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11 Best Wineries In Fredericksburg, Texas That Are A Must To Try

The Texas Hill Country in Fredericksburg is the largest wine region in Texas making it an awesome destination for wine tasting. But where to find the best wineries in Fredericksburg along the Texas Wine Trail?

I was shocked to learn that there are over 400 wineries in Texas with over 50 located in Fredericksburg! A wine lover’s paradise…

But that can be daunting unless you have days to sip a ton of wine and a liver that can handle it… So, you likely want to know which wineries are worth visiting, right?

I am quite the red wine lover and as I had never tried a Texas wine before, I was on the hunt to find the best! But don’t worry, there are plenty of white and red varietals to taste…

Walking on a beautiful vineyard with stone pillars leading out to flower fields is a top activity to do at the best wineries in Fredericksburg.

And if you couldn’t tell by the name, Fredericksburg has a strong German influence on the architecture, food, festivals, and ambiance! Fredericksburg was established in the mid-1800s by German immigrants and the German heritage is still evident today.

Keep reading to find out where to indulge in the tastiest wines along the Texas wine trail in Fredericksburg!

Where Is Fredericksburg Located?

Fredericksburg is located in Texas in an area known as the Texas Hill Country, and/or the Texas Wine Trail. It is pretty much right in the middle of Texas if you are looking at a map.

Fredericksburg is about an hour and 15 minutes north of San Antonio, TX and 1.5 to 2 hours directly west of Austin, TX. So, if you plan to visit San Antonio or Austin, visiting the Texas wine country is a must as it is so close!

The dry climate and an abundance of sunshine make the area of Fredericksburg ideal for winemaking.

A small wooden barn that serves as a wine bar and outdoor white wooden seats surrounding a fire pit.

How Do I Get To Fredericksburg?

The two closest big cities to Fredericksburg are San Antonio and Austin.

Get the best deals and book your flights into either San Antonio International Airport (SAT) or the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS).

To visit Fredericksburg and its surrounding wineries, you need a car to reach the town itself from an airport.

The majority of the wineries will be spread out along the 290 Highway that stretches from Fredericksburg heading east toward Austin.

Pink flowered walkway leading to the old stone German-styled building that is now the library in Fredericksburg.

Once you are in Fredericksburg, you can either drive to each winery yourself or hop on to the 290 Wine Shuttle if you are visiting on a Friday or Saturday.

If you are limited on time and just want a taste of the wines Texas has to offer, consider booking a Texas Hill Country Tour that takes off from either San Antonio or Austin and takes you on a day of wine tasting.

If you are starting your trip in San Antonio, find out the best things to do in my post Perfect 3 Day Weekend In San Antonio Itinerary For First Timer’s!

Tip: Begin searching for the best car rental rates for your upcoming trip if you decide to drive!

When Is The Best Time To Visit Wineries In Fredericksburg?

Visiting Fredericksburg and its wineries is something you can do year-round but if you want to enjoy nice weather, I recommend visiting any month other than January and February.

Even though it might be a little cold and rainy, the bonus of visiting in the off months of January or February is that there are fewer crowds and you can get better rates on places to stay.

But if you envision sipping on wines outside in nice weather, late March through November is a great time.

A pile of wine barrels propped up on stands at a winery in Fredericksburg.

In the fall months, there are a lot of additional activities such as Oktoberfest and a food and wine festival.

July, August, and September will be the hottest months to visit with temperatures ranging from 87 F to 95 F (31 C to 35 C). And due to the high temps, you won’t find the wineries as crowded.

In the months of April, May, June, October, and November temperatures will range from 69 F to 89 F (21 C to 32 C). And in December, January, and February you can expect it to be 60 F to 65 F (16 C to 18 C).

So, as you can see it never gets terribly cold but depending on what kind of getaway you are looking for you can plan accordingly.

A Wide Angle View of a Beautiful Field Blanketed with the Famous Texas Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis) Wildflowers.

If you are visiting from mid-March to mid-April, you may be in for a treat and see the famous Texas bluebonnet flowers blooming!

