Experience the Magic of the Texas Hill Country

The Texas Hill Country attracts visitors all year round. Whether it’s wildflowers in the spring, water sports in the summer, or dazzling displays of Christmas lights in the winter, there’s always something to enjoy in the Texas Hill Country. Explore quaint small town shops and merchants, a variety of local restaurants, see wineries and tasting rooms, gorgeous state parks, rich historical sites, and land brimming with opportunities for hunting and hiking. There truly is something for everyone. Here’s an extensive list of resources to help you customize your visit.


Messina Hof Manor Haus B&B

(830) 990-4653
9996 U.S. 290 East,Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Suitably sitting on nearly 10 acres in the heart of Texas wine country, Messina Hof Hill Country Winery showcases over 50 award-winning Texas wines, a selection of premium wines exclusive to our Hill Country location, and Wine On Tap. Experience the spacious Tasting Room and relaxing patios while enjoying a charcuterie board or other light bites with your wine. Complete your retreat with a stay at the Manor Haus Bed & Breakfast on property, consisting of four uniquely themed cottages. Join the Family!

Cotton Gin Village

(830) 990-4653
9996 U.S. 290 East,Fredericksburg, TX 78624

From the moment you step inside the ivy-covered walls of this unique Bed & Breakfast, you’ll be transported to another world – Koi ponds with waterfalls, lush landscaping, romantically-outfitted rustic cabins and cottages, and unparalleled Texas Hill Country dining in the highly-acclaimed Cabernet Grill Texas Wine Country Restaurant. Each morning a freshly prepared picnic basket breakfast is delivered right to your door and features a delicious rotation of home-cooked breakfast items. Come on in and make yourself at home at one of Fredericksburg’s most acclaimed B&Bs!

Mt. Gainor Inn

2390 Prochnow Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Centrally located within minutes of several of your favorite wineries, Dripping Springs, Driftwood, Wimberley & Hill Country fun. Private, quiet, beautiful country setting hilltop overlooking the scenic hill country. King beds, whirlpool baths & private relaxing porches. We offer several romantic packages & will happily customize your stay. Come stay where life is good.

Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort

1 Resort Way, Boerne, TX 78006

A boutique resort situated in the gateway to Hill Country with easy access to all that the area has to offer. Resort features 111 guestrooms, La Cascada Table & Bar, led by Executive Chef Robert Carr, patio and terrace overlooking the golf course with live music on weekends, two pools, 18-hole golf course, disc-golf, nightly fire pits and scenic walking paths. Located 4 miles off I-10 (exit 539) and a 6-mile drive to Main Street in the historic and charming downtown Boerne. Shuttle service is available to wineries, provided by preferred Wine Tour companies.

Horseshoe Bay Resort

(855) 791-4393
200 Hi Circle North, Horseshoe Bay TX 78657

Texas premier AAA four-diamond lake and golf resort featuring 72 holes of award-winning Robert Trent Jones golf, full-service marina, spa, tennis and waterfront dining on the shores of Lake LBJ. It features nearly 380 guest rooms with dynamic overnight options including 3-bedroom waterfront condos and tower suites. Home of the annual HSBR Wine and Dine Festival — where live music, hill country wineries, celebrity chefs and great cuisine come together.

Farmhouse Vineyards: A Winegrowers Cottage

Johnson City, Texas

Wood floors, vintage church window, newly appointed bath & xeriscaped fenced backyard – situated in Heart of Texas Hill Country Wineries Winetrail & Wine Road 290. 30 Mil to Fredericksburg, 45 mil West of Austin 65 Mil from San Antonio. Can you say Hill Country Sweet Spot?

Farmhouse Vineyards: "Vagabonds" on Pecan Street

Johnson City, Texas

Charming home in the heart of quaint Johnson City! Blocks from town square sits this cute 3 bdr, 2 bath home w updated kitchen. Located on 1/2 acre, w/wonderful porch & stunning oak trees that provide great shade. Walking dist to shops, restaurants, & entertainment.

You’ll see our family owned Farmhouse Vineyards Marketplace & Tasting Room en route! It’s like having a built-in tasting room 4 your stay. Happy 2 arrange private concerts & wine pairings at Vagabonds 4 guests a la carte. Cheers!


