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New and Notable Wineries to Visit on Wine Road 290

October 16, 2023 | By Sallie Lewis

Like fine wine, the Texas wine country is nuanced and ever-changing—and always revealing new depth and character.

Where to Picnic This Summer in the Hill Country

June 1, 2023 | By Carol Milberger

I recently introduced the term “sack lunch” to my young grandchildren for a park outing. They were so impressed, you’d think I told them I’d invented fire. 

For a Quick Road Trip, the President’s Ranch Trail Takes You All the Way With LBJ

November 22, 2022 | By Joe Nick Patoski

Amid Drought, the Texas Peach Crop Is Arriving Later—and Sweeter—Than Usual

August 2, 2022 | By John Lumpkin

Better late than never. That sums up the Texas peach crop in 2022. After a slow start this summer, succulent freestones are hitting the shelves of family-owned fruit stands throughout the state in ample supplies that may last through September.

How to Make the Most of Texas Peach Season

May 15, 2019 | By

As summer begins, so will annual pilgrimages to roadside stands and farmers markets where popular varieties of Texas’ succulent freestone peaches arrive in successive waves through Labor Day. Those peaches set a national standard for sweet-ness, and—here’s the really good news—they are mostly reserved for Texans.

A Trip Down the Pedernales River Is Filled with Family Fun and Local Heritage

June 28, 2018 | By Daniel Blue Tyx

Rising from crystalline springs west of Fredericksburg, the Pedernales River meanders just 106 miles through the Hill Country before emptying into Lake Travis. Yet within its short course, the river crosses a multitude of landscapes, from rolling ranchland to steep limestone canyons. Each topography in turn has its own story to tell, from 10,000-year-old artifacts to hardscrabble German settlements and the birthplace of the nation’s 36th president.

The Dirt on the Soap

October 14, 2016 | By Cynthia J. Drake

It’s 9 a.m. on a Saturday, and most of the farm chores have already been done.

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