You really can’t go wrong at a Wimberley winery! We’ve listed out just a few of our favorites for you to explore while visiting us at Hotel Flora and Fauna. We think these wineries and vineyards embody the unique charm and bold flavors of the Texas Hill Country! Enjoy a full day treating your tastebuds to the silky smoothness of the best varietals around Wimberley. For even more ideas on what to do while vacationing, take a look at our complimentary Hill Country Itinerary. We offer great suggestions for delicious food, beautiful excursions in nature, fun theatres, and so much more. Access the itinerary to unlock the best getaway yet!
You Can’t Visit Just One Wimberley Winery!
Wimberley Valley Winery
There are so many highlights at the Wimberley Valley Winery. Take a 13-minute drive from Hotel Flora and Fauna to arrive at the truly stunning stone structure that houses the delectable varietals. Then, let the tasting begin! Pay $12 to try five wines of your choice, or $18 for five wines and a souvenir wine glass.
While the wine itself is good, it becomes even better while sitting on one of their many outdoor couches on a large, wooden deck. Enjoy the crisp, fresh air and amazing views of majestic trees and a perfectly manicured lawn. You may even see a few ponies meandering around! And, make sure you take a moment to view their onsite double-decker bus that’s been transformed into a small bar area. Interesting touches like these make the entire wine tasting experience so much more fun and memorable.
Driftwood Estate Winery
Just 16-minutes from our hotel, you’ll find Driftwood Estate Winery. This western-style establishment is decorated with dark woods that are reminiscent of an authentic saloon. For $15, visit the tasting room and sample 6 wines. This price also includes a souvenir glass! Some popular blends, each made 100% from Texas grapes, include:
-2016 Longhorn Red: This varietal claimed the title “Top Texas Wine” in 2015 at the Houston International Wine Competition. It’s aged in for 18 months in oak barrels to produce the award-winning flavor.
-2017 Chardonnay: This silver medal winner is created in stainless steel tanks and offers notes of sweet pineapple.
-2017 Orange: A tropical, citrus flavor infused with orange blossom and ginger spice. It won the Texas Class Champion and gold medal at the Houston International Wine Competition.
-2018 Dry Rosé: Enjoy the perfectly pink creation that won a gold medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
This winery also comes with a view. Gaze out at their rolling green vineyard from this hilltop location. This is one of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
Duchman Family Winery
In 20-minutes, you arrive at Duchman Family Winery. This gorgeous, upscale, European-style building is draped with beautiful vines that cling to the lovely stone surface. As you enter the building, you’ll see the large wine tasting room with white tablecloths and a gorgeous brick fireplace. However, your eyes may instantly be drawn to breathtaking floor-to-ceiling windows look out on the 20-acre vineyard filled with plump grapes. You’ll also see a gorgeous garden, or “oak grove,” that features a stunning fountain.
Not only will you taste some of the best wine in the Texas Hill Country here, but you’ll get to dine on delightful upscale cuisine. Right next door is a sister company, Trattoria Lisina. Check out their menu complete with Italian classics with a twist like homemade pastas, ribeye, fresh salads, and more. Of course, they’d be happy to recommend which of their fantastic wines go best whatever you choose to order. You’re sure to have a wonderful dining experience at this Wimberley, TX, restaurant.
Fall Creek Vineyards
Fall Creek Vineyards is located 20-minutes away from Hotel Flora and Fauna. This gorgeous establishment has served the Texas Hill Country since 1975 and continues to create award-winning wines. As you walk to the entrance, you’ll follow a path through thriving flowers to a gated archway. Upon passing through, you approach a large structure tucked away amongst the trees. As you enter, you’ll see lovely seating areas beside a large stone fireplace. Also apart of the building is a screened in deck, with white-tablecloth-draped tables overlooking the garden. Exiting the porch will bring you to more tables on a patio surrounded by thriving greenery. Choose any of these locations to sample some of their wines that were awarded 91 points from James Suckling’s 2018 Report:
-2015 Chardonnay Certenberg Vineyards
-2016 Mourvédre Ex Terra
-2016 Syrah Ex Terra
-2016 Tempranillo Ex Terra
Salt Lick Cellars
Enjoy a laid-back outing at Salt Lick Cellars. This fun winery is located right next door to one of our favorite restaurants, Salt Lick BBQ. Enjoy sitting on their wraparound porch that also serves as a bar top overlooking the vineyard. Or, take a glass out to the wooden deck under the shade of Live Oak trees for a light and airy tasting. Even more, join in for Pizza Thursday on the patio every week from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There’s no pairing like pizza and wine!
Have you been convinced to visit a Wimberley winery? If so, you’ll want to enjoy a few days of tasting all different kinds of the silky smooth drink. Stay at Hotel Flora and Fauna to be close to all of the vineyards on your list! And, if you want to start your sipping adventure right, consider adding the Right Start Experience to your stay! With this package, a bottle of locally made wine along with fresh flowers and chocolates will be waiting in your spacious studio upon arrival. Join us and begin exploring the flavors of the Texas Hill Country!