Anytime is a good time to visit Dripping Springs. But, if you plan a long weekend with your love or some friends this spring, 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 Hill Country Casitas. It’s a short stumble away from the tasting room at Hawk's Shadow Winery --convenience, style and relaxation all in one! The gorgeous property has 10 casitas, so invite your best couple friends to join in your weekend. Cheers!
Next, make the short 15 minute drive 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. 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!
Heading out from downtown, stop in at One Shot Distillery and Brewery. One Shot is a veteran owned brewery and distillery located just north of Dripping Springs on Ranch Road 12. One Shot is committed to making top quality liquors and craft beers using Texas Agricultural ingredients in the Texas Hill Country while supporting Veteran and First Responder Organizations.Next stop....Hamilton Pool Vineyards!
Take your time on the drive out to Hamilton Pool Vineyards. You’ll cross over the Pedernales River on your way north and west, deeper into the famous hill country. Hamilton Pool Vineyards 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 the Casitas for the evening.