Note: Grape harvesting is early starting in July compared to September for a lot of wine regions such as California and Oregon.

If you are looking to explore another excellent wine country, read 9 Best Wineries In Paso Robles, California !

Tip: If you visit the weekend before or after a holiday like Memorial Day or Labor Day you can usually get a much better rate on your stay.

How Many Days Should I Spend In Texas Wine Country?

If you want to spend some time sipping several wines, I recommend spending 2-3 days. That way you can enjoy a long weekend getaway getting to try 2 – 3 wineries a day and some nice meals too!

Where To Stay In Fredericksburg?

Staying in the heart of Fredericksburg is ideal so that you are close to some of the tasting rooms in town, restaurants, and shops.

A few hotels and B&Bs that are nice and/or with an excellent location are:

Hampton Inn & Suites Fredericksburg

Inn On Barons Creek

Holiday Inn Express Fredericksburg

Hoffman Haus – adorable cottages and farmhouse with a 10-minute walk to downtown.

Manor Haus B&B – located at the Messina Hof Hill Country Winery.

What Types Of Wine Is Fredericksburg Known For?

Usually, most wine regions I have visited are known for a few grapes that grow best in that particular climate. But I found it interesting that in Texas there are several grape varietals growing!

That makes it great for anyone visiting as you will have no problem finding a wine you like no matter your favorite grape!

Grape vines growing in a vineyard along the Texas wine trail.

Even though there is a large selection of grape types, the most common wines you will see at wineries in Fredericksburg are Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo.

The next most common wines you will likely encounter are Merlot, Chardonnay, Viognier, and Pinot Noir. And there are of course many other varietals to try but these are the most common at wineries in Fredericksburg.

History Recap Of Texas Wine

If you are like me, you are probably wondering when did Texas become known for its wineries? I had never heard any wine being produced in Texas and then what seemed like overnight wineries were popping up all over!

Although the first Texas wineries started in the 1970s, it wasn’t until after 2005 that wine production really took off.

A lot of that has to do with a ton of open land and the ideal climate for growing grapes. The climate in Texas has similarities to France, Portugal, and Spain which we know produce spectacular wines.

So get ready as there are several award-winning wines to try during your stay!

A beautiful bright pink flower growing in the flower fields at a winery in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Tips For Visiting Wineries In Fredericksburg, Texas

  • Bring a reusable water bottle to fill up and keep you hydrated all day! Plus, it can help prevent a crazy wine hangover…
  • Some wineries offer food for sale, but if the weather is nice bring your own lunch in a cooler and have a picnic!
  • Make sure you eat a good breakfast before heading out as wine tasting on an empty stomach will hurt later.
  • Bring sunscreen as it can get sunny and hot especially in the summer months.
  • Check the schedule ahead of time of the wineries you want to visit. Some do require an appointment.
  • Many of the wineries also have a tasting room on Main Street in Fredericksburg.
  • If you want to take a tour of a winery or have a large party, book your tastings ahead of time.
  • If you are new to wine tasting ask questions! That way you can learn what wines you may enjoy the most.
  • Dress in comfortable clothes and shoes as you may be standing a lot or walking along dirt paths in the vineyards.
  • Just in case you spill wine, opt for wearing darker-colored clothes that won’t be noticed!
  • If you plan to visit many wineries, consider spitting out or only taking sips. Don’t feel the need to finish a wine you don’t like. And that way you can last longer…
  • Hold your wine glass by the stem. If you hold it by the round bowl part of the glass, the warmth of your body may alter the taste of the wine.
  • Most wineries are small boutique wineries that don’t have mass distribution. So, if you try a wine you love, buy it!

Get A Free Printable List Of The Best Wineries & Restaurants To Take With You!

Best Wineries In Fredericksburg

1. Pedernales Cellars

Pedernales Cellars is one of the farthest wineries on this list but only a few minutes drive from Grape Creek and Signor Vineyards.

Of all the wineries, Pedernales Cellars might be my favorite on this list as they have outstanding 100% Texas wines!

Although I prefer red wines, they have many white and red wines to choose from on your visit. I surprisingly loved their Viognier!

