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Wine Tours

Sip your way through the picturesque Texas Hill Country, which begins on San Antonio's doorstep, just north of the city. Dozens of wineries dot the rugged countryside, and this charming wine region is now the nation's second-fastest growing. Go on your own anytime, or buy tickets to any of the five annual wine trails. These five trails are all self-guided, but the ticket affords you some special privileges. The holiday wine trail is one of the most popular.

Wine and culinary enthusiasts are discovering the 9-million-acre Texas Hill Country wine region, the largest viticultural area in Texas and the second largest in the U.S., where wineries are tucked amid the historic towns, rustic farms and rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country.

The main grape varieties grown in the Texas Hill Country are Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc.

More than 30 wineries participate in Texas Wine Trail events, hosting tastings and receptions at their wineries. The wineries span an area from 30 to 140 miles north of San Antonio, making for easy day trips from the Alamo City. Four times a year, you can purchase tickets to take a self-guided driving tour to visit the 30 wineries and winemakers, where you’ll find samples of new releases, ideas for pairing food with wine, tours of the vineyards, live music and more.

Wine Lover’s Trail: February
Wine & Wildflower Trail: April
Texas Wine Month Trail: October
Holiday Wine Trail: December

You can visit most of the wineries any time of year. Events on their calendars include wine dinners, celebrations for new releases, musical performances, grape stomps and cook-offs. Find a Hill Country Getaway >