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.

The article states, “Each year, our editors scour the globe to suss out the absolute must-visit spots. To a few traditional wine regions, we’ve added several modern classics and a sprinkling of up-and-comers, making a compelling list of destinations.”

“For the Texas Hill Country to be listed with wine travel destinations around the world such as Mendoza in Argentina, Languedoc in France, the Aegean Islands in Greece, the Barossa Valley in Australia, as well as Sonoma County in California and Walla Walla in Washington state, is a wonderful testament to the dedication and hard work by Texas grape growers and wine makers over the last decades,” noted Ernie Loeffler, president/CEO of the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau.

The Texas Hill Country is commended in the article for maintaining its Hill Country charm while experiencing extensive growth in the wine industry, especially along the scenic Highway 290 between Fredericksburg and Austin.

To learn more about Fredericksburg and Gillespie County, located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, visit For more information on the members and activities of the Texas Hill Country Wineries Association, visit



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