With dozens of wineries in the area, Fredericksburg offers plenty of locales for imbibing during a weekend getaway. The types of wineries run the gamut, from those that exclusively serve Texas wine to those that serve imports and wine cocktails. Whatever your pleasure, there’s something for everyone on and around Main Street—and thanks to liberal open container laws, glasses can be had to go.
Before you plan your next girl’s night out or a “Sunday Funday,” consult our list of Fredericksburg wineries—but be sure to check ahead for COVID regulations and plan for transportation in advance. Cheers! Prost! Saluti!
Andreucci Wine Room
Flavio Andreucci relocated to Fredericksburg from Italy several years ago, bringing wines made at his family’s centuries-old Tuscan winery with him.
Bunny and Richard Becker are among Texas’ wine pioneers, and their winery has grown grapes for 25 years. The Main Street tasting room sells bottles or wine by the glass, including their award-winning viognier.
Cross Mountain Vineyards
A Texas family brings Italian wine to a town of German immigrants. Sure—why not? Their tasting room on Main Street is a great place to learn about and sip on nice wines made from grapes grown in a different neck of the woods.
Fat Ass Ranch & Winery
Frozen sangria and fruit-infused wines are on the menu at this fun tasting room on Main Street. With flavors like chocolate, peach, prickly pear jalapeño, and carbonated “half-ass moscato,” it’s bound to be interesting.
Shop for gifts while you sip on a sweet glass of “Happy Trails” white, “Chicky Baby” rosé, or even a wine slushie at this Main Street tasting room and boutique.
Lost Draw Cellars
A few blocks off Main Street, Lost Draw pours a wide range of wines made from grapes grown in the Texas High Plains by owner Andy Timmons. Sample a few of the state’s most highly regarded wines in the tasting room, or sit on the patio and enjoy a nice glass of albariño, zinfandel, or something in between.
Narrow Path Winery
This intimate tasting room on Main Street focuses on small-batch wines made by the Turbeville family using grapes from California and Texas, including those grown on the family’s vineyard near Stonewall.
This Vienna-style weingarten is a lovely venue for a glass of albariño or tempranillo made from grapes grown in the tiny unincorporated town of Pontotoc in Mason County. The vineyard also sells picnic baskets filled with locally sourced treats like sourdough bread, pimento cheese, and brownies for around $30.
This cool space on the South Llano River is the official home of Rustic Spur Vineyards’ wines and John Rivenburgh wines, but also curates a fine selection of other Texas wines for visitors to learn about and sample.
Slate Mill Wine Collective
Further afield in Fredericksburg, Slate Mill is a full-service winemaking incubator that gives fledgling entrepreneurs the tools and space to make their wines—and wine lovers a place to taste some terrific Texas varietals.
This story is part of our ongoing coverage of Fredericksburg’s 175th anniversary. Read more stories about the beloved Hill Country destination here.