Texas Hill Country Wine Stops

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Rolling In Thyme & Dough:

Great options for vegans/gluten-free. The last time we went there, the soup was more amazing than the European pastries. They also have an impressive nursery/garden area. Leave 20 minutes to walk and discuss the plants and dither over whether this or that could survive a weekend in the car.

Costs: Light lunch under $10/person

Hours: Monday – Friday 6:30am – 3:00pm | Thursday 6:30am – 9:00pm (no kitchen service 3-6pm)| Saturday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Closed Sunday and Holidays

Directions: 333 W Hwy 290 Dripping Springs, TX 78620. in downtown Dripping Springs at 333 West Highway 290

Texas Hills Vineyard:

Hours: Monday to Thursday 10 – 5
Friday & Saturday 10 – 6
Sunday 12 – 5

Tasting Fees: $5 for five tastings

Directions: (1 mile east of Hwy 290/281 on RR2766, the road to Pedernales State Park)

William Chris Wines:

Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-5pm
Thurs-Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 12pm-5pm and by appointment.

Tasting Fees:
$10.00 Tasting fee
*Refunded with the purchase of two or more bottles.

Directions: 10352 U.S. Highway 290

Notes: All wines $40+ and no bottles sold in stores

Woodrose Winery:

Tasting Room Hours:
Mon – Fri 11:00 – 6:00
Saturday 11:00 – 7:00
Sunday 12:00 – 6:00

Tastings: Tasting are table tastings.
Four tasting menu options (one red, one white, one sweet, and one mixed)
$7 for six tastings (free with the purchase of 3 bottles)

Directions: Located in Stonewall, Texas on the south side of Hwy 290 just west of Stonewall or 13 miles east of Fredericksburg on Woodrose Lane.

Extras: Woodrose Winery has a Wine Dog who hangs out and relaxes with the customers.

Pedernales Cellars:

Hours: Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: noon to 6 p.m.

Tasting Fees:
$13 for 9 tastings
Souvenir glass with purchase

Directions:Take Highway 290 westbound towards Stonewall, pass the turnoff for the LBJ Ranch, and look for the Pedernales Cellars sign at the intersection of Ranch Road 1623 as you approach Stonewall. Take a left, travel for two miles, and then look for the turnoff to Pedernales Cellars, and our limestone-walled front entrance, on the right.

Hilmy Cellars:

Hours: Wed-Sat 11am-6pm
Sunday 12-6pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday

Tasting Fees:
$10 for four or five tastings
Tasting fee waived with purchase of a bottle

Directions: 12346 E US Hwy 290
Fredericksburg, TX  78624

Becker Vineyards:

Open:7 days a week
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 10 – 5
Friday – Saturday: 10-6
Sunday:  Noon –  6

Tasting Fee:
$10 for 6 samples.
Tasting includes a souvenir crystal wine glass with your purchase.

Directions: Head West on HWY 290 to Johnson City,TX take 290 West toward Fredericksburg, TX. Becker Vineyards is approximately 2 miles after the town of Stonewall, TX. Look for the Becker Vineyards lavender and white sign. Turn left on Jenschke Lane pronounced “Yen Ski” proceed 1 mile to the Becker Vineyards gate and Becker Farms Road. Take your first right into the parking lot. Come on in and enjoy!

Extras: Lavender fields (free to stroll and take photo ops)

Torre di Pietra:

Hours: 11am – 6pm daily

Tasting Fees:
$10 for 6 tastings / wines of your choice
$10 for a glass

10 miles east of Fredericksburg, Texas, on US Hwy 290

Extras: House cats

Grape Creek Vineyards:

Mon-Fri 11am-6pm
Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 11am-5pm

Tasting Fees:
$12 for six tastings / wines of your choice
Free Grape Creek wine glass
Wine club members taste free
Purchase three bottles of wine we will refund one tasting fee

10587 East US Highway 290
Take highway 290 West from Austin, through Johnson City and toward Fredericksburg.  Grape Creek Vineyards is on your left approximately 20 miles past Johnson City and 10 miles before you reach Fredericksburg.

Rancho Ponte:

Monday-Friday 11-5
Saturday 11-6
Sunday 11-5

Tasting Fees:
$10 for 6 tastes
May be a free glass with the tasting

315 Ranch Road 1376
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
5 miles east of Fredericksburg, off of 290, behind the KOA on the road to Luckenbach.

Extras: White Peach Sangria $8/glass

Singing Water Vineyards:

Monday 11am-6pm
Tuesday & Wednesday Closed
Thursday-Saturday 11am-6pm
Sunday 12-5pm

Tasting Fees:
$6 for a tasting

316 Mill Dam Rd, Comfort, TX 78013

Extras: Wine Dog! Their sweet red is named after their dog Lupe.

Bending Branch Vineyards:

Thurs: 11-5, Fri and Sat: 11-6
Sunday: 12-5

Tasting Fees:
We offer a tasting of 6 wines, with a tasting fee of $10 per guest.
Tasting fee waived with the purchase of two or more bottles.

From I 10 or Comfort, TX-
Take Hwy 27 SW toward Kerrville
Cross Cypress Creek Bridge (0.8)
Left on Hermann Sons Rd (2.6)
Left on Lindner Branch Trail (0.2)
Bending Branch Winery is the first gate on the left

Extras: Tours available by appointment only. Basic Tour: $25 & Extended: $40

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