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!
Grape Creek Vineyard - Wine Tasting
Chocolat
Fredericksburg TX - Your Music Destination
Gästehaus Schmidt Reservation Services - Free Reservation Services for Hill Country Lodging, including Bed and Breakfasts, Country Inns, and Guest Cottages. Choose from a wide variety of Lodging options located in several historic Texas Hill Country towns; including, Fredericksburg, Mason, Comfort, Kerrville, and Hunt, TX. Our properties are hand-picked and screened in order to ensure that your accommodations are the BEST and meet your expectations in every way. Visit our website and browse through our listings. There is some place SPECIAL just for you. Our bed and breakfasts typically have an on-site host who provides a full, sit-down breakfast, usually served family style around the dining table, or delivered fresh to your room. Our Guest Houses and Hill Country Rentals tend to be more private. You'll have the place to yourselves and be on your own for meals and clean-up. Whether you prefer a Romantic Country Inn with exceptional service, or your own Home away from Home, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at Gästehaus Schmidt Reservation Services! For our guests traveling with their four-legged companions, we also represent several pet friendly lodging options. Our goal is to make your Vacation a relaxing and enjoyable EXPERIENCE! The variety and quality of our properties, plus, exceptional service make us the PERFECT Choice for accommodations in the Texas Hill Country! We’re confident that you’ll return again and again! And we’ll be here  Providing everything you want and need to make your Stay a memorable one!
Majesty Wine Tours - "Tours for people passionate about having fun!" Majesty Tours is the perfect solution for a great wine tasting day in the Texas Hill Country. We pledge to make your experience personable and unforgettable. Our 14 passenger shuttle bus is the ideal way to see and EXPERIENCE the BEST of the Texas Hill Country. In addition, to our outstanding Hill Country Wine tours, we also offer shuttle services. We can provide the transportation you need for a special evening, dinner, party or event. At Majesty Tours WE ARE passionate about having FUN! We look forward to sharing the hill country with you! Specializing in: Texas Hill Country Wineries, Craft Breweries and Spirits, Weddings, Bridal Showers, Girls Weekend Out and other Special Occasions! Enjoy your PARTY and leave the driving to us!
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
Festivals and Events in Fredericksburg Texas
Welcome to the fun-filled Festivals and Events that make Fredericksburg, Texas one of the most popular destinations in the central Texas Hill Country. The many exciting Festivals and Events listed here can also be found on our Events Page, along with live music and other fantastic Things to Do in Fredericksburg, Texas. Start your adventure here today.
BLACK-EYED PEA AND CORNBREAD COOK-OFF
January 1, 2018
Join the festivities on New Year's Day, at Torre di Pietra, for a Southern-style Blackeyed Pea and Cornbread Cook-Off and Jam Session. $500 First Prize Awarded for each Category! Show us your BEST! (Contest judged by "People's Choice"!) A dish of black eyed peas eaten on New Year's Day is a sure fire Southern Good Luck Token! Pair that with a fine TEXAS HILL COUNTRY wine, made from award winning TEXAS HILL COUNTRY grapes and you're going to TASTE the charm of Hill Country TERROIR... TEXAS ZEST! So raise your glass, let's drink a toast…. Here's to the farmer who grows the corn, the peas (an onion… and a jalapeño or two)! And, here's to the miller who grinds the corn! And here's to the grape grower who tends the vines! And here's to the vintner who makes the WINE! Welcome the New Year with Live Music, Dancing, Tasty New Year's Day Fare, and Great TEXAS Wine! Salud! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
 
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April 20, 21, and 22, 2018
Mark your calendars and make your reservations, for the 2016 Texas VW Classic! Come join us in Fredericksburg, TX for a weekend of camping, cruising and Volkswagenism! Roll through the hill country on the Bluebonnet Cruise, followed by a BBQ dinner on Saturday. Then wake up early Sunday to show off your VW to the masses, check out the competition, and navigate the sea of spare parts, used cars, toys, and other VW items. The show concludes Sunday afternoon with an awards presentation including projected photos of winning cars.
 
