Situated amongst the rolling hills and autumn splendor of Texas Hill Country sits Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa, a vineyard experience offering luxury accommodations, award winning Texas wines, craft beers and hearty fare. A visit in the fall welcomes visitors with cooler temperatures, grapes ready for the harvest and more, including, live music on the weekends and delicious food. If you need convincing to visit this highly regarded Hill Country resort, this list ought to do it!

Photo of living area inside room at Carter Creek Winery with couch, chair, two lamos, small table and chairs, window and mirror on the wall

1. Luxurious Accommodations

For those who want to spend a few days enjoying the beautiful hills and surrounding scenic area, the resort’s all-villa accommodations welcome you for any length of time. Each villa is steps from the vineyards and boasts separate living and sleeping areas, a cozy covered porch, an electric fireplace and plush linens for a perfect night’s sleep.

Photo of wooden winery bar at Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa with bottles on wine on the bar, and racks of wines across from the bar

2. The Winery

The perfect place for sipping and sampling – Carter Creek Winery combines old and new school wine making techniques that merge with Texas’ sun, soil and climate to create some of the nation’s most respected and award-winning varietals including crisp whites and robust reds. What makes Texas Hill Country grapes so special is the combination of the extremely warm growing season and an early harvest. Pair this stunning atmosphere with Carter Creek Winery's talented family of winemakers and the result is sensational wines not found anywhere else.

Photo of a beer growler reading Old 290 Brewery Johnson City, TX next to a tasting flight of beer on wooden bar and a bartender in white baseball cap behind the bar at Carter Creek Winery Resort

3. Craft Beer and Texas Cuisine

Old 290 Brewery & Restaurant, named after the original highway connecting Fredericksburg and Johnson City, serves Hill Country craft beer – including fall favorite Octoberfest beer – and hearty, Texas-inspired food. Equal parts rustic and refined, this steakhouse-style restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and emphasizes fresh, locally sourced southern ingredients.

Photo of the Pavilion Lawn at Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa with wooden chairs in the front and footrests and a plate of charcuteries and bottle of wine

4. Live Music

On Friday and Saturday nights, the resort’s central pavilion hums with the Rhythm on the Vine® series. Music lovers can sip wines and craft beers and sample Texas fare while enjoying live music from talented local artists at Carter Creek’s central pavilion.

Photo of a bottle of Dominum Tinto Port and Glass on a wine barrel outside of Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa5. Port

Carter Creek’s Dominum Tinto 1845 is a rich red wine that captures the essence of its Portuguese varietals. It’s a powerful tribute to the Republic of Texas and the statehood that followed in 1845 when Texas became part of the United States of America.

To experience the southern allure of Texas Hill Country, book your fabulous Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa wine getaway at www.cartercreek.com.

Photos and article contributed by Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa.