TEXAS HILL COUNTRY WINERIES & VINEYARDS
With more than 50 wineries within a short drive, the Texas Hill Country is the perfect place to uncork a bottle and soak up some breathtaking views. If you want to stay closer to town, Austin is filled with some wonderful wine bars and tasting rooms. Get to know these Austin wineries and nearby Hill Country vineyards
Austin's urban wineries and wine bars pair cool ambiance with impressive selections and wine specials. Infinite Monkey Theorem is one of the coolest urban wineries in the country, serving wine on tap, with flights worth every penny. Known for its friendly and knowledgeable staff, the Austin Winery is stripping away the pretense of wine and making it more approachable to drink and enjoy. Meridian Hive Meadery is putting a modern touch on the ancient beverage of honey wine, also known as mead; stop by the tasting room and try the many flavorful varieties on tap!
Austin Wine Bars
Austin’s wine scene is full of dozens of options to grab a glass, or a bottle, right around downtown Austin. Steps from the Convention Center, Texas Reds and Whites Tasting Room offers a huge selection of some of the best wines that the Lone Star State has to offer. Cru is a cozy, romantic option for wine by the bottle or by the flight. The constantly changing international wine selection and Mediterranean plates at House Wine go great with the live music by local talent. Max's Wine Dive brims with live music, a welcoming wine bar and gourmet farm-to-table eats from Executive Chef and Chopped winner Erica Beneke.
The Hill Country wine trail is a swirling path of sipping and touring, where more than 50 wineries are proudly pouring everything from pinots to chardonnays. Begin with a special tasting tour along the Dripping Wine Trail and enjoy picnics, live music and wine from Westcave Cellars or Bell Springs Winery. Fredericksburg is your gateway to one of the most robust wine regions in Texas Hill Country. More than 20 wineries and vineyards offer award-winning varietals including cabernets, tempranillos, viogniers and rieslings. Try Becker Vineyards, near Stonewall, for hand-crafted Bordeaux, Burgundian and Rhone-styled, award-winning wines (they've been served in The White House!). Visit Stone House Vineyard in Spicewood for red and fortified wines and a range of Australian labels. Take in a sunset with a romantic vineyard view backdrop at the Duchman Family Winery.
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