Discover “the trifecta” of amazing wineries, cool craft breweries and fine Texas distilleries Dripping Springs has become known for in its recent past. Fall Creek Vineyards, one of many wineries you will want to check out, was the first Texas Hill Country winery with roots as far back as 5 generations. Internationally known, Fall Creek is 100% Texan in Terroir and world-class. Open 7 days a week and an easy day trip, their table-side service is top-notch, elevating your wine experience even more. Don’t stop here, however, because there are eight more vineyards and wineries to experience!
Begin your tour at Treaty Oak Distilling with a complimentary cocktail and a knowledgeable tour guide who teaches their heritage and history of crafts spirits in Texas. Learn about the process of mashing, fermenting and distilling, let your senses run wild as you smell and sip their flavors. The tour costs a very well-spent $25 and lasts about 45 minutes, and, as a special bonus, you receive $5 off any bottle they sell (limit of 2 bottles), and a deep dive into the interesting science of maturation. With 6 distilleries in the area, there are plenty of options for enjoying tasty spirits. Hungry? Wait until you taste the Texas barbecue and comfort food served up at Alice’s Restaurant, nestled in a scenic hill country setting. Enjoy a perfectly balanced cocktail with your meal. A true escape doesn’t get much better than this.
Perhaps breweries, brewpubs and cool craft beer are more up your alley. Dripping Springs has you covered with twelve exciting options. Find establishments like Ghost Note Brewing, for starters, named after a musical note with a rhythmic value, but no discernable pitch when played. You’ll find core beers like the Texas Sun, a Saison layered with flavors of lemony-citrus, earth and spice, a refreshing combination to enjoy on a bright, sunny day.
With so many options for ‘Sipping in Dripping’, the Dripping with Taste Trail passport, (check the website for details), allows you to sip wines, taste craft cocktails and enjoy local beer from award-winning Dripping Springs and Driftwood wineries, distilleries and breweries. Passports are $40 and you will receive one complimentary drink or flight during the monthlong event at each participating establishment. Check hours of operation for each, and drink responsibly, remembering to tip the taproom staff!