Fredericksburg Wine Road 290
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, along US Highway 290, on either side of Fredericksburg, Texas. The wine, ambience and experience at each winery is unique and affords visitors a perfect wine getaway. In addition to the ongoing activities at each winery the Wine Road 290 wineries sponsor shared events which can be viewed on their website. During these events each winery teams up with a local restaurant for a wonderful food and wine pairing event! Favorites include: Kabernet and Kiolbassa, Port and Pairings, and Vino al Pastor!
Wildflower Season in the Hill Country, around Fredericksburg, Texas, is somewhat variable. This winter has been wet and cold, the PERFECT conditions to produce a bounty of SPRING COLOR! Come CELEBRATE the changing seasons together! Ein Prosit!
The Fredericksburg, Texas Wine Country Wineries and Vineyards invite you to EXPERIENCE the beauty of SPRING and the magic of the Texas Hill Country!
Wine Enthusiast named the Texas Hill Country USA, #3 on their list of "Top 10 Wine Destinations 2014"! Come help us CELEBRATE!
Have you been DREAMING about a Wine and Wildflower roadtrip? A Spring-Fling WINE BUYING extravaganza? If your perfect spring day in the TEXAS HILL COUNTRY includes a perfect bottle of Texas Wine, grab your BEST FRIEND and DRIVE! A Wine Destination Getaway, in the heart of Texas Wine Country, is just a scenic drive away...
Take an exciting, inspiring, DELICIOUS respite from the ordinary and make a Spring Flurry Fun-Run, take a weekend getaway or mid-week runaway... it's the perfect tonic for body, mind and soul!
The Wineries and Tasting rooms along US Hwy 290 have new vintages to share. Many have music, and specialty food on Saturdays and Sundays. WINE and MUSIC = A PARTY! So, get on the line to your favorite traveling companion, and join us! Welcome Spring 2015! SWIRL! SNIFF! SIP! SAVOR! Drink in the Glorious Flavors of Wildflower SEASON... find inspiration on the backroads of Texas! and don't forget to Raise your glass and "Toast a Rising Star, TEXAS WINE! Salut!
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
Texas Hill Country TERROIR STARS... Dan Gaitlin from Inwood Estates Cellars, Kim McPhearson at 4.0 Cellars, Don Pullum, grape grower and winemaker at Sandstone Cellars in Mason, Bob Young and John Riverburgh from Bending Branch Winery, William Chris Vineyards, David and Julie Kuhlken and Fredrik Osterberg from Pedernales Cellar, Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo at Messina Hof Hill Country, Dr and Bunny Becker from Becker Vineyards and Brian and Jennifer Heayh from Grape Creek Vineyards! SALUT!
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.
(Please, be respectful of landowners along the Loop and do not block their driveways, or drive, walk or sit on the WILDFLOWERS, as this can damage, even kill the plants.)
Snow White Mexican Poppies on the Willow City Loop