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 Vineyards - You are invited to visit the beautiful 100-acre estate and romantic Tuscan Villa tasting rooms nestled among the oaks and vines at Grape Creek Winery and Vineyards. Enjoy award-winning wines, outstanding Italian themed menu, featuring stone-baked pizzas, pasta creations, creative salads, paninis and cheese boards at "Stout's @ Grape Creek Vineyards Trattoria"! Experience the feel of “Tuscany in Texas”.
Visit our tasting room! 
Monday - Friday, 11am - 6pm
Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, 11am - 5pm

Grape Creek on Main Street - Fredericksburg
251 E. Main Street (at the corner of Lincoln and Main Street)
830-992-3373
Monday thru Thursday, 11am - 6pm
Friday and Saturday, 11am - 7:30pm
Sunday, 12pm - 5pm

Grape Creek Vineyards - Georgetown
101 W. 7th Street (at the corner of 7th Street and Main)  
Georgetown, TX   78626 
512-863-4020
Located in a beautifully renovated historic building on the town square across the street from the courthouse.
Exclusive Wine Club member lounge upstairs with views of the square! Large outdoor patio with seating and mister system for hot summer days. All your favorite Grape Creek wines!
Hours:  
Monday - Thursday, 12pm - 7pm
Friday, 12pm - 8pm
Saturday, 11am - 8pm
Sunday, 12pm - 5pm

• Open everyday (including July 4th and New Years Day) except:
• Closed on Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day and Easter Sunday
• We close early on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve (usually about 3:30 or 4pm and you can call that day at (830) 644-2710 to confirm time)
Gästehaus Schmidt Reservation Services - CALL 866-427-8374
Native American Seed - Native American Seed is committed to offering only those plants that are native to our bioregion. You won't find African daisies, bluebonnets that have been grown in China, or even California poppies in any of their mixes. They understand that every ecosystem is a delicate web of relationships that have evolved over centuries. Humans, with all their power of creativity and imagination, must respect the wisdom of those centuries before entering into the processes of nature as active participants. The simple truth is that native seeds belong in your landscape. Once they are established they'll work for you, not the other way around. They are at home here, and they know how to take care of themselves. They need no extra watering once they've established their roots. They are naturally disease and bug resistant. Fertilizing is not required, in fact, natives work to improve the land on which they live. As we come to know more about the interdependence of all life, we understand more and more how important it is to make intelligent choices about how we use the precious resources of nature. The quality of the water we drink and the air we breathe depends on it. You have a choice about what to plant on your land, whether it's an 80 x 100 urban lot, or hundreds of acres in the countryside. You have the power to make a difference! Become native to your place. Choose a path of stewardship and a lifetime of wonder and enjoyment.
Hondo's On Main _ the girls
Chocolat - When visiting Fredericksburg, Texas, be sure to come by our Chocolat Shoppe in the West Main Street Historic Shopping District. Open the door to the intoxicating aroma of chocolate. Your eyes will be amazed at the colors and shapes... truffles, colettes, creams, silk fudges, nut clusters, barks and caramels. ready to satisfy your sweet tooth! Stop by and sample our delicious treats and see how our Liqueur Pralines are made. Hours, Monday - Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm | Sunday, noon to 4:00pm
Mark Harman, Licensed Realtor ® Anders Realty - (Johnson City and Fredericksburg, Texas in the heart of the Hill Country). Specializing in Texas Hill Country Ranch, River and Recreational Property! Whether you’re dreaming about relocating to the beautiful Texas Hill Country, you want to make an investment in the Wide Open Spaces of the Lonestar State, or you're searching for the perfect retirement property, you need an agent who will listen and deliver EXACTLY what you want! I AM Passionate about Texas and the GREAT OUTDOORS! I take pride in connecting the Texas Hill Country's most exceptional properties with buyers who truly value them! My absolute priority as your agent, is gaining your TRUST! I am dedicated to representing you with integrity, authenticity, fairness and discretion. I offer personalized service with an emphasis on good ole' southern hospitality. Because every decision we make affects the future of our family and the future of the land, I strongly advocate for land stewardship, and sustainability. Conserving, protecting and enhancing ranch and farmland, as well as, wildlife habitat through a strong conservation ethic and prudent sustainable land use insures a place in our great state for future generations of Texans. I look forward to showing you around Fredericksburg, the most wonderful SMALL town in Texas, as you embark on an amazing new adventure.... Ranch Ownership!
Wine Road 290 - February 21, 2015
Plan to STAY awhile! Follow US Hwy 290 and get a TASTE of Texas Wine Country! Wine Road 290 Presents Ragin Cajun Wine and Food Pairing Trail! Booyah! Mardi Gras! Texas Winery Style!
Wine Road 290 - Wine Road 290! is an association of 15 Texas Hill Country Wineries in the Fredericksburg AVA, 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, just minutes apart, along US Highway 290! Discover picturesque vineyards, charming tasting rooms, and barrel cellars filled with aging, premium wines that showcase our distinctive Texas terroir. The wine, ambiance and experience at each winery are unique! In addition to the regular Tastings and Weekend Events at each winery, the members of Wine Road 290 team up with the chefs from local restaurants to bring you special Wine and Food Pairing Events. Visit our website for dates, times and details! The Perfect Wine Getaway! See you on the Wine Trail! Salud!
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

