Known as one of the top wine destinations in America, second only to Napa Valley. The Fredericksburg Wine Trail has increasingly become a popular destination for wine lovers from around the country. Thanks to the varieties of grapes and winemaking styles that are inspired by some of the most prestigious wine-producing regions from around the world. There are 15 wineries along the famed ‘Wine Road 290’ and over 45 throughout the Texas Hill Country.
While a wide selection of Hill Country Wines are available at our Clubhouse, we also recommend experiencing the wineries first hand to receive an authentic Hill Country wine experience. Here are just a few of our favorites:
Richard and Bunny Becker established Becker Vineyards in 1992 in a 19th century German stone barn reproduction between Fredericksburg and Stonewall. Becker Vineyards is committed to promoting wines using only locally sourced, Texas grown fruit. The Stonewall vineyard spans 46 acres and is comprised of 8 varietals, including Syrah, Petite Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Petite Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Becker Vineyards offers tastings, tours, a gift shop, wine club, picnicking options and is home to the annual Lavender Festival. For more information on Becker Vineyards, please click HERE
The Bonarrigo family has a long history with winemaking spanning as far back as the 1800’s. The first Texas vineyard was started in 1977 and named Messina Hof, after their family origins of Messina, Sicily, and Hof, Germany. Messina Hof was the 4th winery in the state of Texas, and their long history of winemaking has resulted in their fair share of award-winning wines. Messina Hof offers a full calendar of events with cooking parties, trivia night, Thirsty Thursdays and more! Learn more about Messina Hof, HERE
Grape Creek Vineyards
The award-winning Grape Creek Vineyards bring the traditions of Tuscany straight to Fredericksburg. Visitors can enjoy 100 award winning wines, tour the facilities, featuring a state-of-the-art production complex, or shop for exclusive selections in the Italian-inspired picnic market. For more information on Grape Creek, please click HERE
William Chris Vineyards
William Chris Vineyards utilizes only Texas grown fruit to showcase wines that are undoubtedly Texan. Focusing on the natural beauty that Texas wines represent, William Chris highlight varietals that thrive in Texas, as well as styles that cater to our climate and cuisine including Mourvèdre, Tannat, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosé and Petillant Naturel. William Chris offers tours, barrel and reserve tastings. For more information on William Chris, click HERE
Baron’s Creek Vineyard
Baron’s Creek Vineyard is a family owned vineyard that offers varietals primarily from California, Washington, and Spain. In addition to their currently sourced fruit, they intend to add more wines from Texas. Barons Creek has several buildings on site including villas that can be rented for overnight stays. For more information on Baron’s Creek, please click HERE
Hilmy Cellars has been producing some the finest Hill Country wines since its inception in 2012. Owner Erik Hilmy produces wines from hot climate varietals of grapes from around the world. Hilmy believes through and through that wine is made in the vineyard – they strive for quality in farming, and works tirelessly to achieve a balance between all of the factors that contribute to quality winegrowing. Hilmy Cellars invites you to enjoy a glass or bottle, while taking in the beautiful Hill Country surroundings! For more information on Hilmy Cellars, click HERE.
Fall Creek Vineyards
When Ed and Susan Auler planted their first grapes in 1975 at Tow, Texas they had no idea that they would help spark the revitalization of Texas Winemaking. Now known as the “First Family of Texas Wines,” the Auler’s have led Fall Creek Vineyards into the forefront of the Hill Country Wine industry with several award-winning wines. Along with tours and tastings, Fall Creek offers nature excursions, a Monthly calendar of events and can even serve as the venue for your wedding, or rehearsal dinner. For a closer look at Fall Creek Vineyards, please click HERE.
Like most things created in the Hill Country, our wines are among some of the finest around, and with over 45 wineries to explore, the Texas Hill Country is a true wine lover’s paradise.