Texas VW CLASSIC
tyler@texasvwclassic.com
432 Lady Bird Dr
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
www.texasvwclassic.com
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April, 2018
A CELEBRATION of FLIGHT! Saluting the unique winged wildlife of the Texas Hill Country!
LOOK UP! There are AMAZING WINGS in the TEXAS skies... Birds, Bees, Butterflies, and Bats! Miracles that FLY! Join us at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park in Fredericksburg, Texas, for a NATURALLY WONDERFUL WEEKEND of education and entertainment! We hope to create many "A-Ha" moments that will inspire participants to become stewards of our natural treasures. Bring the whole family. There is something for all ages at Wing over the Hills Nature Festival. For a schedule of field trips, workshops, demonstrations, activities for children, and to purchase tickets online, visit the Festival website.
 
Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park
432 Lady Bird Drive
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-998-1927
www.wingsoverthehills.org
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April 26 - 29, 2018
This is where raw talent meets raw beauty. The Hill Country Film Festival is a four day independent film festival in the heart of the Hill Country, Fredericksburg, Texas. Created to celebrate and showcase filmmakers from Texas and around the world, the festival began in 2010. HCFF screens independent films, both short and feature length, hosts filmmaker Q&A/interviews, discussion panels, a filmmaker's lounge and festival parties. Film festivals are created for various reasons... the Hill Country Film Festival was created out of love of the entire film festival experience! A film festival involves the screening of entries, educational programs and social gatherings that support new and often unknown films, while getting filmmakers and their fans together. Festivals are held all around the world. Some festivals are even theme specific, for example: a horror film festival, documentary film festival or an animation film festival. Others play a variety of films, ranging from shorts to features, comedies to dramas, and docs to cartoons. How often do you have the opportunity to talk to a director about his process or meet an actress from the short you just watched? But film festivals are more than just film screenings, as a participant, you’ll also attend parties, and sit in on panel discussions with industry professionals. This is an interactive event that is entertaining, as well as thought provoking and educational! Join us won't you? In the CELEBRATION of FILM!
 
424-238-5672

www.hillcountryff.com

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May, 2018
We look forward to seeing each and every one of you in Luckenbach, Texas! More than just an ordinary motorcycle rally! Join us even if you don't have a bike. Great Country Rides Bike Show, Bike Games, Luckenbach Cowboy Breakfasts, stunt team, Brew and Brisket, Live Music and so much more! A great time to get out on the road in the Texas Hill Country and ride with good friends, and meet some wonderful new ones. If you don't have a bike or you're in the market for one, be sure to come out to Luckebach and check-out all of the amazing custom rides!
 
Luckenbach Texas
412 Luckenbach Town Loop
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-8515
www.hillcountryrun.com
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May, 2018
A Wine Lover's Paradise! Join us for the 18th Annual and best ever Becker Vineyards Lavender Festival. Sip and swirl while enjoying live music, lavender fields in bloom, lavender artisans, lavender products, plants, vendors, cooking demos, guest speakers, culinary delights, concessions, wine tasting and tours, vintner luncheons, music and much more. This event is complimentary but there is a $5.00 parking fee. The 3 estate acres of Lavender Fields at Becker Vineyards are just off the winery Verandah. The blooming season for lavender is typically April through May but varies with the notorious Texas weather. The plants can be viewed year round, and guests are encouraged to experience their beauty and rich fragrance by taking relaxing strolls through the fields. The estate grown lavender provides the core extract for all of Becker Vineyards Lavender products.
 
Becker Vineyards
464 Becker Farms Road
Stonewall, Texas
830-644-2681 

www.beckervineyards.com
lavender@beckerwines.com

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Memorial Day Weekend
Laissez les bon temps rouler at the Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival! Let the good times roll at the Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival! We'll be serving up red beans and rice, boudin, gumbo, and, of course, crawfish. Other cajun delicacies are also available for everyone to enjoy! Join us for a Cajun good time Memorial Day Weekend: May 27-29, 2016 at Marketplatz in Fredericksburg Tx.
 
Fredericksburg Marketplatz
100 block of West Main Street
830.433.5225
https://www.facebook.com/FredericksburgCrawfishFestival
crawfish@signalfredericksburg.com
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3rd Weekend in July
Wilkommen! CELEBRATING Gemutlichkeit, HERITAGE and CULTURE! Enjyoy two full days of German Oompah and hot Texas Country! Whether you love Polka, or Country and Western, THIS is your Festival! Savor our LOCAL Food, Beer and Wine, Shop and Enjoy a GREAT line-up of Texas and German MUSIC! Night in Old Fredericksburg invites you to join our community for a weekend of Dancing, Music, Bier, Food, historic demonstrations, arts and crafts, kids activities, and more.
 
