The epicenter of Texas wines, the Texas Hill Country has become synonymous with beautiful vineyards, wine tours and tastings, special winery events, and a myriad of viticulture education sessions, cooking classes, and you name it! You can even attend grape stomping events in August and September. If that doesn’t bring to mind images of Lucille Ball, you’ve missed a great part of television history, but we digress. Here are three great Texas Hill Country wineries to plan a trip to any time of the year. They can teach you a thing or two about viticulture, instead of hearing about it through the grapevine.
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Heard Through the Grapevine: Texas Hill Country Wineries That Know a Thing or Two About Viticulture
1. Bell Springs Winery
Just outside Austin, Bell Springs Winery has a quaint yet casual atmosphere, where you’re welcomed to bring your dogs! You can also bring a picnic, bring a pal, and bring your curiosity on how they make and sell their wines. Here you can walk freely in the vineyard, enjoying the Texas sun, or find yourself some shade under the oaks/cedars and soak it in.
2. Singing Water Vineyard
Featuring a tasting room renovated from a 100-year-old Texas Hill Country barn, Singing Water Vineyard has shaded parking or a horse tie-up at their old recycled wagon. Their relaxed atmosphere is perfect for the tours and tastings they offer, and their location on the Bruins Creek is beautiful. If viticulture knowledge and experience is what you’re hunting for, every year in August, the vineyard looks for volunteers to help with their harvest – something that teaches you the value of hard work!
3. Perissos Vineyard and Winery
Using a hundred percent Texas-grown fruit for their product, Perissos Vineyard and Winery populates 16 acres with grapes in the Texas Hill Country. Their family-owned vineyard makes award-winning wine and has had great showings at the Lone Star International Wine Competition. Meaning: they know a thing or two about wine. They, too, can teach an avid connoisseur the tricks and traits to viticulture, their take on the process, and how best to produce great product. Take a drive out and see, but better yet, just ask!