The Fredericksburg Area
Fredericksburg, Texas, is a charming German town that attracts most visitors to the Texas wine region. Fredericksburg offers excellent history, dining, shopping, and tasting rooms on Main Street and Fredericksburg. Saturdays are bustling with tourists coming for the day or staying in town through the weekend. We have included several other cities close to Fredericksburg within this larger area, including Stonewall and Hye, Texas, less than 30 minutes from downtown Fredericksburg.
For reference, the Fredericksburg area is about one and a half hours from Downtown Austin.
Texas Tipsy Tours’ Featured Fredericksburg Wine Tours:
Each of our Fredericksburg Wine Tours visits two or three premium wineries on the Texas Wine Trail. On each tour, your tastings are included, reservations are made, and you will receive a detailed itinerary. Thus, you can rest assured you will enjoy your day celebrating and drinking wine, rather than worrying about the details.
Half-Day Fredericksburg Tour
This experience includes a set itinerary, with tastings at two of our most popular locations.
Note: Pick-up Must be within 2 miles of the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau, 302 E Austin St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
10:00 am- Pick up Downtown Fredericksburg
Becker Vineyards- tastings included
The Edge- tastings included
1:30 pm- Drop off Downtown Fredericksburg
Note: Locations could change based on availability.
6-8 people: $185/person + 15% gratuity
9-13 people: $145/person + 15% gratuity
2:30 pm- Pick up Downtown Fredericksburg
Texas Wine Collective- tastings included
Salvation Spirits- cocktail included
6:00 pm- Drop Off
Note: Locations could change based on availability.
6-8 people: $185/person + 15% gratuity
9-13 people: $145/person + 15% gratuity
Full-Day Fredericksburg Tours
This includes your tastings at three wineries from our list of recommendations below and six hours of transportation from pick-up to drop-off in Fredericksburg.
*Don’t see your choice of a winery in our list below? Email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will do our best to accommodate you!
Additional time can be added to your tour for an additional cost. This experience allows for the customization of your tour.
Eight-Hour Fredericksburg Tour
Pick up and drop off in Austin or surrounding areas*.
2-3 people: $375/person + 15% gratuity
4-5 people: $265/person + 15% gratuity
6-8 people: $240/person + 15% gratuity
9-13 people: $205/person + 15% gratuity
Get $10 off your private tours for groups every day (excluding Saturday).
Six-Hour Fredericksburg Tour
Pick up and drop off in Fredericksburg.
2-3 people: $340/person + 15% gratuity
4-5 people: $245/person + 15% gratuity
6-8 people: $225/person + 15% gratuity
9-13 people: $195/person + 15% gratuity
Get $10 off your private tours for groups every day (excluding Saturday).
Note: At The Speakeasy at Salvation Spirits, a cocktail will be included in lieu of tastings.
Private Transportation- Your driver/guide will be with your group for the length of the tour, so you won’t ever be stranded at the wineries. Our Fredericksburg Tours are private tours that pick you up and drop you off at your hotel or BnB in a luxury vehicle.
2-5 people: Lincoln Navigator SUV (Note: not available for our 1/2 day tours)
6-14 people: Mercedes Sprinter
* Option to upgrade to a Mercedes Sprinter Limo (max of 11)
Cooler- An ice chest with water will be provided. You are welcome to bring snacks or meals for the ride and the wineries. Wanting to kick off your tour with a mimosa? Beer, wine, and champagne are also allowed on the vehicle!
Custom Pick Up/Drop Off-
We will pick you up at your hotel or BnB in Fredericksburg*, Austin, and Hill Country. *Additional travel fees outside of Austin and Fredericksburg may apply. See our “travel fees guide” or email email@example.com to inquire.
Pickups in surrounding areas may be an additional fee. We also offer your choice of pick-up times so that we can work around your weekend plans.
* Note Four-Hour Tours: Pick-up Must be within 2 miles of the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau, 302 E Austin St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Timing can not be adjusted.
