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 […]