Situated in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, this charming German town has multiple state parks, delicious restaurants, tasting rooms, unique lodging, and boutique shops.
It is no wonder why this is considered one of the most romantic getaways in Texas.
Texas is the fifth-largest wine-producing state in the United States!
The Texas Hill Country is a top destination and distinguished wine region. Fredericksburg is the perfect destination for wine lovers and those looking for a unique Texas getaway.
Fredericksburg TX Wineries
This area of Texas has many unique offerings to choose from.
The wineries have everything from award-winning wines, wine flights, dessert wines, cabernet franc, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, sauvignon blanc, charcuterie boards, wine tasting experience and more that will appeal to everyone’s tastes.
The following topics will be covered in this article:
- Best wineries in Fredericksburg, TX
- Fredericksburg wine tasting
- Vineyards in Fredericksburg
- Things to do in Fredericksburg, Texas
- Where to stay in Fredericksburg, TX
The Best Fredericksburg Wineries
What are the best wineries in Fredericksburg, TX? That’s a tough question to answer because everyone has unique tastes and favorite wines.
Below you’ll find a list of our favorite top wineries in the heart of Texas Hill Country. I suggest visiting them all to determine which one you enjoy the most!
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Fredericksburg is also a wonderful place to celebrate Christmas in Texas. With the main street decorated for Christmas, multiple holiday festivals & events during the season, ice skating, and more, it is another reason this town is one of our favorite getaways in Texas.
If you are looking for more to do, then be sure to check out this weekend guide to Fredericksburg, Texas.
Looking to find the top 10 best wineries in Fredericksburg, TX? Well, good luck with that!
There are SO many wineries in Fredericksburg that I love and it would be too difficult to narrow that number down to only 10.
Below is the ultimate list of the best wineries in Fredericksburg and the surrounding Texas wine country.
With more than 40 wineries and distilleries scattered along the Texas 290 Wine trail, it’s hard to pick just one as a favorite.
Whether you book a wine-tasting experience, take a winery tour, or simply enjoy a glass of wine overlooking a vineyard, spending a few hours at one of these Texas wineries is a must-do.
Best Wineries in Fredericksburg, Texas
One of the best things to do during a weekend getaway in Fredericksburg is to visit as many award-winning wineries as possible.
Everyone needs to drink responsibly! So if you plan to do a lot of winery hopping, I suggest booking a wine shuttle.
This not only keeps everyone safe but is a popular choice for visiting the different wineries with ease.
Texas Hill Country Wineries
Augusta Vin Winery
One of Texas’s premier estate wineries. The winery sits on a gorgeous piece of historical property and has a 60-acre vineyard with gorgeous Hill Country views and a 2-story timber-framed tasting room.
Guests can also enjoy a 1-hour tour of the winery. Guests will ride around the winery in a cart that will take them through a guided excursion exploring the vineyard, facilities, crush pad, and fermentation room and end with an elegant educational tasting on the mezzanine.
This winery is known for its dry red wines, events like yoga in the vineyard, and that it’s an adult-only winery.
Wine Tasting Price: $25 per person – Standard tasting of 5 wines
Dining Options: Augusta Vin Winery offers assorted cheese boards, house-made olive oil with fresh bread, charcuterie boards, handmade truffles, and more.
Pro Tip: All guests MUST BE at least 21 years old.
Barons Creek Vineyards
Barons Creek Vineyards opened in 2015 and is one of the newest wineries in Fredericksburg, TX. In 2019 they began harvesting their grapes for production and they also receive grapes across from Texas, California, Washington, and Spain.
The property is gorgeous with its expansive tasting room and courtyard. The courtyard has a large water feature, outdoor furniture, fire pits, and stunning views of the vineyard.
The patio is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine while guests can also enjoy live music on Saturday evenings.
Wine Tasting Price: $25 per person – The tasting guides guests through 5 hand-selected wines.
Dining Options: Small cheese and charcuterie boards are available to pair with your wine.
Pro Tip: Guests can book a stay at one of the two luxury adult-only villas on the property. Complimentary wine tasting for 2 for each booking.
Becker Vineyards is not only an award-winning winery, but also one of the oldest wineries in Fredericksburg.
The winery features a 10,000-square-foot winery and tasting room, underground wine cellar, 56-acre vineyard, lavender field, reception hall, outdoor pavilion, and historic homestead log cabin.
Guests can enjoy wine options of everything from sweet white wine, red wine, dry white wine, and dry rose. One reason why this is one of the best Fredericksburg wineries is because they use 100% Texas grapes!
Production comes from 10% of their vineyard grapes, 10% from West Texas, and the remaining from the Texas High Plains. They are also the first winery to bring Viognier to Texas.
Guests can take a complimentary winery tour every weekend from the hour until 4:30. The tour gives visitors an inside look at the underground cellar, tank room, barrel room, and more.
