Absolute Charm Luxury Bed and Breakfast - At Absolute Charm Luxury Bed and Breakfast, we know how difficult it is to choose a Bed and Breakfast in Fredericksburg, Texas, when there are so many great choices, but only ONE PERFECT Choice for you! We strive to make the process easier for our guests and a lot more fun! We represent the finest collection of luxurious B & B's in Fredericksburg, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country. Offering properties which feature the very BEST Architecture, Location, Amenities and Charm! Simply the BEST accommodations available!
First Friday Art Walk - Fredericksburg, Texas - Buy ART to indulge your personal fancy, or as a unique, one-of-a-kind gift for someone special. You can find Fredericksburg's fine Art galleries  scattered throughout the East and West Main Street Historic Shopping Districts. On the First Friday of every month, downtown Fredericksburg, Texas, is transformed into a vibrant Art and Culture destination. First Friday Artwalk combines Fine ART and Crafts, LOCAL WINE, creatively prepared and beautifully presented charcuterie, cheeses, fruit, chocolates, and other culinary delights, with a lively street festival atmosphere. Participating Fine Art Galleries are open late, many host "met the artist events" and new exhibit openings. Visitors and Locals walk from gallery to gallery and savor the dynamic energy of Fredericksburg's thriving Arts community! You can purchase original works of art and fine crafts and enjoy artist demonstrations while being serenaded by live music! Fredericksburg's First Friday ArtWalk is a fabulous way to spend an evening in the Texas Hill Country!  A MUST-SEE Event! And, when the galleries shut their doors at 9 wander down to the West Main Historic District for Live Music at Hondo's on Main and Crossroads. These two amazing live music venues have upped the bar on live entertainment in the Texas Hill Country! Directly across West Main Street from each other, you'll find the BEST Live Music in TEXAS, right HERE in Fredericksburg, Tx!
Torre di Pietra Winery
Ira Kennedy Fine Art
Fredericksburg Music Club - Bringing the very BEST from today's CLASSICAL MUSIC world to Fredericksburg, TX. The Fredericksburg Music Club was founded by Mrs. William Dietel in 1937, to advance the study and  interest in classical music in the Frederickburg community. Today the Fredericksburg Music Club enjoys an international reputation. Visit their website for a complete schedule. You will be delighted by the impressive lineup of Classical Musicians! There is no charge for concerts. Donations are suggested. They are a 501(C)3 organization, so all donations are tax deductible. Concerts are held on Sunday afternoons at 3:00pm, at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.
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
Celebrate The Arts
Art Aficionados Celebrate! Fredericksburg, Texas, is an American Art Destination! We might be a small town, but we have BIG Culture! The Arts are Red Hot. Fredericksburg Texas Online invites you to discover ART in the heart of the Texas Hill Country! Explore the exciting downtown historic district, enjoy art and artist demonstrations, while being serenaded by live music at Fredericksburg's First Friday ArtWalk! This is a fabulous way to spend an evening in the Texas Hill Country! A must-see Event! And, when the galleries shut their doors at 8pm, you can wander down to the West Main Historic District for Live Music at Hondo's on Main and Crossroads. These two amazing live music venues have upped the bar on live entertainment in the Texas Hill Country! Located directly across Main Street from each other, you'll find the BEST Live Music in Texas, right here in Fredericksburg! Rockbox Theater and the Fredericksburg Theater Company offer amazing entertainment for visitors to our town, and Fredericksburg is the host destination for the Hill Country Film Festival. In addition to the arts, an amazing backdrop of natural beauty, distinctive, award-winning Texas Wineries, Fine Dining Restaurants, and top-shelf, artful accommodations compliment the Cultural scene in Fredericksburg, Tx.  Discover why the Texas Hill Country is Texas' premier destination for Art and Culture. 