Willow City Loop

Forget about "Chicken Soup for Your Soul"! How about some Willow City Loop for Your Soul! 

The TEXAS Bluebonnet is the "Official Flower of the Lone Star State"! When the Hill Country in and around Fredericksburg, Texas, is blessed with abundant, soaking rains in the Autumn and Winter months, the WILDFLOWERS come out in force for a #1 TEXAS ROADSIDE ATTRACTION!

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 narrow two-lane Ranch Road winds for 13 miles through some of the oldest and most unique geology in central Texas. Deep Canyons carved by Coal Creek are picturesque and the meadows at the bottom offer up splashes of blue, yellow, orange, and white depending on the seaon and which wildflowers are blooming down below. The views from the highest hill tops are absolutely stunning. During a good spring wildflower season the hills and low lying creek bottoms 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!

NOTE! The Willow City Loop IS an absolutely BEAUTIFUL drive! Word of this amazingly diverse and gorgeous landscape has spread, and the "Loop" has become very popular with visitors. Although, I personally have not driven the Loop on the weekends, several visitors to this site have complained that the weekends are just absolutely awful... "bumper to bumper traffic" cancels out picture perfect! So, just be aware and, if possible, plan to drive the "Loop" on a weekday when there is less traffic! I am including a few alternate drives that aren't so crowded for weekend Wildflower viewing!

Life Is Not Measured By the Number of Breaths We Take
But
By the Moments that take our breath away!

Scenic Drive - The Willow City Loop near Fredericksburg, Texas!

Take 16N (Llano Street) out of Fredericksburg. Proceed 13.3 miles, turn right on RR1323 - continue 2.79 miles to Willow City, turn left onto Willow City Loop. This is a PRIVATE ranch road that winds for 13 miles through rugged, awe inspiring Texas Hill Country and reconnects with 16. Turn right back to Fredericksburg.

Although Willow City Loop is maintained by the county, ALL land along the Loop is privately owned. Please, be respectful of landowners along the Loop and do not block their driveways, or drive, walk or sit in their meadows or on the WILDFLOWERS, as this can damage, even kill the plants.

4 scenic drives that will "take your breath away"

Below are four of my very favorite Scenic Drives around Fredericksburg, Texas! They are all BEAUTIFUL! Enjoy!

1. Take 965 (Milam Street) out of Fredericksburg, just past Enchanted Rock. 965 connects with 16. Take a left to Llano. Just before 71 turn left on 2323 and follow it back to 87. Take a left back to Fredericksburg.

2. Take 87 from Fredericksburg to Mason swing around the courthouse square and return to Fredericksburg! This is a beautiful drive... some of the BEST wildflowers anywhere!

3. Take 87 from Fredericksburg toward Mason, turn right on 152. In Castell veer right and follow 152 along the river back to !6. Turn right back to Fredericksburg.

4. Take 87 to 648 (Hilltop Cafe is on the corner), turn left and continue into Doss, Texas. In Doss take a right on to 783 and continue to 87 take a right back to Fredericksburg.

//
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.
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)

William Chris Vineyards

(Syrah, 2013)
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 > >

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