Fredericksburg Wine Tours: Premium Wineries
Wineries for all group sizes:
We do our best to accommodate all requests for our six-hour and eight-hour Fredericksburg wine tours. However, we are limited to the wineries’ restrictions for all visitors and tour groups. The following wineries are better able to accommodate groups of all sizes.
Becker Vineyards Estate Tasting Room was opened to the public in 1996. The large estate winery produces a large variety of wines, very well-known in the Texas wine industry. Becker Vineyards is sure to have wine for everyone at your party. Becker does not do set tasting menus, and instead offers you tasting tokens to try what you prefer! You can do your tastings standing at the indoor bar, outdoor bar, or seated at the tables under the covered patio. You will take your token up to either tasting bar to get your next sample.
Note: it can get very crowded, we recommend visiting this location first on your tour (and on a Friday, if possible!). The grounds are beautiful, we also recommend adding on more time to your tour to spend more time here with a glass of wine (not included) following your tasting.
Additionally, Becker offers complimentary wine tours. If you are interested in visiting for the complimentary tour, please let our team know. Additional time required.
Private Tour + Tastings (pending availability): +$20/person
The private taste and tour include a tour of our production facility with stops along the tour to taste wine. The customers will see our tank room, Crush Pad, Barrel Warehouse, Bottling line, and Library. This experience takes about an hour.
Elevated Private Taste and Tour (pending availability): +$45/person
In this experience, the customer will go on a tour, while on the tour they will taste wine out of tanks and barrels. And then will finish down in our library to enjoy some library wines and charcuterie. The experience will take about 1 ½ to 2 hrs.
A unique, artistic winery with upscale, cozy seating and the largest underground cave (additional fees apply)!
*Private Cave Tastings (upgrade fee of $35/person)*
Enjoy your tastings at one a unique private table in Slate Theory’s underground cellar
* Production Tour: Max of 10-15 * (upgrade fee of $25/person)
Upgrade to the Slate Theory Production Tour: Enjoy a tasting of three wines and a walking tour of their production facility and underground barrel cellar.
Please inquire with Texas Tipsy Tours staff about the possibility of upgrading to this experience.
Cancellation Note: If you select Slate Theory, a $10/person cancellation fee will be applied if you need to cancel or drop your number.
William Chris Winery is a proud supporter of producing 100% Texas-grown fruit that showcases Texas’ terroir, or sense of place. William Chris is not afraid to experiment and have fun with their wine, showcasing many different varieties and styles- including blends, single varietals, sparkling wine, pet-nat, and dessert wine! The winery excels in customer-service, greeting you on Saturdays at check-in with a glass of wine while you wait for your tasting. You will want to stick around and enjoy William Chris’ beautiful grounds with a glass of wine and their charcuterie board. Also offering add on experiences including a food and wine pairing or VIP tour and tasting.
Tastings are held at one of their many tasting bars inside.
* Groups of 6 Max Saturdays |Groups of 12 Max Sunday-Friday
* Upgrade to a wine + food pairing for an additional $50/person
Note: an additional 30 minutes is required. Our admin team will contact you with the updated cost if additional time is required on your itinerary.
* Upgrade to a cellar tasting for an intimate, educational experience for an additional $20/person | Max of 8 guests (limited availability)
* Option to reserve a picnic lunch + wine bottles to share in place of one of your wine tastings. Each house-made lunch includes a gourmet sandwich, salad, fresh fruit, Rambler sparkling waters and something sweet. / + $30/person
Featured Wine: Mourvedre
This experience is outside at one of their tables. They do have some tables under their covered patio, and almost all are shaded.
Meierstone Vineyards is a newer winery to the Texas wine scene, but the family-owned winery has deep Texas roots.
The tasting room is located on their fifth-generation, 555-acre Ranch.
They believe in making “small-batch, premium wine using sustainable process wherever possible”, which results in elevated wine that showcases the Texas terroir.
