Enjoy a wine tour Texan style
If you think Texas is all about big hair and barbecue, you got it all wrong. Texas can be quite sophisticated, and it also boasts a fabulous wine country! In fact, the Texas winemaking tradition is the oldest in the country. You’ll find half of the state’s wineries in the Texan Hill Country, and the charming town of Fredericksburg has become a bona fide destination for fickle foodies and oenophiles.
Our favorite must-visit destination in this German tradition-soaked locale include Becker Vineyards with its 46 acres of French Vinifera vines that grow eight grape varietals; Der Lindenbaum restaurant for German schnitzels and konigsberger klopse; and August E’s Fine Dining — perhaps the most un-Fredericksburg place in Fredericksburg with pan-continental cuisine such as the scallop hand roll, which recreates a burrito with seaweed instead of a tortilla.
Install yourself at one of the area’s lovely B&Bs such as Trois Estate at Enchanted Rock (which boasts swimming grotto and an antique cap gun museum), the Full Moon Inn (an authentic 1860s log cabin) or the lushly landscaped Magnolia House Bed & Breakfast. Then get ready for an enchanting weekend in a picturesque and historical setting that’s at once truly Texan and uniquely German. Find out where to eat, stay, sip and play in the Texan Hill Country with our guide to 72 hours in Fredericksburg!
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