After studying grape-growing and winemaking in California, Kim McPherson returned home to Lubbock in 1979 and began crushing grapes at his father’s winery, Llano Estacado.
Located in a beautifully renovated 1930s Kress department store building, the winery opened in March 2020, and serves about a dozen wines.
With nearly a dozen wineries inside its city limits, Fredericksburg offers plenty of locales for imbibing during a weekend getaway.
Spring is most glorious time to be outdoors in the Hill Country. Wineries in the area up the ante with discounted tastings, allowing oenophiles to make the most out of this special season.
From frosé to brosé to “rosé all day,” pink wine has moved from fad to favorite among summertime libations. It’s only right—given the light, refreshing wine pairs perfectly with Texas heat—that our state’s vintners are producing rosés that any oenophile would be proud to pour.
Fredericksburg, one of the most tourist-heavy small towns in Texas, has understandably been affected by lack of travel and commerce during COVID-19. One of the area’s biggest industries, wine, has been hit hard as it’s a significant attraction in these parts—more than 50 of the 100-plus Hill Country wineries are in town or the surrounding Gillespie County. Thankfully, wineries are coming up with creative solutions to connect with customers and boost morale.