The Texas Hill Country attracts visitors all year round. Whether it’s wildflowers in the spring, water sports in the summer, or dazzling displays of Christmas lights in winter. As a result there’s always fun to be had in the Texas Hill Country. Here’s an extensive list of resources to help you customize your visit.
10TH ANNUAL DERBY EXTRAVAGANZA – SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2020
Don’t miss our biggest party of the year! Join us for food, wine, live jazz, Derby viewing, and a fierce hat parade competition, held on the grounds of the beautiful 56-acre Bending Branch Winery estate. Awarded Top Texas Winery in the 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition.
142 Lindner Branch Trail, Comfort, TX
A DAY IN THE VINES
Get ready for the inaugural A Day In The Vines! Inspired by New Zealand’s Winery Tour and rooted in the Texas Hill Country, the two shows will celebrate music, wine, food, and scenery – all during Mother’s Day weekend on the beautiful grounds at Spicewood Vineyards.
A Day In The Vines features two unique concert experiences:
Saturday, May 9 with The Revivalists, Lake Street Dive, Tank and the Bangas, and Strand of Oaks.
Sunday, May 10 with Norah Jones, Patty Griffin, Mavis Staples, and Sir Woman.
The public on-sale for each show starts Friday, 2/21 at 10am.
Brought to you by CRS & C3 Presents. Benefitting Kids In A New Groove.
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Your friends at the Texas Department of Agriculture want you to know, the doors to this beautiful State are always open for you. With over 400 wineries and cellars tucked away on charming country roads, undoubtedly, there is something for everyone to enjoy with Texas Wines.
1700 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX
33RD ANNUAL GRUENE MUSIC & WINE FESTIVAL + CRAFT BEER EVENT, OCTOBER 10-13
4 Days. 4 Distinct Events. This Americana event benefiting the United Way of Comal County features the best in live music alongside award-winning Texas wines and craft beer at Gruene Hall and The Grapevine. Featuring vintner and music events, wine, food and beer samplings, plus the Great Guitar Auction. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org; call (830) 629-5077 or toll free from San Antonio (830) 606-1601 for tickets and information.
Head out to Gruene for 4 days of curated Texas wine and beer tastings, live music, prizes and fun this fall! The festival benefits the United Way of Comal County.
Gruene Historic District
OKTOBERFEST, 39TH ANNIVERSARY
October 4-6, 2019 • Oompah at its Best! German food and drink, music on four stages- all weekend. Local artists, kids area, souvenirs and much more. Special activities: OkTUBAfest Friday, Hauptstrasse Chicken Dance Saturday morning, 42 Tournament and Lederhosen contest on Sunday. Fun for the entire family! MarktPlatz, Downtown Fredericksburg. A fund-raiser for Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance. For details and tickets: www.oktoberfestinfbg.com
MarktPlatz Downtown Fredericksburg
29th ANNUAL FREDERICKSBURG FOOD & WINE FEST
Saturday, October 26, Market Square, Downtown Fredericksburg. $25 per person, 12-7pm. (830) 997-8515 A celebration of Texas wine & food. Grape Expectations Cooking School, Gargantuan Great Grape Toss, auction, excellent music. Plus three special events: Thursday at Messina Hof Winery; Friday at Becker Vineyards and Saturday Marktplatz Patron Brunch. For tickets and info: www.fbgfoodandwinefest.com
Market Square, Fredericksburg, TX
11TH ANNUAL HARKER HEIGHTS FOOD WINE & BREW FEST
Saturday, September 14, 2pm-10pm (VIP Entrance 1pm), Harker Heights Community Park. Come experience the best fest in Central Texas! The festival is a celebration of Texas wine, craft beer and culinary delights. Enjoy live musical entertainment, arts, specialty vendors, food demos, wine tasting classes and live stone carvers. For tickets and info: www.hhfoodandwine.com
MESSINA HOF MANOR HAUS B&B
Suitably sitting on nearly 10 acres in the heart of Texas wine country, Messina Hof Hill Country Winery showcases over 50 award-winning Texas wines, a selection of premium wines exclusive to our Hill Country location, and Wine On Tap. Tours are offered daily and groups are welcome to enjoy the spacious Tasting Room and relaxing patios. Complete your retreat with a stay at the Manor Haus Bed & Breakfast on property, consisting of four uniquely themed cottages. Join the Family!