The tasting room is intimate, and located inside a beautifully converted barn.
Please note Meirestone’s tasting room is in a beautifully converted barn. We recommend visiting in the spring and the fall, as it can get toasty in the summertime!
Sandy Road Vineyards is a quaint winery off the beaten-path. Sandy Road wines are produced from long time wine associate winemaker at Ron Yates Wines and Spicewood Vineyards.
The vineyards are family owned and operated. You will enjoy tasting beautiful wines and educational tasting experience in the treehouse, with views overlooking the vineyard.
Please note that this experience is entirely outside, and while shaded by large oak trees, it is weather dependent. If it rains, you will do your wine tastings on their covered porch.
Ab Astris Winery is a family-owned boutique winery off the beaten path, featuring a modern tasting room overlooking their beautiful grounds, studded with oak trees. Their vineyards were established in 2018 (featuring Tannat, Souzao, Clairette Blanche, Petite Sirah, and Montepulciano), and they produce quality wines with Texas-grown fruit from their vineyard, as well as acclaimed Newsom Vineyards and Reddy Vineyards.
* Groups of 10 Max
Please note: Must visit at 12 or 12:30 PM. Groups over 6-10 may receive a pre-poured tasting of four wines (based on how busy it is). A hostess will still come and explain the wines.
Food can be enjoyed at tables in the oak grove before or after the tastings.
A bachelorette party’s dream winery! Baron’s Creek is modeled after an Italian Tuscan villa with an elaborately designed tasting room, as well as a beautiful covered patio, landscaped lawn, and water fountains. Barons offer a choice of red, white, or mixed tastings with a variety of wines, making this an ideal selection for any group. Plus, the winery serves up some great pizza, making it a great stop for lunch.
Great stop for lunch, featuring pizza, Mediterranean boards and more. See menu.
12 Fires Winery & Vineyard produces rustic, yet sophisticated wines made with 100% Texas grapes. Their new tasting room in Hye, is beautifully done with a modern Texas flair. The porch is ideal for an afternoon of sipping wine.
Tastings will be at their indoor, standing bar, or if you are a smaller group, at a small table inside the winery.
PS. Texas A&M Aggies add this to your “must visit” list, as the team has embraced their Aggie roots. Grab a bottle of “Whoop” sparkling wine to celebrate the occasion!
Adega Vinho is a family-owned vineyard and tasting room, concentrating on growing Portuguese varietals in our vineyard, such as Touriga National, Arinto, etc. The tasting room features a chic, modern vibe with both indoor and outdoor table-side seating. Groups of 12+ will be seperated into two tables near one another.
Texas Wine Collective is a winery offering three prestigious Texas winemakers, plus frequent live music and food trucks. There are also upgraded tasting experiences available. Upgraded tasting experiences include private wine and cheese pairings, as well as a private tasting + sparkling wine tasting in their chic rosé room (groups of 4-8), pending availability.
+ $20/person: Private Wine and Cheese pairing
+ $15/person: Rosé Room | You will be welcomed with a splash of sparkling wine before enjoying your tasting and cheese and charcuterie board in the private rosé room spinning classic records. (Groups of 4-8 only, limited days/times available)
* Pro Tip- If you would prefer to sit outside (live music often on Saturdays), we recommend switching to the self-guided tastings, in which the staff will give you all wine in advance, allowing you to sit outside to enjoy.
Signor Vineyards has, arguably, the most beautiful outdoor area in all of Fredericksburg. The winery offers only outdoor seating. Signor Vineyards has wines from Texas, as well as from Oregon, offering a great variety. Wine tastings feature four wines, a mix of reds and whites. Check out Joanna’s Market while you are there for shopping and snacks (sandwiches, meats, cheeses, etc.).
Please note that all seating is outdoors, largely under shade or covered porch. However, if it rains, we will have to find an alternate winery.
