The Perfect Wine Escape from Austin in Fredericksburg, Texas

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Kelsey Morita

  • Texas

  • USA

  • Boutique Travel

  • Food & Wine

  • Adventure Travel

  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Travel

  • Vineyard

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Curator’s statement

Just a short drive away from bustling Austin, TX you'll find the cute wine capital of Texas, Fredericksburg. Perfect for a couple of nights away or a day trip from Austin, you'll have an amazing time exploring this cute little town hopping between the more than 50 wineries.

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Things to do in Fredericksburg, Texas

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William Chris: A perfect stop on your way to Fredericksburg, William Chris not only has stunning facilities, but they truly are a leader in Texas winemaking. It’s a great place to preorder a picnic lunch and buy a bottle or by the glass and enjoy time on their beautiful property.

Signor: One of the prettiest outdoor tastings in the area! Enjoy a sandwich from Joanna’s Market on the property and have a tasting of their wines from Oregon and Texas.

Baron’s Creek: Enjoy the stunning ground in this upscale outdoor tasting area. They focus on a wide breadth of reds from Texas Ruby Port, to Cabernet, to Merlot and also have interesting wines like Spanish Cava.

Crowson Winery: Crowson is a great stop on your way to or from Austin. Their wines are from Texas High Plains grapes and you’ll find big reds like Malbec and Syrah’s here along with Rosé.

Becker Vineyards: Becker has a tasting shop on the main street in Fredericksburg and they also have a massive 56 acre vineyard estate with multiple venues. Becker has truly phenomenal wines and is the largest purchaser of French and American White Oak barrels in the state of Texas!

Cross Mountain Vineyards: Specializing is small batch Italian wines, Cross Mountain imports wines that you’ll love. They’re situated right downtown and you can pop in for a pizza or charcuterie with wines by the glass or a tasting.

Grape Creek on Main: Grape Creek has multiple winery and vineyard locations you can visit. The Main Street tasting room is easy to pop into! They make all the wines in Fredericksburg and use a combination of grapes from their Texas and California Vineyards. They also have fun sparkling options to taste!

Pontotoc Vineyard: Pontotoc is one of the wineries known for making 100% Texas Grown wine. Their tasting experience is much more charming than a large production vineyard. You’ll experience an intimate experience while the owners pour for you.

Places to eat & drink in Fredericksburg, Texas

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Old German Bakery & Restaurant: A great spot to stop right on main street for breakfast or lunch. You can grab a baked good to go or sit down for Schnitzel.

Sunset Grill: Grab some of the most insane French toast for breakfast here or a massive and delicious burger later in the day.

Cabernet Grill Texas Wine Country: If you’re looking for an upscale place for dinner Cabernet Grill won’t disappoint.

Rustlin Robs: Need an afternoon snack and a fun item to bring home? Stop in Rustlin Robs to sample hundreds of dips, soups, and sauces.

Pasta Bella: Soak up all the wine with amazing pastas and sandwiches.

Backwoods BBQ: While it’s slightly off the main area in town, I couldn’t leave a Texas BBQ option off the list. Live music in the evenings and all the meat you could want plus delicious pies and cobbler.

Prometheus Pizza: If you’re looking for a casual option, look no further than grabbing a pizza at this cute food truck. Bring it along to a tasting or have a picnic on the picnic tables under their pecan tree.

Chase’s Place Cocktails & Kitchen: If you’re ready to take a break from the wine and enjoy a craft cocktail, this is a fantastic spot.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Danielle Di Maio's guide, A Beginner's Guide to Austin.

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