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Texas Hill Country Wineries in Dripping Springs, TX

A row of Syrah grapes in Driftwood

Dripping Springs, TX is making a name for itself not just for good Texas wine but for darn good wine that holds a torch to the most famous wine regions in the world. There's over 7 unique and visually stunning wineries scattered throughout the Hill Country town of Dripping Springs where you'll be delighted by not just the wine but by the passion, commitment to the craft and unparalleled hospitality. Gone are the days of travelling to Fredericksburg or even Napa Valley out of necessity for a stellar glass of wine and vistas of rolling vineyards. Now, all you have to do to be transported to a top notch wine region is visit Dripping Springs, TX and the Hill Country wineries where you can discover miles and miles of gorgeous Texas views and a great glass of wine.

Here’s your guide to all the best Hill Country wineries and wine tasting rooms (and one amazing cidery) in Dripping Springs:

BELL SPRINGS WINERY

One of the best perks of this winery set in the hills of Dripping Springs? Bell Springs Winery is open every day of the week from 11 am to 6 pm. The owners of Bell Springs Winery, who also own Sidecar Tasting Room, a prohibition style wine bar in the heart of historic Dripping Springs, pride themselves on producing delectables reds, whites and roses. This winery is not your typical nose in the air type of venue, it’s a place where you can spend all afternoon relaxing on the beautiful grounds enjoying an exceptional glass of wine. Bell Springs Winery, located on Bell Springs Road offers tastings of 5-7 wines for $10. They also offer a full food menu on the weekends where you can try delicious bites like flash friend brussel sprouts or treat yourself to a more traditional brunch option like waffles and fried chicken. On the weekdays, they serve up various meat and cheese boards, and charcuterie plates along with other various small bites. Sit back, listen to some live music and stay awhile at the serene hill country winery that is Bell Springs Winery.

a tractor harvesting grapes in a vineyard with a man walking holding a bucket

Driftwood Estate Winery

Driftwood Estate takes pride in its production of high quality wines made from Texas grapes. It is also know as the Texas winery and vineyard with the Million Dollar View and boy if that’s not the truth. Sitting atop a bluff that overlooks the estate and the hill country, visitors can sit back and enjoy Driftwood Estates award winning wines made with Texas grapes. The tasting room is open daily 11:00 to 6:00 and you can taste any 6 wines listed on their tasting sheet for $15.00. The tasting fee includes a souvenir Riedel wine glass with the Driftwood logo. Choose from a selection of Muscats, Sweet Whites, Cuvee Blanc, Chardonnay, Rose and many more. Grab a table, or put down a blanket on the lush lawn to enjoy a picnic all while taking in the scenic Hill Country view.
A large stone building with a green lawn and trees

DUCHMAN FAMILY WINERY

Made from 100% Texas grapes, Duchman Family Winery makes 100% Texas wine. The family owned operation, founded in 2004, strives to bring world class wine-making to central Texas and the hill country. Arriving on the property, you’ll be enveloped in a slice of Tuscan heaven situated in the rolling hill country hills with lush vineyards, a shaded picnic area, an Italian Villa-style event center. The knowledgeable tasting room attendants will guide you through a flight of 6 tastes of wine for $12, and you will be sure to find a favorite or two to enjoy! Feel free to sip and stroll their hallway for a self-guided tour of the windowed barrel room, tank fermentation area, and production area where the bottling and labeling take place. Pack your picnic to enjoy with a bottle of wine outdoors under the shade of the oak trees or cozy up to a wine barrel where you can sit, sip, and enjoy. You can visit Duchman Family Winery Mondays 12-6, Tuesday -Thursday from 11-8 and Friday -Saturday 11-9 and Sunday from 11 to 8 pm.

Purple wine grapes hanging on the vine

HAWK'S SHADOW WINERY

When you arrive at Hawk's Shadow, one of the first sights you will see is a commanding view of the Lower Estate Vineyard, and the broad expanse of nature preserves, ranches and watersheds east of the Pedernales Falls State Park. The owners of this family owned winery will immediately make you feel like you’re part of the family. Wine tasting at Hawk's Shadow feature samplings of their finished wines in bottles, crafted from varietals from their vineyards with grape that are exclusively grown in Texas. Hawk’s Shadow is a pet friendly winery and they also encourage folks to bring a picnic and relax awhile. Or stay for dinner in the cellar which is an unforgettable experience. You can also book and experience a private tasting for a group. Enjoy live music on the weekends and find a shaded table to relax over a glass or bottle with a friend. Hawk’s Shadow is one of the most serene and gorgeous Hill Country vineyards.
Two women holding glasses of red wine in a wine tasting room

SOLARO ESTATE WINERY

Tucked away off the beaten path is Solaro Estate Winery. This Dripping Springs, TX winery is known for its laid back atmosphere and knowledgeable staff. Dedicated to producing high quality, sustainable wines, the vineyards are strategically located on ancient fossil bed, and expand high above the banks of Barton Creek, where the natural qualities of pure limestone filtered water, free draining soil, a constant breeze, dryness, hot sunny days and cool nights culminate in our proven micro viticultural area. Enjoy an afternoon sipping on some of their wines out on their patio that overlooks the vineyard. They offer tastings of their wines selected by Solaro Estates winemaker located in the tasting pavilion surround by the gorgeous vineyards. They also offer a walking education tour of the estate and the vineyards, as well as a personalized tour where you’ll learn about the wine making process in the production setting. The tour includes a private tasting in their barrel tasting room.

WESTCAVE CELLARS Winery

Family owned and operated, West Cave Cellars proudly offers wine crafted from 100% Texas grapes, many of which are produced from the 9-acre estate vineyard. Processed in a French style, the wines produced at Westcave Cellars makes them unique from the other central Texas wineries.

They offer several different tasting offerings including a Classic Tasting for $15 which includes a selection of white, red, and sweet wines. The Premium Tasting for $20 consists of 6 wines produced entirely from West Cave’s grapes. If a more intimate tasting is more your style, you can purchase for $20 a Private Tasting that can be prearranged and consists of a tasting of 6 wines with detailed information about West Cave Cellar’s wines. Located just outside Dripping Springs, and not too far from Hamilton Pool Preserve, West Cave Cellars is a great destination to enjoy this true gem with ultimate southern hospitality.

a tasting flight of 4 ciders

ARGUS CIDERY

Although not quite a winery, Argus Cidery offers distinctly dry, effervescent ciders and other fermentables. Located in holy grail of fementables on Pauls Valley Road, it's a great place to visit Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm. Stop into the tasting room and get a flight of cider, cider by the glass or a bottle to enjoy on the grounds or for a later date. Originally only working with Texas apples, they have branched out to working with other fruit fermentables including a delectable pineapple sparkling wine. Located not too far from a few other breweries, Argus Cider is worth a stop at their easy going cidery where your taste buds will be delighted by the ciders and perrys that are both dry and bright.
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