LIVE THEATER

Enjoy live Theater at its Best at a production by the Award Winning Fredericksburg Theater Company or Rock Box Theater.
Numerous Music Venues in Fredericksburg support a huge diversity of live music, from local bands to national touring acts. You can find music somewhere just about any day of the week. Local Music Venues include world famous Luckenbach Texas, Hondo's on Main, Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse, Johnny Nicholas' Hilltop Cafe, historic Pat's Hall, Auslander, Silver Creek, and Lincoln Street Wine Bar. On Saturday and/or Sunday afternoons, many Wineries feature Live Music. You can enjoy a good bottle of Wine and Live Texas Music. A perfect pairing! In the summer months the Pioneer Museum presents five LIVE Roots Music Concerts. These delightful, open-air, concerts spotlight the "Roots Music of Texas" and feature both emerging and established artists in an informal, family setting. The PCAA Sunday Evening Concerts are held at the Adelsverein Halle in Marktplatz. Once a month, throughout the summer, PCAA gets a bands to entertain... you bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets, your favorite bottle of wine... join the community! Dance, dine al fresco, and listen to great music with family, friends and neighbors.
Live Music Performances are also given by The Fredericksburg Chorale throughout the year. Each vocal music concert creates an incredible moment of beauty that will last an eternity in the minds of all who participate - performers and audience. The Fredericksburg Music Club produces regular Classical Music concerts featuring world acclaimed guest muscians and vocalists. All concerts are held on Sundays at 3 pm, at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church at 1800 N. Llano Highway. Visit the Fredericksburg Music Club for a complete schedule.
VISUAL ARTS - Galleries and Studios
If you're a (visual) art lover, Fredericksburg, Texas is going to take your breath away! Right in the heart of Texas Wine Country discover a cornucopia of art! And, what goes together as well as Wine and ART! Take a scenic drive... tour the Sculpture Ranch in Johnson City. View the large organic sculptures by Johann Eyefels on Hwy 290 just outside of Fredericksburg. The Texas Hill Country's incredible natural beauty attracts artists from all over the world and it is manifested in the quality and variety of genres represented in the many Art Galleries and Studios that you will find in Fredericksburg and the surrounding Texas Hill Country. 

Fredericksburg, Texas is an American Art Destination! Find out why! Join the Art Community of Fredericksburg the First Friday of each month for a festive evening hosted by the fine art galleries of Fredericksburg, Texas. Celebrate Art and Beauty while strolling through Fredericksburg's historic downtown. Gallery doors open at 10am, and extended hours (until 8pm) allow plenty of time to explore the participating galleries! First Friday Artwalk Fredericksburg is a fabulous night of art and Artist Receptions, Friends, Artfully Presented Hors d'oeuvres, and Texas Wine supplied by local Wine partners! Come be inspired! And, when the galleries shut their doors at 8pm, you can wander down to the West Main Historic District for Live Music at Hondo's on Main and Crossroads. These two amazing live music venues have upped the bar on live entertainment in the Texas Hill Country! Located directly across Main Street from each other, you'll find the BEST Live Music in Texas, right here in Fredericksburg! Distinctive, award-winning Texas Wineries, Fine Dining Restaurants, Live Music Venues, and top-shelf, artful accommodations compliment the Cultural scene. Discover why the Texas Hill Country is Texas' premier destination for Art and Culture.

Offering an up-close view of the Fredericksburg, Texas Art Scene - Bringing Art and Art Lovers together.
Art Aficionados Celebrate! Fredericksburg, Texas, is an American Art Destination! We might be a small town, but we have BIG Culture!
Whether you are buying art to indulge your personal fancy, or as a unique, one-of-a-kind gift for someone special, Fredericksburg's fine Art galleries offer unique collections that represent a wide variety of styles, genres and artists from Texas and around the world. On the First Friday of every month, historic downtown Fredericksburg, Texas, is transformed into a vibrant Art and Culture destination. First Friday Artwalk combines Fine Art and Crafts, Local Wine, creatively prepared and beautifully presented charcuterie, cheeses, fruit, chocolates, and other culinary delights, with a lively street festival atmosphere. Participating Fine Art Galleries are open late, many host "met the artist events" and new exhibit openings. Visitors and Locals walk from gallery to gallery and savor the dynamic energy of Fredericksburg's thriving Arts community! You can purchase original works of art and fine crafts and enjoy artist demonstrations while being serenaded by live music! Fredericksburg's First Friday ArtWalk is a fabulous way to spend an evening in the Texas Hill Country! For More Information visit: www.firstfridayartwalkfredericksburg.com

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK FREDERICKSBURG

First Friday Artwalk in Fredericksburg, Texas, is quickly becoming a delightful TRADITION! The Art Galleries of Fredericksburg are bringing Art and Art Lovers together! The First Friday of each month participating gallery doors are open late until 8:00pm. For Map, Information, Member Galleries click here >

MEMBER GALLERIES

Agave Gallery
208 E. San Antonio
830-990-1727
Exhibiting works of fine art by award-winning Texas artists, including two official Texas State Artists, and is housed in an 1880’s German limestone “Sunday House” in Fredericksburg, the heart of the Texas Hill Country.
Hours:
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm
www.agavegallery.com

Artisans, A Texas Gallery
234 West Main
830-990-8160  
The Texas Hill Country's finest collection of locally created fine craft, alongside fine art.
Hours:
Monday - Saturday, 10:00am - 5:30pm
Some Sundays, 11am - 3pm
ArtisansTexasGallery.com

