They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes the selection of vineyards in the heart of our hill country. You might be able to find tours for some of the largest and most popular Texas wineries with a simple search engine query, but if you're planning a trip to Texas, we recommend finding some of those boutique vineyards that are a bit off the beaten path.
To show you what we mean, we've made a list of some of the top Texas wineries you won't want to miss during your visit.
While Stonehouse Vineyards is located in Texas, it’s roots stem from owner Angel Moench’s home country of Australia. Their grapes are sourced from the Barossa Valley wine country, and produce an exceptional medium to full bodied red wine. One of their very first wines, the Claros blend, took home the Gold Medal and Best of Class in the Pacific Rim International Wine Competition. To this day, the vineyard continues to collect national recognition for their quality wine - we’re lucky to have such an exceptional vineyard so close by! Apart from the wine, Stonehouse offers a variety of events including Flamenco nights, seasonal dinners, and more. Bring your own snacks or partake in one of their delicious cheeseboards, and enjoy the Texas wine country while trying award-winning wines.
At Spicewood Vineyards, owner Ron Yates and winemaker Todd Crowel are committed to making incredible wine to celebrate life. Their award-winning wine stems from estate-grown grapes, and is a result of their passion and hard work tending to the vines year after year. The Spicewood Vineyard family works tirelessly to produce vintage after vintage of quality Texas wine, including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Tempranillo. Visitors come for the wine and stay for the ambiance, complete with beautiful views and the sound of a stream that runs alongside their patio.
3. Zero 815 Winery
Zero 815 was dreamed up by the husband and wife team of Karl and Laura Hogsett. It is located in Hye, Texas, and embodies everything the Hogsetts believe a winery should be. Karl is a world-renowned chef, and his wife Laura is a biochemist with a passion for wine and years of experience traveling through the nation's premier wine regions.
The two have created a selection of wines that encompasses the heart of Texas hill country, including Mourvedre, Rilassato and an award-winning Allettante rose.
Let Heart of Texas Wine Tours Take You On an Unforgettable Trip
Heart of Texas Wine Tours has been providing guests with the ultimate wine tour experience since 2011. We specialize in introducing you to the boutique wineries that big tour companies miss, and we love tailoring your tour to your specific tastes and preferences. We have partnered with over 30 beautiful and unique wineries in the area in order to give each guest the best wine-tasting experience they've ever had.
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