Marktplatz
100 Block of Main Street
Fredericksburg, Texas
830-997-6523
http://www.gillespiefair.net/niof/
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July 15 and 16, August 12 and 13, August 26 and 27, 2017
This is pari-mutuel horse racing the whole family can enjoy. Racing weekends include dancing, entertainment, a variety of food and drinks, along with all of the attractions of historic Fredericksburg. The Live Racing Schedule for 2016 is: July 2 - 3, July 16 and 17th, August 13 and 14th, August 25 and 28th. Races are Saturday and Sunday. Post time is 1pm each day. Gates open at 11am and races run until about 6pm. The Summer Season brings four weekends of live horse racing at the Fairgrounds' Class 3 track. Live races feature quarter horse and thoroughbred racing, as well as, special races, trials and futurities. The Gillespie County Fairgrounds are located 2 miles south of Fredericksburg, on Texas Highway 16 South. Enjoy year 'round Simulcast Racing in the Biergarten at The Race Barn. Quarter horse, thoroughbred and greyhound races are simulcast in the Biergarten from Texas and out-of-state-tracks. The Race Barn is located at the Hwy 16 entrance to the Fairgrounds. Hours are Thursday - Sunday, 1pm - close.
 

Gillespie County Fairgrounds
530 Fair Drive
Fredericksburg, Texas
830-997-2359 

www.gillespiefair.com

info@gillespiefair.com

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August 24 - 27, 2017
Mark your calendar! It's the 128th GILLESPIE COUNTY FAIR, The Grandaddy of them All! This year's fair is complete with pari-mutuel horse racing, simulcast racing, carnival midway, livestock and agricultural exhibits, pig races, antique tractors and machinery, arts and crafts and dancing under the hill country sky to the very BEST TEXAS Dance Music. The Fairgrounds are located at 530 Fair Drive on Highway 16, 2 miles south of Fredericksburg, between Fredericksburg and Kerrville, Texas!
 
Gillespie County Fairgrounds
530 Fair Drive
Fredericksburg, Texas
830-997-2359

www.gillespiefair.com

info@gillespiefair.com

October 6 - 8, 2017
Fredericksburg CELEBRATES its German heritage! OKTOBERFEST! Oompah at its best. German music, food and drink, arts and crafts, children's area and family fun. OKTOBERFEST is a community event of family entertainment featuring Three Stages of continuous Oompah Music, Arts and Crafts, Children's Fun Area, Kinder Park, a German Bier Tent, Oktoberfest Vineyard area, OkTUBAfest, Chicken Dance Around the Square, Domino Tournament, delicious food and lots of cold drinks ... all weekend long! Friday: Don't miss the OkTubaFest, performing inside the front gate for everyone's entertainment. Saturday: Be sure to join us for the Annual Chicken Dance in Front of the Square on Main! Registration begins at 9am, and the Chicken Dance will commence at 9:30am sharp! Sunday: Do you love to play 42? Join us for our 42 Tournament in the Strassen Zelt on Adams. It's the "WURST" time of year! CELEBRATE! Wenn's um die Wurst geht... gekommen, um Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg! Die Wurst ist am besten!!! Prost!
 
2018 - October 5 - 7
2019 - October 4 - 6
2020 - October 2 - 4
 
Marktplatz Fredericksburg
100 Block of West Main St
Fredericksburg, Texas
830-997-4810

www.oktoberfestinfbg.com

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Second Weekend in October
October 13 - 15, 2017
The Mesquite Arts Festival is the second weekend in October and has become one of the top events in Fredericksburg. The festival, like mesquite wood itself, has come a long way since the first event in 1992. Visitors will be treated to collections of sculpted wood from the world's absolute finest mesquite craftsmen. Items range from large furniture items such as beds, dressers and chairs made entirely from mesquite, to unique craft and gift items such as beautifully turned lamps, delicate scroll work, handsome pen and pencil sets, unique Christmas tree ornaments, and sculpted vases, all carefully crafted of mesquite. Hours: Friday, noon - 6pm | Saturday, 10am - 6pm | Sunday, 10am - 3pm.
 
