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 and he gave me a little history of the winery. The 10,600 square foot facility contains the production facility which is viewable in the tasting room. The fermentation, filling, corking, and labeling is all done right there. Customers can watch the winery process while visiting. No tours are given since customers can see them at work when working with any part of the winemaking process.
Fredericksburg Winery only uses 100% Texas grapes. The number of cases produced varies by year and average 7,000-9,000 cases a year.
Tastings are done standing at the long tasting bar. There is no tasting fee except for their reserve wines. The tastings are poured directly from the uncorked bottles. Wine crackers are available to cleanse your palate during the tasting.
There is a nice gift shop with wine accessories, clothing, jams, salsas, and olive oils. They are working on having a wine club.
Fredericksburg Winery has convenient hours and the location in the middle of town makes it easy for you to visit the next time you are in Fredericksburg.
Fredericksburg Winery is on the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail and the Wine Road 290 Wine Trail.