe Bay, Texas 78657
877-713-2022 | 830-598-8600
Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort
Second annual Balloons over Horseshoe Bay Resort to feature special shaped balloons, live music and more
Austin’s own Reckless Kelly to perform live after Saturday’s balloon glow finale at Horseshoe Bay Resort’s Jet Center

(HORSESHOE BAY, Texas) – More than 20 hot-air balloons from across America will converge at the second annual Balloons over Horseshoe Bay Resort on Easter weekend, April 18-20, at the AAA four-diamond Horseshoe Bay Resort. This year’s festival will feature new activities including: historic war plane flyovers, powered parachutes and award-winning live music.

Two special shaped balloons highlight this year’s balloon entries. Spunky the Flying Skunk and The Purple People Eater are two balloons sure to grab the crowd’s attention. Like last year, balloon glows will be held on both Friday and Saturday evenings of the festival.

Friday’s opening night festivities (open to resort overnight VIP package guests only) will include tethered hot-air balloon rides for all attendees, live music by Sauce the Band, and a BBQ dinner buffet.

Saturday’s festivities (open to the public) starts with a balloon ascension scheduled for 7:00 a.m. Powered parachute demonstrations and a WWII historic aircraft flyover highlight a busy Saturday morning schedule. Alamo Helicopters will provide helicopter rides throughout the day with wine tastings and an antique car show rounding out the day’s activities at the Horseshoe Bay Resort Jet Center.

Saturday evening will include skydivers, the Balloon glow grand finale and a concert by Austin’s own Reckless Kelly.

Tickets for Saturday’s festivities are $20 per adult. Children 12 and under are admitted free with parent (limit two children per accompanying parent). Public parking will be available at Horseshoe Bay Resort’s Summit Rock Golf Club with complimentary shuttles running to and from the festival entrance starting on Saturday morning at 6:00 a.m.

On Sunday, the festival will conclude with private balloon rides in the morning and a Gospel Brunch featuring Pamela Hart, live in concert, at the Palm D’Or Pavilion at Horseshoe Bay Resort.

Festival VIP Packages start at $399 per room and include accommodations and access to all three days of the festival, including Friday night’s dinner and Easter Sunday’s gospel brunch. To book your reservations call 877-258-4512 or visit balloonsoverhsbresort.com.

Public tickets are available for Saturday only and can be purchased online at balloonsoverhsbresort.com.

Attendees are advised to book early as last year’s festival sold out.
Apr 19
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Becker Vineyards Presents Live Music on The Verandah with Ben Beckendorf
Becker Vineyards
April 19, 2014
1:00pm - 4:00pm
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464 Becker Farms Road  Stonewall, Texas 78624
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Becker Vineyards Presents Live Music on The Verandah with Ben Beckendorf
MUSIC on The Verandah with Ben Beckendorf, EATS by Smokin’ Willies Smoked Meats,
WINE and Ambiance by Becker Vineyards

Ben Beckendorf was born in Austin Texas in the 50s. Texas was already in the groove of the Blues - with the likes of T-Bone Walker, Lightnin' Hopkins, Freddie King, and many more. Little did they know another bluesman had been born. His family moved to California for a while, then back to Texas, and eventually located in central Texas on a ranch just North of Fredericksburg. "The nearest neighbors we had were miles away, so my guitar became my best friend. I would spend hours a day listening to records and trying to figure out patterns on the guitar." Ever since he knew what a guitar was, Ben wanted one, and in 1964 Ben picked up his first guitar (it was a Gene Autry guitar that used to be his father's that he found in his Grandmother's attic) and never put it down. In 1965 Ben bought his first electric guitar (a used 1949 Kay electric guitar - which he still has). He learned all kinds of music - He liked the Blues, Jazz, Rock, Folk,Country & Pop. He listened to his music heroes with a yearning ear. Unlike a lot of his friends, Ben liked to listen to Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Otis Rush, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, and many other Blues icons. " I was always fascinated by the way the old blues players would put their heart and soul into their music." Come and join us for this Hill Country Blues Man!