Cowboy Bronze
405 East Main
830-997-2822
Showcasing bronzes, pottery, and original paintings from Texas artists.
Hours:
Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 5pm
Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Sundays, noon - 6pm
Closed Monday
www.cowboybronze.net
 
Fredericksburg Art Gallery
314 East Main
830-990-2707
Original Paintings and Bronzes by Renowned Artists from Texas and beyond.
Hours:
Mon. - Sat.
10am - 5:30pm
Most Sundays
noon - 5pm
and by appointment
www.fbgartgallery.com/

Fredericksburg Art Guild
308 E. Austin
830.997.4949
Affordable, original art from local artists. 
Hours:
Thursday - Monday,  10 - 4
www.fredericksburgartguild.org

InSight Gallery
214 West Main Street
830-997-9920 Toll Free: 888-997-9921
Fine Art Gallery: InSight Gallery represents a select group of the finest painters and sculptors living and working today in landscape, figurative, impressionistic, still life, wildlife, and Western art.
Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday,  10am - 5:30pm
Sunday, 10 am - 2pm
Closed Monday
Or call for appointment
www.insightgallery.com/

Larry Jackson Antiques & Estate Services

209 South Llano
830-997-0073
Specializing in 19th Century American Furnishings, Decorative Arts & Fine Art
Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday, 10am - 5pm
And by Appointment
www.larryjacksonantiques.com

River Rustic Rock Art Gallery
222 W West Main Street
830-997-6585
Fine rock art by Carlos Moseley.
Hours:
Monday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Closed
Wednesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
www.riverrustic.com

RS Hanna Gallery
208 South Llano
830-307-3071
Come discover a jewel box of fine artists. Featuring original works of acclaimed "artist's artists" from the Northeast to the great Southwest working in representational form... working in color and emotion, beauty and light.
Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday,  10 - 5:30 and by appt.
www.RSHannaGallery.com

The Gallery at Vaudeville
 230 E. Main
830.992.3234

The Gallery at Vaudeville is a unique venue for contemporary art in the heart land of the Texas Hill Country.
Hours:
Wednesday, Thursday and Monday,
8am – 6pm
Friday and Saturday: 8am – 9pm
Sunday: 8am – 5pm
Closed Tuesdays

Vaudeville-Gallery.com

Whistle Pik Galleries
425 East Main
800.999.0820
Graceful Discoveries . . . Finding something special that satisfies your senses, speaks to your soul and fills your heart with joy. Exceptional Paintings - Magnificent Bronzes from the nation's finest artists!
Hours:
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm
www.whistlepik.com

Texas Hill Country Gold
32nd Annual Lone Star International Wine Competition 2015

Becker Vineyards
Double Gold
Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2012

Becker Vineyards
Double Gold
Raven 2012
75% Malbec; 25% Petite Verdot

Chisholm Trail Winery
Double Gold
Bad Ass Blush 2013
70% Blanc du Bois, 25% Merlot,
5% Lenoir

Dry Comal Creek Vineyards
Double Gold
Petit Verdot 2011

Perissos Vineyards
Double Gold
Petite Sirah Estate Grown 2013

Becker Vineyards
Gold Grand Star
Culinaria 2013
35% Zinfandel, 24% Malbec,
20% Merlot,
16% Cabernet Sauvignon,
5% Syrah
 
Bending Branch Winery
Gold
Tempranillo Newsom
Vineyards 2012
 

Frio Canyon Vineyard
Gold
Syrah 2011
76% Syrah,
24% Cabernet Sauvignon

Georgetown Winery
Gold Best In Varietal
Thirsty Mule Sweet Red
100% Merlot

Georgetown Winery
Gold
Peach
90% Peach, 10% Blanc

Lost Oak Winery
Gold
Shiraz

McPherson Cellars
Gold Grand Star
Albarino 2014

Pedernales Cellars
Gold Best in Varietal
Texas Tempranillo 2013

Perissos Vineyards
Gold
Serendipity 2014
50% Orange Muscat,
50% Roussanne

Perissos Vineyards
Gold Grand Star
Rose 2014 Estate Grown
Texas Hill Country
49% Mourvedre, 38% Grenache,
13% Cabernet Sauvignon

Singing Water Vineyards
Gold Grand Star
Freedom 2012
38% Syrah, 33% Cabernet
Sauvignon, 26% Merlot,
3% Montepulciano

Wedding Oak Winery
Gold Best In Varietal
Sangiovese Texas Hill Country 2013
75% Sangiovese, 24% Tannat,
1% Petite Verdot

 

2015 TEXSOM International Wine Awards
Texas Hill Country Gold Medal Wines

Becker Vineyards
Tempranillo Reserve 2013
Gold
Texas

Bending Branch Winery
Tannat Bending Branch Estate
Vineyards 2012
Gold
Texas Hill Country

