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 region.