Enjoy a Texas Winery Sunday Afternoon, filled with friends, laughter, award-winning wine and MUSIC.
Live Music on The Verandah with Ben Beckendorf {EATS} Smokin’ Willies Smoked Meats

Ben Beckendorf was born in Austin Texas in the 50s. Texas was already in the groove of the Blues - with the likes of T-Bone Walker, Lightnin' Hopkins, Freddie King, and many more. Little did they know another bluesman had been born. His family moved to California for a while, then back to Texas, and eventually located in central Texas on a ranch just North of Fredericksburg. "The nearest neighbors we had were miles away, so my guitar became my best friend. I would spend hours a day listening to records and trying to figure out patterns on the guitar." Ever since he knew what a guitar was, Ben wanted one, and in 1964 Ben picked up his first guitar (it was a Gene Autry guitar that used to be his father's that he found in his Grandmother's attic) and never put it down. In 1965 Ben bought his first electric guitar (a used 1949 Kay electric guitar - which he still has). He learned all kinds of music - He liked the Blues, Jazz, Rock, Folk,Country & Pop. He listened to his music heroes with a yearning ear. Unlike a lot of his friends, Ben liked to listen to Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Otis Rush, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, and many other Blues icons. " I was always fascinated by the way the old blues players would put their heart and soul into their music." Come and join us for this Hill Country Blues Man!


Ben Beckendorf was born in Austin Texas in the 50s. Texas was already in the groove of the Blues - with the likes of T-Bone Walker, Lightnin' Hopkins, Freddie King, and many more. Little did they know another bluesman had been born. His family moved to California for a while, then back to Texas, and eventually located in central Texas on a ranch just North of Fredericksburg. "The nearest neighbors we had were miles away, so my guitar became my best friend. I would spend hours a day listening to records and trying to figure out patterns on the guitar." Ever since he knew what a guitar was, Ben wanted one, and in 1964 Ben picked up his first guitar (it was a Gene Autry guitar that used to be his father's that he found in his Grandmother's attic) and never put it down. In 1965 Ben bought his first electric guitar (a used 1949 Kay electric guitar - which he still has). He learned all kinds of music - He liked the Blues, Jazz, Rock, Folk,Country & Pop. He listened to his music heroes with a yearning ear. Unlike a lot of his friends, Ben liked to listen to Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Otis Rush, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, and many other Blues icons. " I was always fascinated by the way the old blues players would put their heart and soul into their music." Come and join us for this Hill Country Blues Man!



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Hours
Monday - Thursday 10 - 5
Fri. - Sat. 10-6
Sunday Noon to 6
PLEASE NOTE: Wine Services concludes 30 minutes prior to closing.
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Dip into a Cornucopia of Texas Hill Country CULTURE!
 
 
Locally handcrafted, award-winning WINE! An unforgettable Hill Country DINING experience! A Vibrant Community of ART galleries - contemporary to classic! We've got CULTURE!
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Bringing the Tuscan Valley to the Texas Hill Country! Enter the beautiful and romantic tasting room at Grape Creek Vineyards and discover the TASTE of Texas Hill Country Terroir - the uniqueness of Place, Culture and Soil! Grape Creek Vineyards has won over 100 medals in the last two years - from California to New York...
Navajo Grill
Navajo Grill has created its own distinct Southern Cuisine...where Texas Flavors meet Old and New Mexico, the Carriebean and New Orleans! Navajo proudly partners with local purveyors, producers, vintners, and artisans, to offer a premier destination for FINE DINING,  TEXAS WINE, ART, AMBIENCE and CULTURE!
Larry Jackson's art
Specializing in 18th and 19th century American and European antiques and fine art, the Larry Jackson Art Gallery is unequaled and UNEXPECTED in the Texas Hill Country! Step into the 12,500 square foot gallery and find yourself surrounded by an exceptional collection of museum-quality art and antiques!

"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.

It’s a simple, effective way to remind restaurateurs that no wine list is complete without Texas wines.

To download your card Visit:
www.gotexanwine.org/gotexanorgothirsty/index.html

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
2367 Usener Rd.
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
830.990.CORK (2675)
Open Daily, Noon until 6:00pm
Closed: Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
www.chisholmtrailwinery.com

2) Fredericksburg Winery
247 West Main Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
830.990.8747
Monday - Thursday, 10am-5:30pm
Friday and Saturday, 10:30am-7:30pm
Sunday, noon-5:30pm
www.fbgwinery.com


3) Rancho Ponte Vineyard
315 Ranch Road 1376
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
830.990.8555
Sunday - Friday, 11am-5pm
Saturday, 11am - 6pm
www.ranchoponte.com

4) Grape Creek Vineyards
10587 East US Highway 290
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
830.644.2710
Monday -Friday, 11:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Closed: Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
www.grapecreek.com