Marktplatz
100 Block of Main Street
Fredericksburg, Texas
830-997-8515

texasmesquiteartfestivals.com

October 28, 2017
"Celebrate Texas Food and Wine!" CHEERS! The Festival is held in historic, downtown Fredericksburg, Texas, at Marktplatz (100 block of West Main Street). Guest Chefs, Texas Wineries and Texas Specialty Booths, "Taste Texas at its finest"! This is a full-course celebration of Texas Food, Wine, Beer, and Music. Texas wineries will be on hand pouring wines, Cooking School, Texas chefs demonstrating what they do BEST and LIVE MUSIC, ALL day long!
 
Marktplatz
100 Block of Main Street
Fredericksburg, Texas
830-997-8515

www.fbgfoodandwinefest.com

Monthly, First Friday
We've got CULTURE! ART AFICIONADOS CELEBRATE! Get your ART on! The First Friday of every month follow your bliss to the Texas Hill Country for an exciting self-guided tour of Fredericksburg's vibrant ART SCENE! Stroll through historic downtown galleries with friends and fellow art lovers, GET LOST and FIND YOURSELF in ART! INSPIRATION, IMAGINATION, ART is everywhere! Fall in LOVE with beauty! Gallery doors open at 10am. You can enjoy a full day of events, with extended hours (until 8 pm) to allow ample time to explore all the participating venues! This is a fantastic ART EVENT brought to you by the Art Galleries of Fredericksburg, Texas! Complimenting the Hill Country's Art scene is a fine offering of distinctive Texas Wineries, Restaurants, and Live Music Venues. Discover why the Texas Hill Country is Texas' premier destination for Art and Culture.
 
Participating Galleries

www.artwalkfbg.com

All Year
Come experience the second most visited wine region in the United States, second only to Napa Valley, according to Orbitz Travel! Visit a countryside reminiscent of the wine growing regions of central Italy and the Rhone Valley in France! Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 is an association of Texas wineries and affiliates, along US Highway 290, on either side of Fredericksburg, Texas. The wine, ambience and experience at each winery is unique... ALL together the Wine Road 290 wineries become the perfect wine getaway. The association hosts regular themed food and wine pairing events throughout the year... each winery "pairs-up" with a local restaurant... DELICIOUS creations from the Hill Country's BEST chef paired with Texas Wine! Visit our website for information on all our special events but join us anytime... there's always FESTIVITIES along Wine Road 290.
 
Wineries Located in the Texas Hill Country near Fredericksburg

www.wineroad290.com

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All Year
Make your destination the "Wine Country of Texas" located deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country! You're welcome anytime, but there are five special self guided Trail Events planned throughout the year to enhance your Texas Hill Country Winery experience. In anticipation, wineries host tastings of newly released wines, wine and food pairings, seminars, demonstrations and tours. Come meet the vintners as you tour and taste.
 
866-621-9463

www.texaswinetrail.com

Texas Hill Country GOLD
34th Annual Lone Star International Wine Competition 2017

Barons Creek Vineyards
2015 Rose
Limited Production
100% Granache
Double Gold
Grand Star Best of Show
Varietal Rose

Becker Vineyards
2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Wilmeth Vineyards
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Gold

Becker Vineyards
2015 Petit Sirah
100% Petit Sirah
Gold

Becker Vineyards
2015 Viognier Reserve Farmhouse
100% Viognier
Gold

Becker Vineyards
2015 Reserve Viognier Farmhouse Vineyards
Texas
100% Viognier
Gold

Becker Vineyards
2015 Dolcetto Reserve Wilmeth Vineyards
100% Dolcetto
Gold

Becker Vineyards
2015 Jolie Rose' Dry
95% Tempranillo, 2.5% Grenache, 2.5% Syrah
Gold

Becker Vineyards
2014 White Wing
95% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Semillion
Gold

