Posts Tagged ‘winery

(map) This Saturday the 22nd, the 13 wineries on the Wine Road 290 Trail (between Fredericksburg and Johnson City) are throwing a fun, Mardi Gras-themed event. Top local chefs are creating dishes pairing tastes of Texas wines with Texas Gulf shrimp. There’ll be shrimp gumbo, shrimp Creole, shrimp and sausage jambalaya, blackened shrimp tacos and […]

(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, […]

(map) During weekends this fall, Perissos is doing hayride tours of the vineyard. You get to taste six different wines while you ride through the grapevines. They’ll tell you a little bit about each varietal you’re tasting as you ride by its vines. By appointment. $35, $25 for wine-club members. Perissos Vineyards website

Six Shooter Cellars

In: Drinking

10 Sep 2013

(map) It seems like there are new wineries and tasting rooms popping up weekly out along the Highway 290 wine trail. Six Shooter Cellars is one of the newest, a self-proclaimed “caliber above the rest.” It’s a joint venture by six far-flung wineries who came together to capitalize on the momentum generated by all the wine-sipping

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) Spicewood Vineyards is a) nearby, b) easy to get to, and c) incredibly scenic, all of which make it a primo destination for wine-tasting. When you arrive, you’ll see acres of vineyards surrounding two “Texas Contemporary” buildings. One is the actual winery,

Hye Meadow Winery

In: Drinking

9 Jul 2013

(map) One of the newest wineries to appear along the popular 290 wine trail, Hye Meadow is technically not even open. But as you can see, owner Mike is a friendly guy, the kind who’ll welcome you right into his winery itself for a tasting. Eight wines are available for tasting, three of which are made […]


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