Hye Meadow Winery

Hye Meadow - featured

http://www.hyemeadow.com Hye Meadow Winery is located in appropriately enough, Hye, Texas and is owned by Mike and Denise Batek. Jeff Ivy is the winemaker. On Saturday, August 3rd 2013, Hye Meadow Winery had their Grand Opening. I made the trip to visit and see the progress of the winery construction since we last visited theRead More

May 2013 Fredericksburg Road Trip


Memorial Day weekend came and it was time to visit some Texas wineries in a Fredericksburg road trip. We made plans to join forces again with Dave and Kelli Potter along with Laurie and Shelly Ware. A schedule was started as to what we wanted to see and it eventually evolved into a very busy Saturday.Read More

Texas Hill Country Wineries Wine Trail Grows

Texas Hill Country Wineries

Texas Hill Country – Last week the current 32 member wineries of the Texas Hill Country Wineries association voted to add 3 new winery members and a 2nd location tasting room for an existing member. This brings the total of association members to 36. Hye Meadow Winery, located in Hye, Texas right on Highway 290,Read More

Wine Trail Events

I recently published a post about spring and summer wine festivals. A comment was added from Bruce Anderson of Sunset Winery that I should list wine trail events. What a great idea! A lot of Texas wineries are on wine trails and they often have events throughout the year which feature different themes, special activities/winesRead More

Singing Water Vineyards

Singing Water - inside

http://www.singingwatervineyards.com Singing Water Vineyards is located in Comfort and is owned by Dick and Julie Holmberg. They first started a vineyard in 1998 planting Merlot and they were bonded as a winery in 2004. At that time they were winery number 56 in the state of Texas. There are different numbers heard today as toRead More

Dry Comal Creek Vineyards and Winery

Dry Comal - tanks

http://www.drycomalcreek.com Dry Comal Creek Vineyards and Winery is located in New Braunfels and is owned by Franklin and Bonnie Houser. The winery gets its name from the creek that feeds the Comal River and runs through New Braunfels. The Housers first planted vines in 1992 on their 103 acre land as an experiment and afterRead More

Torre di Pietra Winery

Torre - gift shop

http://torredipietra.com Torre di Pietra is located in Fredericksburg and is owned by Ken and Jenise Maxwell. The winemaker is Ken Maxwell with Don Pullum from Sandstone Cellars Winery providing consulting. We usually visit Torre di Pietra on a Saturday because they hold live music every Saturday. You can listen to the music from their piazzaRead More

Fredericksburg Winery

Fredericksburg - inside 2

http://www.fbgwinery.com Fredericksburg Winery is located right in downtown Fredericksburg on Main Street. The winery is owned and operated by the Switzer family. There are three brothers, their wives, and families and the winery opened in May 1996. I talked to Jene Switzer the last time I visited. He is the winemaster at the winery andRead More

2012 Grape Camp

2012 Grape Camp - Bobby Cox

When we stayed at Neal and Janice Newsom’s Bed & Breakfast in the High Plains, their son Nolan said I really needed to go to Grape Camp. Who am I to disagree? I joined TWGGA (Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association) and registered for Grape Camp which occurred November 4-5 in Fredericksburg. Registration started atRead More

Texas Hills Vineyard

Texas Hills - owner

http://www.texashillsvineyard.com Texas Hills Vineyard is located in Johnson City and is owned by Gary and Kathy Gilstrap along with their son Dale Rassett. Dale manages the vineyard, Gary is the winemaker, and Kathy manages the tasting room. Texas Hills Vineyard planted their vineyard in 1995 and the winery opened in 1999. We have been toRead More