Definitive Guide to
Texas Hill Country Wineries

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Bell Springs Winery

Bell Springs Winery opened in 2010 and specializes in small batch wines, an intimate ambiance, and a family-friendly atmosphere located west of downtown Dripping Springs. Their wines are well-reviewed and coupled with their tasting experiences and amazing customer service, Bell Springs is a must-visit winery. Not only do you get to taste amazing wines, Bell Springs also boasts an on site food truck and their own brewery. Check their website for details on tasing experiences, a live music schedule, or book an event.

Driftwood Estate Winery

Established 15 years ago in the heart of Texas, Driftwood Estate Winery is like a country club for wine lovers. They offer their wines direct to customers and local restaurants. Club members enjoy unique benefits such as exclusive seating and select wines. All the estate’s wines come from Texas grapes. Driftwood Estate strives to provide an intimate wine-tasting experience. As such, small groups are preferred. A majestic view of the vineyard and Hill Country adds enjoyment to every sip of Driftwood Estate’s award-winning wines.

Duchman Family Winery

The Duchman Family Winery Founded in 2004 by Doctors Lisa and Stan Duchman, the Duchman Family Winery brings world-class wines to Central Texas and the Hill Country.  They work with local grape growers to produce grapes that beget truly unforgettable wines. Always innovating while staying loyal to Texas-grown grapes, the Duchman Family Winery offers one of the best wine tasting experiences in Texas. In fact, they made HGTV’s list of the 20 most scenic wineries in the U.S.

Fall Creek Vineyards

Since 1975, Fall Creek Vineyards has produced wines that embody the Texas spirit. They use locally owned grapes in and around the Hill Country and pay special attention to the growing and selection process. Taste Fall Creek’s lineup of five exquisite wines, meet the winemakers, tour the majestic vineyards, and participate in an array of special events.

Westcave Cellars

Westcave Cellars was founded in 1997 by Margaret and Allan Fetty. They tend their own vineyard which spans nine varieties of grapes. Visitors enjoy authentic old-world flavors calling back to traditional French wines. Spacious tasting rooms, a wine shop, and breathtaking outdoor space are ideal for group tastings and picnics. Be sure to stop by for live music on Sunday afternoons.

Hawk’s Shadow Winery

Established in 2010 overlooking the majestic Texas Hill Country, Hawk’s Shadow offers a respite from the daily grind with its handcrafted blends. Bring family and friends for a picnic out on the patio, and enjoy a cozy dinner in the cellar. Pets are welcome to join in the festivities.

Solaro Estate

Family run since 1909, Solaro Estate began in Houston and embodies true passion for fine wine. The family’s roots in Germany and Italy have inspired their growing and winemaking process. Through careful planning and using state-of-the-art technology, Solaro prioritizes quality in its production of sophisticated wines. Come on down and experience Dripping Springs’ first urban winery for yourself.

Mendelbaum Cellars

Located in the heart of Fredericksburg, Mendelbaum Cellars is known for its authentic Texas blend and its “Sea of Galilee” from Israel. Its Texas wines use grapes from the High Plains and Panhandle. Mendelbaum offers open door and dimly lit locations to cater to all types of visitors. Stop by or make a reservation today.

Sidecar Tasting Room

Nestled in historic Dripping Springs, Texas, the Sidecar Tasting Room offers a rustic wine tasting experience. Sidecar is a cozy establishment, sitting on a half-acre inside an old house. It was originally created as an offshoot of Bell Springs Winery, but now has a strong following of its own. Visit with friends and enjoy a spacious outdoor patio, live music and entertainment.

Heath Sparkling Wines

Using specially sourced grapes with a high acid-to-sugar ratio, Heath Sparkling Wines produces four unique sparkling wines. Award-winning winemakers Jason Englert and Penny Gadd-Coster carefully oversee every step of the production process, ensuring a sublime flavor. Their world-class sparkling wines are produced in limited quantity and exclusive to club members.

