Wine in the Hill Country
Wineries & Vineyards
The past two decades have been a time of incredible growth for the
Texas wine industry. Currently, Texas wine is enjoying a resurgence
in quality and reputation. Many Texans don't even realize that our
tradition of winemaking predates California's. Our state has more
native species of grapes than any other region on earth.
Wine production in the state surged from 14,000 gallons in 1979 to a
high of 1.7 million gallons in 1997. Today, Texas is the country's
fifth-leading wine-producing state in the nation and is home to more
than 54 wineries that produce over one million gallons of wine. It is
expected that production will exceed two million gallons within the
next five years.
More than half of the wineries in Texas are in the Hill Country. The
climate and soil of the Texas Hill Country is ideal for raising grapes
which produce excellent vintages. In addition, Texas wines are coming
of age on a world scale and entering into the international market.
Come to Fredericksburg and experience the exciting Hill Country wine