9 Of The Best Wineries in Fredericksburg, TX You Can Visit With Your Family

If you’re looking for a list of the best wineries in Fredericksburg to visit, then you’ve come to the right place.

If you’re a:

  • tour company
  • group of friends
  • group of family members

…then Fredericksburg is the best place to visit and have fun.

Wineries in Fredericksburg are located in the epicenter of Texas hill country and it’s the 2nd largest wine region in America.

Below are some the most popular wines Fredericksburg is known for:

  • Syrah
  • Tannat
  • Picpoul
  • Cinsault
  • Petite Sirah
  • Viognier
  • Marsanne
  • Malbec
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sangiovese
  • Tempranillo
  • Roussanne
  • Sauvignon Blanc

Most people recommend Fredericksburg region due to it’s:

  • Warm environment where you can host a bachelorette or wedding party.
  • Delicious food.
  • Fabulous wine.

So, in today’s post I will talk about the best wineries in Fredericksburg. In addition to that I’ll mention a few influential winery regions such as:

  • South Africa
  • Italy
  • Spain (I love their Sangria)
  • France

With that, here are the top wineries in Fredericksburg:

1. Pedernales Cellars

Do you want to enjoy a slice of the good life?

If so then look no further than Pedernales Cellars winery.

Pedernales Cellars is located in Stonewall, Texas in the heart of Texas hill country.

If you live in Austin or San Antonio, it will take you approximately 15 minutes

Pedernales Cellars winery is known for:

  • Specializing in Spanish and Rhone wine including tempranillo and viognier.
  • Hosting yearly events, dinners and live music.

Things to note:

  • Before you visit, you need to make a tasting reservation and it costs $25 per person nonrefundable deposit.
  • Pets are not permitted.
  • All dogs must remain on a leash.
  • Families who come with their children must make sure their children stay with their group.
  • Wine club lounge is only permitted to wine club members only.
  • They allow large group testing but you will need to contact their tasting room.
  • Testing several different wines is $40 and you will also receive a cheese and charcuterie plate to enjoy your wine.
  • You taste wine directly from their barrel during your tour.

Hours schedule:

  • Monday – Thursday 10am – 5pm
  • Friday & Saturday 10 am – 6pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 5pm
  • They are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

2. Becker Vineyards

Dr. Richard Becker, founded Becker Vineyards near Fredericksburg, and their estate tasting room was opened to the public in 1996.

What I like about Becker Vineyards, its Texas-German ambience reflecting the history of Fredericksburg.

It has a big and wide wine tasting room and an underground cellar that can be used to hold parties or celebrations.

It produces a lot of different types of wine and they are 100% Texas grapes.

Becker Vineyards winery is known for:

  • They have a large main tasting room, verandah, Pavilion, Lavender haus reception hall and weekend wine club tasting room.
  • They use a riedel wine glass which has a Becker vineyards logo and it costs $25.

Things to note:

  • Their weekends are normally crowded so you need to plan early so that you can enjoy your fun wine.
  • $25 is for Charcuterie-Cheese plate but is subject to availability.
  • Reservation not required for groups of 1 – 7.
  • If you want to hold a bachelorette or any celebration you need to make a reservation.
  • For the best experience, you need to book one week before the actual visit.

Below is their general wine tour schedule:

  • Weekday Tours:  11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.; and 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday Tours:  11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday Tours:  1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

3. Barons Creek Vineyards

Barons Creek Vineyards was established in 2015 and in 2019 they started harvesting.

They receive their grapes from Spain, Texas and California.

Barons Creek Vineyard is a new winery in Fredericksburg and you can’t compare with other top wineries which started before 2015.

Their outdoor atmosphere is spectacular and breathtaking.

Barons Creek Vineyards winery is known for:

  • Its elegant villa flare.
  • Peaceful atmosphere and eye-catching outdoor scenery.

Things to note:

  • Tasting is $21 per person.
  • They offer a selection of fine cheese on their charcuterie boards.
  • They have a membership club which you can join.
  • Their villas are only intended for couples and not children.
  • Animals are not allowed in the villas.

