If you’re planning a wine tasting trip through Texas, you’ll want to consider indulging in one of the best winery tours in Texas Hill Country. There are several companies that offer exceptional services to tour Texas wineries. You can find tours that are group-based and private, tours that hit only the most well-known wineries and those that take you off the beaten path to hidden gems you’ve maybe never heard of.
The best winery tours in Texas Hill Country will provide a vehicle that suits your group size and will include a guide who will provide background information on the region, the wineries, and the wines.
You can expect to be picked up and dropped off at a designated location, such as your hotel. Most tours will take several hours to a full day, will include a visit to three or more wineries and a wine tasting at each winery.
Winery Tours in Texas Hill Country
There are lots of companies that can provide exceptional winery tours in Texas Hill Country. The beauty of enlisting one of the Texas Hill Country wine tours, is the relationships they have with wineries, which can translate to the opportunity to experience a special tasting or activity that wouldn’t otherwise be available to guests.
Three of the top wine tours in Texas Hill Country are:
Discover Texas Wine Tours. This tour company offers half- and full-day tours and included in its pricing are tasting fees, door-to-door round-trip transportation, chilled water bottles, and more. It can facilitate private barrel or specialty tastings and welcomes guests to bring along their own alcoholic beverages and snacks to enjoy in the vehicle. All of the vehicles are private and there are multiple sizes to select from. It offers pickups and drop offs from several towns and guests can select which wineries to visit.
Heart of Texas Wine Tours. This Texas Hill Country-based tour company offers tours throughout Hill Country and specializes in visiting boutique wineries. Whether you’re with a small group of wine enthusiasts or celebrating a bride-to-be, Heart of Texas Wine Tours can provide private, customized winery visits via a Mercedes Euro Bus. Tour options include three or four winery stops. Tasting fees are not included so guests have a greater selection of tasting options.
Hill Country Wine Tours. This Fredericksburg, Texas-based tour company offers clients a guided tour to quality wineries throughout the Hill Country via stretch limousine. Tours are base out of Fredericksburg and are designed to accommodate guests’ preference in wines and include popular wineries as well as some that are more private.
Specialized Texas Winery Tours
Wine tours in Texas Hill Country go beyond wine tastings with a special offering, something that enhances your wine tasting experience, such as a food pairing or a vineyard walk. In fact, you can easily find a tour tailored to your interests.
And Texas winery tours don’t necessarily require a visit to wine country. In and around Dallas there are range of wine tours, including these:
- Wine and chocolate. A 2 1/2 hour walking tour that stops at three winery tasting rooms and three chocolate specialty shops along historic Main Street in Grapevine, Texas. Guests are indulged with wine, cheese and chocolate from Texas wineries and from local and global food artisans.
- Five-hour food and wine tour. This night-time tour of Dallas takes you on a tour that includes a guided wine tasting, pizza, cheese and chocolate tastings, music and more.
- Reddy Vineyards can arrange a private wine tasting in Dallas, Texas for you. An advance reservation is required thirty days in advance for this service.
- Texas Beer Bus Tours takes guests to a selection of breweries, distilleries and wineries for in-depth education about craft beverages and Texas wines. It includes free snacks, water, and a restaurant coupon to use after the tour.
Planning Basics for Texas Hill Country Wine Tours
We recommend starting with how much time you want to spend on a winery tour, how many wineries you want to visit and what, if any, additional features do you want to include.
Next, determine where you want to go. Do you want to stay near Austin? Travel out west to the Texas High Plains to visit Reddy Vineyards?
And of course, you’ll want to consider your budget. Prices range from as little as $65 to as much as $240 per person for standard tours. For customized tours, there can be hourly fees rather a per person charge. Most tours do include the tasting fees in the tour price, but some don’t so be sure to ask in advance.
We always advocate tours. You can relax and enjoy your visit and take advantage of the tour guide’s familiarity and knowledge of the area and the wineries. We hope to see you on a wine tour at Reddy Vineyards soon.