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Fredericksburg, Texas in the Texas Hill Country

Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country AVA is an American Viticultural Area surrounding the town of Fredericksburg, Texas. Make your destination the “Wine Country of Texas”,  deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country! Award-winning wines and world-class winery experiences – just a scenic drive away!

Hill Country Wineries, Vineyards, Tasting Rooms, Wine Tours and Trails

Browse through our recommendations for the BEST Fredericksburg, TX Area Wineries, Vineyards, Tasting Rooms, and Wine Tours. Discover a distinctive appellation gaining a reputation for its strong Spanish varietals – Fredricksburg, in the Central Texas Hill Country AVA! Here’s to your Fabulous WINE adventures in the Texas Hill Country! Prost!

Region # 5 – The Texas Hill Country

The Hill Country Wine Region of Texas extends north of Fredericksburg to San Saba, then west to Menard. It is an enchanted landscape of rugged limestone outcroppings, pristine rivers and creeks, breath-taking panoramic views and 600 + acres of vineyards. The Hill Country Wine Region has become a favorite Wine Destination for Wine Lovers and Tourists, with over 70 Wineries, plus an assemblage of Tasting Rooms, representing wine from other regions of TEXAS and, from around the world. 
Region 5 Counties include: Bandera, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Bosque, Brown, Burnet, Coleman, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Coryell, Edwards, Gillespie, Hamilton, Hays, Hill, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Lampasas, Llano, Mason, Mc Culloch, Mc Lennan, Medina, Menard, Mills, Real, Runnels, San Saba, Travis, Uvalde, Williamson.

Hill Country Terroir

Come experience the second most visited wine region in the United States, second only to Napa Valley, according to Orbitz Travel!

Texas is gaining a reputation for growing high-quality grapes and producing world-class, award-winning wines. With a perfect combination of sun and soil, the central texas wine region is reminiscent of the wine growing regions of central Italy and the Rhone Valley in France. Discover picturesque vineyards, charming tasting rooms, and barrel cellars filled with aging, premium wines that showcase the unique Texas Hill Country terroir.

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Absolute Charm Wine Tours

At Absolute Charm Wine Tours, we want to make your wine tour in Fredericksburg, Texas easy, safe, and enjoyable in every way ...

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Becker Vineyards

Featured in Wine Spectator, starred on The Fine Living Channel, and served at The White House, Becker Vineyards' hand crafted, award-winning Bordeaux, ...

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Absolute Charm Wine Tours

"At Absolute Charm Wine Tours, we want to make your wine tour in Fredericksburg, Texas easy, safe, and enjoyable in every way possible. Our ultimate ..."

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Becker Vineyards

"Featured in Wine Spectator, starred on The Fine Living Channel, and served at The White House, Becker Vineyards' hand crafted, award-winning Bordeaux, Burgundian, and Rhone-styled ..."

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Grape Creek Vineyards

"The "FIRST CHOICE" Wine Destination in the Texas Hill Country! An incredible Texas Wine Country Experience for the discriminating wine lover! Visit our beautiful and ..."

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Kuhlman Cellars

"At Kuhlman Cellars, we celebrate the bounty of each year’s harvest through our uncompromising wine quality. We produce handcrafted wines of unparalleled character and complexity ..."

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Lost Draw Cellars

"Andy Timmons, Managing Partner of Lost Draw Cellars is a 4th generation farmer who grows cotton, peanuts, and wine grapes. He established his first vineyard ..."

"GO TEXAN OR GO THIRSTY"

“GO TEXAN or Go Thirsty” is a fast and simple way for you to support the Texas wine industry. All you have to do is leave a “GO TEXAN or Go Thirsty” reminder card on the table where you dine. Each card has two boxes: one thanking the restaurant for serving Texas Wine, and another requesting Texas wines be added to the wine list. There’s even a space for you to write in a wine suggestion.

It’s a simple, effective way to remind restaurateurs that no wine list is complete without Texas wines.

To download your card Visit: 
www.gotexanwine.org/gotexanorgothirsty/index.html

Print out the card and take it to your favorite restaurants.

FREDERICKSBURG WINE ROAD 290

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 Texas Wine Road-Trip? A Texas WINE BUYING extravaganza?

If your perfect day in the TEXAS HILL COUNTRY includes a perfect bottle of Texas Wine, grab your BEST FRIEND and DRIVE!  Fredericksburg, Tx in the beautiful Hill Country is a Wine Destination Getaway, in the heart of Texas Wine Country, and it's just a scenic drive away...

Take an exciting, inspiring, DELICIOUS respite from the ordinary and make a 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 to the Heart of Texas Wine Country! SWIRL! SNIFF! SIP! SAVOR! Drink in the Glorious Flavors Texas Terroir... 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:
1851 VineyardsBecker VineyardsChisholm Trail WineryFiesta WineryFredericksburg WineryGrape Creek VineyardsHilmy CellarsHye Meadow WineryLost Draw CellarsMessina HofPedernales CellarsRancho Ponte VineyardRon Yates WinesTexas Hills VineyardTorre di Pietra VineyardsWilliam Chris VineyardsWoodrose 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 Vineyardsand Brian and Jennifer Heath from Grape Creek Vineyards! SALUT!

Enjoy the panoramic beauty and diverse landscape of rolling limestone hills and crystal clear rivers and streams, while exploring our world class wineries! The wine, ambiance and experience at each winery is unique!

EVENTS, EVENTS! In addition to the ongoing activities at each winery the members of Wine Road 290 team up with local restaurants to bring you special wine and food pairing events.

