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Fredericksburg is Texas Wine Country

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Amanda Koone, Communications Manager                                                                                            October 26, 2016

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 Fredericksburg is Texas Wine Country

FREDERICKSBURG, TX — The rapid development of the Texas Hill Country wine industry continues, as the Fredericksburg area is now home to nearly 40 vineyards and tasting rooms.

Wineries and tasting rooms owned by wineries that call the Fredericksburg area home include:

  1. Alexander Vineyards
  2. Armadillo’s Leap Winery
  3. Armadillo’s Leap Downtown (downtown tasting room)
  4. Andreucci Wines (downtown tasting room)
  5. Becker Vineyards
  6. Barons Creek Vineyards
  7. Bell Mountain Vineyards
  8. Chisholm Trail Winery
  9. Compass Rose Cellars
  10. Fat Ass Ranch Winery
  11. Fat Ass Ranch Winery on Main (downtown tasting room)
  12. Fiesta Winery 290
  13. Fiesta Winery Fredericksburg (downtown tasting room)
  14. Fredericksburg Winery
  15. Grape Creek Vineyards
  16. Grape Creek on Main (downtown tasting room)
  17. Hilmy Cellars
  18. Hye Meadow Winery
  19. Inwood Estates Winery and Bistro
  20. Kuhlman Cellars
  21. Lost Draw Cellars (downtown tasting room)
  22. Pedernales Cellars
  23. Mendelbaum Cellars
  24. Messina Hof Hill Country
  25. Narrow Path Winery (downtown tasting room)
  26. Pontotoc Weingarten (downtown tasting room)
  27. Rancho Ponte Vineyard
  28. SantaMaria Cellars
  29. Six Shooter Cellars
  30. Texas Hills Vineyard
  31. Torre di Pietra Winery
  32. Wedding Oak Winery at Wildseed Farms
  33. Yates Family Vineyard
  34. William Chris Vineyards
  35. Woodrose Winery
  36. 4.0 Cellars
  37. 1851 Vineyards

As the number of wineries in Gillespie County has grown, ancillary businesses such as wine tour companies continue to expand. Visitors can find a dozen wine tour and wine shuttle companies in Fredericksburg. Local wine tour companies offer half-day, full-day and custom wine tour options, while the Wine Road 290 shuttle offers weekend shuttle service to and from Fredericksburg area wineries.

The number of wineries, tasting rooms and wine tour companies isn’t the only thing growing in Fredericksburg- so is the list of accolades praising the burgeoning wine region. Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country was dubbed the “New Napa” by Huffington Post Canada in July 2015 and was also named one of “10 Best Wine Travel Destinations in 2014” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in Spring 2014.

According to a 2012/2013 research study funded by the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau, thirty-two percent of the visitors to Fredericksburg noted “touring wineries” as one of the top reasons to visit the Fredericksburg area, up from only eleven percent of visitors in 2000.

According to the Texas Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism, direct visitor spending in Gillespie County topped $95 million in 2015. And where wine lovers flock, so go other savvy Texas wine producers.

To learn more about the wine industry in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County, visit www.VisitFredericksburgTX.com/food-wine.

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The mission of the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau is to market Fredericksburg and Gillespie County as a premier travel destination on the regional, national and international stage thereby creating a positive impact on the local economy and the quality of life here.