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Stop off for a hike or check out an action-packed event at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park before you make your way over to Solaro Estate Winery and vineyards for a tasting of some excellent Texas wines. After your wine tasting, relax at Treaty Oak Distilling for some tasty cocktails and finsih off your tour with some scenic hill country views.
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1. DRIPPING SPRINGS RANCH PARK


Stop by the Dripping Springs Ranch Park on just about any weekend and you will find the 166,000 square foot facility alive with entertainment. From home & garden shows, to rodeos, and livestock shows, the Dripping Springs Ranch Park is a bustling event center that hosts a variety of events throughout the year. A crowd favorite is the Dripping With Taste Wine & Food Festival that takes place at the Ranch Park in the Fall. The festival highlights local beers, wines, distilled spirits and restaurants including chef demos, plenty of tastings and fun vendors. Beyond the event center, visitors will find an outdoor playground, miles of hiking and biking trails as well as equestrian trails. The beautiful 110-acre park is nestled amidst rolling hills, seasonal creeks and ponds with wide open spaces for numerous leisure activities and outdoor recreational opportunities.
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2. SOLARO ESTATE WINERY AND VINEYARDS


Nestled in the cascading hills of the Hill Country, off the beaten path is Solaro Estate Winery. Known for its laid-back atmosphere and knowledgeable staff, Solaro Estate has been a working agricultural farm in the Solaro family since 1909. An afternoon at the Estate is best spent sipping some of their wines out on the patio that overlooks the expansive vineyard. Head out to the tasting pavilion where you can sample the wines that have been hand selected by Solaro Estate winemakers. They also offer a walking educational tour of the estate and the gorgeous vineyards, as well as a personalized tour where you will learn about the wine making process in the production setting. The tour includes a private tasting in their barrel tasting room. You can visit Solaro Estate winery any day of the week; Sunday -Thursday: 11am – 5pm or Friday through Saturday from 11am – 6 pm .

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3. TREATY OAK DISTILLING

Treaty Oak Distilling is a place you’ll want to stay for a while. Tucked away in the hill country, located on twenty-eight acres is Treaty Oak Ranch which is home to the distillery, the gift shop and the Ghost Hill restaurant. Named after the massive and majestic 500-year-old oak that symbolizes strength and longevity, the ranch is a family and dog friendly destination. Treaty Oak Distillery selects the best ingredients for their selection of beers, and spirits that include bourbon, rum, and gin. Open Thursday through Sunday, there’s a little something for everyone - a gift shop, tasting room, artisan cocktails on tap, yard games, a kids play area, and live music every weekend. Their Ghost Hill Restaurant houses a full bar and kitchen and serves up delicious Texas inspired meals all weekend long. The menu includes snacks, smoked/roasted/grilled meats, fresh salads, roasted veggies and well as kid friendly fare. They also offer a 45-minute tour of the distillery where you can learn all about the production process from the Treaty Oak distillers. Tours cost $15 per person. Pack up the kiddos and head out to Dripping Springs and Treaty Oak Distilling for an experience the whole family will enjoy.

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