Along The 290 Wine Trail
290 Wine Shuttle has partnered with twenty-one of the best wineries and distilleries along the 290 Wine Trail to help you sip and savor your way through the Texas wine country in the most convenient, affordable, and fun way! Take a look at the wineries along our route listed in order of drop off.
Voted “Best Tasting Room” 2020, 2021, 2022, and “Best Winery” 2021, 2022, Texas Heritage Vineyard makes ALL their own wines with 100% Texas grapes. With over 59 medals for wines in just the last two years, including 6 Double-Golds and 13 Golds! High praise, but low-key Texas hospitality with a beautiful, hill country view off the back decks. Open seven days a week, with live music Fridays and Sundays. Please note, our last drop off at this location is at 2pm, and the last pickup is at 4pm.
The Resort at Fredericksburg has one of the largest wine production facilities in the state of Texas and boasts a 100% Texas-made wine selection. Their grapes are exclusively estate-grown deep in the heart of the Texas High Plains. From the stem of the vine to the stem of the glass, each The Resort at Fredericksburg wine is carefully crafted throughout the entire winemaking process. Please note, our last drop off at this location is at 3pm, and the last pickup is at 4:30pm.
Safari Winery is owned and operated by the Itz Family – whose ancestors date back to the very beginning of Fredericksburg’s establishment in the mid 1800s. They wanted to bring something new and exciting to the Texas Hill Country through their love for wine and adventure. The Swahili word “safari” translates to “journey”, and this is exactly what this winery is all about. Start your journey at Safari Winery and experience a curated collection of delicious and unique wines from South Africa and Chile.
Longhorn Cellars is a cozy, ranch-inspired winery complete with longhorn cattle and a legendary white donkey. Come sit on the patio or indoors and enjoy some true Texan hospitality. Saturdays often include live music and complimentary small bites to enjoy with award-winning wines. Longhorn Cellars’ wine selection is immense, specializing in dry white, rosé, and bold red wines.
Reservations required for parties of 6+
Barons Creek Vineyards is a beautiful Italian-styled winery with carefully curated wines from all over the USA. Their tasting room offers private tasting experiences for 2 to 20 customers. They also have overnight accommodations on the property that are well appointed and ready for any celebration. The outdoor Pavilion is a great place to enjoy live music around their large fountain and exquisite Italian villas.
Barons Creek Vineyards strives to provide each visitor with an experience that would make even the most discriminating nobility feel at home. They look forward to sharing their wines, winery, and vineyards with you and offer tastings to accommodate wine lovers of every distinction. Tastings are done seated at the tasting bar and there is a fee for five wines. You may choose your tasting between a reds-only flight or a mixed flight. Barons Creek uses corks with their bottles and tastings are poured from a measured pourer.
Our Whiskey captures the unique richness, depth and complexity of local flavors and smooth taste. Seeking the Lone Star State’s promising life and land, our project’s Founder Stewart Lawrence Skloss’ fourth great-grandfather, Heinrich “Henry” Ochs, moved his family from Germany to Gillespie County in 1851. Henry established one of the first distilleries in Gillespie County and saloons in Fredericksburg. Originally called Buckhorn Whiskey, the family’s personal recipe, made from local harvest of course, was served at the popular local watering hole. We use the same hand-crafted recipe, known for its tried-and-true taste.
Sweetbriar Rose is a must-stop place for a healthy lunch on the 290 Wine Trail. The menu includes scratch-made bread and pastries, delicious and nutritious sandwiches and salads, a full espresso bar and flights of both craft beer and carefully selected wines from all over the world. When you visit Sweetbriar Rose, you’ll feel like family from the minute you arrive.
Located in the heart of the Hill Country, right outside of Fredericksburg, Texas, on the famous 290 Wine Trail, Mendelbaum Cellars boasts a collection of over 20 varieties of wine, specializing in wine from the Holy Land. Refreshing whites, fruity roses, and bold reds that are aged 18 to 24 months in French oak barrels to ensure the finest quality wines.
