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Eat, Drink & Be Merry!

Over the next few days you’ll discover why everyone seems to be flocking to the Texas Hill Country to visit the booming wineries, distilleries, and breweries!

Day 1:

Check In

Check in this afternoon to your beautiful accommodations and settle in for a wonderful stay! But where to stay? How about a luxurious vacation rental… such as Buckhorn Cabin! Built in the 1700’s in Tennessee, this charming log cabin was reassembled in the 1990’s right here in Fredericksburg, Texas! Enjoy sitting on your front porch overlooking the koi fish pond or walk to Main Street tasting rooms from this convenient location.

Sip & Sample

Fredericksburg not only has fabulous wineries and vineyards but also tasting rooms right in the middle of town. So why not pop in to one or two prior to dinner just to get a feel for the town? After settling in, walk a few blocks to La Bergerie, an artisanal wine bar and market that specializes in fine wine and cheese. Peruse their uniquely, personally curated collection of housewares… all dedicated to the fine art of dining. Enjoy a glass of wine before walking next door to dinner!

You won’t believe you are in Texas when sampling the wares at La Bergerie! You will feel as if you stepped into a European haven of hand-selected delights from artisanal cheeses you won’t find anywhere else in town to a very special collection of wine sold by the bottle or by the glass!

A Relaxing Dinner

One of the true pleasures of any great vacation is indulging in new and exciting culinary experiences. Right next door to La Bergerie, is Otto’s German Bistro… one of the hottest spots in town! Otto’s is known for having introduced fresh, farm to table German cuisine to Fredericksburg… with a modern twist. The warm yet lively ambience is at the heart of an Otto’s experience. Their unique fusion style cuisine is one of the things visitors rave about most!

You will notice the fine attention to detail in both the layout of La Bergerie and Otto’s German Bistro because they have the same owners. John & Evelyn Washburne take pride in bringing their discerning eye and caring touch to all they serve to their guests. You may find the weekly menu offering traditional German schnitzel or even decadent French foie gras. Whatever  you find, you’re sure to leave raving about the whole experience that is …. Otto’s!

Day 2:

Culinary Delight!

Whether you prefer a leisurely mid-morning brunch or a full hearty breakfast PLUS a lingering lunch… this town has got you covered! One of the hottest spots for breakfast or lunch is Sunset Grill. Whether you’re hankering for hearty Huevos Rancheros, a Tex-Mex Scramble or a plate piled high with fluffy pancakes… you’ve come to the right place!

Hit the Streets!

Before hitting the wineries, why not take some time to check out what Fredericksburg was famous for BEFORE the wineries… the shops of our famous Main Street! Fredericksburg boasts over 100 unique boutiques and specialty shops along its extra-wide Main St. so see as many as you can before stopping for lunch! Make sure you visit Hill Country Outfitters.

Hill Country Outfitters

Hill Country Outfitters is a family-owned store offering relaxed, casual clothing for both men AND women. The clothing they offer is perfect for … well… walking Fredericksburg’s Main Street or enjoying a special picnic for two. Friendly service and commitment to their clients for over 20 years makes Hill Country Outfitters a must-see shop on Main.

Wine Tour

You’re here to relax and enjoy the pleasure that is wine, right? So you certainly won’t want to be driving! Absolute Charm Wine Tours provides small group tours in a new Mercedes Sprinter van with Barry, your private driver and host. Sit back and enjoy your visit to 3 personally curated vineyards and tasting rooms that never disappoint!

Continue the tasting journey with a ½ day wine tour provided by Absolute Charm Wine Tours. You’ll meet your guide at 1:00 for a 3-stop tour of our top recommended wineries which may include Hilmy Cellars, Signor Vineyards, and Lost Draw Cellars (exact stops vary based on availability and seasonality.) We can’t wait to see which is YOUR favorite!


What could be better after a full day of sipping and shopping than settling in for an indulgent meal? This is your time to reflect on the day you have enjoyed, taking in all the sights and sounds of the Hill Country. Now it’s time to savor some of the finest cuisine in the state of Texas! Starting with a fabulous dinner at Cabernet Grill!

If you are looking for some of the most delicious food on the planet, served in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere… then Cabernet Grill is the perfect place! Their highly trained, attentive servers will make sure everything is just perfect … from your perfectly cooked filet… paired with unique sauces to their decadent desserts. It just doesn’t get any better than this!