Wine tasting red wines at Pedernales Cellars in Fredericksburg wine country.

Pedernales Cellars is a family-owned winery that sits on a gorgeous property that National Geographic rated as one of the best views of any winery in the world! Even though it was overcast the day I visited, the views were still spectacular.

The wines that Pedernales specializes in are Spanish and Rhone-style wines. Some of the most popular varietals are the Tempranillo and Viognier.

View of the property at Pedernales Cellars that has been voted one of the best views of any winery although this day was very rainy.

All of the grapes that Pedernales Cellars uses are all grown in the Texas Hill Country and Texas High Plains. Their focus is making handcrafted sustainable and small batches of wine ever since they opened their tasting room in 2008.

If you find yourself wanting to pair some food to go with the wonderful wines, you can order a cheese plate to go with it!

Cost of Tasting: $20 per guest

Hours: Monday – Thursday (10 am to 5 pm), Friday & Saturday (10 am to 6 pm), and Sunday (12 pm to 5 pm)

Address: 2916 Upper Albert Rd, Stonewall, TX 78671

2. Grape Creek Vineyards

Grape Creek is another favorite that has superb wines and a lovely Tuscan-themed vineyard. Located off of Hwy 290, Grape Creek Vineyards covers 22 acres growing a large variety of grapes.

Beautiful entrance to Grape Creek Vineyard with a huge Tuscan themed stone pillar greeting you to the winery.

They use grapes grown in Texas High Plains and in the Paso Robles region in California. The wines produced are predominantly wines you would find in France and Italy.

Some of the top wines to taste are Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Port, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot.

The gorgeous Tuscan themed outdoor patio and restaurant at Grape Creek Vineyards.

Grape Creek has a very relaxing vibe and is not the winery if you are looking to party it up. If you are interested in taking a tour of the vineyard, then you can sign up ahead of time for the Tour And Wine Tasting experience.

The outdoor patio and restaurant are for wine club members only so if you want to take advantage of these options sign up when you get there!

If you happen to love sparkling wines, then walk over to Heath Sparkling Wines next door! I didn’t have a chance to visit but I was told they were quite delightful.

Cost of Tasting: $25 per guest, but the fee is refunded if you join the wine club and buy 3 bottles.

Hours: Open daily from 11 am to 5:30 pm.

Address: 10587 E US Highway 290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Note: No children or dogs are allowed unless it is an ADA service dog.

3. Signor Vineyards

Signor Vineyards not only has fantastic wines but it might be one of the prettiest wineries in Fredericksburg for taking photos since opening in 2018.

In every direction, you are greeted with large trees that create the perfect overhang of shade while you sip wines underneath. Or an adorable small barn that serves as a wine bar, a quaint market, fire pits, and flower gardens.

Outdoor patio and entrance into Signor Vineyards with large overhanging trees and flowers.

The charming wine barn bar where you can order a glass and walk around the vineyard grounds.

If you want to pair some gourmet snacks and treats with wine, stop by Joanna’s Market to grab some!

Signor Vineyards means where Soul Meets Soil and for this family-owned winery, the soil plays an important part in their winemaking.

Sipping a red wine while walking along the grape vines on Signor Vineyard.

On their 17 acres, the grape varietals that you may try are Tannat, Montepulciano, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Mourvedre, Tempranillo, and Sangiovese.

And on those hot summer days, they have outdoor fans that help in cooling you off!

Cost: $20 per person for a flight of wine.

Hours: Monday – Wednesday (12 pm to 5 pm), Thursday – Saturday (11 am to 6 pm), and Sunday (11 am to 5 pm)

Address: 362 Livesay Lane, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. It is also diagonally across from Grape Creek.

4. Becker Vineyards

Becker Vineyards has been producing wine since 1992 with its German-style stone barn the center point on the 56 acres of land.

There is plenty of outdoor space to sip your wine under a verandah or enjoy a picnic on the grassy lawn. You can also wander the lavender fields when it is in season (April & May)!

View of the front entrance of Becker Vineyards that is made of stone and a lined walkway of flowers.

