10 Unique Wineries in The Texas Hill Country

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8 Unique Wineries to Visit in The Texas Hill Country

Texas is the number five wine-producing state in the U.S., and the Texas Hill Country American Viticultural Area is the second largest in the nation. The Hill Country boasts 42 unique wineries, each with its own terroir, personality and winemaking style.

Spanish and Italian varietals, including Tempranillo, Viognier, Sangiovese and Tannat grow well in this area, and the scenic views can’t be beat. Here are our top picks for wineries in The Texas Hill Country.

1. Fiesta Wineries

Unique Wineries to Visit in the Texas Hill Country

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While enjoying wine at Fiesta Vineyard & Winery at Bend, Texas you will see a few “touches” of homestead throughout, from a display of family cowboy boots, to a historic outhouse.

Grab a bottle of our “Texas Hill Country” branded wine and sit out on their covered patio, with scenic views and relax, bring a picnic and enjoy. Fiesta Vineyard takes pride and enjoys the opportunity to bring you superior wine, full of love from their family to yours.

Unique Wineries to Visit in the Texas Hill Country

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We also have additional tasting rooms in Fredericksburg at 147 E Main Street. We are in the heart of the downtown area in a great location on Main Street, sharing a building with Savy E’s Boutique. And our other location is at 6260 US Hwy East 290 just a couple of miles outside of Fredericksburg going towards Johnson City we are located in the Historic Rocky Hill Complex.

18727 W FM 580, Lometa, Texas 76853  (325) 628 3433
Located 5 miles East of Bend


2. Hye Meadow Winery – Hye, TX

Unique Wineries to Visit in the Texas Hill Country

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This family-owned winery lies on 62 oak-shaded acres nestled between Fredericksburg and Johnson City on Wine Road 290. They are open daily except Tuesday and are family and pet friendly.

Relax and taste artistically crafted wines ranging from hearty reds to delicate whites in their tasting room, which blends modern style with scenic Hill Country views. Their award-winning wines and friendly staff reward visitors with the quintessential Texas wine experience. With three decks, a pavilion and a covered outdoor bar, Hye Meadow invites you to quench your curiosity with a tasting, share a bottle and have a picnic with your friends or plan a storybook wedding.

855-Hye-wine   http://www.hyemeadow.com/  www.facebook.com/hyemeadowwinery

10257 US Highway 290, Hye, TX 78635

3. Six Shooter Cellars – Rocky Hill (*just outside of Fredericksburg)

Unique Wineries to Visit in the Texas Hill Country

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For the first time, Texas wine aficionados have the opportunity to enjoy five of Texas’s finest wineries in one premier Texas location. Six Shooter Cellars offers a selection of wines from Clear Creek Vineyards (Kemah), Cowtown Winery (Fort Worth),  Yepez Vineyard (Baytown), Cross Timbers Winery (Grapevine), and Texas Legato Winery, (Lampasas). They offer over 50 different wines to choose from. No matter your taste, you can be sure to find a new favorite from their unique assortment of reds, whites, sweets, blushes and dessert wines, all from Texas winemakers!

Six Shooters offers wine tastings, wine by the glass or bottle, unique gifts, and souvenirs. They offer an exclusive VIP room to host your special event or accommodate large tours groups.  Join them at their tasting bar, take a bottle out to the patio area to enjoy, or take something home to share with family and friends.

For general inquiries, directions, or more information, please send an email to [email protected] or call them at 830-428-0810. Or just drop in at 6264 E. U. S. Hwy. 290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (adjacent to Rock Hill Bed and Breakfast)

Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SixShooterCellars

4. Messina Hof Hill Country- Fredericksburg

Unique Wineries to Visit in the Texas Hill Country

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In 2011, Messina Hof Hill Country opened its doors in Fredericksburg, Texas, the fastest-growing wine-tourism destination in the country–second only to Napa Valley, California. Here guests may indulge in the tasting room and stay on property in the Manor Haus Bed and Breakfast.

