Anytime is a good time to visit Dripping Springs. But, if you plan a long weekend with your love or some friends this October, you can take advantage of the Dripping with Taste Passport! The Passport lets you enjoy wine, beer and distillery tastings or flights like a local. It’s the perfect motivation for booking a weekend away from the busy city life and discover everything that Dripping Springs has to offer.
First things first. Get settled at your home base. There is no shortage of lodging options in and around Dripping Springs. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind location for your getaway, we recommend the Wine Country Inn. It’s a short stumble away from the tasting room at Fall Creek Vineyards --convenience, style and relaxation all in one! The gorgeous property has two master bedrooms, so invite your best couple friends to join in your weekend. Cheers!
Make your second Texas wine country destination one of the originals: Driftwood Estate Winery. These experts have been growing a gorgeous selection of grapes and making award-winning wines on their acreage long before it was trendy.
Next, make the short 10 minute drive out of Driftwood to Dripping Springs proper, and taste what Bell Springs Winery has to offer. They’re known for small-production wines that can be found at their spacious winery, or at Sidecar Tasting Room, located in historic downtown Dripping Springs. Plus, avail yourself of their on-site food truck that serves up Southern favorites like chicken and waffles, as well as small bites.
You will need food in the mix to keep going from here!
Take your time on the drive out to Westcave Cellars. You’ll cross over the Pedernales River on your way north and west, deeper into the famous hill country. Westcave is home to a cozy tasting room and simply beautiful vineyard. Tastings here are such a treat; with at least one owner/vintner on site at all times, you can get every burning winemaking question answered by an expert! They currently tend to nine acres of mature vines that yield nine different grapes. Soak up a sunset under the big old oak trees before heading back to Driftwood for the evening.