Schedule:

  • Monday-Thursday: 2pm to 9pm
  • Friday: 2pm to 10pm
  • Saturday: Noon to 10pm
  • Sunday: Noon to 6pm

4. Signor Vineyards Winery

Signor Vineyard’s winery is among the 6th Texas family located in a heritage of farming and ranching.

Currently they offer tastings, wine-by-the-glass and bottles.

Signor Vineyard’s winery is known for:

Their white reflection on the property resembles peace and love.

Things to note:

  • Walk-ins are welcome.
  • From Thursday to Sunday, Kids and pets are not allowed.
  • Outside food is not allowed.
  • No smoking allowed.
  • There is a photography fee of $100.

Schedule:

  • Sunday – Thursday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Friday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

5. Messina Hof Hill Country Winery

Messina Hof Hill Country Winery is among the oldest wineries in Fredericksburg.

It was founded by Paul Vincent and Merrill Bonarrigo and it has become one of the most prestigious wineries in Fredericksburg.

It was established in 1977 and they pride themselves as the best winery in Fredericksburg that provides the most wines to choose from.

Messina Hof Hill Country Winery is known for:

Three cornerstone themes i.e. tradition, romance and family.

Things to note:

  • It’s the second largest wine tourism destination in the country.
  • Reservation is recommended on Saturday.
  • You can create great wedding memories.
  • You can host private events.
  • Their theme cottage is perfect for couples because one of their cornerstone is romance.

Schedule:

  • Happy Hour | $5 select glasses of wine
  • Tuesday – Thursday
  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Hours of Operation:

  • Tasting Room Open Tuesday – Sunday
  • 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

6. Bingham Family Vineyards Winery

Bingham Family Vineyards is 100% Texas estate grown and produced.

During your wine tasting tour you will be able to learn where the grapes are grown and where your wine was made.

Bingham Family Vineyards Winery is known for:

Largest selections of 100% Texas estate grown

Things to note:

  • Their wine club offers the largest selection of 100% Texas estate wine.
  • They have a non-refundable fee which they charge 48 hours before you reserve.
  • Tasting is normally a 30 minutes experience.
  • Wine tasting for $15 or $20 for an all red wine tasting.

Schedule:

  • Open daily from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
  • Reservations encouraged on Saturdays and for groups of 5 or more.

7. Safari Winery

Safari Winery was started by the Itz family and their focus is on South African and Chilean wines.

The Itz family settled in Fredericksburg, Texas in the mid-1800s. The family has been there for six generations.

The winey is fairly new and it is giving other wineries in Fredericksburg a sleepless night.

Safari Winery is known for:

It’s South African and Chilean wine.

Things to note:

  • A percentage of their wine club proceeds goes to support non-profit organizations in an effort to protect wildlife.

Schedule:

  • Sunday: 12pm – 6pm
  • Monday: 11am – 5pm
  • Tuesday: 11am – 5pm
  • Wednesday: 11am – 5pm
  • Thursday: 11am – 5pm
  • Friday: 11am – 6pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 6pm

8. Fiesta Winery

FW is a family owned business and operates from a Baxter family ranch and is located on a 12-acre vineyard and produces several different types of grapes.

Fiesta Winery is known for:

Their sweet red and white wines.

Things to note:

  • Friday, Saturday and Sundays, reservation is not required.
  • For larger groups, reservation is required on Monday – Thursday
  • Private Tasting Room – $100/hr
  • Covered Outdoor Patio – $50/hr

Schedule:

  • Monday – Friday 10:30 – 6 pm
  • Saturday 10:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Sunday 11 – 6 pm

9. Heath Sparkling Wines Winery

Do you want to feel an intense sense of happiness?

If so, Heath Sparkling Winey is the best location to be.

The winery is dedicated to producing sparkling wines in the Texas region.

Heath Sparkling Winery is known for:

It’s a wild and incredible wine tasting experience.

Things to note:

  • To enjoy the sparkling you need to become a member.
  • Favorite wines are Adoration and Euphoria.
  • Wine tasting pairing with food cost $25.

Schedule:

  • Open daily: 11am – 5:30pm

Conclusion

There you have it: a list of the top wineries in Fredericksburg.

Now I’d like to hear what you have to say:

Have you visited any of the wineries listed here?

If so, leave a comment below right now.

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