9996 U.S. 290 East, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
COTTON GIN VILLAGE
Take a step back in time with an escape to a unique Bed & Breakfast. Authentic 1870s log cabin village, surrounded by limestone walls, waterfalls and herb gardens. Experience unparalleled Hill Country dining, featuring an extensive Texas wine list.
2805 S. Hwy 16, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
HILL COUNTRY CASITAS
New, custom built Casitas on 13 acres offer great views and close to many wineries and venues. Large porches with fireplaces-the Casitas are private, romantic and designed for comfort and relaxation. All have kitchens and grills. A grand Pavilion certainly is for gathering or a special event. Dog friendly, hiking, yard games, Wi-Fi, fire pits, strong breezes and amazing views. 10 Casitas sleep up to 48.
7400 McGregor Lane, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
HOFFMAN HAUS – LUXURY BED AND BREAKFAST & BESPOKE EVENT VENUE
Nestled in a quiet neighborhood just a block from downtown Fredericksburg, Texas. Each one of the 23 rooms, suites and houses provides an experience of luxury and relaxation. Rooms are stocked with Hummingbird Farms bath and body amenities. On site Day Spa will calm and energize you. A complimentary gourmet breakfast is delivered each morning at 9am. The Great Hall and Texas Garden are perfect for weddings and events of up to 120 people.
608 E Creek Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Mt. Gainor Inn
Centrally located minutes to 7 wineries & surrounded by many more. Close to Wimberley & Hill Country fun. Private accommodations on 23 acres overlooking the scenic hill country. 5 rooms & 1 suite with luxurious beds, whirlpool baths & relaxing porches. Full breakfast & afternoon snacks. We offer massages & romantic packages & will happily customize your stay. Come stay where life is good.
THE BACK FORTY OF FREDERICKSBURG
Escape to this Fredericksburg Texas Hill Country bed and breakfast, spa & ranch. Wake up each morning in the beautiful Texas Hill Country to the comforts of home, and enjoy breakfast in the privacy of your room. Linger over a second cup of coffee under live oaks at the edge of Baron’s Creek while you watch the Peruvian Pasos in training. Spend time in our European Spa, have a massage or go out to the lake for fly fishing. Or reflect on your day’s events while watching the sunset from the herb garden patio with the fragrance of lavender in the air. Experience very special accommodations in a wonderful setting. Your Fredericksburg bed and breakfast spa ranch hideaway is also a perfect home base for exploring the Texas Hill Country.
BLAIR HOUSE INN
Situated on 22 gorgeous acres and just minutes from the Wimberley Square, Blair House offers twelve luxurious rooms & suites. Day Spa Services and Fine dining on Saturday evenings are open to the public by reservation. Blair House Inn is also an art gallery and offers a nationally recognized cooking school. Voted one of the Top 10 Inns of the South 2017 by Southern Living magazine.
100 W. Spoke Hill Drive, Wimberley, TX 78676
HORSESHOE BAY RESORT
Texas premier AAA four-diamond lake and golf resort featuring 72 holes of award-winning Robert Trent Jones golf, full-service marina, spa, tennis and waterfront dining on the shores of Lake LBJ. It features nearly 380 guest rooms with dynamic overnight options including 3-bedroom waterfront condos and tower suites. Home of the annual HSBR Wine and Dine Festival — where live music, hill country wineries, celebrity chefs and great cuisine come together on October 25-26, 2019.
200 Hi Circle North, Horseshoe Bay TX 78657
CABERNET GRILL – TEXAS WINE COUNTY RESTAURANT
Escape to a unique Bed & Breakfast. Authentic 1870s log cabin village, surrounded by limestone walls, waterfalls and herb gardens. Experience unparalleled Hill Country dining, featuring an extensive wine list.
