Texas Wines…something to celebrate!

Here is a bit of good news for you wine connoisseurs out there.  The Texas Hill Country wins as  the next big wine region according to wineindustry.com .  There are many wineries and vineyards less than an hours drive from the B&B .  Dry Comal Creek Vineyards is just 15 minutes down the road off Hwy 46.  Some of their tasty offerings include a red table wine, Cabs, Shiraz, the unique Black Spanish, a couple sparkling wines, French Columbard and Sauvignon Blanc.  They are open daily from 12 to 5pm.  One of my favorite small vineyards is Sistercreek Vineyards.  Tucked away in the small hamlet of Sisterdale is this charming blink-and-you-will-miss-it Hill Country gem.  Pinot Noir, Cabernet’s, Chardonnay’s, Muscat Canelli’s, and Merlot’s and crafted in what used to be a 19th century cotton gin. Open 10 to 5pm.

1 Alamosa Wine Cellars • (325) 628-3313
677 CR 430, Bend Texas, TX 76824
Hours: Fri-Sat 10-5 Sun 12-5 or by appt
3 miles west of Bend on Hwy 580 between Lampasas and San Saba. Sangiovese, Viognier, Tempranillo and Syrah. We specialize in Mediterranean style wines made exclusively with Texas grapes. Specialty wines include Texas Port, Orange Muscat and Texas Sherry. Gift shop, gourmet items, picnic area and veranda. Complimentary tasting.
2 Becker Vineyards • (830) 644-2681
464 Becker Farms Rd, Stonewall, TX 78671
Hours: Mon-Thu 10-5 Fri-Sat 10-6 Sun 12-6
Featured in Wine Spectator, starred on The Fine Living Channel, and served at The White House, these hand crafted award-winning Bordeaux, Burgundian, and Rhone-styled wines are enjoyed with fine cuisine or casual fare. Events, Tastings, Tours, Picnic Areas, Reception Hall, and B&B available.
3 Bending Branch Winery • (830) 995-2948
142 Lindner Branch Trail, Comfort, TX 78013
Hours: Fri. 11-6 Sat. 11-6 Sun 12-5
Bending Branch Winery, a small boutique winery, on 56 scenic acres near Comfort, a sustainable practices operation, with 5,500 vines. Among our wines Award Winning Petite Sirah, Picpoul Blanc and Tannat, our signature grape, also memorably fine Cabernet Sauvignon, Vermentino and Roussane. Come ENJOY.
4 Chisholm Trail Winery • (830) 990-2675
2367 Usener Rd., Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Hours: Open 7 days a week Noon-6pm
Nine miles west of Fredericksburg on Hwy 290 west, 2.4 miles south on Usener Road. Come experience our unique, laid-back, country atmosphere while enjoying a glass or taste of our premium Texas wines in a saloon style tasting room. Bring a picnic lunch and play a game of horseshoes in our outdoor patio area.
5 Comfort Cellars Winery • (830) 995-3274
723 Front Street P O Box 324, Comfort, TX 78013
Hours: Sun 12-5 Mon 10-5 Thur-Fri 10-5 Sat 10-6
PLEASE NOTE we are closed Tues and Wed. Come visit us at 723 Front Street(also known as Hwy 27). I-10 exit 523 to business 87, 1 mile to Jct. Hwy 27 to Stop sign. Take a right hand turn at the stop sign and then an immediate left hand turn into the winery parking lot. Fine wines and unique wines like Jalapeño and Peach. Gift shop featuring Bubble Comfort Corner handmade soaps and wine related items.
6 Driftwood Estate Winery • (512) 858-9667
4001 Elder Hill Road CR 170, Driftwood, TX 78619
Hours: Mon-Sun 10-6
Located 6 miles S of Hwy 290 on Ranch Road 12 between Dripping Springs & Wimberley. Mediterranean style wines. Breathtaking hilltop view overlooking the vineyard. Giftshop, tastings, picnic area and covered deck. Weddings & private parties welcome!
