Texas Wine Country is one of the United States’ most visited wine regions and part of the fifth largest wine-producing state in the country. Whether you are a long-time Texas wine enthusiast or looking to explore the region for the first time, here are insider tips, answers to frequently asked questions and recommendations that any wine lover will find helpful.
At the heart of Texas Wine Country
is Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country AVA (American Viticultural Area), the second largest certified Viticultural Area in America with well over nine million acres. Inside this region are over 50 wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms producing some of the best vino that Texas has to offer.
Fredericksburg and Texas Wine Country are located just an over an hour from Austin and San Antonio, making it an easy destination to reach for millions of Texans and travellers from around the world. Centrally- located in the state of Texas, the area is also just a four hour drive from Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston.
Popular with Texans for years because of its legendary shopping and bountiful peach crops, Fredericksburg has evolved into a wine destination unlike any other in the country. It boasts a small-town feel with the restaurants, accommodations, shops and attractions usually reserved for a much larger destination. Settled by German immigrants in the 1840s, Fredericksburg’s rich German heritage is still evident today among its architecture, cuisine and its friendly people.
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT TEXAS WINE COUNTRY?
Texas Wine Country is a popular destination to visit year round. Pleasant temperatures and the draw of the area’s wildflowers make March, April and May a prime time to visit. The grape harvests of August and September and Fredericksburg’s well-known fall festivals in October, including Oktoberfest and the Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest, make the fall season a desired time to visit as well, plus October is Texas Wine Month with special events for visitors and residents alike.
BEST TEXAS WINE COUNTRY WINERIES
The wineries in Texas Wine Country range from some of the largest in the state to some that just produce several hundred cases per year. They offer a wide variety of wines, including dry, semi-sweet and sweet. Many wineries have brought home medals for their wine from competitions around the nation and annually continue to produce some of the best Texas wine.
Posted by: Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau
Posted on: 20/06/2022