10 Popular Wineries/Vineyards in Central Texas
Vineyard/wine tours have become a popular attraction for Austin, TX visitors, particularly for bachelor and bachelorette parties. As popularity continues to grow, Austin Charter Services regularly provides group bus transportation for vineyard/wine tours throughout the Texas Hill Country and Central Texas. Below outlines some of the most popular wineries in the area.
Ron Yates Wines
Ron Yates is the sister winery to Spicewood Vineyards, which has been producing distinguished Texas Hill Country wines that are known for their timeless appeal and exceptional character since 1992. Our family winery draws on our years of experience in making award winning wines at Spicewood Vineyards, and on our Texas roots.
Our winery and tasting room are situated on 100 acres just west of Johnson City, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country AVA, the second most visited wine country in the US! Conveniently located on Wine Road 290, 60 minutes west of Austin, 60 minutes north of San Antonio and 30 minutes east of Fredericksburg, our tasting room has excellent views of the surrounding hill country.
Duchman Family Winery
The Duchman Family Winery was founded in 2004 by Drs. Lisa and Stan Duchman in a quest to bring world-class winemaking to Central Texas and the Texas Hill Country. Their love of the unique Italian grape varieties as well as similar weather patterns to Texas inspired them to work with viticultural consultant Bobby Cox and growers in the Texas High Plains AVA to produce grapes that would allow their winemakers, Dave Reilly and Mark Penna, to experiment with making wines like Vermentino, Sangiovese, and Dolcetto.
Overlooking the Pedernales River valley, Pedernales Cellars offers its patrons a home away from home where they can enjoy a slice of the good life. Pedernales Cellars is dedicated to the creation of world-class wines using ecologically sound practices, with a focus on grape varieties that can be grown with exceptional quality in the Texas Hill Country. The winery is located in Stonewall, Texas, in the heart of the picturesque Texas Hill Country on the 290 Wine Road, a must-visit destination for wine aficionados.
William Chris Vineyards
At William Chris Vineyards, we focus on low impact 100% Texas grown wine. Owners and winemakers, Bill Blackmon and Chris Brundrett, sat down together at a Hill Country bar one night and discovered they shared a similar philosophy for winemaking. They believe that the way to put Texas on the map as a respected wine region is to promote wines made exclusively from Texas grown fruit. Wines that make California and France recognizable come from the unique terroir and growing conditions of each region. They believe that for Texas wines to distinguish themselves, they also should represent the terroir and growing conditions of the Lone Star State.
Spicewood Vineyards was founded as a winery that only produced wines made with estate-grown grapes. As we grow, we strive to remain as close to that tradition as possible. Growing our grapes and making our wine at the same location gives us the ability to take a very hands-on approach in the vineyard. Nine of the original 17 acres of grape vines are stilling producing excellent fruit on vines that are more than 24 years old. Over the years, we have expanded to thirty-two planted acres on-site, growing a several varieties of wine grapes including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Tempranillo.
Wedding Oak Winery
We take our inspiration and name from the majestic, 400 year-old oak tree, known as the Wedding Oak Tree, which grows about 2.5 miles northwest from the winery. The stately tree has been the symbolic site of numerous ceremonies and weddings, beginning with Native Americans on to early settlers and continuing to this day. It reminds us of the importance of nature, the importance of place and the importance of celebrating relationships.
Fall Creek Vineyards
Welcome to FALL CREEK Vineyards, planted in 1975, as the first Texas Hill Country winery! Our family’s heritage is deeply rooted for 5 generations as ranchers, always providing good stewardship of the land we so love. Our resolute goal has been to match the right grape variety to the correct terroir, to grow wines which reflect the complex soils of each specific site and to taste the emotion and joy with which the wines have been conceived!
Perissos Vineyard and Winery
Located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country AVA, Perissos Vineyards sits nestled within Hoovers Valley, part of the Colorado River basin. This exact spot was carefully chosen based on soil composition and elevation. The decomposed granite gravel soils that are strewn throughout the property, the protective valley and hills surrounding us, and the proximity to Lake Buchanan and Inks Lake all assist to provide a perfect terroir in which to farm superior wine grapes.
Becker Vineyards farms 56 acres of estate fruit. The winery’s philosophy is to promote Texas wine and Texas grown fruit. Because of this commitment, we currently contract with more independent Texas grape growers and crush more Texas fruit than any other winery in the state. In 2017, Becker Vineyards crushed over 1900 tons of Texas fruit.
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