Cabernet Grill - Texas Wine Country Restaurant

(830) 990-5734
2805 S. State Highway 16, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Discover superb Hill Country cuisine to tempt every taste bud—from the freshest seafoods to aged, certified angus steaks—exquisitely prepared and thoughtfully served. And don’t forget to check out our wine menu, with over 150 selections … and growing! We offer the widest selection of Texas wines of any restaurant in the nation. Executive Chef and Owner Ross Burtwell’s passion and expertise is unmatched. It’s no surprise that Cabernet Grill regularly tops the Hill Country’s Best Places to Eat list. Thanks to the vision, innovation, and commitment of him and his team, Cabernet Grill has become a Hill Country legend.

Pecan Street Brewing

106 E Pecan Dr, Johnson City, TX

Pecan Street Brewing is a place to flip your “chill switch” while connecting with friends. Originally, it was a hardware/supply store where the community gathered. Today, Pecan Street Brewing is a family owned brewpub, serving brewed on-site craft beer, Texas Wines & Spirits, Southern dishes, brick oven pizzas and more. Enjoy our TEXAS SIZE HOSPITALITY!

The Grapevine

(830) 606-0093
1613 Hunter Road, New Braunfels, TX 78130

Representing over 70 wineries from Texas and beyond, Texas craft beers on tap, gifts and good eats. Seasonal fire pits and misters. Meet Texas’ best winemakers at “Come and Taste It” events every third Thursday. Open daily in Gruene Historic District.

Westcave Cellars Winery & Brewery

(512) 431-1403683
Ranch Road 1320, Johnson City, Texas 78736

Focusing on 100% Texas wines produced in a French style, Westcave Cellars Winery & Brewery is a 10-year-old winery (founded in 2011), but owners Margaret and Allan Fetty have been growing grapes in Texas Hill Country since 1999. The Fettys are involved with every part of the winemaking process, from farming the vines to bottling the wine. They also brew 100% Texas beer for all you craft beer aficionados out there. Come experience true Texas wine in a beautiful, relaxed setting in a modern tasting room or outside under large oak trees. Furry babies are always welcomed!

Transportation + Tours

Hill Country Wine Tours LLC

Phone(512) 815-1900
Email: bookings@hillcountrywinetours.com

Hill Country Wine Tours LLC provides an all-inclusive, door to door private customized day trips to Texas Hill Country seven days a week. A typical day would include visiting and tastings at three vineyards and an enjoyable lunch. A dinner option or overnight weekend package is also available. “You drink we drive” in the comfort of a leather upholstered 15 passenger 2020 Ford Transit Vans with extended high roofs and extended chassis for carrying all that Texas Wine home! Hill Country Wines Tours has partnered with over thirty wineries and distilleries with indoor and outdoor facilities that are booked accordingly with the weather in mind and the guest experience. Their goal is to provide you with the best guest experience. It is their passion to introduce you to the various boutique and larger wineries during your time together in Texas Wine Country. Hill Country Wine Tours serve all cities in Central Texas and will pick you up at your residence, guest house or hotel for the ultimate VIP experience. From a party of two to large corporate groups, their experiences are one of a kind, memorable and full of Texas Hospitality.

Fredericksburg CVB Tours & Shuttles

With more than 50 wineries and wine-tasting rooms in the Fredericksburg area, planning a wine tour can be a bit overwhelming, so leave the planning to the pros and book a wine tour for your group.

Wine Road 290 Tour Operators

Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 is your path to amazing wineries and vineyards, fun shopping, unique dining experiences, and upscale lodging.

Use The Vind to Help Plan Your Trip

Building an itinerary for your next trip to Texas Wine Country is as easy as filling out a quick quiz, selecting from our curated suggestions, and sharing with friends. Cut hours searching multiple sites and get curated information for your travel destinations tailored to your interests. From shopping to national parks, wineries, restaurants, and more, let us be the guide that creates trip itineraries specifically for you!

Parks + Landmarks

Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools

Phone(830) 685-3321
112 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

The Gillespie County Country Schools Driving and Cycling Trail, established in 2006, links 16 historic former rural schools to the Vereins Kirche, the first Gillespie County School built 1847 on Fredericksburg Market Square. The 120-mile Trail Map directs visitors into the Fredericksburg, Texas countryside to see one, several, or all schools.  See early school BBQ pits, outdoor pavilions, stages and stage curtains, teacherages, tin schools, and two Presidential Schools.  No two are alike.  Spend an hour or the day. Schools are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and are Members of the Country School Association of America (CSAA). Today they function as community and learning centers, rentals for reunions and other social gatherings, and unique destination weddings.


