Posts Tagged ‘vineyard

Grape Stomps

In: Drinking|Outdoors

3 Aug 2015

Looking for some fun that’ll keep you on your toes? For three weekends in August, nine local wineries (Westcave Cellars, Becker Vineyards, Pedernales Cellars, Texas Hills Vineyard, Fall Creek Vineyard, Messina Hof Hill Country, Hye Meadow and Dry Comal Creek) will be hosting grape stomps (William Chris Vineyards will be doing grape punch-downs). You get […]

(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) Hawk’s Shadow opens to the public this weekend with a flurry of special events: live music, food, barrel tastings and tours of the vineyard. They’ve just bottled some of their first releases, like the Orange Muscat, above. Although the aroma is faintly citrusy-sweet, the finish is dry and refreshing. The stars of their show, though, […]

Becker Vineyards

In: Drinking

17 Aug 2013

(map) There are nine wineries between Stonewall and Fredericksburg, and Becker is one of the oldest and most popular. Since its beginning in 1992, it’s grown into the third-largest winery in the state. It’s a beautiful place to relax, take a tour and discover some award-winning wines. A tasting of six wines is $10 and […]

(map) The gorgeous scenery alone would be reason enough to visit this Hill Country winery. But given that their tempranillo and viognier have been winning gold medals all over the world, you may want to go ahead and sample a few vinos while you’re here. We were lucky enough

Harvest Time

In: Drinking|Outdoors

1 Aug 2013

The next couple of weeks are some of the best times in Texas vineyards: The grapes are ripe and they’re looking for harvest volunteers! You have to rise with the sun (or even before), but you get lunch, free wine, and priceless memories of having helped to bring in the 2013 vintage. Below, a list […]

(map) The best kind of road trip is one that ends up at a winery. Now that the grapevines are beginning to bear fruit, it’s almost harvest time – the perfect time to visit some of the nearby local vineyards. Stone House is close by in

(map) We are lucky enough to have several wineries right in our area. In addition to making good wine, they make beautiful weekend destinations. A scenic, winding road north of Lake Travis takes you to Flat Creek, with its distinctive stone-arched buildings and rows of tall vines stretching

(map) It’s amazing how different Texas wineries are. Some are small, family-run operations; others are big, bustling, Tuscan-style villas. And then there’s one you can live in. Literally. If you’ve ever fantasized about

(map) This ranch boasts not only a flourishing olive orchard rivaling those in Tuscany, but a winery as well. That’s a double bonus in the tasting room! Owner Jack has been growing olives for 14 years, and has a good-sized orchard of 1,200 trees. He harvests by hand, then presses them


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