Wine Tasting Price: $25 per person and includes six wines from their tasting list.
Dining Options: Food trucks on-site on weekends.
Pro Tip: Visitors will enjoy the wine tasting at the underground cellar for an exclusive wine experience.
Bending Branch Winery
Wine club members can enjoy drinking a glass of wine in the Wine Club Lounge on weekends.
They also offer outdoor experiences on the patio, under cabanas, or indoor seating. This laid-back winery features special events and live music each month.
On weekends, guests can purchase craft cocktails, salads, and sandwiches from The Wagon food truck.
Wine Tasting Price: $30 per person – includes tastings of five wines and souvenir wine glasses.
Pro Tip: Guests can also enjoy a tasting flight of four bourbons for $18.
Fat Ass Ranch Winery & Brewery
A fun and unique winery and tasting room in the Texas Hill Country. The property has a Texas ranch feel with its wooden fences, pickup truck benches, silos, and horseshoe pits.
This winery is the place to party on weekends. They offer live music, multiple food trucks, and vineyard tours.
They are famous for their large donkeys, frozen sangria, and peach wine.
Wine Tasting Price: $10 per person – includes tasting of five wines and a souvenir glass.
Dining Options: Food trucks available on the weekend.
Pro Tip: The Saturday special includes a tasting of 5 wines, frozen sangria, and a tram ride tour of the vineyard for $30.
This family-owned winery is located on the Baxter Ranch, that has been in the family for six generations! The 12-acre vineyard produces a variety of grapes and the winery uses 100% Texas grapes.
The large shaded outdoor patio is the perfect place to sip wine and relax with friends. On weekends that have live music.
Wine Tasting Price: $15 per person – includes the tasting of 6 wines and a complimentary wine glass.
Dining Options: Cheese, charcuterie boards, nuts, dried fruit, and hummus for purchase.
Pro Tip: Guests can also purchase the wine at the storefront on Main Street in Fredericksburg.
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Grape Creek Vineyards and Winery
Grape Creek Winery was the first winery in Fredericksburg, Texas!
Each year they crush over 800 tons of Texas grapes. They also bottle all Grape Creek wines on the estate and bottle over 1,200 cases per day!
I highly recommend taking the taste & tour. The experience allows guests to take a tram ride through the vineyards, tour the production facilities, and barrel room, and end with an intimate tour-tasting room with a wine flight.
Wine Tasting Price: $30 per person – includes a wine flight personalized to your preferences.
Dining Options: Guests can dine at Stout Signature for Sunday brunch, lunch, and dinner. Offerings include light bites as well as pizzas, sandwiches, salads, hamburgers, steak, seafood and dessert.
Pro Tip: Join their wine club for complimentary glasses of wine on each visit, special member-only promotions, discounts, and more. Membership is free.
Heath Sparkling Wines
If you love sparkling wines, then this is the place to visit! Heath Sparkling Wines is the first winery in Texas dedicated to the art of fine sparkling winemaking.
Located on the Grape Creek Vineyards and Winery Estate is where this gorgeous and modern winery sits.
Wine Tasting Price: $35 per person – includes sparkling wines, paired with seasonal small-bites.
Dining Options: Guests can enjoy small bites on the patio. Menu items include cheese plates, meatballs, hummus, and artichoke dip.
Pro Tip: Membership is free and gets you insider deals, specials, and more!
Hilmy Cellars is an artisan Fredericksburg winery that offers a variety of wines including red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines.
85% of their grapes come from the Texas High Plains and every bottle is handmade in their cellar.
Wine Tasting Price: $25 per person – includes the tasting of 5 wines.
Pro Tip: Visit on weekends for live music on the patio
Kuhlman Cellars is located in the heart of the famous Hwy 290 Wine Trail between Fredericksburg and Johnson City.
The winery offers multiple wine-tasting experiences, wine & food experiences, picnic table reservations, special event brunch, and wine tours.
Wine Tasting Price: $35 per person for the petite pairing – includes 4 wine samples paired with chef-prepared small bites.
Dining Options: The Bistro has a large menu with items such as hummus, artisan sandwiches, salads, sampler platters, charcuterie boards, desserts, and more.
Pro Tip: Book a table-side flight tasting on the outdoor patio that overlooks the vineyard. The views are gorgeous and a fun way to spend the afternoon.
Lost Draw Cellars
In 2020, Lost Draw Cellars began planting seven acres of vineyards in Johnson City and now offers wine tastings on the property.
In downtown Fredericksburg, guests can shop for their wide variety of wines, or enjoy a variety of different wine tastings.
Wine Tasting Price: $25 per person – includes tasting of five wines in the beautiful tasting room. Complimentary for club members
Pro Tip: Enjoy the food & wine tasting that lets guests enjoy Texas wines and seasonal bites that complement each of the wines.