Outdoor wine tasting on the covered patio at Becker Vineyards.

Wines that you can expect to try at Becker Vineyards are Syrah, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Viognier.

I really enjoyed tasting Becker wines with my favorite being the Cabernet Sauvignon and the red blends.

Depending on availability you can join a tour of the winery just call ahead or ask upon arrival.

Sitting at the outdoor patio wine tasting and enjoying a charcuterie board with views of the vineyard.

Cost of Tasting: $30 per person but can choose all red, all white or a combination. You can also order a charcuterie plate ahead of time which is quite yummy!

Hours: Open Monday – Thursday (10 am to 5 pm), Friday & Saturday (10 am to 6 pm) and on Sunday (12 pm to 6 pm).

Address: 464 Becker Farms Rd, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

5. Bingham Family Vineyards

While wine tasting at Pedernales Cellars, the staff there recommended Bingham Family Vineyards as Pedernales uses grapes grown by Bingham Family in their wines!

In fact, Bingham Family is known for their specialty of growing grapes not only for themselves but other wineries in the area as well. Being one of the biggest grape growers in Texas, you will likely try wines with their grapes!

As with a few others listed, all of the wines produced by the Bingham Family are 100% Texas wines.

Located right along the 290 and closer to the town of Fredericksburg than the rest on this list makes it easier to visit.

Bingham Family produces both white and red varietals of grapes but some favorites are their Chardonnay, Viognier, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Trebbiano.

Their wines even have some fun names paying homage to their organic farm such as the Dirt Farmer!

Cost: $15 for a mixed flight per person, $20 for a red-only flight per person.

Hours: Open daily from 11 am to 6 pm.

Address: 3915 E US Highway 290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

6. William Chris Vineyards

Although William Chris Vineyards is a little further out than all the wineries listed so far, it is definitely worth visiting. The tasting room is housed in a quaint century-old farmhouse just an 8-minute drive from many of the wineries listed.

Bill Blackmon and Chris Brundrett celebrate their 100% Texas wine and believe that “the best wines are grown, not made”!

William Chris uses old-world techniques to make modern and elegant flavored wines that are world-class.

You have the chance to taste exceptional single grape varietals but plenty of remarkable blends! The most popular wines to sip are Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Tannat and Malbec.

In combination with their other two locations, there are numerous types of wines to try such as Riesling, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, and Tempranillo to name a few.

Enjoy your tasting indoors or on their outdoor pavilion seating taking in the stunning views around you…

Cost: $20 per person or $40 per person for a food and wine pairing tasting. You can order a picnic lunch ahead of time to enjoy with your wines for $20!

Hours: Open Monday – Wednesday (10 am to 5 pm), Thursday – Saturday (10 am to 6 pm) and Sunday (11 am to 5 pm)

Address: 10352 US Highway 290, Hye, TX 78635

7. Messina Hof Hill Country Winery

Of all the wineries in Fredericksburg, Messina Hof has the most wines to choose from when visiting. With around 50 different options, you are sure to find something that pleases your palate!

Messina Hof prides itself in offering award-winning 100% Texas wine meaning all grapes are grown in Texas.

The front view of the Messina Hof winery that has an obvious German and castle-like architecture.

Family-owned and operated since 1977, Messina Hof is one of the oldest wineries in the Texas Hill Country. They definitely know their wine and as they grew their mantra became “anything is possible”!

There are too many excellent wines to list here, I rather enjoyed a Pinot Noir and a Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine tasting with a class of red Pinot Noir at Messina Hof Hill Country in Fredericksburg.

Although I enjoyed the wines and ambiance at Messina Hof, I found the staff serving the wine to be very unfriendly. I’m hoping this was an off day as they have a very nice large tasting room and outdoor patio.

Note: There are two other Messina Hof locations in Bryan, TX and in Grapevine, TX.

Hours: Open Tuesday – Sunday (12 pm to 6 pm), closed on Mondays. Happy hour is Tuesday – Thursday (4 pm to 6 pm).

