Hill Country Wineries and Tours
Wine and culinary enthusiasts are discovering the 9-million acre Texas Hill Country wine region, the largest viticultural area in Texas and the second largest in the U.S. The region begins just north of San Antonio, where wineries are tucked amid the historic towns, rustic farms and rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country.
The main grape varieties grown in the Texas Hill Country are Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc.
More than 30 wineries participate in Texas Wine Trail events, hosting tastings and receptions at their wineries. The wineries span an area from 30 to 140 miles north of San Antonio, making for easy day trips from the Alamo City. Four times a year, you can purchase tickets to take a self-guided driving tour to visit the 30 wineries and winemakers, where you’ll find samples of new releases, ideas for pairing food with wine, tours of the vineyards, live music and more.
Wine Lover’s Trail: February
Wine & Wildflower Trail: April
Texas Wine Month Trail: October
Christmas Wine Affair: December
You can visit most of the wineries any time of year. Events on their calendars include wine dinners, celebrations for new releases, musical performances, grape stomps and cook-offs.