2805 S State Highway 16, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
LA BERGERIE – WINE BAR & BOTTLE SHOP
Located one block off Main Street and across from the National Museum of the Pacific War. La Bergerie is a wine bar and bottle shop that offers wine and beer from boutique producers from Texas and beyond. Gourmet food offerings include housemade charcuterie, locally baked breads and artisanal cheeses. Curated board and catering services available.
312 E Austin Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
PECAN STREET BREWING
A family owned BrewPub, Dancehall & Biergarten located on Historic Courthouse Sq in Johnson City. Whether you are meting up with a few friends or celebrating a spacial occasion with many, PSB is the perfect venue. Texas Craft is honored at PSB with our brewed on-site beers, TX Wines, and Craft Spirits that complement our house made southern dishes.
106 E Pecan Dr, Johnson City, TX 78636
LARGE SELECTION OF WINES FOR COMPLIMENTARY TASTING! Representing over 70 wineries from Texas and beyond, Texas craft beers on tap, cheese plates and wine gifts. Seasonal firepits and misters. Meet Texas’ best winemakers at “Come and Taste It” events every third Thursday. Open daily in Gruene Historic District.
1613 Hunter Road, New Braunfels, TX 78130
WEDDING OAK WINERY – San Saba – Fredericksburg – Burnet
Wedding Oak Winery embodies the casual beauty, friendly personalities and relaxing hospitality that defines small town Texas, continuing the commitment to making Texas wines that celebrate our Texas terrior and wine-growing conditions. Enjoy Wedding Oak Winery’s award-winning wines grown from 100% Texas wine grapes as you visit the heart of Texas wine country with three locations in Burnet, Fredericksburg and San Saba. Don’t forget your camera!
See us create in live glassblowing demonstrations weekly, and join us on the patio under the Oaks for our Wine & Whiskey summer series. Wimberley Glassworks handcrafts art glass vases and sculpture, lamps and lighting, jewelry and seasonal decor. This year we make a toast to our new line of glassware, with local tastings and live music, 2-6pm the last Sundays monthly through August. Hope to see you.
6469 RR 12, San Marcos, Tx
FRIENDS OF THE GILLESPIE COUNTY COUNTRY SCHOOLS
The Driving Trail, established in 2006, links 16 historic schools to the Vereins Kirche, the first Gillespie County school built 1847 on Fredericksburg’s Market Square. The 120-mile Trail directs visitors into the countryside to see one or all schools, some of which existed when Comanches were still kidnapping settler’s children. Spend an hour or a day. All schools on National Register of Historic Places, many with Texas historic markers. Neighbors to the Texas Hill Country Wineries. Map on our webs
(830) 685-3321 or (830) 990-8059
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We work hard at perfectin’ hanging out! Stop By and visit us, relax under our 500 year-old oak trees, or sit around our old wood stove and listen to live music any day of the week. Take a look around our old General Store,shop or soak up the history. You can even scoot yer boots across our historical dance hall floor. We are located in the midst of the Texas Hill Country Wine Country!
412 Luckenbach Town Loop, Fredericksburg TX 78624
THE BLAIR HOUSE DAY SPA
The Blair House Day Spa is open daily from 8am to 6pm. Comfortable and completely private massage rooms available for all treatments including massage, aromatherapy, hot stone, and facials. Enjoy access to a sauna and shower in the changing room.
100 W. Spoke Hill Drive, Wimberley, TX 78676
COMFORT CHAMBER & VISITOR CENTER
Located equidistant from Boerne, Fredericksburg & Kerrville and just 35 minutes from San Antonio, Comfort offers a unique visiting & shopping experience amid historic buildings! Antiques – Art & Pottery Galleries – Boutiques – Home Decor – Eateries – Wineries, Tasting Rooms & Distillery – July 4th Parade, BBQ & Festivities – Christmas in Comfort Arts & Crafts Festival & Lighted Night Parade – Historic Treue Der Union Monument – Mountain Bike Trails – Bat Tunnel & Roost
630 Front St (TX 27)
DRIPPING SPRINGS VISITORS BUREAU
Taste the flavor of the Texas Hill Country and enjoy true small town hospitality in the Wedding Capital of Texas®. Dripping Springs is home to breathtaking vistas, infamous pools and springs, olive orchards, wineries, breweries and distilleries. Sit back and listen or get up and dance in quaint music venues. Shop for local treasures. Drink award winning libations and devour scrumptious food. Tie and jacket not required…anywhere.
