If sampling wines in the rolling hills of Central Texas or the towering oak trees of East Texas sounds like a great time to you, then you will definitely love this list! There are many different wineries and vineyards throughout the state, so this is not a complete list by any means. However, this should get you started if you want to go on a Texas winery and vineyard tour anytime soon. Enjoy!
1) Becker Vineyards (Stonewall)
They actually operate both a winery and vineyard; their wines are fully distributed throughout Texas, and the winery processes 55 bottles per minute. They offer hourly tours on the weekends, and on a limited basis during the week. The vineyards are on 46 acres of land, and the estate includes plenty of grassy lawns for a picnic, plus a veranda with an outdoor bar. They also have a Lavender Haus Reception Hall for guests to enjoy wine tastings, winery hosted dinner, or other celebrations.
2) Texas Hills Vineyards (Johnson City)
Located in the Pedernales River Valley, the rolling hills and soil quality closely resemble that of the Tuscan countryside in Italy, Because of this, many of the wines they offer have an Italian influence. All of the grapes are grown in a sustainable organic fashion, which means you will always have fresh, high-quality wine when you come to this winery/vineyard.
3) Pleasant Hill Winery (Brenham)
This quaint winery is located in the equally as charming town of Brenham, and offers hourly afternoon tours on Saturdays and Sundays.
4) Flat Creek Estate Winery and Vineyard (Marble Falls)
Try a wide variety of delicious wines in the Tuscan inspired tasting room, with views of the 10,000 case wine production facility. Guided tours of the winemaking facility are held on Saturdays and Sundays at 11am. After the wine-tasting, you are welcome to take a stroll through the vineyards and enjoy a picnic lunch, or eat at the Bistro (reservations required) for a true fine dining experience.
5) Duchman Family Winery (Driftwood)
Enjoy an afternoon at this beautiful Tuscan-inspired family winery in the hill country, where you can relax and revel in the taste of the delicious wines available in the tasting room. Then take a picnic out under the shade of the oak trees for a perfect complement to the wine tasting experience.
6) Georgetown Winery (Georgetown)
You can come in any day of the week to enjoy one of the many award-winning wines they offer here. It's located in a historic 127 year old building, so the delicious wine coupled with the cozy atmosphere make this a great place to try new wines and unwind from the workweek.
7) Torre Di Pietra Vineyards (Fredericksburg)
This is an absolutely beautiful place to come and enjoy wonderful wines crafted from ten different varieties of Texas grapes. Paired with some of the offerings from the picnic market on-site, such as farm fresh goat cheese and wine infused chocolates, this sounds like an afternoon in heaven in my book!
8) Wimberley Valley Winery (Driftwood)
Nestled among large oak trees, this winery provides the perfect tranquil atmosphere for an unforgettable wine-tasting experience. They have 15 different wines for you to try, and you can stop by anytime during the week between the hours of 10am and 6pm.
9) Bernhardt Winery (Plantersville)
This is a small mom and pop boutique style winery located on top of a hill that offers picturesque views of the countryside below. They produce over 6,000 gallons of wine each year, and offer several different tasting experiences, some of which include dessert, lunch or dinner. You can also book a stay in either the Loft or the Suite above the winery for a romantic getaway.
10) Lost Oak Winery (Burleson)
Located near Fort Worth on the banks of Village Creek, this winery provides unforgettable scenery with three cultivated vineyards, beautiful oak trees and winding paths to walk down. They have won numerous awards for their wines and offer tastings, tours of the facilities, opportunities to walk the wine trails, and various events throughout the year.