Posts Tagged ‘driftwood

(map) Some wineries are all about the tasting room or the facilities or the gift shop. This one is all about the view (of course, they’re all serious about the wines). Located high on a hilltop with a beautiful view of row after row of

(map) Two reasons to visit this new winery: Texas Monthly wine writer Jessica Dupuy recently named Fall Creek’s GSM wine one of the top ten reds in Texas. And they’ve just opened this gorgeous location closer to Austin. Located in Driftwood directly across from the Salt Lick

Salt Lick Cellars

In: Drinking

9 Aug 2014

(map) Whaaat? This legendary barbecue joint has its own wine label?! Indeed they do, and just like the ‘cue, the wine is pretty dang good. The Salt Lick has been growing grapes and selling them to neighboring wineries for years. A few years ago, they opened a tasting room (see our review of it here) serving […]

(map) Jeff Bridges and his band The Abiders are just part of the star-studded lineup at this annual four-day festival. The Old Settler’s Music Festival starts tomorrow in Driftwood and runs through Sunday. Acts include Robert Randolph, Bob Schneider, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, The Del McCoury Band, and 26 more. You can go […]

Trattoria Lisina

In: Drinking|Eating

14 Mar 2013

(map) Dining here makes you feel like you’re in one of those movies set in Italy, where the meals go on for hours in a big Tuscan villa, with much laughter and raising of wineglasses. The feeling begins outside, when you stroll past the flowers and the fountain while Italian songs fill the

(map) We are lucky to have quite a few award-winning wineries nearby, the one in this case near Driftwood, home of the Salt Lick. With their tasting rooms, beautiful scenery and gift shops, they make fun trips. This started out as Mandola’s Winery, but as of July,

(map) This year, the formerly three-day festival morphs into a series of smaller, more intimate gatherings to let you better get to know the participating wineries. “A Sunday Affair” took place this weekend at Driftwood Winery (for more on the winery, click here), and was a great mix of food, wine,

(map) Let the fall festival season begin! This one, which benefits Dripping Springs, is this Saturday, Sept. 10th. 17 Texas wineries will join many local food vendors and chefs, like Rolling in Thyme & Dough, above. Your entry fee buys you a souvenir glass and six tastes of wine. It’s a fun, easy way to […]

Salt Lick Cellars

In: Drinking

17 Sep 2010

The tasting room here has only been open for a couple of weeks, although the building dates back to the 70s. Salt Lick has been growing grapes for six years, but hasn’t started making their own wines just yet (they sell their grapes to neighboring wineries). So the tasting room features


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