Recently lifestyle publication, VinePair, ranked the Texas Hill Country as one of The 7 Best Wine Regions in America for Seeing Fall Colors. For many Texans, this isn’t particularly surprising. We know the Hill Country is absolutely beautiful any time of year, and particularly in Autumn. In addition, October is Texas Wine Month, making it an ideal time to plan a weekend getaway in the Texas Hill Country.
A perfect way to take in the view is with a lazy, ambling drive through the countryside. There are many scenic drives through the Texas Hill Country that offer gorgeous views of the toasted golden landscape with sprinkles of fall colors. We’re partial to that beautiful stretch of Highway 16 between Fredericksburg and San Saba, the home of our winery. Another gorgeous drive is the Willow City Loop that takes in a roll down the gorgeous Farm Road 1323, which can deposit you just north of Fredericksburg on HWY 16.
Once you’re in Fredericksburg, there is no better place to visit in the Fall than Wildseed Farms. It is a one-stop shopping destination for picking out your fall flowers, pumpkins and other seasonal decorations. All of that autumn beauty will work up a mighty thirst. Fortunately, Wedding Oak Winery has a tasting room conveniently located on site. After all, it is impossible to visit wine country without visiting a winery.
To celebrate Texas Wine Month, we will hold our Grape Stomp & Harvest Celebration at Wedding Oak Winery at the Wildseed Farms on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Enjoy the day with 100% Texas wine tasting, grape stomping, and saving your stomp memories with an imprint of your feet or hands on a commemorative T-Shirt, and live music.
Our Wedding Oak Winery tasting room in Fredericksburg is a relaxing destination in the heart of Texas’ wine tourism on the Wine Road 290. The 4,570 square-foot facility includes a tasting room, as well as a covered patio with a club members’ lounge adjacent to a fireplace and water feature. Enjoy tastings at the bar or in the patio seating area. We offer more than 20 wines by the glass or by the bottle to enjoy at the winery or while strolling the Wildseed Farms property taking views of the vineyards.
The slightly cooler fall weather sets a perfect mood for sipping wine. A couple of our favorite Autumn food and wine pairings include:
Pumpkin Risotto paired with 2015 Terre Blanc White Rhone-style blends, such as our Terre Blanc, are a terrific accompaniment to the savory pumpkin dish. The stone fruit flavors of peach and nectarine, along with the hint of almond from the Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier complement your pumpkin dishes beautifully.
Venison Sausage and Roasted Potatoes paired with 2014 Tempranillo Reserva This is hearty cool-weather meal. The rustic flavors and hint of saltiness are matched well with the bright cherry flavors and dusty leather in our Tempranillo Reserva. Tempranillo is the ultimate autumn wine. It is perfect by the fire.
Make Wedding Oak Winery part of your Texas Hill Country Autumn getaway weekend: 100 Legacy Drive, Fredericksburg, TX, 78624.