For Immediate Release: October 1, 2018

For More Information, Contact:        Amanda Koone, Director of Communications Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau 888/997-3600 or 830/997-6523

 Fredericksburg is Texas Wine Country

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas --- The rapid development of the Texas Hill Country wine industry continues, as the Fredericksburg area is now home to over 45 wineries/vineyards and tasting rooms.

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

  1. 1851 Vineyards
  2. 4.0 Cellars
  3. Alexander Vineyards
  4. Armadillo’s Leap Winery
  5. Armadillo’s Leap on Main (downtown tasting room)
  6. Andreucci Wines (downtown tasting room)
  7. Becker Vineyards
  8. Becker Vineyards (downtown tasting room)
  9. Barons Creek Vineyards
  10. Bell Mountain Vineyards
  11. Bingham Family Vineyards
  12. Blue Lotus Winery
  13. Calais Winery
  14. Chisholm Trail Winery
  15. Fat Ass Ranch Winery
  16. Fat Ass Ranch Winery on Main (downtown tasting room)
  17. Farmhouse Vineyards
  18. Fiesta Winery 290
  19. Fiesta Winery Fredericksburg (downtown tasting room)
  20. Fredericksburg Winery
  21. Grape Creek Vineyards
  22. Grape Creek on Main (downtown tasting room)
  23. Hahne Estates Winery
  24. Hilmy Cellars
  25. Hye Meadow Winery
  26. Horn Winery
  27. Inwood Estates Winery and Bistro
  28. Kuhlman Cellars
  29. Lewis Wines
  30. Longhorn Cellars
  31. Lost Draw Cellars (downtown tasting room)
  32. McReynolds Winery
  33. Mendelbaum Cellars
  34. Messina Hof Hill Country
  35. Narrow Path Winery
  36. Narrow Path Winery (downtown tasting room)
  37. Pedernales Cellars
  38. Pontotoc Weingarten (downtown tasting room)
  39. Ron Yates Winery
  40. SantaMaria Cellars
  41. Signor Vineyards
  42. Six Shooter Cellars
  43. Southhold Farm & Cellar
  44. Texas Heritage Vineyard
  45. Texas Hills Vineyard
  46. Vintners Hideaway (downtown tasting room)
  47. Wedding Oak Winery at Wildseed Farms
  48. William Chris Vineyards
  49. Woodrose Winery
  50. Zero 815 Winery

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 290 Wine 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. The Texas Hill Country was also voted the sixth “Best Wine Region” by USA Today 10 Best readers in 2018.

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 Texas Wine Country and the wine industry in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County, visit




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.