Cowboy land, with rolling rugged hills, old fashioned towns, awesome sunsets, and some pretty decent wine. Yes, yes, Texas has wine too!
Fredericksburg Town – take two to three hours and start with a wander around this beautiful historic town. If you’re looking for that typical western town that you’ve seen in the movies, this is it. The antique / curio shops seem to be getting more and more trendy and can easily take up several hours of browsing! Pop into to Vaudeville for lunch. It’s a stunning building, the interior is completely trendy and weds old Fredericksburg with modern day culture. Not to mention, the food is just delicious and there’s plenty of wine!
Vaudeville: 230 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 / +1 830 992 3234
For your vineyard tour on the Wine Road 290, I’ve been to and can recommend the places listed below. Most of them frequently host live music on their terraces, which is great when kicking back with a glass of wine and looking out over the countryside!
Becker Vineyard – probably the best wine on the list in my opinion. The building itself is just stunning and the terrace is huge. This vineyard also has lavender fields, if you can catch the season!
464 Becker Farms Rd, Stonewall, TX 78671 / +1 830 644 2681
Grape Creek – a wonderful place for watching the sunset as this is yet another beautiful setting with lovely outdoor space.
10587 US-290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 / +1 830 644 2710
Torre Di Pietra – a Texan take on Tuscany.
10915 US-290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 / +1 830 644 2829
For more ideas, I quite like Wine Road 290’s website as it sets out a great roadmap for the vineyards.
Gruene Town – another historic town, worth the mention and definitely worth the visit s a day trip or weekend. Complete with a “general store” and cowboy dance hall, which add all the charm. The Gristmill River Restaurant is stunning and located by the river – it shouldn’t be missed!
Gristmill: 1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130 / +1 830 625 0684
Dry Comal Creek Winery -another winery, off the 290 wine road and closer to Gruene. Small, cute and cozy.
Bandera, Boerne, and Comfort – they call Bandera Cowboy capital of the world, so it’s got to be worth a visit. Boerne, nearby, is another charming little “Western” town with beautiful antique shops and interesting restaurants. Comfort is one for my to do list, but not to be forgotten. In the area, Enchanted Springs Ranch is fun for a family day out – live music, longhorns and a chuck wagon dinner – why not?
Enchanted Springs: 242 State Hwy 46 W, Boerne, TX 78006 / +1 830 249 8222