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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
Wine Enthusiast named the Texas Hill Country USA, #3 on their list of "Top 10 Wine Destinations 2014"! Come help us CELEBRATE!
Have you been DREAMING about a Texas Wine Road-Trip? A Texas WINE BUYING extravaganza?
If your perfect day in the TEXAS HILL COUNTRY includes a perfect bottle of Texas Wine, grab your BEST FRIEND and DRIVE! Fredericksburg, Tx in the beautiful Hill Country is a Wine Destination Getaway, in the heart of Texas Wine Country, and it's just a scenic drive away...
Take an exciting, inspiring, DELICIOUS respite from the ordinary and make a Fun-Run, take a weekend getaway or mid-week runaway... it's the perfect tonic for body, mind and soul!
The Wineries and Tasting rooms along US Hwy 290 have new vintages to share. Many have music, and specialty food on Saturdays and Sundays. WINE and MUSIC = A PARTY! So, get on the line to your favorite traveling companion, and join us! Welcome to the Heart of Texas Wine Country! SWIRL! SNIFF! SIP! SAVOR! Drink in the Glorious Flavors Texas Terroir... find inspiration on the backroads of Texas! and don't forget to Raise your glass and "Toast a Rising Star, TEXAS WINE! Salut!
Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 Member Wineries:
Becker Vineyards, Chisholm Trail Winery, Fiesta Winery, Fredericksburg Winery, Grape Creek Vineyards, Hilmy Cellars, Hye Meadow Winery, Lost Draw Cellars, Pedernales Cellars, Rancho Ponte Vineyard, Texas Hills Vineyard, Torre di Pietra Vineyards, William Chris Vineyards, Woodrose Winery, and 4.0 Cellars.
For maps, directions, and details visit: www.wineroad290.com
Texas Hill Country TERROIR STARS... Dan Gaitlin from Inwood Estates Cellars, Kim McPhearson at 4.0 Cellars, Don Pullum, grape grower and winemaker at Sandstone Cellars in Mason, Bob Young and John Riverburgh from Bending Branch Winery, William Chris Vineyards, David and Julie Kuhlken and Fredrik Osterberg from Pedernales Cellar, Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo at Messina Hof Hill Country, Dr and Bunny Becker from Becker Vineyards and Brian and Jennifer Heath from Grape Creek Vineyards! SALUT!
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:
Port and Pairings - January
Vino and Pasta - March
Vino al Pastor - June
Chili and Chilin' - July
Kiolbassa and Kabernet - September
Take a libation vacation in Fredericksburg, Texas, deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country Wine Growing Region. THE PERFECT WINE GETAWAY! Visit the Wine Road 290 website for Member Wineries, Events, and Driving Maps: www.wineroad290.com
Wine Road 290 Member Wineries
1) Chisholm Trail Winery
12) Pedernales 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
Texas Will Become the Europe of North America
30 Years of Perfecting Wine Making in Texas
"In the future, Texas will become the 'Europe' of North America, mimicking the greatest Old World styles on American soil. Inwood's mission is to pioneer those products with cutting-edge viticulture."
The Best Texas Wines of 2014
Jessica Dupuy, Texas Monthly
A list of the best Texas wines released this year, including the top reds, whites, and rosés you should be tasting right now.
"10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014"
Wine Enthusiast named the Texas Hill Country, USA, NUMBER THREE on their list of the "10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014"!
October is Texas Wine Month
Toast a Rising Star
October is Texas Wine Month! Lift your glass and CELEBRATE Texas Wine at your favorite Texas Winery! Salut!
The NEW Texas GOLD
Texas is America's # 5 Wine Producer.
How Texas Saved the European Wine Industry
Denison resident Thomas Munson was a 19th century viticulturist who developed a phylloxera resistant grapevine that saved the European wine industry. So important were his contributions to wine that he’s honored with a number of statues in France.