Everything is bigger in Texas, including the wine. With more than 300 wineries in the state and eight official AVAs (American Viticultural Areas – wine growing regions), Texas has become the fifth largest wine-producing state in the U.S. Although, most of the wine it produces is sold within its own borders. In other words, you won’t be able to get your hands on too many bottles outside the Lone Star State. If you want to get a taste, it’s time to plan a visit! This guide is here to help you get on your way. This guide will always be changing so make to sure check back!
Texas Wine Resources
Where to Stay for Your Texas Wine Getaways
Top Places to Sip – Texas Wineries
Texas Wine Trails
Texas is home to eight AVAs – wine growing regions- and each region has its own wine trail, if not several. The most extensive wine trail in Texas is in the Texas Hill Country AVA, Wine Road 290. This AVA has been listed as one of “the 10 best wine travel destinations in the world,” and is the second most visited wine region in the United States, only behind Napa.
The Texas Hill Country AVA is home to at least 70 wineries, with more opening each month. With this number of wineries the the Texas Hill Country AVA has a few official wine trails with Wine Road 290 being the largest. More than 30 wineries sit along US Highway 290 from Fredericksburg on to Johnson City, the home to the highest concentration of wineries in the state of Texas, also known as Wine Road 290.
The following map outlines the current wine trails in Texas. (Last updated Sept. 2017).
Wine Tours, Festivals and Resources
Texas Winelover, The ultimate Texas Wine blog
GrapeFest – The ultimate, annual wine festival held every year in Grapevine, TX
290 Wine Shuttle – A hop-on-and-off bus that takes wine lovers along Wine Road 290 for $20!
Cellar Rat Wine Tours – Wine tours in the Texas Hill Country
Texas Grapes Wine Tour – Wine tours in the Texas Hill Country
Interviews with winemakers who are shaping the Texas wine regions. See all the interviews from winemakers around the world.