Today we would like to introduce you to a few of the wineries that make Texas Hill Country special! You may not have realized that this section of Texas is beginning to offer California some competition when it comes to the grape, and this guide will help you find the best wineries. Spend a few hours tasting what they offer and then bring your favorite bottles back to your I Love Dripping Springs vacation escape, enjoying more than a taste as you relax, play, and toast another fantastic sunset from the back deck of your heavenly home. The following five Dripping Springs wineries are in no particular order, they are just the best of the best and will bring joy to your Texas trip of a lifetime!
Bell Springs Winery, 3700 Bell Springs Road
Open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 AM until 6 PM, Bell Springs Winery offers live music and food truck meals on the weekends and even includes a brewery to its name, so if your husband isn’t really keen on wine, there is sure to be a beverage he will enjoy during your visit to these wineries in Dripping Springs! During the week days they serve charcuterie boards to go along with the wine, so you can enjoy a second or third tasting without worrying that it will go to your head.
Hawk’s Shadow Estate Winery, 7500 McGregor Lane
Because man can not live on wine alone, the views of the land at Hawk’s Shadow Estate Winery will help fill any empty spaces in your soul! Family owned and offering award-winning wines that are destined to be your newest obsession, they also welcome your fur babies, so if you happen to be staying in one of our pet friendly sanctuaries, feel free to bring your most loyal companion to the tasting event. The story of how they got their name is sure to bring a tear to your eye, but that’s ok, you can drown your sorrows in more delicious wines!
Graveyard Vineyards, 5258 Bell Springs Road
Although the name of this beautiful vineyard may seem a bit morbid, the views, the wines, and the live music that plays on Saturdays is anything but! Graveyard Vineyards is actually based out of California, bringing their knowledge and ability to the soil that provides some of the sweetest grapes in the country. Also offering an online shop, when you find the wine you love above all others, (when you know, you know!) you won’t have to come back to Dripping Springs to get some more; you can just place an order online! Of course, we wouldn’t turn you away if you decided to make it an annual winery vacation and chose our beautiful escapes for your home away from home every time.
Fall Creek Vineyards, 18059-A FM 1826 in Driftwood
This next vineyard includes a short drive to the idyllic town of Driftwood, home to the Salt Lick Barbecue, the Mercer Street Dancehall, and Fall Creek Vineyards, the first Texas Hill Country Winery! The first plantings were done way back in 1975, when bell bottom jeans were a thing, disco ruled the airwaves, and big hair was a big deal. Today, their award-winning wines garner worldwide praise, as many of these trends have come back in fashion once again! Open every day of the week, except for major holidays, they also offer fun events such as cookie decorating and yoga in addition to their tasting sessions, ensuring a visit here will be the highlight of your vacation experience.
Hamilton Pool Vineyards, 25711 Hamilton Pool Road
Hamilton Pool Preserve is a popular summer destination but chances are, unless you live here or know someone, you may not have realized that one of the best vineyards in the state resides there as well! Hamilton Pool Vineyards, is a family owned business that celebrates sustainability with some of the best wines and a farm to table menu that never disappoints. This vineyard, located in the most scenic part of Dripping Springs is also a popular wedding venue, so if the big question has been popped and you are considering a destination wedding in the heart of Texas’ wedding capital, a visit to Hamilton Pool Vineyards should definitely be added to your vacation itinerary! Open Thursday through Sunday from 11 to 6, even if you aren’t getting married it’s still worth a visit, and like all the other wineries in Dripping Springs we have listed on here, its online store lets you repurchase the wine of your choice as many times as you want!
Simple Pleasures Away from the Dripping Springs Wineries
The simple pleasures in life are often the ones we enjoy the most and as you sit out on the decks, patios, and balconies with the bottle of wine you recently purchased from any of the above listed vineyards, the simple pleasures of home, hearth, and a Texas sunset will bring a smile to your heart. Reserve your favorite vacation escape in the heart of Texas wine country today!