Fredericksburg Texas Online
Fredericksburg Texas Online
Fredericksburg Texas Online
Fredericksburg Texas Online
Fredericksburg Texas Online
Fredericksburg Texas Online
Phenomenal Panoramic Views!
Miles and Miles of Texas! Bluebonnets on the Willow City Loop!
Low lying meadows painted pink with phlox!
Drive the LOOP any time of year! Wildflower Season is a special treat!
Meandering Hill Country Streams!
Experience the BEAUTY of TEXAS!
The official Flower of the Lone Star State coming in April to a roadside near you!
Indian Paintbrush Blaze in a field of Blue!
The Iconic Texas Hill Country Scenic Drive!
Be Amazed at the Spectacular Countryside!
Yellow and Blue for a Slow Country Drive!
Thirteen Miles of Heaven!

Willow City Loop

Just outside of Fredericksburg heading toward Llano, Texas, the terrain changes from pastoral, gently rolling hills to a dramatic, rugged landscape of deep canyons, sky reaching jagged cliffs, meandering streams and phenomenal panoramic views. All year round you'll be amazed by this spectacular countryside, BUT during a good Wildflower Season (March - May), you'll discover "take-your-breath-away" inspirational natural beauty. A favorite location for a slow, lingering country drive is the "famous" Willow City Loop! This is THE iconic Texas Hill Country scenic drive! The private two-lane Ranch Road winds for 13 miles through some of the oldest and most unique geology in central Texas... through canyons carved by picturesque Coal Creek, and over hill tops where the views are stunning. In wildflower season the hillsides and low lying meadows are ablaze with the colors of a multitude of wildflower varieties... Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush, Phlox, Coreopsis, Mexican Poppies, Sunflowers, Firewheels, yellow and white Daisies, Winecups, Horsemint, and Verbena! Mesquite, pecan, and live oak trees thrive, and there is an abundance of wildlife... the most beautiful Texas Hill Country you will ever experience!

All land along the Loop is privately owned. Residents of Willow City ask only that you keep moving along the narrow roadway, so they can access their driveways, and PLEASE, do not park your car on, or walk through the wildflower fields.

Directions:

Take SR 16 (Llano Street), 13.3 miles NE, to RR 1323, and turn right. Continue East for 2.79 miles to Willow City. Turn left on Willow City Loop. The road loops back to SR 16 where you can turn left and return to Fredericksburg, or for a head-turning view of Enchanted Rock, turn right and continue to 965. Turn left on to 965... you can't miss the BIG pink rock! Wow! Wonders of the world! You just never know what might crop up on the backroads of Texas! Enjoy!

The Knot in the Loop Saloon

The Knot in the Loop Saloon is a good bar for a cold brew near Willow City, Texas, and the INCREDIBLE Willow City Loop!

Located in Eckert, Texas, Knot in the Loop is not on the Famous Willow City Loop, but if you're coming from Fredericksburg you'll drive right by it. They've been serving up cold beer, wine, burgers, great music and fun in the Heart of the Texas Hill Country since August 2, 2002.

It's part Saloon and part Wild West Museum with a BIG TEXAS WELCOME from the friendly staff who will make you feel right at home. Wander around, check out the walls, the rafters, toss a dollar on the ceiling...

Open Wednesday - Sunday, noon til midnight (sometimes earlier) Call before you drive! 830.685.3591

www.willowcitytexas.com

Dec 15
18:25

Fredericksburg Texas Online

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. - W.T. Ellis


Dec 15
18:23

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At Christmas, all roads lead home. - Marjorie Holmes


Dec 15
18:21

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Gesegnete Weihnachten und ein glückliches neues Jahr! A blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Dec 15
07:57

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The "Best Texas Wines of 2014"
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
www.texasmonthly.com
A list of the best Texas wines released this year, including the top reds, whites, and rosés you should be tasting right now.
Dec 14
21:33

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December 20, 2014, Luckenbach Texas Christmas Ball with Gary P. Nunn at 9:00pm! Waltz on out to Luckenbach for some REAL TEXAS Holiday Fun and Christmas-time Boot Scootin? in the Historic Dance Hall! www.luckenbachtexas.com


Dec 14
18:57

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Tis the SEASON to be JOLLY! Pair this! 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/


Dec 14
14:03

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This Holiday Season GIVE your FAMILY the GIFT of HEALTH! Everything you need for a HEALTHY HOLIDAY at The Peach Basket Natural Foods!