In 2014, the Texas Hill Country was named in the top ten of all wine tourism destinations in the world. Many years ago, Merrill Bonarrigo’s family came from Hof, Germany and settled in Fredericksburg, Texas. As a company, the presence and expansion in the Hill Country region reflects Messina Hof’s legacy and commitment to remain a leader in the vastly growing Texas wine industry. Messina Hof Hill Country combines decades of winemaking and hospitality experience in the production of award-winning wines.

Contact us at www.messinahof.com or Messina Hof Hill Country, 9996 US Highway 290 East, Fredericksburg, TX USA 78624   1.830.990.4653

5. William Chris Vineyards – Hye 

8 Unique Wineries to Visit in The Texas Hill Country

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William Chris Vineyards is a family-owned boutique winery, focusing on high quality, hand crafted wine. They use eco-friendly, low-impact techniques to produce premium 100 percent Texas-sourced wine. Their grape varietals include Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Tannat, Mourvèdre and Trebbiano Toscano.

The tasting room is situated in a century old farmhouse with a new deck, which hosts live music every Saturday. The vineyard, a beautiful oak grove and an 18th century cemetery add to the picturesque surroundings.

6. Flat Creek Estate – Marble Falls

8 Unique Wineries to Visit in The Texas Hill Country

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Flat Creek Estate sits on 80 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, with 20 acres of vineyards. The property includes walking paths, a scenic outdoor patio, restaurant and Tuscan-style tasting room. Varietals include Syrah, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Tempranillo, Muscat Canelli, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc and several Portuguese Port varietals.

Flat Creek began as a 5,500 case winery and expanded to a 10,000 case winery in 2009, which produces award-winning, hand-crafted Texas wines.

7. Becker Vineyards – Stonewall

8 Unique Wineries to Visit in The Texas Hill Country

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Becker Vineyards is perhaps the most widely recognized winery on this list. It has been featured on the Fine Living Channel and served at The White House. For over 20 years, the Becker family has produced award-winning Bordeaux, Burgundian, and Rhone-styled wines and is one of the largest contractors of Texas-grown fruit. It is now a 100,000 case per year winery.

The beautiful Becker estate is surrounded by lavender fields and regularly hosts events, tastings and tours. The Lavender Haus Reception Hall, custom cellar and private tasting room are available for receptions and other large group events

8. Torre di Pietra – Fredericksburg

8 Unique Wineries to Visit in The Texas Hill Country

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The Maxwell family can trace its Texas winemaking roots back to the late 1700s. Owner Jenise Maxwell comes from a family who owned vineyards in Socorro, Texas at that time. The tradition continues with Torre di Pietra, and they are committed to the highest winemaking standards.

The winery recently announced the installation of three Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for patrons use. They include two Tesla Destination Charging Stations (Tesla Wall Connectors / up to 100 amps) that charge the Tesla S in 4 hours and a Universal Charging Station (up to 60 amps) compatible with all electric vehicles.

9. Pontotoc Vineyard – Fredericksburg

8 Unique Wineries to Visit in The Texas Hill Country

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Pontotoc Vineyard is owned and operated by Carl and Frances Money, who purchased the estate in 2003. Although relatively new to winemaking, the Money Family is a fifth generation Texas farming family. The vineyard sits on a farm originally founded by the German Emigration Company in 1872 and has fertile red sand soil and pink granite outcroppings.

The family purchased turn-of-the-century sandstone buildings in Pontotoc, including what was once the grocery store, hardware store, post office, barber shop and movie theater. They converted the oldest buildings, the grocery and hardware stores, into the Pontotoc Vineyard Weinhalle and Winery.

10. Texas Hills Vineyard – Johnson City

8 Unique Wineries to Visit in The Texas Hill Country

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Texas Hills Vineyard is located in the rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country. Owners Gary & Kathy Gilstrap noticed that the hills and soil resemble that of the Tuscan countryside, so they decided to infuse an Italian influence in their wines. Grape varietals include Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Orange Moscato, Merlot and Syrah.

The winery is an environmentally friendly structure, which was built using rammed-earth technology to create thick walls with cave like insulation properties. The tasting room has a unique, horseshoe-shaped bar and a patio overlooking the vineyard.