7 Dry Comal Creek Vineyards • (830) 885-4121
1741 Herbelin Rd., New Braunfels, TX 78132
Hours: Mon-Sun 12-5
6.6 miles west of New Braunfels off Hwy 46 west (at 1741 Herbelin Rd). Featuring unique and different Texas Style Wines. Only 20 minutes from Loop 1604 via IH35 or Hwy 281.
8 Duchman Family Winery • (512) 858-1470
13308 FM 150 West, Driftwood, TX 78619
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 12-9 Sat. 11-9 Sun. 11-8
Producing wines from traditional varieties grown only in Texas, found in a beautiful Hill Country setting, just 25 miles from downtown Austin. We combine innovative equipment and techniques with traditional methods to produce uniquely Texas wines. Our focus is to provide the best wine experience Texas has to offer.
9 Fall Creek Vineyards • (325) 379-5361
1820 CR 222, Tow, TX 78672
Hours: Mon-Fri 11-4 Sat 11-5 Sun 12-4
Fall Creek Vineyards, established in 1975, is the oldest vineyard & winery operation in the Hill Country and founder of the region. Fall Creek Vineyards is at the forefront of the Texas wine industry in demand and accolades for its award-winning wines. Located on the northwest shores of Lake Buchanan, boat cruises are available to magnificent Fall Creek Falls lake – level permitting. Tasting, tours, picnic facilities with light fare for sale and gift shop offered daily.
10 Flat Creek Estate • (512) 267-6310
24912 Singleton Bend Street, Marble Falls, TX 78654
Hours: Tue-Fri 12-5 Sat 10-5 Sun 12-5
Bistro seating Friday, Saturday, Sunday-11 to 4 pm. Come join us. Our destination winery has 20 acres of wines on 80 acres in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. We produce handcrafted wines in our 10,000 case winery. Taste our wines, enjoy a lunch or schedule a private dinner. Reserve for special event!
11 Fredericksburg Winery • (830) 990-8747
247 West Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10-530 Fri-Sat 10-730 Sun 12-530
Named one of the top three producers in Texas by USA Today – Fredericksburg Winery is owned and operated by the Switzer family. We make a complete spectrum of red and white wines – dry, semi-dry, medium sweet, and sweet and even one-step further late harvest desserts. Wait two-steps further – port and sherry! Come do “Wine 101 (WHP)” and get the real scoop. New wine club – “The Flight Club.” Hours may vary.
12 Grape Creek Vineyards • (830) 644-2710
10587 East U.S. Highway 290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Hours: Mon-Fri. 11-6 Sat. 10-6 Sun 11-5
On Highway 290, 9 miles East of Fredericksburg and 3 miles West of Stonewall. At Grape Creek Vineyards, our passion is to produce premium quality wine from the best selection of grapes. Come enjoy our wines and experience “Tuscany in Texas” at our new Italian Villa tasting room, event center and romantic oasis overlooking the vineyards!One of the oldest Hill Country wineries with a B&B available. Check out our video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh1FSRsVRmA
13 McReynolds Winery • (830) 825-3544
706 Shovel Mountain Road, Cypress Mill, TX 78663
Hours: Fri-Sat 10-6 Sun 12-6 or by appt.
Award-winning, hand crafted, premium Texas table wines. We are halfway between Marble Falls and Johnson City. From Austin, 25 miles West of Bee Cave (via Hamilton Pool Rd/ RR 3238) or from Round Mountain 6 miles east on RR 962 to Shovel Mountain Rd (Blanco Co Rd 304). North on Shovel Mtn Rd 1/2 mile to winery. Picnic facilities available.
14 Pedernales Cellars • (830) 644-2037
2916 Upper Albert Rd., Stonewall, TX 78671
Hours: Mon-Th 10-5pm Fri-Sat 10-6pm Sun 12-6pm
Pedernales Cellars is the newest winery in the Texas Hill Country and yet is the result of a long family tradition. Visitors have a chance to taste a range of outstanding wines and tour the state-of-the-art winemaking facility, including the largest underground barrel cellar in Texas. You can also find out how wine is made at a boutique winery and how Pedernales Cellars is a leader in minimizing environmental impact from winemaking. Or if you prefer, just relax with a glass of wine on the tree covered deck with breathtaking views of the Hill Country.
