In 1975 Fall Creek Vineyards, in Tow about 61 miles northwest
of Austin, was the first vineyard and winery to be established in
the Hill Country. This 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 atmosphere.
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.
Alamosa Wine Cellars |
www.alamosawinecellars.com | 677 CR 430, Bend | 325-628-3313
Mediterranean style wines from Texas grapes. Enjoy the gift shop with gourmet items, the picnic area and veranda. Established 1996
Becker Vineyards |
www.BeckerVineyards.com | 464 Becker Farms Rd, Stonewall | 830-644-2681
Features Bordeaux, Burgandian, and Rhone-style wines. Enjoy tours, tastings, and Lavender Haus Reception Hall, Custom
Cellar, and Private Tasting Room. Established 1992
Bell Springs Winery |
www.bellspringswinery.com | 3700 Bell Springs Rd., Dripping Springs | 830-483-9463
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 |
142 Lindner Branch Trail, Comfort | 830-995-2948
This boutique winery uses sustainable practices and organic growing techniques. Tannat is their signature grape. Enjoy their
beautiful grounds and their wines. Established 2009
Chisholm Trail Winery |
www.chisholmtrailwinery.com | 2367 Usener Rd., Fredericksburg | 830-990-2675
This winery, nine miles west of Fredericksburg features a saloon-style tasting room, and The Oval Oven, a restaurant serving
wood-fired gourmet pizza. Established 2001
Driftwood Estate Winery |
Wine.com | 4001 Elder Hill Road CR 170, Driftwood | 512-858-9667
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 picnic area. Established 2002
Duchman Family Winery |
www.duchmanwines.com | 13308 FM 150 West, Driftwood | 512-858-1470
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. Established 2004
Fall Creek Vineyards |
www.fcv.com | 1820 CR 222, Tow | 325-379-5361
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. Established 1975