This past December some friends and my husband and I visited Fredricksburg, TX for a long weekend. It was a fantastic getaway. (I had been to Fredricksburg for a birthday weekend and it was amazing how much it had changed in the 4 years since I had visited there.) Fredricksburg, TX is a picturesque little German town located in the Texas Hill Country. It’s situated about an hour from Austin and San Antonio in the middle of the state. It’s known for its wineries (and they are fantastic).
Where to Stay…
We chose to stay at the Cotton Gin Village and it was fantastic. The Cotton Gin Village is a bed and breakfast located right outside of the city center. They have a great restaurant located on-premises. Each cabin is fully equipped with a wood-burning fireplace, a small kitchenette, and a separate bedroom.
In addition to being an awesome place to stay, we had the best breakfast ever delivered to our room every morning. It was delivered in the cutest basket hung next to our door. (This was possibly one of my favorite things about the cottage.)
There are many other places to stay in Fredricksburg. (I haven’t stayed in any of them but all had great recommendations from friends.)
Wineries to Visit…
Our main reason for visiting this picturesque little town was all of the wineries. We visited wineries for two days. I preselected most of our stops based on my previous trip to Fredricksburg and on friend’s recommendations. The first day we chose to visit by taking 290 Wine Shuttle. This was a hop-on /hop-off bus that was available at most of the wineries. This was a super affordable option for getting around the Texas Wine Country.
Safari Winery was one that I had heard about and definitely wanted to try. The winery features all wines from South Africa and Chile. The tasting room is beautiful.
Inwood Estates Vineyard is probably one of my favorite wineries in all of Texas. They offer all Texas-made wines and are made in the European style. They are famous for their Tempranillo, but all of their wines are absolutely fantastic.
Grape Creek Vineyards is a winery that I have been a member of since our last visit (about 4 years ago). The property at Grape Creek is stunning and every single bottle of wine that I’ve ever opened is fantastic. We actually ate lunch at their on-site restaurant and it was probably one of the best meals that we had on our trip.
Next, we visited Heath Sparkling Wines and I must say that I am a huge fan. The site was absolutely beautiful and the tasting was exceptional.
Lastly on day one, we visited Messina Hof Winery (definitely because of the Sparkling Almond).
On day two, we booked an amazing private tour through Texas Grapes Wine Tours. They chauffeured us in a stretch limo, which was lots of fun. We visited several wineries and they provided us a delicious lunch. The wineries that we visited were Kuhlman Cellars, William Chris Vineyards, and Bingham Family Vineyards.
Kuhlman Cellars (which was one of the wineries we visited on my last trip) is definitely one of the best ones in Fredricksburg. They boast a French winemaker and the wine is made in the Bordeaux style. The prices are also great.
William Chris, which is probably one of the nicest tasting rooms and was so much fun, was one of our favorites. The wine was exceptional and the grounds were so beautiful. We enjoyed a delicious lunch on their property.
Where To Eat…
We actually didn’t do a lot of eating out on this trip and saved most of our calories for wine. We did visit the Cabernet Grill the first night and dined at Grape Creek’s Stout Trattoria for lunch the second day. For dinner our second night we visited an authentic German restaurant. Lastly, we decided on appetizers downtown on our last night which was great after lots of wine.
So, have you ever visited Fredricksburg, TX? I would love to hear if where you stayed, what wineries you visited, and what restaurants you dined at??? We plan on going at least every other year and would love to see and visit new places.