The Texas Hill Country AVA is the American Viticultural Area located in the Texas Hill Country. The AVA is the 3rd largest in the country, covering 9 million acres (nearly 15,000 square miles). Spreading from just north of San Antonio up to San Saba and just west of Austin to Rocksprings, the AVA contains over 60 wineries and 1,000 planted acres of vineyard. Established in 1991, lead by Ed & Susan Auler of Fall Creek Vineyards, it is the southernmost AVA in the US.
The Hill Country AVA produces varietals similar to France, Italy and Spain including Alicante Bouschet, Aglianico, Barbera, Blanc du Bois, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Colombard, Malbec, Merlot, Muscat Canelli, Norton, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Primitivo, Riesling, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Syrah, Tannat, Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional, Trebbiano, Viognier and more.
Altitude: 1413-1810 ft
Soils: Limestone, granite, clay, sandstone
Topography: Edwards Plateau
Marine: Colorado River, Pedernales River, Lake Travis