Bending Branch Winery
2014 Mourvedre Reddy Vineyard
Texas
100% Mourvedre
Gold

Brennan Vineyards, LLC
2015 Super Nero
Texas
85% Nero d'Avola, 15% Cinsault
Gold

Chisholm Trail Winery
2015 Ghost Rider
Texas
Late Harvest, Dessert & Ice Wine
25% Ruby Cabernet, 25% Zinfandel, 25% Merlot, 25% Malbec
Gold

Dry Comal Creek Vineyards
2016 "Footpressed"
34% Cabernet Franc, 33% Zinfandel, 33% Merlot
Double Gold

Georgetown Winery & Vineyards
Peach
Texas
Fruit Wine and Other
Than Grape Wine
100% Peach
NV
Gold

Georgetown Winery & Vineyards
Jubilee Reserve
Texas
Late Harvest, Dessert &
Ice Wine
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Tempranillo, 20% Sangiovese
Gold
Grand Star Best of Show

Georgetown Winery & Vineyards
Raspberry Rose
50% Lenoir, 50% Raspberry
Gold

Grape Creek Vineyards
2015 Viognier
100% Viognier
Gold

Hye Meadow Winery
2016 Viognier
80% Viognier, 20% Roussanne
Gold

Lost Oak Winery
2016 Blanc du Bois
100% Blanc du Bois
Gold

McPherson Cellars
2015 Vermentino
100% Vermentino
Gold

Perissos Vineyard & Winery
2015 Aglianico Estate Grown Texas Hill Country
100% Aglianico
Gold

Perissos Vineyard & Winery
2015 Petite Sirah Estate Grown
100% Petite Sirah
Gold

Perissos Vineyard & Winery
2015 Italian Stallion Texas High Plains
25% Aglianico, 25% Dolcetto, 25% Montepulciano, 25% Sangiovese
Gold

Perissos Vineyard & Winery
2015 Reserve Roussanne Oswald Vineyards
100% Roussanne
Gold

Singing Water Vineyards
2015 Sweet Lupe
100% Merlot
Gold

Wedding Oak Winery
2015 Tempranillo Reserve Texas Hill Country
Mirasol Vineyard
81% Tempranillo, 18% Garnacha, 1% Viognier
Gold

Wedding Oak Winery
2016 Roussanne Texas High Plains
Narra Vineyards
Texas
100% Roussanne
Gold

Westcave Cellars Winery
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Texas
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Gold

Westcave Cellars Winery
2015 Vermentino
Texas
100% Vermentino
Gold

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

 

Top Texas Wines: Spring 2017, Jessica Dupuy, Texas Monthly
The 25 best reds and whites to emerge out of Texas this season.

Jessica's recommendations include the following Texas Hill Country Favorites:

White Wine
Grape Creek Vineyards
2015 Viognier

Hye Meadow Winery

2015 Viognier

Kuhlman Cellars

2016 Sauvignon Blanc

Lewis Wines

2016 Chenin Blanc

Lost Oak Winery

2015 Saku White

McPherson Cellars

2016 Albrariño

Wedding Oak Winery

2016 Viognier

Red Wine

Becker Vineyards

2015 Wilmeth Vineyards Reserve Dolcetto

Compass Rose Cellars

2014 Random Lines

Duchman Family Winery

2013 Montepulciano

Fall Creek Vineyards

2013 Meritus

Hye Meadow Winery

2013 Full Monte

Kuhlman Cellars

2014 Barranca

McPherson Cellars

2015 Sangiovese

Messina Hof Winery

40th Anniversary Limited Edition 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

Pedernales Cellars

KO 2012 and 2014

William Chris

2015 High Cross Tempranillo

To view Jessica's
Complete List Visit:

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
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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

EV (Electric Vehicle) Charging Stations at Torre di Pietra
Two Tesla Destination Charging Stations and a Universal Charging Station

Torre di Pietra announces that it has installed three EV (Electric Vehicle) Charging Stations for patrons use. There are two Tesla Destination Charging Stations (Tesla Wall Connectors / up to 100 amps) that charges the Tesla S in 4 hours and a Universal Charging Station (up to 60 amps) that is compatible with all electric vehicles. Stations are available for use during business hours. Torre di Pietra Vineyards and Winery is located ten miles east of Fredericksburg, Texas on US Hwy 290. Torre di Pietra Vineyards and Winery is located ten miles east of Fredericksburg, Texas on
US Hwy 290.
torredipietra.com