Max of 10 on Saturdays
The Edge is a winery at The Resort at Fredericksburg, offering beautiful views of the Pedernales River. The Edge tasting room features wines from award-winning English Newsom Cellars. The tasting room is large, offering plenty of indoor seating, as well as some outdoor seating with beautiful views for a glass of wine or bottles.
This is a great place for larger groups looking for Instagram-worthy photos, as well as a lunch stop (view menu). Some of our part guests have described it as a “country club” feel with beautiful scenery, good wine and good food.
Looking for something other than wine to end your tour at? Salvation Spirits is a Speakeasy hidden in plain sight on the 290 wine trail. Specializing in vodka and gin cocktails, you will receive a cocktail of choice if booking with Texas Tipsy Tours. The setting is intimate and truly gives the “speakeasy” vibes with a secret gate code required for entry.
* Speak with Texas Tipsy Tours about requesting specials or customizing your experience for an additional fee.
Note: For parties of 9 and above, seating will be on the outdoor patio. They have porch screens and ceiling fans. The entire patio features new couches, chairs, and tables.
Untamed Wine Estates is a result of worldly experience and measured science, reinventing traditional style through international inspiration. The owners, Dane and Mckenzie, have produced 31 vintages of wine and millions of cases nationally and internationally before deciding to “break free” from the corporate mold and produce wine for themselves.
A production winery, tasting room, and one of the best pizzerias in the Texas Hill Country.
Note: For groups larger than 10, we have specific times at 11 am and 3 pm. You will have your seatings in their use their barrel room. **
Upgrade Option | Estate Tour+Tasting: (1 hour. 30 minutes) includes preselected three wine tasting, tour, and one barrel tasting.
Hilmy Cellars is not only a winery, but a working farm. Hilmy’s belief is that wine is grown in the vineyard. 80% of Hilmy’s wine is sourced from 100% Texas grown fruit, with other vintages from their Hilmy a.k.a label coming from Washington and California. Hilmy’s Modern-Industrial tasting room has the feel of a boutique winery with highly rated, bold, complex wines.
Featured Wine: Red blends from estate Tannat, Tempranillo, Sangiovese and Tannat
* Note- You will not have designated tasting staff. You will have to walk to the bar to get each tasting, and then go back to your table.
Food trucks occasionally available here. Cheese boards and other wine bites available.
Offers a great selection of Texas wine made from 100% Texas-grown fruit with a modern tasting room and covered patio overlooking their beautiful views of their expansive acreage covered with trees. This is a winery you will want to spend time out grabbing a glass of wine after your tasting: taking pictures with the donkeys on property, playing yard games, and enjoying the frequent live music and events. Hye Meadow is a full production facility and offers additional experiences, including a tour of production.
Feature wines: Full Monte, 100% Montepulciano and other Meditteranean-based red wines
Cheese & Charcuterie boards and other wine bites available.
Fredericksburg Wineries for small groups:
The following wineries have restrictions on group size, and are best for smaller groups. Please email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule a call at www.calendly.com/texastipsytours if you have any questions. We are happy to assist you in picking wineries that are a good fit for your group.
This winery has the same wine-maker as Calais Winery, Benjamin Calias, but features Rhone varietals (Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Mourvedre, etc.). French Connection boasts beautiful views of the hill country from atop a hill. Their French rustic-chic tasting room takes advantage of these views, even inside, with their windows and tasting bar that looks out over their property. With great seating outside and yard games, you will want to stay afterward and enjoy a glass of wine on the patio.
* Groups of 6 Max
Featured Wines: Rhone Varietals
Great charcuterie board available.
Prepare to taste premier, quality, 100% Texas wine from 100% Texas-grown fruit from this small, boutique winery. Calais specializes in bold Bordeaux varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and rarely Carménère). Your tastings at Calais is an intimate tasting experience in the “wine cave”, amongst barrels of wine. Don’t expect to stay and stick around for a glass of wine afterward. Calais Winery is for tastings only, but I promise that you won’t want to leave without purchasing a few bottles. Calais offers set reservations for small groups on the hour, but they do book up quickly!