Address: 9996 US-290 E, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

8. Lost Draw Cellars

Lost Draw Cellars is a family-owned winery that opened its doors in 2014 producing 100% Texas wines. Located a few minutes off of Main Street, Lost Draw Cellars is a tasting room, not the actual vineyard at this location.

Enjoy sipping your delicious wine in the cozy indoor tasting room or on their outdoor patio with plenty of shade under the trees.

Known for their warm and friendly service it is an ideal spot to sit back and enjoy an afternoon.

Cost: $20 per person for a flight of wine tasting.

Hours: Open daily from 10:30 am to 5 pm.

Address: 113 E Park Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

9. Bending Branch Winery

Bending Branch Winery is about 30 minutes south of Fredericksburg but a spectacular winery to stop at if you are driving from San Antonio.

The winery sits along the Guadalupe River and has been serving old-world winemaking with modern techniques since 2009.

They are known for their Tannat which is a dry red wine that is pleasing to the palate! Other wines available to sample are Picoul Blanc, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and Souzao.

Cost: $25 per person for a tasting flight. Reservations are needed in advance, especially on weekends.

Hours: Open daily from 12 pm to 6 pm.

Address: 142 Lindner Branch Rd, Comfort, TX 78013

More For Fun Than The Wine…

These next two wineries are right next door to each other and sister wineries along Highway 290.

Both of these wineries I would recommend for more of a party atmosphere. Plus, they each have a unique theme with plenty of photo opportunities!

Beyond that their wines are ok but not what I would class in the fabulous category. Only visit these if you have the time after visiting the wineries above!

10. Fat Ass Ranch & Winery

I have to admit that Fat Ass Ranch & Winery has a super cute story and theme around well, a fat ass…

The couple that started the winery as with many new relationships gained some weight. And then they coincidentally noticed that their donkey had become the size of a horse. It became obvious to them that they lived on a fat ass ranch!

The Fat Ass Ranch & Winery have a cute and fun theme around their donkey.

Their wines tend to be very fruity and a little too sweet for me except for the Frozen Sangria!

If you want you can hop on a tram ride and tour the Fat Ass Winery and the Wine Garage next door. The cost is $30 and includes a tasting and a frozen sangria (Saturday only).

Cost: $10 per person for tasting.

Hours: Open Sunday – Friday (11 am to 5 pm) and Saturday (10 am to 6 pm).

Address: 51 Elgin-Behrends Road, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

11. Wine Garage

If you are in a large group with guys, they will enjoy visiting Wine Garage because they offer wine and an old car collection! Located right next to Fat Ass Ranch & Winery it is easy to visit both.

As with Fat Ass Ranch & Winery, having a cool theme of cars makes it stand out from a traditional winery and more of a fun vibe.

Each of their wines has a car-themed name and artwork adding to the entertainment.

Cost: $15 per person for a flight of wine tasting.

Hours: Open Monday, Thursday & Friday (11 am to 5 pm), Saturday (10 am to 6 pm), Sunday (11 am to 5 pm), and closed on Tuesday & Wednesday.

Address: 11602 E Hwy 290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

A stone water fountain surrounded by grass and a German-styled building in the backdrop in Fredericksburg.

Wine Shuttle and Tours

290 Wine Shuttle

On the 290 Wine Shuttle, you can hop on and off on a section of the 290 Highway where many of the wineries are located.

While you go from winery to winery, you can store your purchases on the shuttle and grab them at the end of the day!

The wineries that I have mentioned in this post that the shuttle will take you to include Grape Creek Vineyards, Heath Sparkling Wines, Messina Hof Hill Country, Fat Ass Ranch & Winery, and Wine Garage. And a number of wineries that I have not discussed here too.

Texas Wine Tours

If you don’t want to worry about driving at all and create a customized day of wine tasting Texas Wine Tours is the best bet!

Hill Country Wine Trail

If you are a local or plan to spend a few weeks in the Texas Hill Country then consider purchasing a Texas Hill Country Passport.

There are a few passports to choose from but all range from 26 to 43 days. Each passport gets you free tastings between 35 – 43 wineries in all of Hill Country during the specified time period.