Colorado River
Frio River
Gudalupe River
Pedernales River


Highland Lakes Area
Inks Lake
Lake Austin
Lake Buchanan
Lake LBJ
Lake Marble Falls
Lake Travis
Town Lake


Alamo Springs Bat Cave – LukenbachAlbert Dancehall
Barton Creek Greenbelt – Austin
Blue Hole – Wimberley
Fort Martin Scott Historic SiteFort Mason – Mason County
Frio Bat Caves – Uvalde
Gillespie County Country Schools Driving & Cycling TrailsHamilton Pool – Austin
Historic Gruene Texas – Gruene
Jacob’s Well – Wimberley
Krause Springs – Spicewood
Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – Austin
LBJ Ranch – Johnson City
Lukenbach Texas Historic General Store and Dance Hall
McKinney Falls Sate Park – Austin
National Museum of the Pacific War – Admiral Nimitz Museum
Natural Bridge Caverns and Wildlife Park – San Antonio
Pennybacker Bridge Overlook Trail – Austin
Pioneer Museum Complex – Gillespi
Pound House Museum – Dripping Springs
Riverwalk – San Antonio
Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm – Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site
Science Mill – Johnson CityStone Henge – IngramTexas Rangers Heritage Center at Fort Martin Scott
The Japanese Tea Gardens – San Antonio
The Twin Sisters Historic Dance Hall – Wimberley
Tower of the Americas – San Antonio
Treue Der Union Monument – Comfort
Vereins Kirche MuseumWonder Cave – San Marcos

Visitor Bureaus

Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center

(888) 997-3600
302 E. Austin Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78654

Free Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Hill Country and Texas travel literature & information on Fredericksburg & Gillespie County wineries. DVD presentation, public restrooms and off-street parking.

Johnson City Chamber of Commerce - Crossroads of the Texas Hill Country

(830) 868-7684
100 E Main St, PO Box 485, Johnson City, TX

Located an hour from Austin and San Antonio set amongst the foothills of the majestic Hill Country is an unhurried, charming piece of “old Americana” in a Presidential hometown. On your next excursion to sip wine and shop, stop in Johnson City. Historic sites, museums, resident artists and musicians, art galleries and cultural assets set the backdrop of this small Texas town. Population 1673.

Texas Department of Agriculture

(512) 463-7591
1700 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX

Your friends at the Texas Department of Agriculture want you to know, the doors to this beautiful State are always open for you. With over 400 wineries and cellars tucked away on charming country roads, undoubtedly, there is something for everyone to enjoy with Texas Wines.

Local Events

Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest

The Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest, is celebrating its 33rd year! Fest opens at noon Saturday October 28 – Texas specialty booths, Texas wine, craft beer, silent auction, entertainment, food court, Gargantuan Grape Toss and more. Plus three popular events: Go Texan! Dinner October 26 at Messina Hof Hill Country; A Celebration of Texas Food & Wine on October 27 at Becker Vineyards and the Patron Brunch on Marktplatz on October 28.

Gruene Music & Wine Festival

The Gruene Music & Wine Festival began as a one-day event in 1987 with the purpose of promoting Texas and Americana music in a fun and relaxed setting while raising funds for the United Way of Comal County. Over the years, it has become a multi-day celebration, not only of Texas and Americana music but also a celebration of wine made right here in the Lone Star State.

Committed to Quality

Each of our association wineries has its own personality, terroir and style of winemaking, yet they all share a commitment to quality, hospitality and a fervent passion for their craft. With over 60 unique and visually stunning wineries scattered throughout the Hill Country, there’s someplace new to explore around every bend and an exquisite glass of wine waiting for you through each door. 


Upcoming Events

With a calendar brimming with engaging activities including THCW’s four signature Passport events, roadshow events and winemaker dinners, as well as weekly member winery events, there is always something going on in the Hill Country. Come enjoy food, wine, weekly live music, grape stomps, holiday events and so much more.

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