SHOPPING AND DINING
award-winning winery is delightful to visit.
Take a tour, taste the wines and have a
picnic. You can even go for a boat cruise
on Lake Buchanan.
Austin area wineries spread out across
the Hill Country from Dripping Springs to
Fredericksburg and Kerrville. Because
many are clustered together you can
easily plan a trip to see several in one
day. Texas Wine Trails featured many
events throughout the year. For a
package price you receive entrance to
several wineries within easy driving
distance of each other. The packages
include tasting and much more.
Solara Estate is the winery closest to
Austin. Located in Dripping Springs, this
award winning vineyard features glorious
views. Bell Springs Winery, also in
Dripping Springs, was established in
2009 and features a friendly, down-home
From the small, down-home vineyards to
wineries with Tuscan-style tasting rooms
and splendid facilities, the Austin area
has it all. Visit some Austin wineries and
see for yourself.
CENTRAL TEXAS WINERIES
Alamosa Wine Cellars
Hours: Fri-Sat 10-5 Sun 12-5 or by appt
677 CR 430, Bend
Mediterranean style wines from Texas
grapes. Enjoy the gift shop with gourmet
items, the picnic area and veranda.
Hours: Mon-Thu 10-5 Fri-Sat 10-6 Sun 12-6
464 Becker Farms Rd, Stonewall
Features Bordeaux, Burgandian, and
Rhone-style wines. Enjoy tours, tastings,
and Lavender Haus Reception Hall,
Custom Cellar, and Private Tasting Room.
Bell Springs Winery
Thurs 12-5, Fri 12-6,
Sat & Sun 11-6, Mon 12-5
3700 Bell Springs Rd., Dripping Springs
A laid back atmosphere includes the
owners’ two dogs which have run of the
area. In addition to tasting the wines you
are welcome to roam the tree-sheltered
grounds, have a picnic, and bring your
own dogs if they are animal-and people-friendly.
Bending Branch Winery
Hours: Thurs 11-5, Fri & Sat 11-6, Sun 12-5
142 Lindner Branch Trail, Comfort
This boutique winery uses sustainable
practices and organic growing
techniques. Tannat is their signature
grape. Enjoy their beautiful grounds and
Chisholm Trail Winery
Hours: Open 7 days a week Noon-6pm
2367 Usener Rd., Fredericksburg
This winery, nine miles west of Fredericksburg
features a saloon-style tasting room, and The
Oval Oven, a restaurant serving wood-fired
Driftwood Estate Winery
Hours: Mon-Sun 10-6
4001 Elder Hill Road CR 170, Driftwood
This winery features Mediterranean style
wines with a gorgeous hilltop view of the
vineyard. Weddings and private parties
are welcome. Enjoy the gift shop and
Dry Comal Creek Vineyards
1741 Herbelin Rd., New Braunfels
Features unique Texas wines.
Duchman Family Winery
Mon. 12-6; Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.;
Sunday 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.
13308 FM 150 West, Driftwood
Enjoy wines from Italian varietals grown
in this slice of Hill Country heaven.
Visitors enjoy wonderful views of the
vineyards, along with romantic gardens.
Twenty-five miles from downtown Austin
Fall Creek Vineyards
Established in 1975
Mon-Fri 11-4 Sat 11-5 Sun 12-4
1820 CR 222, Tow
The oldest combination vineyard and
winery in the Hill Country, Fall Creek
Vineyards has won numerous awards for
its fine wines. Enjoy the grounds, taste
the wines, have a picnic and perhaps go
for a boat cruise on Lake Buchanan.
Tues - Thurs: Call for Availability,
Fri & Sat: 10- 6, Sun: 12- 5
18727 West FM 580, Lometa
325-628-3433 or 3434
This relatively new winery is located on
beautiful grounds that have been in the
owners’ family for six generations.
Fiesta Winery Fredericksburg
Open 7 days a week
147A East Main St, Fredericksburg