Plan your route to the wineries included in the Texas Hill Country Texas Wine Trail here!
Despite the winter storm, the Texas Hill Country Texas Wine Trail’s first tour of 2022 – Wine Lovers Celebrate is off to a good start! The Texas wine passport 2022 is in full swing.
So you want to buy a Texas Wine Trail Passport for the wineries in the Texas Hill Country? We just got back from touring the first wine tour of 2022. Do not worry – it’s still going until February 25, 2022. Not all wineries in the Hill Country include themselves in the tour, so be careful when planning your trip.
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I wasn’t familiar with the wineries in the hill country, so I made a few mistakes along the way. Hopefully, you won’t make the same mistakes after reading my article. My biggest mistake was not knowing how far apart the wineries were from each other. We found ourselves backtracking a little – no, a lot! However, the winter storm we had didn’t help either. We lost two days of visiting wineries because of icy roads.
Below, I have grouped the wineries in proximity to each other. This is a crucial detail, especially if you’re new to the hill country area and this is your first wine tour in this area.
2022 Texas Wine Trail Wineries
After the storm, I’m hoping for no more ice…not even snow! So, here’s to a warm climate, breathtaking views, and tons of wines to taste. The Texas Hill Country is the top spot for wineries because it’s the Texas Hill Country! The information here will help you pick the wineries that are close together, so you won’t have to backtrack as we did.
Now, grab a glass of wine and peruse this list.
With over 40 wineries in this Texas Hill Country Texas Wine Trail, I’m almost positive you’ll find a favorite — I did, and I’ll tell you at the bottom which winery it is and why I chose it. I’m also only including the wineries we visited.
Remember, you can only visit four wineries a day using the passport… and it will flag you if you try to use it more than four times in one day.
Related: Texas’s Finest Wines And Wineries
Lampasas / Burnet / Marble Falls
I’m starting my list from the Dallas-Fort Worth area traveling south on Hwy 281. If you’re coming from this area, you will want to group these three and work your way into Fredericksburg. We had six days of wine touring, but not everyone will have that much time.
Lampasas has one winery on the list that I did not visit. Burnet has two, and Marble Falls has one I stopped at on my way back to the DFW area. So, I went backward because I met Adenia at our B&B in Comfort.
Torr Na Lochs Vineyard & Winery – outside of Burnet. Go here for beautiful views, excellent service, and lunch. Not many wineries serve lunch, but this one does. I ordered the Turkey & Brie Panini. It was delicious (photo above).
Wedding Oak Winery Burnet – downtown Burnet. This place is gorgeous inside. It has a beautiful staircase with old wooden steps that leads up to additional rooms and a porch for outside seating overlooking downtown Burnet. I found a favorite wine here that I bought called TEXEDO RED. All their wines are 100% Texas Grown in San Saba, TX.
Fiesta Winery Marble Falls. This is my second time here. They are located on Main Street with lots of shopping within walking distance, a couple of restaurants, and a cute boutique called Monroes On Main. I found a fabulous golden mustard cardigan and a lovely flower print kimono – both reasonably priced, which surprised me.
I believe Fiesta serves cheeseboards.
I’ve deemed this small hill country town one of my favorites, and a cool winery called Farmhouse Vineyards Marketplace & Tipsy Trailer makes it all the better. They have a wine that’s everyone’s favorite called Boyfriend. But I liked Ramble On. There’s also a darling boutique inside with t-shirts, candles, honey, and a place to take selfies. This is a girlfriend’s must-stop.
After you visit Farmhouse Vineyard (in town) because it’s a must, take Hwy 290, which starts the wineries on Hwy 290 into Fredericksburg, but a must-stop in Hye, TX, and Stonewall is a great option.
We were also hosted in the owner’s Farmhouse Vagabond Ranch House, which is in town across the street from the winery.
Hwy 290 Wineries – Oh my gosh, take your pick here because there are plenty.
Hye / Stonewall
There are at least three wineries on the list in Hye and two in Stonewall. We visited Ron Yates and Hye Meadow Winery, both in Hye. Both had beautiful facilities and friendly staff. We had Stonewall wineries on our list, but the weather messed that up.
On to wineries on Hwy 290 in Fredericksburg.
By far, and we all know it, Fredericksburg is a top favorite to go for just about everything, including wine. Wine enthusiasts love to visit as there are wineries everywhere you turn.
Bingham Family Vineyards – Walk through the fantastic ranch store adjacent to it. I can’t wait to visit the winery in Grapevine on Main Street. Very nice friendly folks here and a nicely decorated winery.
Fiesta Winery Fredericksburg was our first stop, and it made a good impression.
Wedding Oak Winery Fredericksburg – buy the chocolate-covered pecans!
Texas Heritage Vineyards – spoiler – this was our favorite (see below)
There are many more wineries on 290 in the Texas Wine Trail.
Dripping Springs / Driftwood
Dripping Springs is doting with wineries, breweries, and distilleries. If someone in your group longs for Hye Rum, it’s here! Solaro Estate is closest to Hwy 290. Hawk’s Shadow Winery is way north, and Driftwood Estate Winery is south. If you love bbq and have heard of the popular bbq venue – The Salt Lick BBQ, go south. Then you can head into Comfort and Boerne if desired. We went south and enjoyed the barbeque!
Pro Tip: If going to Salt Lick to eat, the line gets long, so go early.
Boerne / Comfort
With a charming Main Street, a trip to downtown Boerne will be worth it, especially if you love to shop at small boutiques. There are more Fantastic Things To Do In Charming Boerne, Texas in this article if you’d like to read it.
Saint Tryphon Farm & Vineyard – down the road from Sister Creek. We couldn’t go this time, but Adeina and I have been here before (together).
Bending Branch Winery is the only winery in Comfort on the Texas Hill Country Texas Wine Trail. Outside seating only.
I left out many wineries in various surrounding towns like Kerrville, Spicewood, New Braunfels, and Cedar Park, but we didn’t have time to visit them all. However, you have a month to use the passport, so going back if you live close enough wouldn’t be a problem.
My favorite winery that we visited is Texas Heritage Vineyard because:
- service was impeccable
- we got to sit down (some wineries you stand)
- it was a lovely day (before the winter storm came in), so we sat outside on the large patio in the back with a fireplace
- the view was spectacular – we got to watch deer run to the deer feeder
- the owner took her time to talk with us and said we could call on her if we needed anything
- at least six sets of wine club members came for a visit, and most brought their dog
- a very, very friendly place
About The Texas Hill Country Texas Wine Trail
- Two types of passports – one for a single and one for couples
- Offers four a year; each usually lasts about a month
- Only four winery visits in a day
- Not all wineries in the Hill Country are members
- Each winery offers its own number of tastings
- Most wineries open at 11:00 and 12:00
- only a certain amount of tickets are sold for each
- Worth every penny of it!
For more information about the passport and to buy yours, go to Texas Wine Trail.
Have fun and happy wine tasting!