Texas Hill Country Wineries

Photo courtesy of vintagetexas.com

Photo courtesy of vintagetexas.com

Spring officially begins this Wednesday, but the recent weather makes us believe that spring arrived a lot earlier. We aren’t complaining!

Outdoor activities have commenced and nothing sounds better than enjoying an ice cold beer or margarita under a shaded patio… except wine tasting at a romantic vineyard.

The Texas Hill Country consists of “hidden gems” that few visitors of San Antonio realize exist. For instance, bluebonnets sprout up along the highways every spring, historic towns nestle themselves among the quiet hills collecting history and age, and a secret Italia grows just an hour away. 

Quiet and peaceful, elegant and rustic, the Texas Hill Country Wineries allow visitors a chance to bring out their inner sommelier and enjoy the sweet tastes of vino beneath the blue Texas skies.

Texas and wine? Does that even make sense? Of course it does! In fact, the wineries of the Hill Country were recently recognized by Forbes magazine as some of the top “Out-of-the-Way” wine trails in the country!

There are about 180 wineries in the Hill Country to choose from. We suggest you space out your tours over a few days. One hundred and eighty tastings could get risky.

We did a little research and found a few wineries we think should be at the top of your list of those to visit during your stay.

Becker Vineyards. Photo courtesy of texaswinetrail.com

Becker Vineyards. Photo courtesy of texaswinetrail.com

  1.  Becker Vineyards– Established in 1992, the wine and fruit from this vineyard has been showcased on the Fine Living Channel, in Wine Spectator magazine, and even at The White House! We’d say their references are pretty legitimate.  They are also known for their 3-acre Lavender fields, inspired by the owners’ love of France.
  2. Torre di Pietra Vineyards– Although wine is their main attraction, the Torre di Pietra Vineyards offer a gorgeous backdrop for weddings, live music events, and simple picnics. When at a vineyard, do what the Italians do!
  3. Fredericksburg Winery– The name says it all. Tucked away in the hills of Fredericksburg, Texas, the Fredericksburg Winery has been producing wine since 1996. The great thing about it? It’s family owned! We love showing our support for family owned businesses. So, drop by and give the Switzer family a big hello!

For more information about other wineries in the area please click here.

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