Experience the “Tuscany” of Texas: Top 10 Hill Country Wineries 

When you imagine Texas, you don’t naturally think of wine country, but the Hill Country is home to several lovely vineyards and wineries that will astonish you with their fruit-forward and deep, rich flavors. 

So, grab your girlfriends or partner and head to the heart of Central Texas to partake in a fun weekend of wine tour tastings at breathtaking local wineries. 

Hill Country Wineries to Experience the “Tuscany” of Texas

Recognized as a top 100 vineyard in the world, owners William “Bill” Blackmon and Chris Brundrett have the shared philosophy that “great wine is not made, but grown in the vineyard,” and they have lived up to this belief. The winemakers at William Chris utilize a hands-off, low-intervention approach, letting the traits of the fruit shine. 

1. William Chris Vineyards

As a native Austinite who loves to road trip to the Texas Hill Country, I quickly learned which wineries were an absolute must, and Becker Vineyards is my go-to Texas winery for great wines and a fun tasting experience. 

2. Becker Vineyards

Self-Guided Tours

This prolific family-owned vineyard produces an average of 100,000 cases per year of some of the crispest and full-bodied Hill Country Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. 

3. Pedernales Cellars

This boutique hill country winery gets its name from the Spanish word “Pedernales,” which means “flint.” A Native American flint arrowhead and stone axe were discovered in the vineyard and winery locations. 

Self-Guided Tours

Their tasting room, by reservation only, does not disappoint. Let your taste buds be tantalized with candied pineapple, kiwi, pear, and golden apple notes while enjoying their 2021 Viognier Reserve.  

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