5 Best Wineries In Fredericksburg You Can't Miss With A Bonus 6th

Best Wineries In  Fredericksburg

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:

  • Montepulciano

  • Mourvedre

  • Tannat

  • Touriga nacional

  • Petite syrah

  • Tempranillo

  • Sangiovese

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:

  • Paris Cottage

  • Messina Cabin

  • President Cottage

  • Hof Haus

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!

5 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
6 to 12

Boutique Winery Experience

Our popular day tour is designed to provide our guests with a great wine experience. Each stop is unique in its wine offerings, atmosphere, and personality. This tour bypasses the crowds of large tasting facilities and offers a more intimate and educational wine tasting tour. Excellent for the wine novice as well as the experts.

This is an open, ticketed tour. One ticket per person.

5:30 to 6 hours
Group Size
8 to 22

Fredericksburg Wine Trolley

Join us for an unforgettable journey sampling wine in the Texas Hill Country's Only Wine Trolley! We rendezvous in the parking lot of the Fredericksburg Visitors' Center located at 302 E Austin Street and whisk you off for TASTINGS, WINERY TOURS, and A LOT of WINE APPRECIATION. The Texas Wine Country is the 2nd largest AVA in the United States and the 2nd most visited wine region. Join us as we introduce you to Texas Wines and the wineries that produce them.

5 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 24

Wine, Brew and Spirits Tour

This tour is designed for those who want to experience a sampling of everything the Texas Hill Country offers. Visit a distillery to try Hill Country spirits, a local brewery to discover your favorite new brew and a winery to experience Texas Wine tastings. A delicious lunch and all tasting fees are included.

5 hours
Group Size
Up to 10

Fredericksburg TX Wine Tasting Tour - 3 wineries and lunch

Exploring the Fredericksburg wine country on this all-inclusive tour means that there aren’t any hidden expenses—just a day tasting wines in the countryside. This tour not only ensures a safe trip by handling all transportation, but also includes tasting fees, snacks, lunch, and bottled water. This guided tour takes out the guesswork by bringing you the best of the best.

1 hour
Group Size
Up to 24

City Tour of Fredericksburg

A Trolley ride rolled into a tour around Fredericksburg, Texas! This tour will give you a preview of Fredericksburg and is the absolute BEST way to find out about our town. Many of our guests take this tour to aid them in planning things to do and see while in the area. Locals love this tour, too!


Adults - $29
Children (2-13 years old) - $15
Senior and Military - $27
Infants are Free!