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.
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. Experience the spacious Tasting Room and relaxing patios while enjoying a charcuterie board or other light bites with your wine. 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
From the moment you step inside the ivy-covered walls of this unique Bed & Breakfast, you’ll be transported to another world – Koi ponds with waterfalls, lush landscaping, romantically-outfitted rustic cabins and cottages, and unparalleled Texas Hill Country dining in the highly-acclaimed Cabernet Grill Texas Wine Country Restaurant. Each morning a freshly prepared picnic basket breakfast is delivered right to your door and features a delicious rotation of home-cooked breakfast items. Come on in and make yourself at home at one of Fredericksburg’s most acclaimed B&Bs!
2805 S. State Highway 16, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Mt. Gainor Inn
Centrally located within minutes of several of your favorite wineries, Dripping Springs, Driftwood, Wimberley & Hill Country fun. Private, quiet, beautiful country setting hilltop overlooking the scenic hill country. King beds, whirlpool baths & private relaxing porches. We offer several romantic packages & will happily customize your stay. Come stay where life is good.
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
Discover superb Hill Country cuisine to tempt every tastebud—from the freshest seafoods to aged, certified angus steaks—exquisitely prepared and thoughtfully served. And don’t forget to check out our wine menu, with over 150 selections … and growing! We offer the widest selection of Texas wines of any restaurant in the nation. Executive Chef and Owner Ross Burtwell’s passion and expertise is unmatched. It’s no surprise that Cabernet Grill regularly tops the Hill Country’s Best Places to Eat list. Thanks to the vision, innovation, and commitment of him and his team, Cabernet Grill has become a Hill Country legend.
2805 S. State Highway 16, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
PECAN STREET BREWING
Pecan Street Brewing is a place to flip your “chill switch” while connecting with friends. Originally, it was a hardware/supply store where the community gathered. Today, Pecan Street Brewing is a family owned brewpub, serving brewed on-site craft beer, Texas Wines & Spirits, Southern dishes, brick oven pizzas and more. Enjoy our TEXAS SIZE HOSPITALITY!
106 E Pecan Dr, Johnson City, TX
Representing over 70 wineries from Texas and beyond, Texas craft beers on tap, gifts and good eats. 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
WESTCAVE CELLARS WINERY & BREWERY
Focusing on 100% Texas wines produced in a French style, Westcave Cellars Winery & Brewery is a 10-year-old winery (founded in 2011), but owners Margaret and Allan Fetty have been growing grapes in Texas Hill Country since 1999. The Fettys are involved with every part of the winemaking process, from farming the vines to bottling the wine. They also brew 100% Texas beer for all you craft beer aficionados out there. Come experience true Texas wine in a beautiful, relaxed setting in a modern tasting room or outside under large oak trees. Furry babies are always welcomed!
FRIENDS OF GILLESPIE COUNTY COUNTRY SCHOOLS
The Gillespie County Country Schools Driving and Cycling Trail, established in 2006, links 16 historic former rural schools to the Vereins Kirche, the first Gillespie County School built 1847 on Fredericksburg Market Square. The 120-mile Trail Map directs visitors into the Fredericksburg, Texas countryside to see one, several, or all schools. See early school BBQ pits, outdoor pavilions, stages and stage curtains, teacherages, tin schools, and two Presidential Schools. No two are alike. Spend an hour or the day. Schools are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and are Members of the Country School Association of America (CSAA). Today they function as community and learning centers, rentals for reunions and other social gatherings, and unique destination weddings.
112 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
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GRUENE MUSIC & WINE FESTIVAL
36th Annual Gruene Music & Wine Festival: Come and Taste It for United Way
Thursday, October 6th, 4-7pm
Kick off the weekend at The Grapevine in Gruene Historic District with tastings from three Texas wineries and a Texas craft brewery, live music and prize giveaways. Admission is free and tasting tickets will be available for purchase along with the featured wines and beers with proceeds benefiting the United Way of Comal County.
36th Annual Gruene Music & Wine Festival: Rockin’ with Texas Wine & Food
Friday, October 7th, 5:15-8:30pm
Benefiting the United Way of Comal County and presented by Gruene Hall and KNBT 92.1FM Radio New Braunfels, this annual event features a dinner catered by Gristmill River Restaurant, wine tasting, a private performance by a Gruene Hall favorite and The Great Guitar Auction featuring guitars signed by some of the best artists to headline the historic stage. Event is 21 and up.
36th Annual Gruene Music & Wine Festival: Taste of Texas Wine & Beer
Saturday, October 8th, 12-6pm
Join us for an ALL NEW EVENT in The Grapevine Garden! Enjoy live music alongside six Texas wineries and two Texas breweries. Admission is free and tasting tickets will be available for purchase along with the featured wines and beers with proceeds benefiting the United Way of Comal County.
36th Annual Gruene Music & Wine Festival: Sunday Songwriter Shindig
Sunday, October 9th
Enjoy an acoustic lineup of Texas’ best songwriters on the legendary Gruene Hall stage. Presented by KNBT and Gruene Hall, proceeds will benefit the United Way of Comal County. This event is 21 and up.
The Grapevine and Gruene Hall in Gruene Historic District
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
FREDERICKSBURG FOOD & WINE FEST
Downtown Market Square, 100 West Main, Fredericksburg Texas • (830) 997-8515
The Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest, October 21-23, 2021, celebrates its 30th! Fest opens at noon Saturday October 23 – Texas specialty booths, Texas wine, craft beer, silent auction, entertainment, food court, Gargantuan Grape Toss and more. Plus three popular events: Go Texan! Dinner October 21 at Messina Hof Hill Country; A Celebration of Texas Food & Wine on October 22 at Becker Vineyards and the Patron Brunch on Marktplatz on October 23. fbgfoodandwinefest.com
Hill Country Wine Tours LLC
Hill Country Wine Tours LLC provides an all-inclusive, door to door private customized day trips to Texas Hill Country seven days a week.
A typical day would include visiting and tastings at three vineyards and an enjoyable lunch. A dinner option or overnight weekend package is also available. “You drink we drive” in the comfort of a leather upholstered 15 passenger 2020 Ford Transit Vans with extended high roofs and extended chassis for carrying all that Texas Wine home! Hill Country Wines Tours has partnered with over thirty wineries and distilleries with indoor and outdoor facilities that are booked accordingly with the weather in mind and the guest experience. Their goal is to provide you with the best guest experience. It is their passion to introduce you to the various boutique and larger wineries during your time together in Texas Wine Country. Hill Country Wine Tours serve all cities in Central Texas and will pick you up at your residence, guest house or hotel for the ultimate VIP experience. From a party of two to large corporate groups, their experiences are one of a kind, memorable and full of Texas Hospitality.
Fredericksburg CVB Tours & Shuttles
WineRoad290 Tour Operators
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
- 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