It’s your turn to explore the famous Texas wine trail! Whether you are a visitor to the Fredericksburg wineries or a hill country local, this area is guaranteed to provide you with a memorable Texas wine country experience.
You can find some of the best wineries in Fredericksburg by taking the designated Fredericksburg 290 Day Trip. This appropriately named journey travels the route along US Highway 290. It’s a collection of the best wineries in Fredericksburg TX, with unique tasting experiences, spectacular vineyard views, and fabulous Texas wine.
You could easily stop at any of the wine tasting venues in downtown Fredericksburg or head out to an immersive experience in the surrounding vineyards and have a truly amazing wine tasting experience. To help you plan your tasting tour, we’ve compiled a list of the five best, can’t-miss wineries in Fredericksburg.
1) William Chris Vineyards
Visit William Chris Vineyards to experience what Texas wine country is all about. The focus here is on grapes from the best Texas wine-growing terroir.
The tasting room is located on US Highway 290E, just past the Lyndon Johnson National Historical Park. Tastings are conducted inside and outside, with comfortable chairs and beautiful views.
Varietals include cabernet sauvignon, grenache, malbec, Merlot, Mourvedre, Sangiovese, and other fantastic Texas Hill Country wines. The current best-sellers are a 2019 red blend called Hunter and a white wine blend from 2021 called Mary Ruth.
Tasting reservations are required.
2) Heath Sparkling Wines
Taste the bubbly wines at one of the best wineries in Fredericksburg TX. Part of the Heath family group of wineries, the tasting room for their sparkling wines is located just off US Highway 290E, next to their estate vineyard.
They focus on creating just four fantastic bubbly wines with creative names like Adoration, Euphoria, Ebullience, and Blanc de Blancs. The wines here are produced with grape varietals from the Champagne wine region of France, including pinot noir, pinto grigio, and chardonnay.
First-time visitors can make reservations online for an introductory tasting, which includes bubbly tasting with small bites to accompany each wine. While you are in the area, plan to visit their Grape Creek Vineyards brand for another great tasting at one of the best wineries in Fredericksburg.
3) Grape Creek Vineyards
Take a wine tasting tour of the entire estate! Grape Creek offers a one-hour tram tour to see the wine-making process from grape to bottle.
The tram tour includes:
A trip through their Fredericksburg vineyards
The production facilities with barrel tasting from three types of wine barrels
A wine-tasting flight
Reservations are encouraged, and only a limited number of walk-ins are available, subject to availability. While you are in the area, plan to taste the wines at their Heath Sparkling Wines tasting room.
4) Signor Vineyards
Just off US Highway 290E, about 11 miles from downtown Fredericksburg, Signor Vineyards offers a beautiful tasting venue, French country-style garden, and farmhouse shop.
Signor produces small batch wines from estate grapes, including:
Reservations for this boutique winery experience are highly encouraged. Walk-ins may be available, subject to availability.
5) Messina Hof Hill Country
Messina Hof offers wine tasting in a quaint European-inspired tasting room just off US Highway 290E, 10 miles from downtown Fredericksburg. Starting from humble beginnings on one acre of land back in 1977, Messina has grown into one of the top Fredericksburg wineries.
They offer an impressive portfolio of wines, including dry, sweet, sparkling, port, and dessert wines.
The tasting room is open Tuesday – Saturday from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Walk-ins are welcome, and reservations are encouraged for Saturdays.
For a truly special experience, reserve an overnight stay in one of the four themed cottages at their Manor Haus Bed and Breakfast.
Themed cottages include:
Bonus Tour – Fredericksburg Trolley Wine Tours
Have a great time with the only Texas Hill Country wine trolley tour!
Fredericksburg Tours offers several wine tours in Texas Hill Country. Sit back and relax while your friendly local driver takes you to three wineries for tastings. Along the way, you’ll hear fascinating facts and information on the history of the area.
Some of the wine tours we offer include:
Boutique Winery Experience – an intimate and educational wine tasting tour.
Fredericksburg Trolley Wine Tour – taste Texas wines at the wineries that produce them.
Wine, Brew, and Spirits Tour – this popular tour offers something for everyone with hill country spirits, a local brewery stop, and wine tasting.
Leave the planning and the driving to us. Our team consists of local wine enthusiasts familiar with the area who know all the best wineries in Fredericksburg to visit.
Call us, or go online and book your great wine tour today!