Texas Hill Country has been an AVA for just over 20 years, but it already has 25 wineries scattered around the countryside. Many are located just outside Fredericksburg, a town of 11,000 people that's full of restaurants, wine bars and quaint accommodations. While Texas is still figuring out what it does best, there is a vast array of sweet wines, popularized by the German settlers in the area, like Texas port and Muscat Canelli. As for whites and reds, select wineries do excel with varietals such as Viognier, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Here are our editors' picks for the must-visit wineries when you travel to Texas Hill Country.
Please note that prices, hours of operation and wine availability can often change. We recommend that you call ahead before you go.