City Guides / Dripping Springs/Driftwood / Wineries
April 2, 2020
Texas Hill Country Strong Despite Covid-19

Texas strong. This phrase rings true today as the Texas Hill Country fights to stay strong amongst the worldly pandemic, Covid-19 (or Coronavirus).

Texas Hill Country Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries

Due to nationwide Stay-at-home orders, the tasting rooms of our local wineries, breweries, and distilleries are forced to close their doors to walk-ins. It’s an eerie sight to drive past out favorite wineries, always bustling on the weekends, but now the parking lot is empty. 

However, while you cannot go in and do a tasting or sit down and enjoy a flight of beer on-site, the wineries, breweries, and distilleries are coming up with creative ways to provide you a unique experience- and a way to drink your favorite beverages at home. 

Shop Texas Wine Beer and Spirits

Order your favorite Texas wine, beer and spirits and have them shipped directly to you. Most places are offering great shipping deals- $1 or free shipping, and additionally offering discounts on their bottles. Let’s be honest, happy hour is the only thing keeping your sanity through the Stay-at-home orders- and who says Happy Hour has to start at 5 pm now, anyways? Grab bottles to pair with your staple quarantine activities:  

Forget the Freshman 20, I’m working on the Covid-19

La Saison Farmhouse Ale (or my favorite Rosanna Wine-barrel Aged Brett Ale) with those pantry staple Pringles… can’t stop…

Locking Rooms and playing games… just like High School, but virtually 

Treaty Oak’s Ghost Hill Bourbon for Old Fashioneds (buy Treaty Oak’s syrup mix, too!) for Heads Up on Houseparty

Wine O’Clock Zoom virtual Happy Hours

If anything can get us through to the happy hour glass of red wine, Hawk’s Shadow’s Vino del Cuore can! Or sip throughout the day, I’m not judging. 

For you Cool Cats and Kittens!

You need a drink to get you through the trainwreck of Carole Baskin and Joe Exotic, Tiger King. Austin Winery’s Pet-Nat of Tempranillo, Tempranillo Nuevo, will do, or opt for something strong like their Vermouth. 

Curtsey of Treaty Oak Distillery

See our infographic below for our recommendations on hill country delivery, pick ups and shipping.

Live Events

Many of Texas hill country’s wineries, breweries and distilleries are offering virtual wine tastings and other live events streamed through social media.

Texas Tipsy Tours’ recommendations on who to follow to stay connected to the Texas Hill Country from your home:

@ Hawk’s Shadow (YouTube) – Educational wine tastings, as well as an educational walk through Hawk Shadow’s vineyard planted with Sangiovese

@TexasTipsyTours (Instagram) – Reviews of the best hill country wineries, breweries, and distilleries + recommendations on what to do, drink and see in Austin and the Texas Hill Country

@The Austin Winery (Instagram)– live wine tastings + cooking videos

@William Chris (Facebook)– Virtual wine tastings

@French Connection– Virtual wine tastings along with Lost Draw and Ab Astris Winery

Plan for post-Covid-19

One day soon, Covid-19 will be all a dream. See the light at the end of the tunnel and make plans for it! Grab your family, friends and loved ones and get Tipsy with us. 

Book Your Texas Tipsy Tour

Texas Tipsy Tours is the expert in the Texas Hill Country wineries, breweries and distilleries and we assure you will have the best experience with us from the moment you book through the end of your tour! We offer both public and private tours for groups of all sizes. Contact us to get more information on booking your tour.

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