20 of the Best Texas Wineries

Wine Bottle and GlassTexas is home to some of the best wineries in the United States. In fact, the Hill Country with its wine trails of distinct and award winning wineries, each with its own distinctive personality, is now second only to Napa Valley California in production of wines. There are over 30 wineries in the Hill Country for you to enjoy.

Visit one of these Texas Wine Trails and sample some excellent wine from several different wineries. Or sign up for one of the great wine tours listed on our Texas Wine Tours Page.

So why not spend a fun afternoon discovering the people, culture, and wines in any of the many Texas Wineries! Take one of the many Texas wine trails and visit several wineries in an afternoon.

Most wineries host tastings of newly released wines, wine and food pairings, seminars, demonstrations, and tours. You might be able also meet some vintners during the tours. Many of the wineries also offer music or music festivals with their tastings. A good example is the Dripping With Taste Wine, Food & Arts Festival in Dripping Springs - held in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Visit Texas Outside's Dripping Springs page to wineries, breweries, distilleries, and more fun things to see and do.


Central Texas & Texas Hill Country Wineries

Hawk Shadow Winery

Dripping Springs

This is a relaxing escape for friends to gather for picnics on the patio and dinners in the Cellar. Hawk's Shadow has sweeping views of the Texas Hill Country and a great place to taste their handcrafted Texas wine.

Hawks Shadow Winery

Dry Comal Creek Vineyards

New Braunfels


Specialty: French colombard, sauvignon blanc, cabernet, merlot, black Spanish
Showcase wine: French colombard, bone-dry white wine with low acid, allowed to go through fermentation until no sugar is left.
Dry Comal Creek Vineyard



Fall Creek Vineyards is the oldest vineyard & winery operation in the Hill Country and is at the forefront of the Texas wine industry in demand and accolades for its award-winning wines.

Fall Creek Vineyards



Specialty: Cabernet sauvignon, cabernet trois, cabernet blanc, pinot grigio and a Bordeaux-style blend
Showcase wine: Bellissimo, a Super Tuscan-style blend of merlot, sangiovese and cabernet sauvignon grapes
Grape Creek Winery and Vineyard

Solaro Estate Winery

Dripping Springs


Solaro Estate Winery has designed and created a state of the art boutique winery unique in the  Texas Hill Country Wine Region.  Solaro’s slogan,“The Art of Science” is a motto to live by when crafting world class wine, says Solaro’s Barbara Haderlein.
Solaro Estate Winery


Hye Meadow Winery marks the genesis of the Texas Hill Country wine experience, set on 62 gorgeous acres amidst a grove of towering oaks. Their mission: to offer a spot to relax with great wine and make you never want to leave. Listen to the breeze through the oaks, or wander to find your perfect picnic spot. Visit the big red barn and witness how the wine is crafted.
Hye Meadow Winery
Dripping Springs and Driftwood are home to over 16 excellent wineries - check out this list of 7 of the best
Bell Springs Winery


North East Texas Wineries

Lost Oak Winery



In 2006, the estate wine varieties were added to Lost Oak's repertoire of reds including varieties like Tempranillo and Syrah.  They are adding beautiful white varieties like Malvasia Bianca, Chardonel and Blanc du Bois as well.
Lone Creek Winery

Paris Vineyards



They are devoted to handcrafting premium quality wines in the pioneer spirit of Texas from vine varietals that capture distinctive characteristics of the Texas terrier.
Paris Vineyards


Mitas Hill is a North Texas vineyard, winery and events destination in McKinney - which is nestled into the rolling fields of North Texas where the Clemons Creek meanders lazily lined with beautiful native Texas trees. They proudly offer guests the finest hospitality and the opportunity to savor the experience and art of Texas winemaking.
Mitas Hill Vineyards

Bunches of Grapes


East Texas & Piney Woods Wineries

Tara Vineyard and Winery


Tara, the oldest winery in Henderson County, is housed in the stately Murchison home now nestled amidst Tara's vineyards and will soon welcome guests as the Tara Inn. They sell their wines on site and offer tastings and tours. They also have live music on occasion.

Tara Vineyard and Winery

Begining in 2013, this tiny beer factory began with 1.5 barrel system which increased their brewing by 1200% and in the years since they have grown to 10 barrel brew system with more expansion plans for The BackYard at True Vine.
True Vine Brewing Company
Besides brewing many wonderful beers, Athens Brewing Company also has food to choose from while drinking your brews, live music to entertain, a wonderful back area which is dog friendly. Don't worry if you don't care for beer they also has selected wines from Tara Winery.
Athens Brewing Company

Cedar Creek Brewery

Seven Points

Cedar Creek has tried hard to maintain a family friendly brewery to make everyone happy which includes a variety of board games, Giant Jenga, and corn hole boards. They also have a restaurant in the brewery and a dog friendly area in the Biergarten.
Cedar Creek Brewery



South East Texas Wineries

Pleasant Hill Winery



The Brenham-grown grape Blanc du Bois in the blue bottle won a silver Reserve Class Champion in the International Division and a Silver Texas Reserve Class Champion.
Pleasant Hill Winery



Their mission is to provide you with quality wines and a fun wine tasting experience in a warm environment perhaps sitting under the century old native pecan trees.
Bernhardt Winery


West Texas Wineries

West Texas Wineries





Out of the flatness of the Texas High Plains rises one of the most beautiful wine making facilities in the country where you can enjoy their Palo Duro Canyon White to the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon.



This is the largest premium winery in the state of Texas, producing wines of world class quality, and taking the lead in introducing the entire world to the great wines made in Texas.
Llano Estacado

Delaney Vineyards



The west Texas region provides a wonderful environment for grape production with its hot days and cool evenings.
Delaney Vineyards

McPherson Cellars



The McPhersons have been a pioneering family in grape growing and wine making in Texas for over 40 years and remains one of the state's prime grape growers and was the first in Texas to plant Sangiovese in their Sagmor Vineyard
McPherson Winery

LaDiosa Cellars



An oasis of uniquely simple and sophisticated dining. It is an eclectic, elegant, yet down-to-earth venue that offers a Bistro menu, coffee bar, and a variety of Texas Wines

Pheasant Ridge Winery



The Gipson family has a long and dedicated tradition producing fine estate grown wines from the Texas High Plains. "Our focus is on quality, and we believe the rest will take care of itself.  Enjoy!"

Pheasant Ridge Winery

BarZ Winery



The relaxing ambiance, and the delectable BarZ Wines, make this winery a unique location specializing in corporate events, board meetings, catered dinners, parties or any
event that calls for a touch of sophistication
BarZ Winery


Texas Winery Tours, Special Events, & More

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Foodies, wine and art aficionados, and live music fans will come from the Texas Triangle (San Antonio, Houston & Dallas) to enjoy the ambiance of the Central Texas Hill Country. See our Review of the September Dripping With Taste Festival.
See our review of A Sunday Affair where wine lovers would sip, swirl, and sway to the live music on a bluff overlooking a beautiful vineyard below while sampling the fruits of labor from six Texas Hill Country wineries!
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