Dripping Springs is known for many things: it’s stunning hill country landscape, our comfortable and luxurious I Love Dripping Springs vacation sanctuaries, even the shops that line historic Mercer Street are well known throughout the state. But there is something else we are known for that you may not have realized. Texas Hill Country, especially Dripping Springs, is becoming famous for its up and coming wineries that dot the landscape! There are more than a few wineries in the region, but today, we want to take up a little bit of your time and introduce you to one specific establishment, Driftwood Estate Winery.
Located at 4001 Elder Hill Road in Nearby Driftwood
Great wine isn’t limited to our beautiful hometown of Dripping Springs but can be found in many of the small towns that make up Texas Hill Country, including the charming town of Driftwood. Located just a few miles south of Dripping Springs and offering yet another award winning winery, Driftwood Estate Winery was established in 1997 and is comprised of about 18 acres of grape vines. Its tasting room accepts walk ins, but groups of more than 6 people will need to make reservations and includes a tasting of 6 different wines. This winery isn’t a family friendly one, unless all your family members are over 21, but that’s ok; parents can always use a little alone time even on vacation. The wines of this business are silky, smooth, and cover a variety of styles and includes a large selection of reds and whites that will taste wonderful with your favorite meals but can also stand on their own.
Savor the Flavors at the Driftwood Estate Winery
In addition to offering special wine events throughout each month and an online store that can help keep you supplied with your favorite wines after you return to real life, the Driftwood winery also provides a Bistro on the adjacent property, ensuring you can sip a little longer and savor all the flavors of wine and food. Only open on Friday and Saturday nights, during the fall months they offer Sunset dinners that blend food, wine, and that spectacular Texas sunset. Million-dollar views can be found on its outside patio, but guests can choose to eat inside, something that may be preferable on stormy evenings or in the heat of summer. The menu is a complex blend of Tex Mex, sandwiches, and small plates that are typically served at wineries and they even provide take out and catering services.