Take a libation vacation in Fredericksburg, Texas, deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country Wine Growing Region. THE PERFECT WINE GETAWAY! Visit the Wine Road 290 website for Member Wineries, Events, and Driving Maps: www.wineroad290.com

Wine Road 290 Member Wineries

1851 Vineyards
4222 S. Hwy. 16
Fredericksburg TX 78724
830.391.8510
Hours
Thursday - Saturday, 11am - 6pm
Sunday, noon to 5pm
www.1851vineyards.com

Chisholm Trail Winery
2367 Usener Rd.
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
830.990.CORK (2675)
Hours
Open Daily, Noon - 6pm
Closed: Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Day and New Year's Day
www.chisholmtrailwinery.com

Fredericksburg Winery
247 West Main Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
830.990.8747
Hours
Monday - Thursday, 10am - 5:30pm
Friday and Saturday, 10:30am - 7:30pm
Sunday, Noon - 5:30pm
www.fbgwinery.com


Lost Draw Cellars
113 E. Park St
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
830-992-3251
Hours
Wednesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm
Sunday, 1-5pm
Monday and Tuesday by Appointment
www.lostdrawcellars.com

Messina Hof Hill Country

9996 US Highway 290 East
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
1-830-990-4653(GOLD)
Hours
Monday - Wednesday
11am - 6pm
Thursday - Friday
11am - 7pm
Saturday
10am - 7pm
Sunday 11am - 6pm
To best serve you and your guests, we ask that you make a reservation for groups of 5 or more.
www.messinahof.com

Rancho Ponte Vineyard
315 Ranch Road 1376
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
830.990.8555
Hours
Open Daily
Monday - Friday, 11am - 5pm
Saturday, 11am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
www.ranchoponte.com

5) Fiesta Winery
6260 US Hwy East 290
Fredericksburg, TX
830-997-4466
Hours
Sunday - Friday, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am - 6:30pm
Live Music on the patio every Saturday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
www.fiestawinery.com

Four Point Cellars
A Collaboration of three Award-Winning Texas Wineries
McPherson CellarsLost Oak Winery and Brennan Vineyards
10354 East US Hwy 290
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
830.997.7470
Hours
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, 11am - 6pm
www.fourpointwine.com

Grape Creek Vineyards
10587 East US Highway 290
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
(830) 644-2710
Hours
Monday-Friday  11-6
Saturday,  10-6
Sunday,  11-5
Also visit us at:
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main Street - Fredericksburg
Grape creek Vineyards on the Square - Georgetown
www.grapecreek.com

Torre di Pietra
10915 E. US HWY 290
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
830.644.2829
Hours
Monday - Thursday,  11:00am - 5:00pm
Friday - Sunday, 11:00am - 6:00pm
www.texashillcountrywine.com

Becker Vineyards

464 Becker Farms Road
Stonewall, TX  78671
830.644.2681
Hours
Monday - Thursday, 10am - 5pm
Friday and Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, 12pm - 6pm
www.beckervineyards.com


Hilmy Cellars
12346 East US Hwy 290
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
830.644.2482
Hours
Monday - Saturday, 11am - 6pm
Sunday, 12pm - 6pm
www.hilmywine.com

Woodrose Winery
662 Woodrose Lane
Stonewall, TX 78671
830.644.2539
Hours
Monday - Friday, 11am - 6pm
Saturday, 11am - 7pm
Sunday, 12 noon - 6pm
www.woodrosewinery.com

Pedernales Cellars
2916 Upper Albert Road
Stonewall, TX 78671
830.644.2037
Hours
Monday - Thursday, 10am - 5pm
Friday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, noon - 6pm
www.pedernalescellars.com


William Chris Vineyards
10352 U.S. Highway 290
Hye, TX 78635
830.998.7654
Hours
Monday - Thursday, 11am - 5pm
Friday - Sunday, 11am - 6pm
www.williamchriswines.com

Hye Meadow Winery
10257 W. US Hwy 290
Hye, TX  78635
855-HYE-WINE
Hours
Monday, 11am - 5pm
Tuesday, closed
Wednesday, 11am - 5pm
Thursday, 11am - 5pm
Friday, 11am - 6pm
Saturday, 11am - 6pm
Sunday, noon - 5pm
and by appointment
info@hyemeadow.com
www.williamchriswines.com

Ron Yates Wines
6676 Hwy 290 W
Johnson City, TX 78636
512-585 3972
Hours
By Appointment only
ronyateswines.com

Texas Hills Vineyard
878 RR 2766
Johnson City, TX 78636
830.868.2321
Hours
Monday - Thursday, 10am - 5pm
Friday and Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, 12(noon) - 5pm
www.texashillsvineyard.com

Toast a Rising Star! Texas Wine

The wine growing regions of Texas include the area around Dallas in the northeast, the western plains and the Texas Hill Country. In all regions dedicated growers and vintners are cultivating and producing world class grapes and wines. The Texas wine industry is the fifth largest in the United States.

Texas has been perfecting the art of growing grapes and making wine since the 1650’s when Franciscan priests began producing sacramental wines from native varieties. During the second half of the 19th century German immigrants to the Texas Hill Country discovered the mustang grape. The quality of the wine that they produced convinced others to plant vineyards and the Texas wine region was born. The golden age of Texas wine making ended with Prohibition and the modern Texas wine industry did not revitalize until the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Today there are six defined viticultural areas with 200 commercial vineyards and over 50 wineries producing more than 1.5 million gallons of wine each year. Today, Texas wine is winning national and international competitions and acclaim from wine connoisseurs and judges around the world.

Texas varieties include cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, merlot, sauvignon blanc and chenin blanc, cabernet franc, pinot noir, zinfandel, sangiovese, and viognier. The warm, sun drenched wine regions of Texas, with their alkaline soils, produce wines with the acidity and structure characteristic of French wines, balanced with a rich fruitiness reminiscent of California varieties.

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