Besides its southern drawl and affinity for country music, Texas is well known for its wide selection of wineries in the rolling Hill Country. In fact, there are 30 different wineries to choose from deep in the heart of Texas, spanning from Austin to Fredericksburg to New Braunfels.
Although it’s difficult to choose the best of the best in Texas vineyards, these top 3 choices won’t steer you wrong. If you have a weekend available or are celebrating a special occasion, book an Austin limousine rental in advance to take your group on a luxurious wine tour from start to finish.
- Driftwood Estate Winery: Driftwood is located near Dripping Springs and provides a delicious selection of Mediterranean-inspired wines, which you can sip on as you overlook the beautiful hilltop view that surrounds the vineyard. Driftwood is open daily for wine tastings and sales, excluding major holidays. The wine tasting fee is a mere $5, and tastings are available in the tasting room seven days a week from 10 AM to 6 PM. Guests are encouraged to enjoy a cheese and cracker snack tray or to bring their own picnic lunch.
- Becker Vineyards: Becker Vineyards is a famously beautiful winery and Bed & Breakfast located in Stonewall, Texas. Becker has been featured on the Fine Living Channel and offers tastings, tours, and rentals for special events. Additionally, many customers appreciate that Becker is committed to buying local and is currently one of the largest contractors of Texas fruit in the state. Becker features a number of award-winning wines, including their Chardonnay Hidden House that won the Gold in the American Fine Wine Competition 2012.
- Woodrose Winery: Woodrose Winery is also located in Stonewall, Texas, just east of Fredericksburg. Woodrose is unique since they provide restaurant-style tastings where wine is served for you to enjoy at your table. The beautiful 3000 ft.² facility features a multi-level deck where guests can sit to relax and unwind with a glass of wine and a plate of cheese. Although small, Woodrose is a rapidly growing Texas winery that has doubled its wine volume within the past year alone.
If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a warm Texas afternoon, these wineries won’t disappoint. At the same time, you’ll get the opportunity to view the beautiful Texas Hill Country with a number of picturesque natural attractions that include plains, mountains, deserts, forests, and wetlands.