The tasting menu is divided up into three sections, with one list for $1 per wine, $2 per wine, and finally $3 per wine. The Mendelbaum Cellars wine was listed on the $1 wine list whereas the Inwood Estates and Vineyard at Florence wines were on the $2 and $3 lists. The normal tasting is $10 and you can mix and match to make up the number of wines tasted.
Discover the rich history of 4,000 years of winemaking in the Holy Land. Knowledgeable staff will make sure you have an unforgettable and delightful time. Mendelbaum Cellars offers a wide selection of high-quality Israeli wine, rich flavorful Texas wines, and delicious Israeli extra virgin cold press olive oils.
Inwood Estates has been making wine for 30 years, but the Fredericksburg, Texas, location is new. It’s right on the main highway in the middle of Texas Hill Country – very hard to miss – and very attractive and appealing from the outside. The exterior is a warm yellow-tan, with a stucco texture reminiscent of the adobe that’s so prevalent in New Mexico. Inwood’s owner and winemaker, Dan Gatlin, was one of the first winemakers, along with West Texas vineyard owner Neal Newsom, who demonstrated over a decade ago that tempranillo was the grape with the most potential in the Texas High Plains. Last year, he produced a chardonnay (a grape that has historically not been a great success in Texas) that is a ringer for a good chablis — from grapes grown in Dallas County. Inwood Estates’ range also includes an unusual blend of chardonnay and the sherry grape Palomino, and superb cabernet sauvignon and tempranillo–cabernet blends. Even with the highest prices in the State, Gatlin always sells out and every top Texas restaurant has an Inwood Estates wine on the list.
The premier working winery experience on Fredericksburg’s 290 Wine Trail, Grape Creek Vineyards welcomes you to its Tuscan-inspired tasting rooms. Taste award-winning wines amid beautifully landscaped patios, fountains, and terraces. Tour the estate vineyards and state-of-the-art winery, barrel room, and private tasting room. Enjoy on-site dining at the Trattoria. Grape Creek Vineyards – where wine is a pleasure, not a party.
Reservations are required
Heath Sparkling Wines is the first Texas winery completely dedicated to sparkling wines, sold exclusively through the winery and the new Heath Sparkling Wine Club. Located next to Grape Creek Vineyards, Heath Sparkling Wines showcases vintage sparkling wines in an architecturally stunning new tasting room featuring modern, clean lines and gorgeous vineyard views through uninterrupted windowscapes. The multi-sensory tasting experience includes a flight of sparkling wines, side by side, with a perfectly selected accompaniment, and virtual tour.
From the 1970s through the early 2010s, the Jones family specialized in oil. In 2017, they transitioned out of the unstable industry and launched a wedding venue, La Bonne Vie Ranch, in Fredericksburg. In 2018, they acquired Torre de Pietra on the 290 Wine Trail and idealized the illusion of a winery that challenged societal norms and created wines as complex as the human brain.
Located in the heart of Fredericksburg, Slate Theory Winery is an experimental winery that invites guests to “Fill Your Head” with a full-sensory experience that manifests in the form of psychologically stimulating wine. Sip on wine in their tasting room to the sounds of uncensored modern music, or explore individualized wine tastings in their underground wine cave.
When you first arrive at Fat Ass Ranch & Winery, you’ll know immediately you are in Texas. The outside has a large seating area complete with the back of a bus with cushions, a contraption which looks like the moonshine still mentioned but has the end result of wine, tractor, men’s and women’s restrooms built from silos, and more. The outside décor continues inside the winery and you can tell the person responsible for it had a lot of fun with the theme and was very imaginative.
As you might expect, based on its cheeky name, Fat Ass Ranch & Winery is a laid-back establishment that emphasizes fun over formality. Their inventory is dominated by a wide array of sweet wines featuring strawberry, raspberry, peach, and watermelon flavor profiles. For a truly unique and unpretentious Texas wine-tasting experience, try this winery.
The owners of The Wine Garage paired their love for making exceptional Texas wines with their iconic collection of classic cars to bring you the most unique winery experience in Texas. Wine aficionados and car enthusiasts alike will be amazed by the attention to detail that puts this winery in a class of its own. Enjoy 100% dry Texas wines while viewing a collection of museum-quality cars at The Wine Garage.