Dec 14
13:44

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Get your HALLELUJAH on.... Hondo's On Main Gospel Sunday with Melissa Weatherly and The Any Given Sunday Band!
Every Sunday, 12:30 - 3:30!
www.hondosonmain.com


Dec 14
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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
Dec 13
09:00

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Wishing you and yours the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love.
- Ada V. Hendricks


Dec 13
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Blanco County Courthouse Johnson City, Texas.


Dec 13
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The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. - Burton Hillis


Dec 13
02:13

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"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." - Norman Vincent Peale


Dec 13
02:10

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Christmas is LOVE in Action! - Dale Evans


Dec 9
05:45

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
- Calvin Coolidge
For information on Johnson City's Lights Spectacular visit:
http://www.johnsoncity-texas.com/festivals/lights_spectacular.html


Dec 9
05:34

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Go out and find your SHINE! Hill Country Holiday Lighting Trail, Pedernales Electric Cooperative, in Johnson City, Texas!
For information on Johnson City's Lights Spectacular visit:
http://www.johnsoncity-texas.com/festivals/lights_spectacular.html


Dec 9
05:32

Fredericksburg Texas Online

"Do you see what I see?"
For information on Johnson City's Lights Spectacular visit:
http://www.johnsoncity-texas.com/festivals/lights_spectacular.html


Dec 9
05:31

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Go out and get some WOW FACTOR! on the Hill Country Lights Trail! Pedernales Electric Cooperative in Johnson City, Texas! For information on Johnson City's Lights Spectacular visit:
http://www.johnsoncity-texas.com/festivals/lights_spectacular.html


Dec 9
05:29

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Christmas Light Trail... PEC in Johnson City, TEXAS!! MAGICAL!
For information on Johnson City's Lights Spectacular visit:
http://www.johnsoncity-texas.com/festivals/lights_spectacular.html


Dec 7
22:25

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself...
- Norman Wesley Brooks


FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK
GALLERIES
Bringing Art and Art Lovers together!
Enjoy fine wine from local wineries and the Fredericksburg ART scene!

Find out more >

Texas Hill Country #1
on The New York Times
31 Places to Go This Summer

"Who needs Europe? The Texas Hill Country, west of Austin and north of San Antonio, might be the next best thing to crossing the Atlantic. The region is lush, colorful and, unlike much of the pancake-flat state, dotted with beautiful green hills that are evocative of Tuscany or the south of France. Moreover, the region is speckled with 22 wineries that buzz with food and music festivals year round. And towns like Fredericksburg offer a taste of the Old World, with German-style biergartens and schnitzelhauser. "

The New York Times
Sunday, June 1, 2008

#1 on Away.com's Top 10
"Hidden-Gem"

Wine Regions in the United States Hill Country, TX: Texas Hill Country, north of San Antonio and west of Austin, is one of the nation's fastest growing wine destinations. Boasting 24 wineries  along the Texas Wine Trail, this area is a must-see for its unparalleled wine diversity. Away.com's Top 10 Hidden-Gem Wine Regions In Your Backyard Sep 23, 2010

www.pressroom.orbitz.com

Uncertain about which TEXAS HILL COUNTRY wines to try?
Go for the GOLD!
2013 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition

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

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

Stardust Carriage Service
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides for All Occasions!

Create romantic memories with horse-drawn carriage rides through historic Fredericksburg, Texas. Carriage rides are the perfect way to celebrate special occasions!

Call Margaret Creamer for reservations!
830.992.0700

Hill Country Trail Riding
Enjoy the AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL Texas Hill Country on horseback!

Come explore 800 gorgeous acres of Texas Hill Country on horseback. Beautiful valleys, hills and views, creek crossings, wildlife and so much more! Adventure awaits you! Call Jen Bursaw to reserve your ride today!
612.961.9441

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

Stagecoach Shuttle Service
Taxi & Transportation Service

Winery tours, shopping tours, transportation for weddings, reunions, and trips around Fredericksburg, Texas, and the beautiful Texas Hill Country!
830-385-7722 or 830-997-1002

stagecoachtaxiandshuttle.com

Fredericksburg First Friday Food Ministry
A movable feast that welcomes everyone to the table.

Fredericksburg Food Ministry is an all-volunteer community-based food and hospitality ministry that provides residents of Fredericksburg and the surrounding communities, a "cloth napkin" dining experience on the first Friday of each month.

You have fed my tummy and my soul with food and blessings! Thank you for sharing your love with me.
- A First Friday lunch guest

fredericksburgfirstfriday.org