Texas Hill Country
Texas is the fifth-largest wine-producing state in the United States, producing wines from Mediterranean varieties, including Viognier, Vermentino, Tempranillo, Aglianico, and Tannat.
Besides all the awards Texas wines are receiving, the wineries also offer beautiful Hill Country views with relaxed patios and porches to sit back and enjoy a glass. You can make it a food and wine adventure by visiting Fredericksburg, TX, and checking out Fischer and Wieser's 1870 Culinary Adventure Premier Tasting Room. A must do for any trip to the Hill Country wine region is Fredericksburg, part of the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail and home to some of the oldest wineries in the state.
Fredericksburg cultivates more than half of the world's grape varietals and is located just a short drive west of Austin and San Antonio. The quaint town includes notable wineries such as Fall Creek Vineyards, whose wines are featured throughout restaurants in Texas and New York, and Becker Vineyards, whose 2013 Provencal won a double gold medal at the 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition. Fredericksburg and the general Texas Hill Country region have an abundance of bed and breakfasts, hotels, and unique lodging options, including Hoffman Haus in Fredericksburg, Native Hostel in Austin, and Hotel Flora and Fauna in Wimberley.