Super Nero, Nero d'Avola 2012 
Gold
Texas, Comanche County

Duchman Family Winery
Vermentino Bingham Family Vineyard 2012
Gold
Montepulciano Oswald Vineyard 2012 
Gold
Touriga Nacional Reserve Round Mountain Vineyard 2011
Gold
Aglianico Estate Grown 2013
Gold
Tempranillo Estate Grown 2013
Gold
Syrah Estate Grown 2013
Gold
Texas Hill Country

Pedernales Cellars
Viognier  2014
Gold
Vermentino 2014
Gold
Tempranillo 2012
Gold
Cabernet Franc 2012 Barrel Reserve
Gold
Papa Paulo Port Messina Hof Vineyards, Double Barrel 2010
Gold
Private Reserve
Barrel Cuvee, Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Gold
La Herencia 2013
Gold
Claros, Norton Reserve 2013
Gold
Texas Hill Country

Wedding Oak Winery
Tempranillo Reserve 2012
Gold
Texas High Plains

 

The "Best Texas Wines of 2015", Jessica Dupuy, Texas Monthly
Texas Hill Country Favorites

The best Texas wines released this year... the top reds, whites, and rosés you should be tasting right now.
Jessica's recommendations include the following Texas Hill Country Favorites:

2013 Mourvèdre
Available at 4.0 Cellars
2013 Tempranillo Reserve
Available at 4.0 Cellars
2013 Rendezvous
2013 Sangiovese
Texas Mourvèdre 
2014 Cuvée de Gaston Dry Rosé
2014 Arroyo Rosé

Spicewood Vineyards
Mourvèdre Rosé
2014 White Wine Blend
Roussanne, Blanc du Bois, and Viognier

Perissos Vineyards
2014 Viognier

Wedding Oak Winery
2014 TreV


www.texasmonthly.com

 

10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014
Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Wine Enthusiast named the Texas Hill Country, USA, NUMBER THREE on their list of the "10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014"!
"It’s still a sea of cowboy hats and pickup trucks, a place where you can sip award-winning wines in a landscape dotted with as many cacti as vines. Visitors may flock to Hill Country to sip wine, but they end up drinking in the romance of the Old West, too. - Alexis Korman
Read More > >

10 BEST Wine Destinations
USA TODAY

The Texas Hill Country Wine Region was included on USA Today's
"10 BEST Wine Destinations"!
www.usatoday.com

Top 5 Texas Tempranillos
Jessica Dupuy, Texas Monthly

Drink one (or all five, though maybe not on the same day) to celebrate International Tempranillo Day.
Alamosa Wine Cellars El Guapo Tempranillo 2011
Spicewood Vineyards Estate
Tempranillo 2012
Ground Up Tempranillo 2012
Pedernales Cellars Reserve
Tempranillo 2012
Pedernales Cellars Texas
Tempranillo 2012
www.texasmonthly.com

"Cowboy Bourbon" by Garrison Brothers Distillery
"American Micro Whiskey of the Year!"

Make us TEXAS PROUD Garrison Brothers Distillery! In the 2014 Edition of Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible, the world's leading whiskey guide,"Cowboy Bourbon" from Garrison Brothers was named
"The American Micro Whiskey
of the year!"
www.garrisonbros.com

Texas Top 40 Travel Destinations
Texas Highways Magazine

The Texas Highways readers' choice Texas Top 40 countdown! Last fall, Texas Highways readers were asked
to share their favorite places in the state for the "Texas Top-40 Travel Destinations”.
San Antonio came in #1,
The Texas Hill Country #5, and Fredericksburg #7!
www.texashighways.com

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK
Fredericksburg, Tx

Bringing Art and Art Lovers together!
Enjoy fine wine from local wineries and the Fredericksburg ART scene!
Find out more >

Texas Hill Country
By John Graves and Wyman Meinzer

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." www.utexas.edu

Sherman's Travel
5 Eco Friendly Wineries

Pedernales Cellars, Texas Composting, recycling, and natural pest management is just the starting point for Pedernales Cellars. By building underground, this Texas Hill Country winery takes advantage of the area’s natural limestone to provide a cool and steady environment for case storage, slashing the facility’s energy consumption in half. Removal of invasive plant species and cedar overgrowth from the property has also led to the reemergence of previously lost seeps and springs. An added bonus? The tasting room features local and sustainable products like Bella Vista Ranch’s olive oils and t-shirts made from renewable bamboo fibers.
- April 22, 2013 by Teresa Bitler
Read about other Eco-Friendly
Wineries at blog.shermanstravel.com

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
www.hillcountrybicycle.com