17 miles east of Fredericksburg on Hwy 290, 2 miles south of Stonewall on RR1623.
15 Perissos Vineyards and Winery • (512) 820-2950
7214 Park Road 4 W, Burnet, TX 78611
Hours: Fri-Sun 12 to 5
Nestled in picturesque Hoover’s Valley, lays Perissos Vineyards & Winery. Surrounded by rolling granite hills, it is truly a breathtaking and unforgettable place to visit. Our vineyard offers an atmosphere of casual elegance, and an intimate tasting experience in the heart of our winery. We are family-owned and operated. And, while we look forward to sharing laughter and frivolity with you when you visit Perissos, we take our winemaking quite seriously. As both winemakers and growers, our commitment and passion is to use only Texas-grown fruit to produce wines of great quality, character and sophistication. Enjoy the fruit of our labor, and savor the unique flavors of the Texas terroir. OPEN FRIDAY 12-5PM ON TRAIL WEEKENDS.
16 Pillar Bluff Vineyards • (512) 556-4078
300 Burnet County Road 111, Lampasas, TX 76550
Hours: Fri-Sat 10-5; Sun 12:30-5
From Hwy. 183/281 take 580 west 8 blocks to Farm Road 1478. Turn left off 580 West and stay on 1478 for 5 miles. At the Burnet County Line turn left onto County Rd 111. The winery is the first building on the right. We specialize in French varietals. Private tastings by appointment.
17 Rancho Ponte Vineyard • (830) 990-8555
315 RR 1376, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Hours: 11-5 Wed. – Sun. and open to 6pm on Sat.
Rancho Ponte Vineyard is conveniently close, only a five minute drive east of Fredericksburg, and 1/4 mile from highway 290. Our winery is the continuation of a family tradition of quality winemaking that began in 1895 in Italy. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Texas hill country, Rancho Ponte Vineyard provides the ideal setting to enjoy our fine wines. Visit us today!
18 Singing Water Vineyards • (830) 995-2246
316 Mill Dam, Comfort, TX 78013
Hours: Thurs.- Sat.11AM to 6PM Sun.12 to 5PM
You will enjoy a visit to this scenic Hill Country vineyard and winery located up in the hills just south of Comfort on the banks of Bruins Creek. The tasting room, a rebuilt 100 year old Hill Country barn, greets you as you drive up to the winery. Park in the shade or tie your horse up to the old recycled wagon tailgate/sign out in front – and make yourself at home. A tour and tasting in this relaxed country atmosphere is sure to lower your stress level! Bring your picnic lunch and relax on the winery porch with a glass of Singing Water wine.
19 Sister Creek Vineyards • (830) 324-6704
1142 Sisterdale Road, Sisterdale, TX 78006
Hours: Mon-Fri 10-5 Sat 10-6 and Sun 10-6
12 miles north of Boerne on scenic FM 1376. Award winning, barrel-aged European-style wines made in an 1885 cotton gin. Wines include Cabernet Sauvignon Blends, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Muscat Canelli.
NOTE: Weekend hours were accidentally left off the brochure. Sister Creek IS open on the weekends as shown above.
20 Solaro Estate • (832) 660-8642
13111 Silver Creek Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Hours: Thur 2pm-6pm Fri-Sat 12pm-8pm Sun 12pm-6pm
Currently producing 2000 cases. Varietals include: Tempranillo, Syrah, Sangiovese, Mourvedre, Grenache & Merlot. Currently 8 acres are in production on site with plans to expand. Also available, meeting/conference room, wedding venue, provide private tours.
21 Spicewood Vineyards • (830) 693-5328
1419 Burnet CR 409, Spicewood, TX 78669
Hours: Wed-Sat 10-5 and Sun 12-5
Home of award-winning 100% estate handcrafted wines from our vineyard. Hwy 71 go south 7/10 mile on CR 408, then west 1.5 miles on CR 409. Tasting room, gallery, and gift shop. Picnic on our veranda. Winemaker tours and tastings. Special event facilities available.