* Groups of 4 Max
Featured Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varietals
Food not available.
A new winery in Fredericksburg was founded by two families with roots in the hospitality and wine industry. The tasting room offers different seating arrangements that offer a comfortable and laid-back atmosphere: bar seating, small table-side tastings, and larger groups will be seated on the covered patio outside. They have a variety of wines, most from the Texas High Plains, but some varietals are also from Washington and California. 10/10 on the Texas Malbec!
*Please note that groups of over four will be sitting at separate tables.
A strong advocate in offering wine made from 100% Texas-grown grapes, offering you a true taste of Texas terroir. The tasting room offers a small bar, and a few standing tables. There is also a covered patio that does not require reservations, to enjoy wine by the glass of bottle.
Request for Changes
The wineries above are recommended due to the great experience, wine, atmosphere, etc., that are offered to you.
Do you have another particular winery in mind?
When planning your Fredericksburg wine tour, we know you may come across certain wineries that are “must visits”. Our team is happy to discuss possible changes to your itinerary. Please schedule a call with our team, or send an email to email@example.com for further information. Please note that additional fees may be applicable.
Please note that the following wineries are not recommended due to not offering reservations:
- Signor Vineyards- No reservations
- Heath Sparkling Wines/Grape Creek- May require written permission from the winery obtained by you.
* NOTE: We do not have the option to customize our set of four-hour tours.
What’s for Lunch?
Most groups prefer to maximize their time spent at the wineries, and instead eat at one of the wineries they visit or plan to snack on heavy wine bites offered at most of the locations. However, your Fredericksburg Wine Tour can be customized to you. We can customize the wineries you visit, as well as your lunch stop.
Your tour time does not include time to eat lunch. Please note that many locations offer quick snacks, such as charcuterie, that will not need additional time. Additionally, your vehicle will include an ice chest with ice, so you are welcome to bring your food. However, if you plan to eat lunch at one of the venues (or make an extra stop), we will need to add additional time, at least 14 days before your tour date.
If you are looking for more than just quick snacks, please email or schedule a call at www.calendly.com/texastipsytours, as time will need to be added to your tour at least 14 days before your tour date.
Additional Time Fees (food not included):
- SUV: $95/hour + 15% gratuity
- Mercedes Sprinter: $110/hour + 15% gratuity
- Mercedes Sprinter Limo: $140/hour + 15% gratuity
While there are few options on the 290 Wine Trail, there are many options in downtown Fredericksburg and Johnson City.
- Altstadt Brewery– German restaurant and beer hall, located on the 290 Wine Trail
- Stout’s Trattoria– Upscale Italian, located on the 290 Wine Trail at Grape Creek Winery
- Vaudeville– Upscale, New American dining located on Main Street in Fredericksburg in a historic building with a shop on the top level and a bistro below. Great cheese board and pizza!
- Hondo’s on Main– Frequent live music located on Main Street in Fredericksburg with a casual atmosphere with a large variety of bar food (burgers, enchiladas, etc.), BEST on the rocks margarita in town!
- The Auslander– Lively, casual German restaurant and Biergarten with frequent live music, located on Main Street in Fredericksburg
- Altdorf Biergarten– German Biergarten with German staples and frequent live music, located on Main Street in Fredericksburg
- Pecan Street Brewery & Restaurant- American food plus a variety of local wine and beer on tap, located in Johnson City
Have other wineries in mind? Contact Texas Tipsy Tours and we can build a custom tour for your group.
Texas Tipsy Tours also offers hill country brewery and distillery stops, if you want to mix it up!
Additionally, Texas Tipsy Tours offers a variety of winery, brewery and distillery tours in the Dripping Springs/Driftwood area. This area is central to many of the locations we pick up from: about 45 minutes from downtown Austin, about 45 minutes from Fredericksburg.