Discover Texas Wine Country
DISCOVER TEXAS WINE COUNTRY
You don’t have to go to Napa or trek across the ocean to enjoy a world-class Wine Country– there’s plenty of gorgeous scenery and superb sipping waiting for you right in the Hill Country of Texas. Surprised? Lots of people are, but millions of savvy oenophiles come to the Lone Star State to tour the wine region each year. It was even named “One of the 10 best wine travel destinations in the world” by Wine Enthusiast.
TEXAS HILL COUNTRY IS TEXAS WINE COUNTRY
The land and climate of Texas Hill Country, west of Austin, has a terroir all its own, and these flavors make Texas Hill Country wines totally unique. Hot summer days lead to grapes with low acidity and lots of tannins, while rocky limestone soils add a mineral element that is worth savoring. Being the wine producing epicenter of Texas, each winery has it’s own growing and winemaking technique. Your hosts will be happy to take you on a scheduled walking tour or cheese pairing tasting to explain their work in fascinating detail.
THINGS TO DO IN TEXAS WINE COUNTRY
Spend a weekend at a sweet bed and breakfast to fuel up — and sleep off — your days along the wine roads. As you taste your way across several area wineries, be sure to make time to visit Luckenbach for excellent live music in a classic dancehall or take your time to learn more about Texas’s past on a driving tour of historic sites. Whether you come in Spring to enjoy the bluebonnets or want to try your hands — or feet! — at a grape stomp during harvest time, there’s something here for everyone, and every palette to enjoy.
PLAN A TRIP TO TEXAS WINE COUNTRY
With over 50 wineries and hundred of miles of ground to cover, it can feel overwhelming to research and plan a Texas-sized trip to the Hill Country. No worries: Texas Hill Country Wineries has you covered. Here you can browse all the wineries in one place and plan your route to make the most of your time. You can also purchase wine event tickets that will open the doors of all the wonderful wineries of the Hill Country to you with your Tasting Passport this October. It’s a convenient way to explore 47 award-winning Texas wineries over the course of 31 days — take your trip at your own pace and lose yourself in the beauty and tradition of the Hill Country vineyards and wineries.