The 8 Best Wineries in Texas

You’ll find some of Texans’ favorite wineries in Hill Country, like Grape Creek Vineyards, Stone House Vineyard, and Flat Creek Estate Winery.
Written by Melanie Mergen
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
Updated on May 18, 2022
If you’re looking for a good
winery, it’s hard to go wrong. You’ll find some of Texans’ favorite wineries in Hill Country, like Grape Creek Vineyards, Stone House Vineyard, and Flat Creek Estate Winery.
The wine industry in Texas has exploded over the last several years. Much of that growth has been in Hill Country, where climate factors and soil quality can support grapes like the ones grown in the world’s popular wine regions in Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Southern France.
With hundreds of wineries to choose from, what are some of the best? Here to help you narrow down the top Texas winery picks is
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Grape Creek Vineyards

Address: 10587 E U.S, US-290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Hours: 11 am-5:30 pm daily
Fees: Starts at $30 per person
Pet friendly? No
Family friendly? No, 21+ only
, Texas, has its fair share of wineries, and
Grape Creek Vineyards
is arguably one of its standouts. Grape Creek, which sits on 25 acres, offers a variety of ways to experience its premium wines and serene views. A classic, guided tasting, which costs $30 per person, is a great option for first-timers. 
To get a taste of the winemaking process, too, you can couple your wine tasting with a vineyard tour, which costs $45 per guest (including the tasting). Walk-ins are welcome as availability allows, but reservations are recommended. 
Members get additional perks, including access to the patio spaces and the full-service restaurant
Nearby: Take a hike at
Enchanted Rock State Park
, or make it a tasting tour by adding a few more Fredericksburg winery stops to your tour. If you really want a treat, have a fine dining experience at
Cabernet Grill Texas Wine Country Restaurant

Lost Oak Winery

Address: 8101 County Road 802, Burleson, TX 76028
Hours: 2 pm-8 pm Tues-Wed, 1 pm-9 pm Thurs-Fri, 12-9 pm Sat, 12-7 pm Sun
Fees: Starts at $20 per person
Pet friendly? Yes
Family friendly? Yes 
Lose yourself in good wine at
Lost Oak Winery
, which you’ll find in
, southwest of
Fort Worth
. If you love wind and the outdoors, this winery’s the spot for you. The winery has a Bike and Hike Trail, where it’s hosted events like the Wicked Wine Run and monthly bird walks.
As for wine tastings, they’re available on a first come, first served basis. For $20, you can schedule a guided tour with your tasting that will take you through the grounds’ vineyards, wine barn, and wine cellar. 
If you’re looking to get even more adventurous, you can even
set up a trip
to local and international wine regions—from Hill Country to France to Chile to Portugal and more—with a personal Lost Oak Winery tour guide
Nearby: Be sure to check out some of Burleson’s popular restaurants, like
Babe’s Chicken Dinner House
Old Texas Brewing Company
. Plus, Burleson is right in the vicinity of Fort Worth and
, so whatever kind of fun you’re looking for after Lost Oak, you’re sure to find it.

Stone House Vineyard

Address: 24350 Haynie Flat Road, Spicewood, TX 78669
Hours: 12 pm-5 pm Mon, Thurs, Sun, 12 pm-6 pm Fri-Sat
Fees: Starts at $25 per person
Pet friendly? Yes
Family friendly? No, 21+ only
Found in Spicewood,
Stone House Vineyard
is a wine country all its own. Considered a “hidden gem” by some, it overlooks Lake Travis and the area’s rolling hills (as if the vineyard itself wasn’t picturesque enough!).
A “Premier Tasting and Tour” option will give you a private wine tasting paired with small bites, plus a tour of the Stone House Vineyard property. 
In addition to its various wine tasting options, they host various wine-themed events, which have included a self-guided “wine and wildflower” tour, dinners, and picnics. You can host your own private events here as well. Stone House Wine Club members get perks like access to a lake view retreat.
Reservations are required, so make sure you have one set up before visiting.
Nearby: Explore the beautiful
Krause Springs
, an area listed on the National Registry of Historical Sites that is rich with springs, or enjoy some world-class barbecue at
Opie’s BBQ
. If you want to make a day of it, head to
Narrows Recreation Area
, where there’s a public boat ramp for easy access to Lake Travis.

