Touring Fredericksburg – Part 1

 

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While you’re here on your stay, it’s important that you get a taste of the local culture. Not only does food give you a first-hand experience, but In this area, a large part of the culture is wine and beer. Fredericksburg is full of wineries, as you might have noticed by now, and people from all over Texas come to get a taste of what this quaint little city offers.

 

As you’ve seen mentioned on previous blogs, and probably in your research of the area, Wine Road 290 is a huge hit around here. Don’t just take our word for it, go see for yourself why this area is so popular. You’ll have the opportunity to hit 15 different wineries on this tour, though you probably shouldn’t do tasting at each one, otherwise you may not remember about half of the tour. The best (and safest) way to go about Wine Road 290 is to do one of the various limo tours in the area. You can have your own driver take you to your desired wineries and you won’t have to worry about driving after having a few glasses of wine. These tours can be inexpensive and are the perfect way to enjoy the hill country.

 

So here are a few of our experienced suggestions on which wineries you shouldn’t miss out on, and what you should get while you’re there!

 

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Rancho Ponte

This vineyard has a beautiful location. They’re sitting on a nice property that you can (and should) definitely enjoy with your vino. They have a variety of grapes to choose from, and they’re own signature style. Gourmet cheese and tasting plates are available at this location.

What you should try: 2012 Syrah, 2013 Muscat Canelli, 2013 Tempranillo American Oak

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Becker Vineyards

This tasting room is to die for. Take a virtual tour and see why. Their location is straight out of the Texas Hill Country magazine. When you pull up, you’ll see this incredibly well maintained barn and land, and it’s quite picturesque. You might even want to tour the grounds before you taste the wine, it’s that beautiful. Or you can do both at the same time, and enjoy a glass on their outdoor Verandah.

What you should try: 2012 Raven, 2012 Res Malbec, 2012 Clementine

 

Pedernales Cellars

Each of these venues in the Hill Country is stunning, as you’ve already read. However, Pedernales Cellars offers a one-of-a-kind view for you to enjoy while sipping your wine. Sit out on their little bench swing and look out over the hills and relax. If you have one of these wineries at the top of your list, it should be this one.

What you should try: Family Reserve, Dry Rose, Texas Tempranillo

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Grape Creek Vineyards

This large winery is perfect for events, like weddings or birthday parties, and really caters to the wine enthusiast in all of us. They have something for everyone, from the new wine drinker just getting started, to the experienced wine drinker with a particular pallet. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained, and they even have a large patio where you can enjoy your glass and the beautiful Texas sunset at the same time. Take a virtual tour and see what we mean when we tell you, you can’t go wrong with visiting any of these charming wineries.

What you should try: 2013 Mosaic, 2014 Viognier, 2014 Cab Blanc