This Fall, Head To Texas Hill Country, AKA: The New Napa

Posted on October 16, 2014

As the leaves start to change and swimsuits are swapped for infinity scarves, everyone in the US is celebrating the start of fall. An activity that may not be on your bucket list but should be is visiting a winery. Wineries combine some of my favorite things: road trips, learning new things, and copious amounts of vino.  Read More

Wine country, Texas style

Posted on October 03, 2014

The fall harvest season is a great time to enjoy a winery tour. Most travelers would think of a visit to the Napa/Sonoma area in California or perhaps head to the east coast where upstate New York has the Finger Lake region filled with fall color plus an honored place for the grape. But there is also a wine destination that is frequently overlooked. Just as important as those other regions and filled with a variety of wine, is the Hill Country region of South Texas. Read More

Great spots for Texas wine month

Posted on September 29, 2014

Freshly pressed grapes are fermenting in the Texas Hill Country as harvest wraps up just in time for Texas Wine Month in October. Winemakers are filled with excitement of the unknown promise another vintage holds. Read More

Texas To Get a Winery Incubator

Posted on July 22, 2014

Readers in the tech. sector will be familiar with the concept of an incubator... Now comes news of one Texas wine entrepreneur’s plans to open an incubator for incipient Texas wineries. Mike McHenry is managing partner of Wedding Oak Winery in San Saba, on the northwest border of the Texas Hill Country American Viticultural Area (AVA). Read More

Texas Hill Country wineries banding together to raise quality

Posted on July 22, 2014

Texas Hill Country wineries banding together to raise qualityClark Smith has a theory that wine tastes different depending on the music you listen to. So last week, more than a dozen Hill Country winemakers crowded into a hot dining room to test it out. Mostly dressed in jeans, some of them fresh from the fields and still with dirt under their nails, they began studying the three glasses of white wines poured in front of them. Read More

Wineries to Pair with a City Break

Posted on June 19, 2014

City to visit: Austin Nearby wine region: Texas Hill Country (drive time is 40 minutes)  Read More

Top 6 affordable wine regions in the US

Posted on April 16, 2014

Instead of Napa and Sonoma, tour another wine region of the country for a change. These wine regions in New York, Texas and the Pacific Northwest have magnificent scenery, moderate prices and delicious wine, and they lack the pretension of northern California wineries.  Read More

Road Trip to April’s Texas Hill Country Wineries Kick-off

Posted on April 16, 2014

It had been a fun and educational evening and we highly recommend going to one of the future kick-off parties if you are able. There is still time left for this month’s Texas Hill Country Wineries Wine & Wildflower Trail so get your tickets while you can! Read More

Texas Hill Country Ranked Among Top 10 Best Wine Destinations for 2014

Posted on April 16, 2014

Wine Enthusiast, the world’s leading source for wine accessories, storage, information, education, events and travel, has named the Texas Hill Country in its list of the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations for 2014. Home to more than 185 wineries and 220 family-owned vineyards, Texas is the 5th largest wine-producing state in the U.S., and the Texas Hill Country American Viticultural Area (AVA) is the second largest in the nation.  Read More

An Innkeeper’s Guide to Fredericksburg

Posted on March 26, 2014

Located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg is an easy drive from Austin and San Antonio, making it the perfect location for a romantic weekend for two or a relaxing getaway with friends.  Read More

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