Why Fredericksburg, Texas, is the ‘Wild West of Winemaking’

This story appeared first on THE STAR TRIBUNE.  Taste “Texas in a glass” and take in the Hill Country at Fredericksburg, near Austin.  Fredericksburg, Texas, would be worth the trip just to take in the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country in the spring and soak up its German heritage. But the main draw …

The Most Romantic Winter Getaway in Every Southern State

This story appeared first on SOUTHERN LIVING.  Located in the heart of Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg is one of the most romantic places in Texas. Originally founded 175 years ago by German immigrants, Fredericksburg is known for its old world architecture and historic “Sunday Houses,” the charming cottages built by farmers so they could spend the night …

Wine Walk: Augusta Vin Winery sets the standard for opulence

Texas has a winery with trend setting facilities that has a “WOW” factor when you drive up to the winery.

As you enter the gates to Augusta Vin Winery from Texas 16, south of Fredericksburg, you travel down a two-lane asphalt road toward what appears to be a well-kept metal building. In reality, this building is the winery where the wines are vinified. The signs continue to direct you down a half mile of asphalt road to the north through well-manicured vineyard blocks of Tannat, Mouvedere, Albarino, Sagrantino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and other grape varietals to a large, two-story building with a parking lot that is large enough to please any Buc-ee’s fan.

The Wine Industry Continues to Expand in Texas Hill Country

A New Wine Route Expansion is not limited to US-290. In just the last year the road from Fredericksburg to Kerrville (SH-16) has seen the start of what I expect to be a huge transformation. For years it had only [one] winery. Now it has three, the other two being maybe the best financed wineries …

Augusta Vin: New Texas Winery with Big Goals

“Texas’ Premier Estate Winery” is what it says on Augusta Vin’s homepage. A bold claim for a winery that has only been in existence for 3 years. However, one visit will leave you in little doubt about owner Scott Felder’s seriousness. Conversations with people previously affiliated with the venture, including freelance consultant John Rivenburgh, confirmed …

Wining, dining, peaching and climbing: Visiting Fredericksburg during COVID-19

Wine tasting and social distancing might seem awkward at times, but it can be done. (When I did an indoor wine tasting, I wore a mask and simply unhooked it for sips). Many wineries in Fredericksburg have spacious outdoor patios for enjoying either tastings or a glass of wine. Newcomers on the scene include Augusta …