Messina Hof Hill Country Winery
Located on 10 gorgeous acres in the heart of Texas wine country along Highway 290, guests can enjoy wine tastings, host private events and even stay at the B&B.
The Manor Haus Bed and Breakfast offers a unique experience and romantic getaway for the wine lover. There are four cottages on the property that are decorated with German-inspired decor and antiques.
Guests can enjoy a $5 glass of wine during happy hour.
Wine Tasting Price: Starting at $14 per person – includes five wine tastings
Pro Tip: Messina Hof uses 100% of the grapes that come from Texas vineyards.
Located on 145 acres of oak-shaded land, with unparalleled views of the beautiful Pedernales River Valley.
Just fifteen minutes east of Fredericksburg, the winery is also a pleasant drive from both Austin and San Antonio.
On weekends, guests can book a cellar tour & tasting that gives them an inside look at the wine production facility, tastings of the limited edition wines, and tank and barrel samples.
Wine Tasting Price: $25 per person – includes five wine tastings
Dining Options: Assorted snack options include cheese plates, cashew nuts, crackers, meat boards, and chocolate bars.
Pro Tip: Book wine tastings in advance as they can fill up quickly, especially on the weekends.
Pontotoc Vineyard Weingarten
Stopping for a glass of wine or homemade sangria at The Weingarten is a must-do whenever you are in downtown Fredericksburg!
The Weingarten has you feeling like you are in Vienna, Austria, and is the perfect place for a picnic and drinks with friends.
Wine Tasting Price: $20 – includes a flight of 4 wines
Dining Options: Can purchase a Pontotoc Basket filled with goodies that pair nicely with their wines.
Pro Tip: Purchase a bottle of the homemade sangria to enjoy later. You can thank me later!
Their selection has a focus on Chilean and South African wine. When sitting on the patio during a wine tasting, guests will feel as if they are on an African reserve with views of the Acacia trees.
On weekends they offer live music and special events.
Wine Tasting Price: $18 per person – includes tastings of five wines.
Dining Options: They offer cheese and charcuterie boards.
Pro Tip: This is one of the newest wineries in Fredericksburg and their wines can only be purchased on site.
This boutique vineyard will have you feeling as if you have traveled to France. With its elegant tasting room, farmhouse shopping at Joanna’s Market, and outdoor seating in a canopied garden, will have you wanting to stay here for hours.
Guests can choose to book a patio tasting, bar-side tasting, elevated tasting with light bites, or a round table experience with charcuterie pairing.
Wine Tasting Price: $25 per person – includes tasting of four wines.
Dining Options: Pimento cheese, chicken salad, hummus, sandwiches, charcuterie boa and freshly baked desserts.
Pro Tip: Must be 21 and over to enter the tasting room.
The Wine Garage
What’s better than classic cars and good wine? They are known for their dry red wines and frozen mimosa sangria.
On Saturdays, they give guests a guided tour of the classic car collection with a progressive wine tasting. The tour explains the significance of each classic car and then they pair a wine tasting that goes with it.
Wine Tasting Price: $15 per person – includes the tasting of 5 wines and a complimentary wine glass.
Dining Options: Guests can visit Fat Ass Ranch next door and enjoy dining from their food truck on Saturdays.
Pro Tip: If visiting during the week, guests can still enjoy the wine tasting in the main room and then take a guided tour of the cars.
William Chris Vineyards
Located in the quaint town of Hye, is a century-old farmhouse where guests can enjoy wine tastings or sit on the patio to enjoy a glass of wine and listen to live music on the weekends.
All of their wines are made from Texas-grown grapes, making this a true Texas winery. They also have more than 20 award-winning wines.
Wine Tasting Price: $30 per person – includes tasting of 5 wines
Dining Options: Small plates, cheese, and charcuterie boards.
Pro Tip: Come on weekends for the live music.
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Where to Stay in Fredericksburg
Stonewall Motor Lounge
Enjoy the refurbished 1960s roadside motel that is located in the heart of HWY 290 wine trail. The L-shaped motel has 12 rooms, 4 private cabins, and 4 RV sites. End the day relaxing on the 2nd-floor outdoor observation deck and enjoying Texas stars.
Blue Skies Retro Resort
Stargaze from the pool or on the patio at one of five Shasta trailers with private yards. Enjoy the quiet resort, outdoor showers, and vintage vibes.
Vineyard Trail Cottage
Thirteen spacious cottages with gorgeous views of the Texas Hill Country. This adults-only resort has access to the Pedernales River and is 10 miles from downtown Fredericksburg.
Things to do in Fredericksburg, TX
With its sprawling countryside, endless shopping, state parks to explore, amazing wineries, delicious restaurants, and fantastic lodgings, there is no shortage of things to do in Fredericksburg.
Be sure to check out this ultimate guide for all the best things to do in Fredericksburg, Texas.