Over the last decade Texas Hill Country wineries have come into their own through a heavy reliance on grapes that grow well in the Mediterranean. The Texas Hill Country Viticultural Area (the term for a designated wine grape-growing region) stretches for 15,000 square miles. At it’s heart, between Fredericksburg and Austin, wine Road 290 is home to more than 15 award-winning wineries and tastings rooms. But’s it’s not just the grapes, with legendary live music and Texas hospitality, Texas wineries are owning being Texan. Here are a few of the wineries and vineyards within driving distance for Lake Travis locals and visitors alike….
Spicewood Vineyards, a Lake Travis vineyard & winery, produces some of the finest award winning wines. Wines that are known for their timeless appeal and unique flavor of the Texas Hill Country. Come and taste our wines at our winery and visit our special event facility beautifully nestled in the serene surroundings of the Texas Hill Country close to Austin and San Antonio. Wines from Spicewood Vineyards are available not only at the vineyard but also in Texas stores and restaurants. The winery features a large indoor tasting room and outdoor pavilion. The large underground barrel room can accommodate 400 barrels.
The winery is open for tastings Wednesday through Sunday. In addition the winery also offers facilities for special events such as weddings, receptions and meetings.
Tasting Room Hours are:
Wednesday through Saturday – 10 to 6
Sunday – 12 to 5
Flat Creek Estates Winery & Vineyard
Flat Creek Estate, Hill Country Winery & Vineyard, a destination winery has 20 acres of vines on 80 acres in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. We specialize in hand-crafted wines comprised of Italian, Portuguese & Rhone varietals, many of which are harvested from our 20 acres of vineyard on property. Consider making reservations for lunch or dinner at The Bistro for the ultimate Hill Country Wine & Food experience! Join us for Educational Wine Tastings, Find Food in The Hill Country, and Quality Texas Wine.
Join us for seated, educational wine tastings with views of our 10,000 case winemaking facility.
Stone House Vineyard
Stone House Vineyard occupies a beautiful high bluff overlooking Lake Travis surrounded by 7 acres of close-planted Norton vines producing award-winning wines. The beautiful Winery & Tasting Room are open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12 to 5 and by appointment. Also available for special events. The winery is constructed of massive limestone blocks making it functional as well as a building of artistic architectural merit. While the Stone House is rooted in Texas, its heritage stretches all the way to Australia, the home country of founder Angela Moench. She hails from the Barossa Valley wine country and continues to source grapes and winemaking techniques—including her winemaker—from that area in order to craft wines that blend Texas and Australian methodologies and flavors to showcase two viticultural rising stars at once.
Bent Oak Winery
Bent Oak Winery is a Lake Travis Winery just east of the Lake in Cedar Park. John Catalano, the winemaker, brings you fine wines with grapes sourced from Texas and California. Pourings every Friday from 3:00-8:00, Saturday from 11:00-6:00, and Sunday from 12:00-5:00. Give us a call at 512-551-1189 to schedule a private tasting or event.
At Bent Oak Winery, our passion is to bring out the unique qualities from each region we choose as the origin for a Bent Oak Wine. from the East Texas Range, West Texas High Plains, to California’s Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Mountains, and even our own back yard vineyard, our grapes are hand-picked, carefully sorted, and treated with the utmost care to preserve the essence of terroir from which the grapes originated. From dirt to bottle, Bent Oak Wines speak for themselves showing distinct balance, character, and taste. The Bent Oak Winery existential mission is to bring to our customers wines of distinction from the regions where those varietals are best grown. From Texas High Plains Tempranillo, East Texas Blanc du Bois, to Sonoma Mountain Cab, Bent Oak Winery offers a distinct lineup that will please even the most discerning palate. While Bent Oak Winery focuses on wines consistent with our customer demand, we are unabashed about stepping out of the box to bring forward unique varietals that are worthy of consideration.