And so you don’t go overboard, there is a limit to 4 wineries per day. It’s a really awesome deal if you have several days or weeks to use it!

Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour

This is a full-day Texas Hill Country tour that picks you up in either Austin or San Antonio and takes you to visit the former home of U.S President Lyndon B. Johnson known as the Texas White House, exploring the town of Fredericksburg and a little wine tasting!

A delicious German meal of sausages, potatoes and sauerkraut at Otto's in Fredericksburg.

Best Restaurants in Fredericksburg

After a fun day of wine tasting, wind down with a delicious meal and maybe some more wine…

Fredericksburg has some excellent restaurants including many with German roots. All of these are in or very close to the downtown area of Fredericksburg.

A cup of coffee at Kaffee Haus in Fredericksburg.

Cabernet Grill Texas Wine Country Restaurant (American) – 2805 S State Hwy 16, Fredericksburg

Otto’s (German) – 316 E Austin Street, Fredericksburg

Vaudeville (New American) – 230 E Main Street, Fredericksburg

Navajo Grill (New American) – 803 E Main Street, Fredericksburg

Hondo’s On Main (Sandwiches) – 312 W Main Street, Fredericksburg

Woerner’s Warehouse (New American) – 305 S Lincoln Street, Fredericksburg

Sozial Haus (Pizza) – 107 S Llano Street, Fredericksburg

Old German Bakery & Restaurant (Bakery, Breakfast) – 225 W Main Street, Fredericksburg

Kaffee-Haus (Coffee) – 218 E Main Street, Fredericksburg

Several pastries such as peach and cheese Danishes at the Old German Bakery.

Enjoy sipping world-class wine at the best wineries in Fredericksburg!

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46 Comments

  1. It’s great that there are so many wineries here! I would love to spend a few days checking them all out. I also like that the flights of wine aren’t too expensive either.

    1. Fredericksburg is such a lovely place to explore many excellent wineries! It is a destination that is worth several visits! 🙂

  2. This is so helpful! I’ve never done the Fredricksburg wine thing and I’ve always wanted but never knew where to start. These pictures and descriptions are perfect; thank you for taking the time to put this together!

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you found the tips for wine tasting in Fredericksburg helpful in planning a trip there! Enjoy the incredible wines when you do make it there! 🙂

  3. Fredericksburg looks so pretty! I love how beautiful the vineyards look and everywhere looks so floral and vibrant! It looks like a wonderful place to go wine tasting; I’d love to try all of these wineries out! Thanks for the great guide!

    1. You’re welcome! The vineyards and grounds at many of the vineyards are incredibly beautiful and the perfect setting for wine tasting. I hope you get to visit one day!

  4. I never even knew there are so many wineries in Texas! And I used to live there during university… well. I would love to go back actually, one day. I will definitely seek out the wineries because we Europeans can be a bit scoff-y about non-European wine and considering wine can be cultivated in many parts of the world, this will definitely broaden this Europeans horizon!

    1. I was amazed too at how many wineries Texas has and impressed with the quality. Many are award-winning so there is a great chance you will enjoy trying the various wines! Now you have a great excuse to go back for a visit and see what you think of them! 🙂

  5. I love the story behind the Fat Ass Winery! And can relate a little- LOL I love fruity and sweet wines so that stop is right up my alley!

    1. Haha, yes most couples can find humor and their own experiences with gaining some extra pounds! 🙂 If you love sweet wines then you will have a blast at Fat Ass Winery!

    1. Fredericksburg wineries do stand out with the German and Italian-inspired architecture that really makes you feel you are on vacation! 🙂

  6. wow I didn’t realise that there are so many wineries in Texas. I hope I can explore this area in the future and visit some of these places.

    1. Don’t worry, I didn’t realize there were so many wineries in Texas either until recently. 🙂 The wines and the beauty of the area are spectacular to visit!

  7. I would not really have thought of Texas as a spot for wine making and certainly not known that there were over 400 wineries. It was a bit like the surprise I found when we found wineries in Arizona! I would love to hop on the wine shuttle in Fredericksburg for my wine tour. A printable list is a great way to make sure you try them all!