509 W Mercer St, Dripping Springs, TX
FREDERICKSBURG VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER
Free Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Hill Country and Texas travel literature & information on Fredericksburg & Gillespie County wineries. DVD presentation, public restrooms and off-street parking.
302 E. Austin Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78654
JOHNSON CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – CROSSROADS OF THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY
Located an hour from Austin and San Antonio set amongst the foothills of the majestic Hill Country is an unhurried, charming piece of “old Americana” in a Presidential hometown. On your next excursion to sip wine and shop, stop in Johnson City. Historic sites, museums, resident artists and musicians, art galleries and cultural assets set the backdrop of this small Texas town. Population 1673.
100 E Main St, PO Box 485, Johnson City, TX
SAN SABA COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AT THE SAN SABA VISITOR’S CENTER
San Saba, known as the Pecan Capital of the World, offers Deer Hunting • San Saba River Golf Course • Early Texas Architecture • Beautiful RV Parks • Bicycle Routes • Local and State Parks • Historic Suspension Bridges • Oldest Active US Jail • Settlers Museum • Wildlife and Birding • Wineries and Wine Trails. Visit our historic downtown’s Sip ‘n Stroll Wine Tasting and Lighted Christmas Parade, 2nd Saturday in December.
113 S High St, San Saba, TX
Stonewall is located on the Pedernales River just an hour outside of Austin. Famed for the sweetest peaches in Texas, Stonewall is also home to some of the best wineries in the state. Come and tour all our attractions including the Texas Whitehouse, home to 36th President, Lyndon B. Johnson. Don’t forget to join us for our Annual Peach JAMboree & Rodeo, always on the 3rd full weekend in June!
250 Peach St, Stonewall, TX
- Blanco State Park
- Colorado Bend State Park
- Enchanted Rock State Park
- Fort McKavett State Park
- Garner State Park
- Inks Lake State Park
- Kerrville Shreiner Park
- Landmark Inn Historical Park
- Longhorn Cavern State Park
- Lost Maples
- Lyndon B Johnson State Park and National Historic Park
- Old Tunnel State Park
- Pedernales Falls State Park
- Highland Lakes Area
- Inks Lake
- Lake Austin
- Lake Buchanan
- Lake LBJ
- Lake Marble Falls
- Lake Travis
- Town Lake
- Colorado River
- Frio River
- Gudalupe River
- Pedernales River
- Alamo Springs Bat Cave – Lukenbach
- Albert Dancehall
- Aquarena Springs – San Marcos
- Barton Creek Greenbelt – Austin
- Blue Hole – Wimberley
- Fort Martin Scott Historic Site
- Fort Mason – Mason County
- Frio Bat Caves – Uvalde
- Gillespie County Country Schools Driving & Cycling Trails
- Hamilton Pool – Austin
- Historic Gruene Texas – Gruene
- Jacob’s Well – Wimberley
- Krause Springs – Spicewood
- Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course
- Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – Austin
- LBJ Ranch – Johnson City
- Lukenbach Texas Historic General Store and Dance Hall
- McKinney Falls Sate Park – Austin
- National Museum of the Pacific War – Admiral Nimitz Museum
- Natural Bridge Caverns and Wildlife Park – San Antonio
- Pennybacker Bridge Overlook Trail – Austin
- Pioneer Museum Complex – Gillespie
- Pound House Museum – Dripping Springs
- Riverwalk – San Antonio
- Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm – Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site
- Science Mill – Johnson City
- Stone Henge – Ingram
- Texas Rangers Heritage Center at Fort Martin Scott
- The Japanese Tea Gardens – San Antonio
- The Twin Sisters Historic Dance Hall – Wimberley
- Tower of the Americas – San Antonio
- Treue Der Union Monument – Comfort
- Vereins Kirche Museum
- Wonder Cave – San Marcos