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Texas Hill Country Wine Region Makes Lonely Planet Top-10 List

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Each year the website, Lonely Planet, reviews and compiles travel opportunities in the United States to bring you their top rated listing of must-sees. From sunny coastlines to sparkling cities, glorious mountains to simply amazing countryside, they develop their list of under-the-radar places that they feel are “set to shine in the coming months.” This year, the Texas Hill Country (wine region specifically) ranked number eight on their top ten.

Turns out Texas Knows a Good Grape

Texas Hill Country Wine Region Makes Lonely Planet Top-10 List

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Among their highlights, they recognize that as far as wine connoisseurs go (outside of Texas), the Lone Star state might not be one of the first tour sites that come to mind. But we Texans know what’s what when it comes to a good grape, and we’re getting better at it all the time.

Grape Varietals, Good Routes, and Great Scenery!

Texas Hill Country Wine Region Makes Lonely Planet Top-10 List

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Lonely Planet identifies the Hill Country as a mecca of wineries, tours, and tastings, ripe for the picking, and notes Fredericksburg “at the epicenter.” They also make note of Wine Road 290, and a series of varietals available within the region, not to mention that they’re served up in Texas style. There’s plenty more to see, and taste, in the Texas Hill Country wine region, and we’re glad the folks at Lonely Planet have recognized that!