Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 wineries announced two new wineries to join the association: Fiesta Winery 290 and Lost Draw Cellars. The two new additions will bring the total membership to 15 wineries, all within 5 miles of Highway 290 from Johnson City (1 mile east of Johnson City) to Usener Road (9 miles west of Fredericksburg). The Texas Hill Country, recognized as the number two wine destination in America (second only to Napa) and one of the top 10 in the world; the Texas Wine Country should celebrate! Both wineries are tasting rooms with production facilities in other Texas cities. Welcome them to the Texas Hill Country and to Wine Road 290. See a list of events at www.WineRoad290.com
Sally Baxter, owner of Fiesta Vineyard & Winery said, “We are excited to join the Wine Road 290 so that we can provide fun and relaxation with our energetic staff, award winning wines, and scenic Fiesta 290 location to the delight all.”
Andrew Sides, Managing Partner of Lost Draw Cellars, said, “We are very excited to be a member of Wine Road 290. We are aware of the commitment that Wine Road 290 has made to promoting the Texas wine industry and we believe that the other members of Wine Road 290 have a shared passion for providing the highest quality wine to a wide variety of consumers. Our goal at Lost Draw Cellars is to provide an unforgettable experience at a first class winery. We look forward to working with the other members of Wine Road 290 as we all continue to grow the Texas wine brand.”
All Wine Road 290 member wineries are hosting “Ragin’ Cajun” food and wine event on Saturday, February 21. Please visit WineRoad290.com for event details.
About Fiesta Vineyard & Winery
Sally Baxter, owner: “Fiesta Vineyard & Winery is nestled in the heart of Bend, along the Colorado River. We have been blessed with our ranch that has been in the family for 6 generations. We strive to bring you superior wine full of love from our family to yours.
“Our Fiesta Winery 290 is located in the historical Rocky Hill community (just off of Highway 290 near Luckenbach Road) where we have a beautiful, secluded and private area that is best used for enjoying friends, great wines, and live music. Here we stay true to our Texas roots with exceptional southern hospitality.
“Fiesta Winery is a fun oriented winery meant for everyone. Whether you are an experienced wine connoisseur or a novice trying to experience something new, we have accommodations for both. Our fun and friendly staff enjoys the challenge of meeting your needs. We let you drink wine the way you want, instead of ‘how you are supposed to.’ Here we test the limit with fruit flavors as well as blending to bring your taste buds a star studded experience that stands out from the rest. Between a Texas favorite Tempranillo to a bestselling sweet Riesling, there is something for all.”
Fiesta Winery 290 open Sunday thru Friday from 11am-6pm, and on Saturday from 10am to 6:30pm. Live music is featured every Saturday from 3-6pm, and Sunday from 2-5pm. The winery is located at 6260 US Hwy East 290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Phone number: 830-997-4466.
About Lost Draw Cellars
Passionate Texas wine lovers know Lost Draw Vineyards, established in 2006 in the Texas High Plains AVA, as the source of quality grapes to many of the state’s finest wineries. Vineyard owner and grape farmer Andy Timmons is now the largest grape farmer in Texas, owning and managing over 500 acres, producing over 30 varietals.
Andy and his team opened Lost Draw Cellars in Fredericksburg in 2014. The new tasting room is located just a few blocks from Main Street, offering wine tastings, and wine by the glass or bottle.
The Lost Draw team also includes Andrew Sides, nephew to Andy Timmons; his wife Callie Sides, a 7th generation native of Fredericksburg, and Troy Ottmers, father of Callie and a board member of the Texas Center for Wine and Culinary Arts.
Matt White, General Manager said, “Our vision for opening Lost Draw Cellars is to make it a place where locals, tourists, wine enthusiasts, and connoisseurs can come together to enjoy good company, an inviting atmosphere, and most importantly, quality Texas Wine.”
About Wine Road 290
Wine Road 290 Members (in alphabetical order) are: Becker Vineyards, Chisholm Trail Winery, Fiesta Winery 290, Fredericksburg Winery, Grape Creek Vineyards, Hilmy Cellars, Hye Meadow Winery, Lost Draw Cellars, Pedernales Cellars, Rancho Ponte Vineyard, Texas Hills Vineyard, Torre di Pietra Vineyards, William Chris Vineyards, Woodrose Winery, and 4.0 Cellars.