A stroll through Tuscany in the Texas hill country
Even driving past Grape Creek Vineyards is impressive. The hills have rows and rows of impeccably manicured grapevines and it only gets more stunning from there. I visited Grape Creek last week on a media trip to Fredericksburg and Grape Creek was the first stop on our vineyard tour of Fredericksburg.
Grape Creek has three tasting options: the wine bar tasting (which is what my group did), the tour and taste, and the private seated tasting. If you’re doing a lot of formal seated tastings, you might enjoy a quick tasting at the bar before settling on your perfect sip to enjoy on the patio. I brought a bottle of Viognier, Rose of Malbec, and Bellissimo back to Dallas with me.
Grape Creek’s patio is exquisite. It looks like a movie set. The patio has European fountains, lush gardens, and Tuscan stonework overlooking acres of grapevines. Grape Creek’s restaurant, Stout’s Trattoria, has patio seating with the same views of its 100-acre wonderland. The property boasts three hundred rose bushes (and yes, I asked).
Founded in 1983, Grape Creek was the first winery on the now-famous Hwy 290 Wine Trail and is now the second largest vineyard in the Texas wine country. You won’t find their wine on any shelves. Grape Creek only distributes through their wine club membership but don’t fret – they’ll ship it to your door!
Next time someone tells you that Texas isn’t pretty, I want you to direct them to this post. Can you believe this is Texas? If you’re looking for a beautiful, serene setting to enjoy a great glass of wine, visit Grape Creek Vineyards!
P.S. Thank you to Creekstreet Wine Tours for taking such good care of me and my group as we toured the wine country!
Thank you to Grape Creek Vineyards for hosting me!
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