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.
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.
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.
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.