Are you headed out to the hill country for wine? You may want to know the wineries that serve food.
More and more wineries are serving food – not just charcuterie boards, but food! Texas Travel Talk did its research and found the Texas Hill Country wineries that serve food. Visiting wineries for wine tastings or a glass of wine is so much fun and relaxing, and the hill country is where you’ll want to be. But sometimes food is necessary to satisfy our hunger pains. Not all wineries in the hill country serve food. Today, I’m listing the ones that do! I’ve had some excellent meals at a few.
Eating lunch or small bites is almost necessary when you’re out and about hopping around the wineries all day, especially during one of the Texas Wine Trails. You don’t want to drink wine all day on an empty stomach – or do you? I don’t.
Texas Hill Country Wineries That Serve Food
Texas wine country is booming in these small towns in the Hill Country. Every small town has at least two wineries, except Fredericksburg; they have plenty. There is no need to plan to visit Napa Valley when you have the best Texas wineries in Central Texas (and all over Texas). Did you know that the Lone Star State is the fifth-largest wine-producing state?
Need to know:
- If you want to know about wine pairings, ask your server.
- With most wineries in this area, reservations are encouraged. Some wineries require reservations, and some do not. I’ll do my best to let you know which ones do and don’t require reservations. But always check before you go.
- Some wineries have award-winning wines and world-class wines that are worth tasting.
- Wine tastings are fun; you might find your best wines during wine-tasting experiences.
Texas Hill Country Wine Trail
In case you didn’t know, the Texas Wine Trail hosts four Texas Wine Trails throughout the year in the Texas Hill Country. They are as follows:
- February – Lovers Celebration
- April – Wine & Wildflower Journey
- October – Texas Wine Month Passport (all month long)
- December – Christmas Wine Affair
You’ll probably want to eat at one winery for lunch when you’re on the Texas Wine Trail and going to four wineries daily, tasting five to six wines at each place. And, who knows, you may find your favorite bottle of wine.
That’s what we did this past February during the first TX Wine Trail of the year. I found my favorite wine and now consider myself a wine enthusiast. I plan to return for the 3rd Texas Hill Country Wine Trail in October.
NOTE: Be sure to see below a list of towns close to each other, so when you are traveling to wineries for wine tastings, you don’t go out of your way. If you’re going on the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail in October, you’ll want to see it now because it will save you time and gas.
Also note: Not all Texas Hill Country wineries serving food are on the Texas Wine Trail.
Texas Hill Country Wineries That Serve Food
Lometa (North Hill Country)
Brick-oven pizza, cream cheese & crackers with raspberry and pineapple sauces, a meat & cheese plate, and more. Sounds good to me!! Dogs are welcome outside, and Fiesta Winery Lometa opens at 10 am Monday – Saturday and 11 am on Sunday.
Torr Na Lochs Vineyard & Winery
This winery serves a cheese plate, a charcuterie board, a bruschetta platter, salad, and paninis (pizza on occasional weekends only). Torr Na Lochs is located at 7055 W State Hwy 29, just 6.5 miles west of Burnet, sitting high above the Colorado River Valley in Central Texas with gorgeous views of Inks Lake and Buchanan Lake. I visited here in February, and in my opinion, it has the best winery view. Enjoy outdoor seating here overlooking the rivers. My panini was delicious and went well with cabernet sauvignon.
Flat Creek Estate
Ellera at Flat Creek offers everything from grab-and-go bites to a full wine-and-dine experience.
Johnson City Tasting Room With Food
It offers charcuterie boards, and they are good! Farmhouse Vineyards is one of my favorite places for wine tastings. They also have a gift shop with jams, t-shirts, bath and body, and other fun stuff.
Vineyard With Food In Hye
William Chris Vineyards
Winery with a visitor center, contemporary tasting rooms & a patio cafe, plus live music at weekends. William Chris Vineyards requires reservations. The Vineyard Table Experience
Stonewall Wineries that Serve Food
You’ll have your choice of charcuterie boards, sandwiches, sharable bites, snacks, and more at the Bistro at Kuhlman Cellars.
A Cheese Plate is available at Pedernales Cellars
Charcuterie-cheese plates are available while they last. It’s best to order when you first arrive. No reservations are required for small groups at Becker Vineyard in Stonewall.
Spicewood Vineyard With Food
Sells cheese and charcuterie boards and also welcomes outside food brought in. Kids and dogs are welcome here. They have a lovely area outside. Spicewood Vineyards sounds like my kind of place.
Dripping Springs / Driftwood
These wineries are the closest to downtown Austin & Dripping Springs on Hwy 290, which is considered the Gateway to the Hill Country from Austin.
Fall Creek Vineyards
Fall Creek Vineyards in Driftwood offers wine pairings with cheese boards, chocolate, and more sweets. They are located across from Salt Lick BBQ. You will have no problems finding good food here. Fall Creek Vineyards is a lovely winery that offers overnight lodging, too.
Duchman Family Winery
This family-owned winery, Duchman Family Winery, specializes in Italian varieties made from Texas grapes, offering cellar tours & tastings. House-made pizzas available Thurs-Sun 12 to 6 p.m. They also provide private tastings for larger groups. Have your pizza under their beautiful Texas oak trees—reservations are required.
Driftwood Estate Winery
The winery is open every day for adults only 21+. The Bistro is open until 8:00 Thursday ~ Saturday for dining with inside and outside seating.
Bell Springs Winery
Bell Springs Winery in Dripping Springs offers chef-prepared food from a food truck. Live music most weekends. No reservations are required here.
Fredericksburg Wineries That Serve Food
Grape Creek Vineyards
This winery specializes in French & Italian varietals, with tours & Tuscan-inspired tasting rooms. I was excited that this winery has a full restaurant, BUT it’s only for wine club members. Grape Creek Vineyards has three locations—two in Fredericksburg and one in Georgetown.
Inwood Estates Vineyards And Bistro
Thirty-seven years of making wine in Texas. And they are pioneers of my favorite wine—Tempranillo. Inwood Estates Vineyards & Bistro is located on Wine Road (Hwy 290) and serves wine bites of cheese boards, meat & cheese boards, hummus, salads, and more.
Pro Tip: Reservations are recommended but not required.
Hill Country Towns Close To Each Other For A Day Trip At The Wineries:
- Lometa / Lampasas (North Hill Country)
- Burnet / Marble Falls / Spicewood
- Johnson City / Hye / Stonewall
- Fredericksburg Hwy 290 (so many here)
- Dripping Springs / Driftwood / Wimberley
- Boerne / Comfort / Kerrville
- New Braunfels
- Hwy 290 (Wine Road) is from Johnson City to Fredericksburg.
Now that you know the Texas Hill Country wineries that serve food, here are 9 TX Hill Country Wineries With Lodging.