5) Torre di Pietra
10915 E. US HWY 290
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
830.644.2829
Open Daily, 11am - 6pm
www.texashillcountrywine.com

6) Becker Vineyards

464 Becker Farms Road
Stonewall, TX  78671
830.644.2681
Monday - Thursday, 10am - 5pm
Friday and Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, noon - 6pm
www.beckervineyards.com


7) Hilmy Cellars
12346 East US Hwy 290
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
830.644.2482
Monday - Sunday, 11:00am – 6:00pm
www.hilmywine.com

8) Woodrose Winery
662 Woodrose Lane
Stonewall, TX 78671
830.644.2539
Monday - Friday, 11:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, noon – 6:00pm
www.woodrosewinery.com

9) Pedernales Cellars
2916 Upper Albert Road
Stonewall, TX 78671
830.644.2037
Monday - Thursday, 10:00am - 5pm
Friday - Saturday, 10:00am - 6pm
Sunday, noon - 6pm
www.pedernalescellars.com


10) William Chris Vineyards
10352 U.S. Highway 290
Hye, TX 78635
830.998.7654
Thursday - Friday, noon - 6pm
Saturdays, 1am - 6pm
Sundays, noon - 6pm and by appointment.
www.williamchriswines.com

11) Texas Hills Vineyard
878 RR 2766
Johnson City, TX 78636
830.868.2321
Monday - Thursday, 10am - 5pm
Friday and Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, noon - 5pm
www.texashillsvineyard.com

A1) Four Point Cellars
A Collaboration of three Award-Winning Texas Wineries
McPherson Cellars, Lost Oak Winery and Brennan Vineyards
10354 East US Hwy 290
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
830.997.7470
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, 11am - 6pm
www.fourpointwine.com

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.

Texas has been perfecting the art of growing grapes and making wine since the 1650’s when Franciscan priests began producing sacramental wines from native varieties. During the second half of the 19th century German immigrants to the Texas Hill Country discovered the mustang grape. The quality of the wine that they produced convinced others to plant vineyards and the Texas wine region was born. The golden age of Texas wine making ended with Prohibition and the modern Texas wine industry did not revitalize until the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Today there are six defined viticultural areas with 200 commercial vineyards and over 50 wineries producing more than 1.5 million gallons of wine each year. Today, Texas wine is winning national and international competitions and acclaim from wine connoisseurs and judges around the world.

Texas varieties include cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, merlot, sauvignon blanc and chenin blanc, cabernet franc, pinot noir, zinfandel, sangiovese, and viognier. The warm, sun drenched wine regions of Texas, with their alkaline soils, produce wines with the acidity and structure characteristic of French wines, balanced with a rich fruitiness reminiscent of California varieties.

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USA Today Names Texas Hill Country in "Top 10 Places for Local Wines"

"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

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SIMPLE Circles on dyed eggs! Any kid can! BEAUTIFUL!

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"Savor the pleasures that come with a spring visit to these outstanding wineries..." National Geographic Names the "Top Ten" Wineries Destinations to visit in the glorious SPRING TIME! Pedernales Cellars IS NUMBER FOUR! Texas Fine Wine upping the bar again!

Apr 16
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FOLLOW your Farrari to FANTASTIC FOOD! and, phenomenal MUSIC at Hill Top Cafe! This many Farrari's wouldn't steer you wrong!


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Something for your Bunny's BASKET! EASTER Green from Haberdashery Boutique!

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Haberdashery Boutique
Pistachio linen pleat front tunic with tie and long sleeves. Roll those sleeves up wear it all summer long. Great color!! S-XL. $168
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"EYE CANDY"... DELICIOUS to TASTE and SEE! Fill your SPECIAL Easter Baskets at Chocolat - Fredericksburg, Texas!


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Attention EASTER Rabbits... Hop on over to Chocolat - Fredericksburg, Texas, and FILL your BASKETS with the very BEST chocolates for your little bunnies!


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These bunnies are hopping off the shelves!!
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April 18 - 20th, THE BUGS ARE COMING on Easter Weekend! The Texas VW Classic is coming to town! When you're done with the egg hunt, go on a BUG HUNT! Volkswagenism is alive and well in TEXAS!

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FOLK-ART on Easter Eggs! simple geometric patterns thrown together in a kaleidoscope of COLOR!


