If you are in the region and fancy sniffing, sipping and swirling some sensational reds, whites and rosés, here are the 10 best Fredericksburg wine tours on which to do so.
The historic city of Fredericksburg is nestled in the scenic Hill Country of Texas. It also happens to be right in the heart of wine country. Yes, Texas has a wine country. Texan wine may not be well known outside of the Lone Star State, but that’s just because the locals like to keep it all to themselves.
290 Wine Shuttle
Highway 290 is known as the 290 Wine Route. The 290 Wine Shuttle is a hop-on-hop-off winery bus that stops at 16 different wineries in Texas Hill Country. You can stay as long as you like at each winery and the shuttles run every 10 minutes.
Wineries on the route include Grape Creek Vineyards, Safari Winery and Texas Wine Collective. You can buy an all-day pass for the shuttle, however, that does not include the tasting fees at each location.
Absolute Charm Wine Tours
Sit back, relax and let your driver and knowledgeable host take you to some of the most lovely wineries in Fredericksburg. Tours and itineraries are customised and some of the wineries that Absolute Charm Wine Tours visit include Signor Vineyards, Slate Mill Wine Collective, Lost Draw Cellars, Bingham Family Vineyards, Mendelbaum Cellars and Safari Winery.
At each winery, you’ll taste up to six of their most popular wines whilst learning about each vintage. After your tasting, you’ll have time to soak up the beautiful Hill Country scenery.
Cellar Rat Wine Tours
Cellar Rat Wine Tours offers curated wine experiences, for example, food and wine tours, private group tours and behind the scenes tours. Each tour takes in local wineries, breweries and distilleries and can include lunch at a local restaurant. This is a terrific tour whatever your choice of tipple.
Cottonwood Wine Tours
If you are based in San Antonio and want to visit Texas Wine Country, this tour is ideal for you. You’ll get to spend some time in Fredericksburg as well as four beautiful wineries.
For something more exclusive, book the Private Label Tour which takes you to three premier wineries in the Texas Hill Country. These select wineries have high-quality wines and exceptional ambience.
Creekstreet Wine Tours
Creekstreet Wine Tours will arrange a variety of different tours and tastings depending on what you want to see and do. You can indulge in a private chauffeured limousine tour or jump on board a van tour through the beautiful Texas Hill Country of Fredericksburg.
You can visit three or four wineries, it depends on how thirsty you are and you can opt for a gourmet lunch box containing a selection of fresh, seasonal sandwiches and salads.
George’s 290 Wine Tours
A tour with George and his team is great fun. They are so knowledgeable about wine and the region. You’ll visit three Hill Country wineries, which may include Kuhlman Cellars, Lost Draw Cellars and William Chris Vineyards and you can have a delicious picnic lunch too.
The short tour is great if you are stuck for time but still want to get a taste, so to speak, of wine country. The premium tour is perfect when you want to enjoy a full day out. But if neither of these fit your needs, you can customise a tour with George.
Fredericksburg Wine Trolley
On this fun and relaxing Fredericksburg wine tour, you will visit three wineries, enjoying tastings at each stop. Take in the sights and sips of Texas Hill Country as you stop off at Eden Try Estate & Winery, Mattaponi Winery and Lake Anna Winery. Tasting fees are included in the ticket price, as is a tasty lunch. Along the way, the friendly drivers of the wine trolley provide interesting facts and information about the area.
Majesty Wine Tours
Majesty Wine Tours offers a variety of winery visits. One of its most popular Fredericksburg wine tours is the Sapphire Tour. This tour lasts 5-6 hours during which time you’ll visit three different wineries and taste five to six wines at each one. There is a stop for lunch at a local Fredericksburg restaurant too. There is a great pace to this tour, it doesn’t feel rushed. You have plenty of time to taste, shop and enjoy the scenery and ambience of each winery.
Texas Grapes Wine and Limousine Tours
Want a more personal, bespoke tour of the Hill Country wineries? Texas Grapes Wine and Limousine Tours will help you plan a tour that suits your tastes and needs. From the comfort of a luxury van or stretch limousine, a knowledgeable guide will take you through the beautiful countryside. You’ll visit three local wineries.
Over five hours you’ll taste stunning wines, learn all about winemaking and the wines of the region and you’ll have lots of time to relax and enjoy your surroundings.
Texas Wine Tours
Texas Wine Tours will pick you up from your Fredericksburg accommodation and whisk you away to a selection of local wineries or breweries. Wineries on the tours include the Texas Wine Collective, Augusta, Bingham, Fiesta, Lewis, Lost Draw and Slate Mill.
On the all-inclusive tour, you travel on a fully-restored and historic trolley or a limo bus. You’ll visit up to four premium wineries and enjoy a tasty lunch amongst the vines.
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