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Grape Creek Vineyards JUL 07 2014

Grape Creek Vineyards

Grape Creek Vineyards, one of the earliest wineries established in the Texas Hill Country Appellation, or AVA, was founded in 1985 by Ned Simes and his wife, Nel, in what began as a small tasting room located in the same building as the production facilities and the first underground commercial barrel storage facility in Central [...] Read Post >
Hill Country Food Truck Festival Rolls Into Luckenbach JUL 06 2014

Hill Country Food Truck Festival Rolls Into Luckenbach

Luckenbach Texas will become a “foodie utopia” on Saturday, August 2, as eclectic food trucks, Hill Country wineries and live music come together for the first annual Hill Country Food Truck Festival on Saturday, August 2. More than a dozen food trucks, including Fredericksburg’s own Clear River Pecan Company food trailer will be in attendance, [...]
Summer Horse Racing in Fredericksburg MAY 24 2014

Summer Horse Racing in Fredericksburg

  Horseracing at the Gillespie Country Fairgrounds – right here in Fredericksburg – is a favorite Hill Country summer activity. Horse racing has been taking place in Gillespie County for more than a century. And for the past two decades, the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association has been offering pari-mutuel betting. The track is [...]
Golf in the Texas Hills MAY 15 2014

Golf in the Texas Hills

The newly renovated Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course in Fredericksburg, Texas sets a new standard for municipal golf courses. In late 2012 the course completed a nine-month, nearly $2 million renovation. The redesign included the installation of new grasses, re-routing of holes, a new staging area for tournaments, a new fleet of golf carts and [...]
Local BBQ Joint Makes Top 50 List JUL 01 2013

Local BBQ Joint Makes Top 50 List

When Dan and Kayla Martin opened Cranky Frank’s Barbecue Company in 2003, it became an instant favorite with the locals who had been hankering for some great “que” in Fredericksburg.  And folks, let me guarantee you, this is serious barbecue. Over the years the word spread about Cranky Frank’s delicious, mouth-watering meats and sides, resulting [...]
Cabernet Grill – Texas Wine Country Restaurant and Cotton Gin Lodging JAN 10 2014

Cabernet Grill – Texas Wine Country Restaurant and Cotton Gin Lodging

Fredericksburg is a divine destination that offers “something for everyone” at any time of the year. And what could be more enticing in the chilly month of January than snuggling up in a rustic, yet elegant, log cabin in the heart of the Texas Hill Country – with some of the region’s best food mere [...]
Texas Hill Country One Of The 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations in 2014 FEB 05 2014

Texas Hill Country One Of The 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations in 2014

The Texas Hill Country was named one of the “10 Best Wine Travel Destinations in 2014” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in its February print edition and online. So how can you explore the one of the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations? By visiting Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg’s central location, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, [...]
Pedernales Brewing Company MAR 13 2014

Pedernales Brewing Company

Central Texans have always loved their beer – dating back to the mid-1800s when German and other European immigrants began to settle in the region. An early priority was to establish breweries so that they could enjoy the hand-crafted beers they left behind in their homelands. The Central Texas brewing industry flourished until Prohibition brought [...]
Pedernales Cellars Winery APR 11 2014

Pedernales Cellars Winery

Nested in the hills overlooking historic Stonewall in the heart of the Texas Wine Country, Pedernales Cellars has one of the most breathtaking views of the Hill Country in the region from the large, tree-shaded tasting deck adjacent to their spacious, light-filled tasting room. The winery was founded in 2005 by David Kuhlken and Fredrik [...]
Peaches and the Hill Country Fruit Council JUN 01 2014

Peaches and the Hill Country Fruit Council

Gillespie County is the largest peach-producing county in the state of Texas, with over 1,400 acres in commercial production – 40% of Texas’ entire peach crop. Peaches from the region, which includes Stonewall and Fredericksburg, are prized for their unique flavor and juice-dripping texture, which many say is the result of the mineral-rich soil and [...]
Guten Co. Debuts in Fredericksburg JUL 14 2014

Guten Co. Debuts in Fredericksburg

Two Fredericksburg natives are drawing on their creative minds and backgrounds in design to bring handcrafted bits of beauty to the Texas Hill Country. Sarah Sauer attended Trinity University, where she earned a degree in Fine Arts with a specialty in print-making. Molly Rodgers attended the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, where she [...]
Stay Cool In The Pool JUN 30 2014

Stay Cool In The Pool

Fredericksburg and Gillespie County boast three different public swimming pools to keep you cool during the heat of the summer.  The Fredericksburg Town Pool, located just blocks from Main Street, debuted an all new pool in the Summer of 2013. Located in the 100 block of West Travis Street, the Town Pool features a kiddie [...]
Now Open: Jack and Adam’s Bicycles JUN 24 2014

Now Open: Jack and Adam’s Bicycles

Josh Allen is joining the growing number of young up-and-comers bringing new ideas and businesses to Fredericksburg. Born and raised in Sweetwater, Josh spent most weekends of his youth at his family’s ranch in rural Gillespie County- Doss, Texas. His love for the Texas Hill Country and his love for cycling brought him back to [...]

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