Texas Hill Country Wine

True to Texan tradition, this AVA is the second largest certified Viticultural Area in America. With well over 9 million acres in the heart of Texas, it is no wonder that other more specific AVA’s, such as Bell Mountain and Fredericksburg, have been identified as unique microclimates within this blanket AVA. The wines of this massive region, north of San Antonio and west of Austin, range from Bordeaux blends to Italian varietals, as well as cool climate grapes such as Riesling. This is a quality wine producing region and the wines have won numerous awards both at home and internationally. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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Varietals Produced in Texas Hill Country View all

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Popular Wineries in Texas Hill Country View all

  • Driftwood Vineyards

    Driftwood Estate Winery is owned and operated by Gary and Kathy Elliott. The vineyard, planted in...

  • Becker Vineyards

    Located in the Texas Hill Country between Fredericksburg and Stonewall, Becker Vineyards was esta...

  • Sister Creek Vineyards

    Since 1988, Sister Creek Vineyards has been located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country in Sis...

  • Bell Mountain Vineyards

    Located on the slopes of Bell Mountain, first identified on the U.S. Geological map of 1885, the ...

  • Fredericksburg Winery

    Fredericksburg Winery was named by U.S.A. Today as one of the top three wineries in Texas. The Fr...

  • Stone House Vineyard/Flat Creek Estate

    The winery is designed to follow traditional winemaking techniques. The winery is constructed wit...

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Texas Hill Country on Snooth

  • Becker Vineyards Malbec Texas Hill Country 2009

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    Wine review by Austinista


  • Becker Vineyards Port 2010

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    Great with chocolate oatmeal drop cookies. I don't like it quite as well without chocolate to go with it. Read More

    Wine review by freerangeathlete


  • Becker Vineyards Iconoclast Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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    I keep warming this trying to get a bit more out of the nose, but I just can't get it. I can't really say if it is the wine or me. It is not the experience I normally expect from a Cab, but then I normally avoid them as most Cabs in my price range are terrible. I have dumped way too many. This one, however, is very enjoyable. I would probably ... Read More

    Wine review by freerangeathlete


  • Becker Vineyards Moscato 2010

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    Had the 2011 Moscato. While I'm normally not a fan of sweet wines, this one had a banana aroma and even a banana taste which I found very pleasant. One I will be buying again. Read More

    Wine review by freerangeathlete


  • Becker Vineyards Zinfandel

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    Visited Becker Vineyards in June. Took home a few bottles after the tasting. The zin doesn't have the body of most that I have had in the past, but has a wonderful smokiness and spiciness. Very enjoyable. This was the 2010 Zinfandel. Read More

    Wine review by freerangeathlete


  • Ste Genevieve Cabernet Sauvignon NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Fredricksburg Winery Vinter's Cuvée NV

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    Nose of slight honey and melon. Slightly unblanced in sweetness and acidity especially in the finish. Subtle flavors and a short, abrupt finish. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar


  • Pedernales Texas Ruby Port NV

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    Classic style port with a French oak backing. Very spicy, most notably cinnamon. Not overly sweet and well balanced. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar


  • Pedernales Texas Muscat 2010

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    Well done. Not overly sweet. Hints of apricot, melon, orange, apple and pear. Very refreshing and crisp. Quite tasty. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar


  • Pedernales Cellars Red Blend Texas Hill Country Texas Family Reserve 2009

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    Less fruit forward then the previous vintage. More notes of black current than cherry this time round with a touch of truffle and almonds. Strong oak backing with a long lasting finish. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar


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