Grape Creek Vineyards

Grape Creek Vineyards boasts a rich history dating back to 1985. Residing on what is likely a former Comanche campground, Grape Creek spans 100 acres with gorgeous views and quaint Tuscan Villa tasting rooms. Their wines have earned over 200 medals in the past two years alone. Wine club members enjoy unique wine offerings, special dinners, and exclusive events and seating.

Wimberley Valley Winery

Located in the heart of Driftwood, Wimberley Valley Winery offers a wide selection of exquisite wines ranging from Red Reserve to Sweet Pinot Gris. Small and large groups are welcome to visit 7 days a week. Wine club members enjoy complimentary tastings for up to four people, discounts on wine purchases, and invitations to quarterly wine pick-up parties. Be sure to visit their website to view holiday hours or make a reservation.

El Gaucho Winery

Brimming with Argentinian charm, El Gaucho Winery is a cozy paradise for wine lovers. Visitors can enjoy their wine with authentic Argentinian cuisine or take a sip outdoors on the patio. Pick a clear night, and immerse yourself in stargazing guided by El Gaucho’s very own astronomer, Eddie. Best of all, El Gaucho welcomes kids and dogs.

Salt Lick Cellars

Just a short drive from Downtown Austin will bring you to this happy-hour haven. The Roberts family sources their wines from over 35 acres of grape goodness. Enjoy a glass of their iconic Tempranillo and over half a dozen other fines wines including Sangiovese and the house BBQ blends. The Take a virtual tour on their website and plan your visit today.

Hill Country Tasting Room

Hill Country Tasting Room offers a tasting experience befitting the grand state of Texas. Sample a variety of beers, wines, ciders, and mead. Exuding passion and local charm, the tasting room is available for special dinners, baby showers, and good old-fashioned parties. If you’re short on time and want to experience the true flavors of Texas, this is the place for you.

Parmeson Wines

A wine tasting experience in 2005 inspired Tom Parmeson to embark on a journey. Years later, he was able to harvest not only the delicious grapes behind his wines, but the incredible Parmeson Wines winery itself. Today, Tom works closely with local growers and winemakers to bring rich flavors and happiness to wine lovers from all over.

Spicewood Vineyards

Spicewood Vineyards offers a unique blend of Texas and Spanish wines. Known for its hospitality, Spicewood’s award-winning wines are sure to leave an impression. Beautiful indoor architecture and picturesque outdoor porches delight and captivate visitors. The special events center is available for weddings, dinners, parties, and more. Plan a visit today and experience Spicewood’s international acclaim first-hand.

Bent Oak Winery

Bent Oak Winery strives to bring tradition and innovation to its lineup. Each wine originates from grapes specific to a region. Visitors enjoy flavors from the East Texas Range, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Mountains, and more. Bent Oak wines are known for their rich, balanced flavors. Whether you’re new to wine tasting or consider yourself a connoisseur, take your next sip at Bent Oak Winery.

Crowson Wines

Crowson Wines uses a natural, additive-free approach to winemaking. They work closely with Texas farmers to foster bountiful grape harvests. Spontaneous fermentation produces wines with uniquely authentic flavors. Whether you visit by yourself or with a group, you’re sure to enjoy a glass or two.

290 Vinery

Family owned and operated, 290 Vinery offers wines from not only Texas, but around the U.S. and the globe. The winery rotates its selection across over 100 brands and varietals, with about 15 unique wines available to taste at any time. 290 Vinery also makes over a dozen of its own wines. Great food, indoor and outdoor seating, special performances, and a constantly evolving menu make every visit unique.

Texas Hills Vineyard

Established in 1995, Texas Hill Vineyard uses only Texas grapes to produce its iconic wines. Their process has earned them numerous awards at wine competitions, and their hospitality is known all over Texas. Texas Hill Vineyard’s rammed earth tasting room is also a testament to their environmental awareness. Visitors enjoy delicious wines, world-class service, and authentic Texas charm that’s hard to beat.

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