22 Stone House Vineyard • (512) 264-3630
24350 Haynie Flat Rd., Spicewood, TX 78669
Hours: Thurs-Sun 12-5 or by appt.
Beautiful setting on Lake Travis surrounded by vineyards producing award-winning wines, 35 minutes from Austin. The winery is constructed of massive limestone blocks making it functional as well as a building of artistic architectural merit. Located off Hwy 71 west, turn onto Paleface Ranch Road, 3 miles t-junction, right onto Haynie Flat Road.
23 Texas Hills Vineyard • (830) 868-2321
878 RR 2766, Johnson City, TX 78636
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10-5 Fri-Sat 10-6 Sun 12-5
Home of the “Kick Butt Cab” and other Italian-styled “Wines to Share With Friends,” Located 1 mile east of Johnson City on RR 2766 (road to Pedernales Falls State Park). Wines include Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Orange Moscato, Merlot, Syrah and more. Enjoy a picnic on the patio overlooking the vineyard. Locally made artisan cheeses and crackers available in the tasting room. Tasting room and gift shop.
24 Texas Legato Winery • (512) 556-9600
2935 Highway 1478, Lampasas, TX 76550
Hours: Fri Sat 10 – 5 Sun 1230 – 5
In Lampasas, Texas and from the intersection of Highway 183 and highway 580 W, turn west on Hwy 580 W, go 8 blocks to Hwy 1478 ( aka Howe Street), turn left (south) on Howe and go 4.3 miles and turn left into the winery, just west of Pillar Bluff Vineyard.
We age our wines in a combination of French and American Oak barrels, giving our wines the best of both, hints of vanilla and cherry from the American Oak and the smoothness from the French Oak barrels. Due to the limited quantity of wine in the 2006 vintage, our scheduled hours will coincide with the wine trail weekends and hours. We are open by appointment if you are passing through Lampasas on a trip through the Hill Country.
25 Torre di Pietra Vineyards • (830) 644-2829
10915 E. US Hwy 290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Hours: 1100 a.m. to 600 p.m. Daily
Torre di Pietra, quality wines, live music, and unique gifts in a romantic setting. Come enjoy our patios, vineyard and tasting room. Located 10 miles east of Fredericksburg, Texas on US Hwy 290. We use traditional wine making methods to produce our fruit forward style. Our wines include varietals: Sangiovese, Primitivo, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Moscato and popular blends: Red Flirt and Classico.
26 William Chris Vineyards • (830) 998-7654
10352 US Highway 290, Hye, TX 78635
Hours: Thurs Fri Sun 12-6 Sat 11-6
William Chris Vineyards focuses on eco-friendly, Texas grown, premium wines. Come enjoy a tasting in our century old farm house/tasting room in Hye, TX. We also boast the most beautiful oak grove in Texas leading up to a cemetery which dates back through the 1800’s. Just about an hour away from Austin and San Antonio, we are the first winery on US Highway 290 from Austin or North San Antonio. We welcome you to make an appointment for a private tasting or visit us Thursday through Sunday 12-6. Gourmet picnic lunches are available, as well as cheese plates.
27 Woodrose Winery • (830) 644-2539
662 Woodrose Lane, Stonewall, TX 78671
Hours: SUMMER Mon-Fri 11am-6pm Sat 11am-7pm Sun 12-6pm
Woodrose Winery is located on the south side of Hwy 290 just west of Stonewall or 14 miles east of Fredericksburg. Turn south off of Hwy 290 onto Woodrose Lane. We invite you to visit us at Woodrose Winery for restaurant style tastings where we bring the wine to you at your table. The new 3,000 square foot multi level deck is perfect to sit down with a glass of wine, cheese plate and enjoy our charming, laid back atmosphere under the oak trees. SUMMER HOURS: Mon-Fri 11am-6pm; Sat 11am-7pm; Sun 12pm-6pm WINTER HOURS: Sun-Mon 12pm-5pm; Tue-Wed CLOSED; Th-Fri 12pm-5pm, Sat 11am-6pm

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