Flat Creek Estate Winery

Address: 24912 Travis Peak Trail, Marble Falls, TX 78654
Hours: 12 pm-7 pm Wed-Fri, 11 am-7 pm Sat-Sun (disc course opens at 9 am)
Fees: Starts at $20 per person 
Pet friendly? Yes
Family friendly? Yes
Good wine, good food, and good games are all here. Also situated on Lake Travis, you’ll find
Flat Creek Estate Winery
on its north shore. If you’re looking for easy entry without a reservation, you can enjoy an outdoor wine flight in the pavilion area and take in the area’s scenic hills. You also have the option of booking an indoor wine tasting—with the “reserve” option, you’ll hear vineyard stories from the Flat Creek Estate team.
Then, there’s the “sophisticated fare” from its
The Bistro (which can make a great place for a weekend brunch!). Reservations for the restaurant are recommended, but you also can enjoy food offerings in the Pavilion if you can’t get a table.
That’s not where the experiences stop, though. You also have the option of pairing a wine flight with its 18-hole disc golf course for $20 per person. Coming soon, Flat Creek says, you’ll be able to enjoy their wines over games of bocce, one of Italy’s oldest sports.
Nearby: Love off-roading? Take a ride at
Hidden Falls Adventure Park
. You also can visit
Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
or enjoy local and fine art at
Marta Stafford Fine Art
in Marble Falls.
Pro Tip Flat Creek is available via Doordash delivery in Marble Falls and Horseshoe Bay. 
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Duchman Family Winery

Address: 13308 FM 150 West, Driftwood, TX 78619
Hours: 12pm-6pm Mon, 12pm-7pm Tues-Thurs, 12pm-8pm Fri-Sat, 12pm-7pm Sunday
Fees: N/A
Pet friendly? Yes
Family friendly? Yes
Founded in 2004,
Duchman Family Winery
sources most of its fruit from the Texas High Plains AVA and prioritizes making “food-friendly fine wine” using Texas-grown fruit. HGTV listed the winery as one of the most beautiful in the country. 
Before or after your wine tasting, there’s plenty of outdoor space to take in those picturesque views. If you’re looking for a weekend date idea, you can even take advantage of their two-hour private picnic experience, which lets you enjoy wine and charcuterie snacks under a cozy tent overlooking the vineyard.
Nearby: Check out the area’s myriad other wineries, breweries, and distilleries, including
Driftwood Estate Winery
Desert Door Distillery
, and
Vista Brewing

Messina Hof Winery

Address: 4545 Old Reliance Rd,
, TX 77808
Hours: 3-8 pm Mon-Tues, 12 pm-8 pm Wed-Sat, 12-6 pm Sun
Fees: Starts at $5 per glass
Pet friendly? Yes
Family friendly? Yes
Messina Hof Winery
got its start in 1977 in Bryan. Since then, it’s added locations in Hill Country and
, but it’s easy to see why the original vineyard location in Bryan remains a popular place to visit. 
The award-winning Vintage House Restaurant features many ingredients grown on the vineyard grounds, and the vineyard and cellar tours take visitors around the beautiful grounds for a peek at the wine-making process. Plus, the Villa Bed and Breakfast is on site if you’re looking to make your visit a weekend getaway. 
Nearby: While you’re in Bryan, check out
Aggieland Safari
Ronin Farm
, or
Boonville Heritage Park
, or tour local museums including
Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
Brazos Valley African American Museum

Bell Springs Winery

Address: 3700 Bell Springs Road,
Dripping Springs
, TX 78620
Hours: 11 am-5 pm, Wed-Fri, Sun, 11 am-8 pm Sat
Fees: Starts at $15 per person
Pet friendly? Yes 
Family friendly? Yes 
Bell Springs Winery
is yet another wine destination you’ll find in Hill Country, and it’s a little under an hour’s drive west from
. Walk-ins are welcome for a classic wine tasting experience, and you can reserve a guided, outdoor wine tasting with a charcuterie board for $25 per person
Pair the wines with a full menu of food from its on-site food truck. If you’re feeling adventurous, they have a whole host of unique options, like blackberry sausage bites, kimchi hot dogs, and more.
Bell Springs Winery also hosts live music performed by local musicians on the patio area most weekends.
Nearby: If you’re an enthusiast of other spirits, consider checking out
Twisted X Brewing Company
Dripping Springs Vodka
, and
Frog Pond Distillery
. If you’re looking to spend some time outdoors in the Dripping Springs area,
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Reimers Ranch Park
are two popular spots to visit.

Singing Water Vineyards

Address: 316 Mill Dam Road | Comfort, TX 78013
Hours: 12 pm-6 pm Thurs-Sun
Fees: Starts at $25 per person
Pet friendly? Yes
Family friendly? Yes
Singing Water Vineyards
calls itself “Hill Country’s Best Day Trip,” and there are surely plenty of wine-loving folks who are inclined to agree. Reservations are required for tastings, but walk-ins for food and drinks are welcome at the outdoor bar area.
Singing Water Vineyards sits on over an acre of land along Bruins Creek and is famous among visitors for its resident llama
Nearby: Check out
Hill Country Pottery
for classes or to buy a take-home souvenir, or take an excursion through
James Kiehl River Bend Park
Pro Tip When driving there, Singing Water Vineyards warns that what your GPS might suggest as the fastest route (Skyline Road) is not the safest. They recommend taking IH-10 to US-27, through Comfort, to Hermann Sons Road.

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