When talk of vineyards and wine tours arise, Texas is not typically top of mind. However, the state has a long history with the classic drink dating back as far as the 1800s. With Texas weather starting to cool off in September and October, it’s the perfect time to explore all that Texas wine country has to offer. To help you take full advantage of the opportunity, we’ve got a list of places you’re sure to enjoy.
9043 County Road 204
Plantersville, TX 77363
It may only be an hour outside of Houston, but when you visit Bernhardt Winery, you’ll feel as though you were transported to Tuscany. This boutique winery overlooks endless hills and valleys offering an intimate setting for you to enjoy one of their many white or red wines. You can also turn it into a romantic getaway and stay in one of the guest rooms above the winery, which were hand built by the owner, Jerry Bernhardt and feature more Italian charm. Whether you’re there for the afternoon or stay the weekend, you’ll definitely enjoy the warm, welcoming environment at Bernhardt Winery.
464 Becker Farms Road
Stonewall, TX 78671
When the Becker family planted their first grapes in 1992, they had the dream of becoming a 1500-case winery. With over 15 award-winning wines, Becker Vineyards, has surpassed that dream giving you plenty of selections to chose from. On the weekends, there are hourly tours of their facility, which is a reproduction of a late 19th century German stone barn. As if the winery doesn’t sound beautiful enough, the breathtaking estate sits on 46 acres of vineyards as well as lavender fields and wild flower fields. You can sip your wine and soak in the old world charm in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.
Lost Oak Winery
2116 FM 731
Burleson, TX 76028
Lost Oak Winery is a family-owned operation with a long-standing passion for the delicate drink. At 23, the owner, Gene Estes first decided to make wines from his garage using Concord grape juice. Decades later the winery has a much more developed process, but the enthusiasm for creating wine remains the same. Passion and customer service are all part of Lost Oak’s goal of creating a positive experience for customers. The winery hosts multiple events each month for you to enjoy. If you’re looking for something more low-key, pack a picnic and work up an appetite on their hike or bike trail located along the banks of Village Creek. Either option is a fantastic way to experience Texas wines.