Prior to my whirlwind Washington Wine Country tour, I was tasked with writing some blurbs on Texas Hill Country wineries for Austin Monthly. Since I had just celebrated my birthday with a wine tour bus, I was totally game to do the hard research.
While you can read the full list of the 20 Best Hill Country Wineries over at austinmonthly.com, below is the list of the wineries I visited:
Love this place in Driftwood! I go quite often. Gorgeous grounds—eat pasta next door at Trattoria Lisina!
Driftwood Estate Winery
I’ll be very honest—I don’t LOOOOOOOVE the wines here. But this spot has the best view.
Fall Creek Vineyards
This winery got a new winemaker 6 years ago, and I feel like the wines definitely show it. Grab a spot on the outdoor deck and say hello to Ed and Susan Auler if they’re on site. They are such incredibly kind people and are basically the founding families of Texas wine making!
One word: Roussanne. Buy some and drink it ALL SUMMER LONG.
Solaro Estate Winery
I spent part of my birthday here, and it was a blast. There’s horses roaming the property next door and it’s just SO peaceful out there. The Montepulciano is my fave.
This is totally off-the-beaten path, and the winery skews towards the Spanish varietals. Ask about their wines that pair well with chili.
Flat Creek Estate
Apparently there’s a wicked 18-hold disc golf course here too! This spot has SO MANY WINES, so sip responsibly.
Those are just the ones I visited earlier this year, so make sure to read about the 13 other great Texas Hill Country wineries.