The patio area at Texas Wine Collective is sunny and beautiful and there are a variety of wines available. Depending on what type of wine you enjoy, you will receive a curated list of wines to choose from. For Texas Wine Collective members, there are quarterly wine pick-up parties with live music and complimentary hot food. Please note, our last drop off at this location is at 4pm.
The Tasting Room at Messina Hof Hill Country showcases its immense wine selection suitable for any palate. Among these award-winning wines, there is a reserve selection of ultra-premium and exclusive Messina Hof Hill Country wines that are available only at this winery location. Visitors can also shop for all their wine accessories, personalized labels, gifts, and apparel. Messina Hof combines decades of winemaking and hospitality experience in the production of award-winning wines.
Wildseed Farms has pioneered the practice of planting wildflowers in rows on large acreage and developed machinery to plant and harvest the tiny seeds. The farm has more than 1,000 cultivated acres in Texas and over 200 acres of wildflower fields at its Texas Hill Country headquarters outside of Fredericksburg. In 2015, they put their vast farming experience to work to help fill the gap for quality, Texas Hill Country grown grapes. Today Wildseed Farms has planted several varieties of grapes that thrive in the unique Texas Hill Country climate.
Located along the 290 Wine Trail, Fiesta Winery brings you superior wine full of love from their family to yours. Overall, a sweet fruity fun 100% Texan winery located on the 290 Wine Road in the Historic Rocky Hill Complex. This location is one of three tasting rooms for Fiesta Winery. One is located in Bend, Texas. They have another Fredericksburg location on downtown Main Street among the shops and art galleries.
To get to the tasting room, you walk through an inviting, tree-shaded, outdoor patio with cozy, colorful chairs awaiting you to sit back and relax. The tasting room itself is spacious and inviting and the tasting menu is quite large and divided up into white wines, blush wines, sparkling wines, and red wines. Fiesta Winery also has delicious dark chocolate, liquor-filled, sugar-coated chocolates made with their Sweet Dreams wine.
A very unique Texas wine experience consisting of six award-winning Texas wineries in one location, the historic Rocky Hill School complex. You can enjoy your wine tastings in an old tobacco barn brought in from Tennessee, which is beautiful and rustic, with a very historical background. In addition to the regular wines, they have meads and frozen wine-a-ritas for the person who wants to enjoy a tasty frozen beverage on a hot day. Blue Lotus Winery and Texas Mead Works became valued suppliers and colleagues in early 2017, and Copper Star Cellars joined in during the summer of 2017. Blue Lotus and Copper Star both source all of their grapes from either their own grape vines or from other Texas growers. Six Shooter Cellars also has a party room on the south side of the store that can easily accommodate up to 30 persons.
BONUS WINERY ROUTE
Exclusive to Bonus Winery Route
Invention Vineyards’ winery and tasting room feature sweeping views of 35 acres of working vineyards and the hillsides beyond. Guided tastings and estate tours are offered Thursday – Monday. Invention Vineyards (formerly Slate Mill Collective) was recently acquired by Heath Family Brands, which includes Grape Creek Vineyards and Heath Sparkling Wines.
Exclusive to Bonus Winery Route
At Augusta Vin, our mission is to set a new standard for the Texas Hill Country winery. We hope to captivate you with superior hospitality and an unparalleled ambiance accentuated by our lush gardens and breathtaking natural views. Pairing this atmosphere with a spectacular selection of wines, we aim to provide an experience that will have you visiting for years to come.
✭ Inn on Barons Creek
- Texas Heritage Vineyard
- The Resort at Fredericksburg
- Safari Winery
- Longhorn Cellars
- Barons Creek Vineyards
- Luckenbach Road Whiskey Distillery
- Sweetbriar Rose
- Mendelbaum Cellars
- Inwood Estates
- Grape Creek Vineyards
- Heath Sparkling Wines
- Slate Theory Winery
- Fat Ass Ranch & Winery
- The Wine Garage
- Texas Wine Collective
- Messina Hof
- Wildseed Farms
- Fiesta Winery
- Six Shooter Cellars
Bonus Winery Route
1. Invention Vineyards
2. Augusta Vin
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