    1. I had no idea Arizona had wineries either as it would seem too hot. Always a fun surprise to learn about new areas that are producing wine! Texas definitely produces incredible wines and is an excellent wine country! 🙂

  8. These are incredibly beautiful! I never thought of Texas as being a spot for wineries, but you have really peaked my interest!

    1. I’m so glad to introduce the wineries in Texas to you! So many amazing wines to try and simply a gorgeous area to visit. 🙂

    1. I don’t think you are alone as many including myself didn’t realize how many amazing wineries are in Texas! I was surprised at the high quality of wine at so many of the wineries. Definitely a great place to visit when staying in Austin! 🙂

    1. Visiting the wineries in Fredericksburg would definitely be a fun girl’s weekend away! 🙂

    1. You will very much enjoy sipping your way among so many incredible wineries! I was shocked too at how many vineyards there were and the fine quality of their wines. A very happy surprise! 🙂

  9. Texas has a wine trail???? Give me a charcuterie platter and some wine, and I’ll be a happy gal! Saving this for future travels!!

    1. Yes, the Texas Wine Trail is real and awesome! You would love wine tasting in Fredericksburg for the excellent wine and food! 🙂

  10. Fat Ass Winery wins for me! Love the name and the story behind it. I never knew that Texas made wine let alone had so many wineries! Signor Vineyard has a Mediterranean feel to it.

    1. Haha, they do have a fun name and story! Signor Vineyard’s outdoor grounds are gorgeous. Signor and a few other wineries definitely have a Mediterranean vibe which is lovely! 🙂

  11. I had no idea that Texas had so many wineries and I haven’t tried any! My favourite wine is chardonnay so I’d like to visit the Bingham Family Vineyard and try some more wineries while in Fredericksburg.

    1. Until I visited I hadn’t either. But Texas has some excellent wines, many award-winning! There is plenty of Chardonnay to taste too! 🙂

    1. Haha, yes there are plenty of wineries to keep you busy for months! It is a fun and beautiful area to visit with a wide selection of wonderful wines! 🙂

  12. Ahhh, you’re making me miss the Texas Hill Country! I totally agree with the Pedernales pick…such a good choice. I love Pedernales Falls and that entire area, and I definitely miss all of the incredible shopping in Fredericksburg. I’d love to visit for the holiday season when everything looks so magical there.

    1. I’m so glad you agree about Pedernales! Such great wines and cool staff. Oh visiting during the holidays would be extra pretty and fun! 🙂

    1. You are not alone as many are pleasantly surprised to learn Texas has a wine country! There are so many fabulous wines to try and it makes for a fun girls getaway for sure! 🙂

  13. Love Fredericksburg! We went in April and loved it. Signor Vineyards was one of our favorites. I didn’t care for an would not recommend Fat Ass, or Wine Garage.

    1. Signor Vineyards is fabulous and with such a pretty outdoor space! I agree, I wasn’t a fan of Fat Ass or Wine Garage, and why I mention it under the fun category rather than for the wine. 🙂

  14. I think we were all in the dark that Texas produces wines. I imagined it more of a whiskey place. But that’s based on watching Dallas, so maybe my memory is fuzzy. These look excellent, they really have upped their game. I love how you suggested everyone take care with their liver while you went head first and tried them all. That’s the spirit. 😀

    1. Haha well, I did sample these over a few days! 🙂 I too was just as amazed in a very good way how fantastic Texas wines are! 🙂

  15. Very detaild post on the Fredericksburg Wine Country! It’s interesting to see the similarities between this wine region and the Central Mexico wine region. Many of the same grapes are grown, but Central Mexico has higher altitude and more of a temperature swing. Some of the varieties you mentioned are very intriguing. It will be interesting to see how Texas wine positions intself in the future.

    1. I would love to visit Mexico’s wine country and sample the wines especially those unique to that region! Texas surprisingly has award-winning wines that are spectacular! 🙂

    1. I hope you do get the chance to take a Texas wine tour and taste their amazing wines! It is a treat to have so many incredible wineries and places to eat in one beautiful region! 🙂

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