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)

Varietals Produced in Texas Hill Country View all

  • Sangiovese

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

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

Popular Wineries in Texas Hill Country View all

  • Fredericksburg Winery

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

  • Red Caboose Winery

    Red Caboose Winery was officially permitted on October 8, 2005. Since then we have fermented 2...

  • Becker Vineyards

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

  • Bell Mountain Vineyards

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

  • Brushy Creek Vineyard

    At Brushy Creek Vineyards, located in the historic Cross Timbers region of North Central Texas, w...

  • Torre di Pietra

    The Maxwell Family members are 4th and 5th generation Texans, whose family has been farming and ...

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Texas Hill Country on Snooth

  • Becker Vineyards Moscato 2010


    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


    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


    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Fredricksburg Winery Vinter's Cuvée NV


    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


    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


    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


    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

  • Pedernales Cellars Red Blend Texas Hill Country Texas Family Reserve 2008


    Wonderful blend. Very fruit forward with jammy red fruits on the nose. Hints of cherries and red licorice with a touch of leather and a long, robust finish. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar

  • Pedernales Texas Tempranillo 2009


    Aromatic. Medium bodied with hints of cherry and currant. Silky mouth feel with a touch of vanilla and leather. Well rounded and fairly balanced. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar

  • Pedernales Texas Merlot 2009


    Not a whole lot that jumps out with this Merlot. Dark red color. Medium mouth feel. Essence of cherry and black currant with more subtle hints of liquorice and a touch of dark chocolate. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar

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