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This weeks bridal bouquet.
Pink peonies.
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Correction! The Lunar Eclipse is actually early tomorrow morning... April 15th. Beginning around 1am and winding up around 4:30am. It will be in full eclipse from approximately 2:10am until 3:30am. Happy MOON VIEWING!


Everything You Need to Know to See Monday Night's Lunar Eclipse
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Do you live in North America, South America, Australia, or eastern Asia? Then you get to see a lunar eclipse on the night of April 14/15! And while North America is the best place to watch?we?ll get to see the whole event?the real action doesn?t begin until 05:58 UTC on...
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Feed him on the "BEST" of TEXAS! Hands down that's a "TEXAS BEST BURGER"! But the "BEST" part of this picture is the "TEXAS BEST DAD"... showing his son how to BE a GOOD MAN, a GOOD DAD! Thanks for making the WHOLE world SMILE!


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Another future Alamo Springs Café burger addict... Welcome
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Easter ORDER Tomorrow! Flowers make every occasion BETTER and BRIGHTER!


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Beeswax candles have the most heavenly smell! http://t.co/dhiFSjJeH4


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Beeswax candles have the most heavenly smell!
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Respectfully gathered from happy Texas Hill Country Bees! DELICIOUS! http://t.co/wntC5LaO0T


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Respectfully gathered from happy Texas Hill Country Bees! DELICIOUS!
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Join the COMMON SENSE REVIVAL! This is how meat should be produced! Hillside Beef raises Angus and Wagyu cattle in the Hill Country near Fredericksburg, Texas. Their cattle are grass fed on open range pastures. and never fed artificial hormones, antibiotics or steroids! Hillside beef is also availab?
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YUMMY! CKC Farm Fresh Artisan Goat Cheese! The PERFECT ADDITION to any Wine Tasting Picnic Basket! http://t.co/xzUxx9MjMG


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YUMMY! CKC Farm Fresh Artisan Goat Cheese! The PERFECT ADDITION to any Wine Tasting Picnic Basket!
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May HAPPINESS and JOY blossom in your hearts forever!

Apr 13
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When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other. - Margaret Wheatley

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I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. - Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Look 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

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
West Coast...

"…. today Vitis Vinifera, the European (wine grape) species that is the standard for serious winemaking, has taken hold across the country. Traveling to the wineries in "up-and-coming regions" is a fascinating way to experience the wide-ranging beauty of the American landscape. Even without leaving home, you can taste the different terrains, the particulars of soil and weather, in the wines themselves.

TEXAS WINE
No wonder it's the fifth-largest grape-growing state (after the West Coast states and New York); there's so much land in Texas that its two biggest wine regions—the Hill Country and the High Plains—total a whopping 17 million acres. 'It's taken awhile, but in the last ten years they've started planting syrah, mourvèdre, tannat, vermentino, all the white Rhône varieties, and Spanish varieties like tempranillo, all of which are much better adapted to the climate,' says Texas native and Master of Wine, Christy Canterbury. 'And the wines show it.'
Wines from Texas show off grapes that are best adapted to the state's dry climate and sandy soil."

37 Great American Wines

Seven Texas Hill Country Wines Make the LIST!

McPherson Cellars

Les Copains 2011

Sandstone Cellars
VII 2009

McPherson Cellars
La Herencia 2010

Messina Hof
Private Reserve Primitivo 2011

Pedernales Cellars
Reserve Tempranillo 2010

Duchman Family
Trebbiano 2010

Brennan Vineyards
Buffalo Roam 2010

Read MORE:
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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
144 Bronze Medals.
Texas HILL COUNTY
Gold Medal Winners:

BECKER VINEYARDS

2010 Claret
GOLD

BENDING BRANCH WINERY

1840 Tannat
RF Silvaspoons Vineyards
GRAND STAR

CHISHOLM TRAIL WINERY
2011 Belle Starr Blanc du Bois
GRAND STAR

CHISHOLM TRAIL WINERY

2011 Belle Starr Blanc du Bois
GOLD

LOST OAK WINERY

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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.
# 43 Flat Creek Estate
Marble Falls, TEXAS
Just a SCENIC DRIVE AWAY!

"... arguably Texas's best wines just outside Austin. Visitors can sample the Super Texan Sangiovese at the
tasting room's granite bar, or sit at a picnic table under the old pecan trees along Flat Creek."
24912 Singleton Bend E.
Marble Falls; 512-267-6310.
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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
from Fredericksburg.

Limited Seating…Purchase your tickets online today!

www.flatcreekestate.com