texas wine country Part 1

It’s about time I brought you our trip through the Texas Wine Country.

And trust me when I say this, the trip is WELL worth reading about and most certainly taking yourself.

We’ve visited Napa and Sonoma, California. We’ve also taken a trip to the Virginia Wine Country. But this little piece of Texas found it’s way into our hearts.

Let’s start from the beginning.

We left on Friday Morning (my birthday). On our one hour drive North, we stopped by a winery we are members at called Sisters Creek Winery in Sisterdale, TX. We love this quaint winery and their wines. We’ve even had the chance to go to an exclusive event and taste their wine straight out of the barrel.

Road trip
We made it to Fredericksburg just before lunch time. We weren’t able to check into our hotel yet, so we decided to walk the streets and check out some of the shops.

Fredericksburg has one main street (called Main Street) where most of the B&B’s, hotels, and shops are found. It’s a pretty lengthy street (longer than I thought!) but easy to walk. So we walked the street and stepped into a few wine tasting shops for samples. We stopped and grabbed lunch at a not so classy german bar, but the food was good!

Once our bellies were full, we decided to check out one of the wine tasting rooms on our list. Grape Creek Vineyards. I had heard a lot of good things about this winery, but honestly didn’t have very high expectations. I was worried it would be over-commercialized with okay wine.

We stepped into their modern tasting room and were greeted instantly. Thankfully, it wasn’t crowded, which is how we like it. We decided to each taste a flight of red wine. Joel was our pourer and was absolutely fantastic. He was welcoming, funny, and knowledgable. He even told us how the staff actually gets to help plant some of the grapes each year, which I found really special.

We ended up loving the majority of the wines. We decided on the spot to join the club (especially since it meant our tasting fees were waived) and bought three bottles to take home with us. Once we were “in” we were able to taste some REALLY fantastic “Members Only” wine. It was GOOD WINE, ya’ll.

After this, we were ready to check into our Bed & Breakfast. We booked the Laurel Suite at the Hoffman Haus. The place was adorable and we were really impressed! I was welcomed and surprised by my husband with Champagne, flowers, and chocolate covered strawberries (my favorite!).

I’ll spare you the details of what the room looked like, instead you can check out the quick video below.

 

After taking the afternoon to rest and settle in, we headed out for dinner.

We had dinner at Cabernet Grill. I wish I had taken more pictures, but I completely 100% enjoyed myself in the moment. We sat out on the front porch that overlooked their small pond with running water. Steve ordered the Steak and I ordered the Coconut Shrimp. We shared both and created our own “Surf & Turf.” It was delicious.

Cabernet Grill

We ended the night at a small bar with live music, before crashing for one WONDERFUL full nights worth of sleep without setting an alarm clock in the morning.

Stayed tuned for Part 2: Wine Tasting Day!

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Written by Kacie