Enjoy The Wineries In Texas Hill Country
Raise your hand if you enjoy white wine in the sun. Unless, of course, red wines are more your thing. Whatever your sipping preference, when you stay at Lavendel Resort in Fredricksburg, Texas, you are surrounded by more than 50 wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms. While you’ll surely stay occupied with the many exquisite amenities available to you at Lavendel, below, you’ll find a couple of must-visit wineries to kick off your Texas Hill Country wine tasting adventure.
Though not the closest winery to Lavendel Resort, taking the 20-minute drive to Pedernales Cellars is well worth it. Located on 145 acres of gorgeous land, you can sample the view while sampling the wine. Pedernales Cellars is a sixth-generation family-owned winery that creates 100% Texas-grown Spanish & Rhone-style wines.
“Pedernales Cellars began with Larry and Jeanine Kuhlken, who planted their first vineyard near Fredericksburg in the early 1990s. During this time Texas wine pioneers worked experimentally with grape varieties and viticulture practices in order to master winemaking in the Texas terroir. Over time the Kuhlken vineyard started producing consistently high quality fruit with bold, intense flavors.
In 2005, Larry and Jeanine’s children, David and Julie began plans for what would become Pedernales Cellars. Grown from the success of Kuhlken Vineyards, they developed the concept for a boutique winery focused on handcrafted, small-lot wines, and working with varietals that thrive in the rugged Texas Hill Country terrain.” – Pedernales Cellars
They are open seven days a week, and reservations are required for all tasting experiences.
If you’re looking for wineries a little closer to your Lavendel Resort home away from home, the Pontotoc Vinyard is less than 2 miles away. The Money Family is a fifth-generation Texas farming family that makes unique wines solely from Texas Hill Country grapes. The grapes are hand-selected and harvested to ensure the highest quality. They offer flights and Pontotoc Picnic Baskets at the onsite Pontotoc Vineyard Weingarten.
“Similar to the Heurigens of Vienna, Austria, the Weingarten provides a family atmosphere in an intimate environment for sharing a picnic of excellent local food and wine.” – Pontotoc Vineyard
The Weingarten is open Friday & Saturday from 12 PM – 8 PM and Sunday from 12 PM – 5 PM.
Bring A Bottle From Your Favorite Winery
Lavendel Resort offers lush, landscaped grounds with water views, outdoor kitchen areas, and community fire pits. It’s the perfect location for sharing a bottle from one of your favorite Texas Hill Country Wineries with friends and family.