There are nearly 500 wineries in Texas, and a large portion of those are found in the rolling Texas Hill Countryside. While Napa Valley tends to take the wine-making spotlight, the Texas Hill Country is considered one of the top wine regions in the country. Whether you need to plan a fun date night, an afternoon with friends, or just a fun day trip near Austin, we’ve put together a list of our five favorite Texas Hill Country wineries
Texas Hill Wine Country Favorites
Address: 2916 Upper Albert Road, Stonewall, TX, 78671
Traveling Distance: 65 miles from Austin and 68 miles from Lake Travis
Wine Tour Hours: Open Monday-Thursday 10 am – 5 pm, Friday & Saturday 10 am-6 pm, and Sunday 12-5 pm
Pricing: Cellar Tour & Tasting – $60 for non-members
Phone: (830) 644-2037
Pedernales Cellars is an established winery tucked into the heart of the Texas Hill Country. The boutique vineyard began in the 1990s by the Kuhlken family and remains a staple of the Texas hill wine country. While Pedernales offers numerous varietals, they are best known for their delicious tempranillo and viognier. Plan a trip to their 145-acre vineyard and relax in the Hill Country with a cheese plate and a refreshing glass of Texas wine.
Duchman Family Winery
Address: 13308 FM 150 W, Driftwood, TX, 78619
Traveling Distance: 26 miles from Austin and 31 miles from Lake Travis
Wine Tour Hours Open Monday – 12-6 pm, Tuesday-Thursday 12 pm-7 pm, and Friday-Sunday 12 pm-8 pm
Pricing: Tasting Price: $15 for 6 tastings
Phone: (512) 858-1470
The beautiful Tuscan-inspired tasting room nestled on 40 acres of Texas landscape reflects the approachable and balanced Duchman Family Wines. Enjoy the day in the tasting room or under the oak trees as you sip on the Duchman Family’s fruit-forward reds and crisp, clean white wine. The picturesque grounds are a must-stop when visiting the Texas Hill Country wineries.
Bell Springs Winery
Address: 3700 Bell Springs Road, Dripping Springs, TX, 78620
Traveling Distance: 28 miles from Austin and 26 miles from Lake Travis
Wine Tour Hours: Open Wednesday-Friday & Sunday 11 am-6 pm and Saturday 11 am-8 pm
Pricing: $20 per person for walk-in tasting
Phone: (512) 643-7398
Bring your friends and the dog to visit the quaint Bell Springs Winery outside Dripping Springs. This winery has a relaxed and comforting atmosphere just a short drive from Austin or Lake Travis. The tasting room is open five days a week and offers small, shareable dishes such as blackberry sausage bites, texas brussel sprouts, and cheese plates to enjoy while you sip on their tasty wine.
Lost Draw Cellars
Address: 113 E Park, Fredericksburg, TX, 78624
Traveling Distance: 78 miles from Austin and 81 miles from Lake Travis
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 10:30 am – 5 pm and Friday-Saturday 10:30 am – 6 pm
Pricing: Select Tastings – $20 per guest
Phone: (830) 992-3251
A Texas Hill Country wine tour wouldn’t be complete without stopping in Fredericksburg. The award-winning region is well known for leading the way in top-notch wineries. Lost Draw Cellars is a part of the William Chris Wine Company, founded in 2020. The company prides itself on using 100% Texas-grown grapes and offers some dynamic Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Sangiovese, and Picpoul Blanc varietals.
Flat Creek Estate
Address: 24912 Travis Peak trail, Marble Falls, TX, 78654
Traveling Distance: 44 miles from Austin and 33 miles from Lake Travis
Hours: Friday-Sunday 11 am – 7 pm
Pricing: Indoor & Outdoor Tasting – $20 per person
Phone: (839) 267-6310
From the tasting room to the pavilion to the 18-hole disc golf course, the 80-acre Flat Creek Estate offers an interactive and robust experience. Before you plan your visit, check out the event calendar to discover live music, wine-and-food paired tastings, and a handful of other fun opportunities. In addition, you can tailor your tasting room experience to your winery tour desires. Enjoy a glass of wine and settle in with friends at this beautiful Tuscan-themed Texas winery.
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While we highlighted a few of our favorite wineries in the Texas Hill Country, there are plenty more yet to explore and enjoy. The conveniently located Texas Hill Country provides endless opportunities to plan a day trip from your Lake Travis home. Schedule a tour today and begin searching for your dream home near the Texas Hill Wine Country!