Come celebrate Texas Wine Month during our beautiful fall in the Hill Country! Our region “has blossomed into one of the most popular wine tourism destinations in the country, second only to Napa Valley.” (AustinMonthly.com) With a Texas Hill Country Wineries Tasting Passport, you can enjoy sipping and sampling award winning wines at the 48 participating, unique Hill Country Wineries from October 1 – 31, 2019. The Tasting Passport ($65 individual, $95 couple) includes a full complimentary tasting at up to 4 wineries a day plus a 15% discount on 3 bottle purchases at each winery.
Many of these wineries are located within 20-30 miles of Llano and the Mustard Seed Bed & Breakfast on the Llano. In addition to those in the Fredericksburg and Stonewall area, you can visit 3 wineries near Llano in Burnet and Tow. These 3 can be combined in a route that takes less than 2 hours of driving time from your home base at our Llano bed and breakfast. All 3 wineries produce wines exclusively from 100% Texas grown fruit, highlighting the unique terroirs of the Hill Country and Texas High Plains. Please visit the wineries’ individual websites for tasting notes and additional information about the wines.
Fall Creek Vineyards at Tow
Fall Creek Vineyards at Tow, the oldest vineyard and winery in the Hill Country, lies at the northwest corner of Lake Buchanan, 20 miles from our B&B. They produce many of their award-winning wines from grapes grown in their own two estate vineyards. Their ExTerra and Terroir Reflection collections feature wines from individual vineyards. ExTerra includes 2016 Mourvedre, 2016 Syrah, and 2016 Tempranillo. Terroir Reflection includes 2017 Chardonnay, 2018 Chenin Blanc, 2018 Grenache Rosé, 2017 Petit Verdot and 2017 Tempranillo. Their Vintner’s Selections include Rosado, Merlot, and Sangiovese; Classics offered are Chenin Blanc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Days & Hours: Monday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm, Saturday 11 am – 5 pm, and Sunday noon – 5 pm.
Perissos Vineyard and Winery
The Perissos Vineyard and Winery is located just south of Inks Lake State Park (27 miles from Llano). The majority of their exclusively Texas grapes are grown in their own 16 acre estate vineyard. Current estate grown whites include a 2017 Viognier, and 2017 Lucy (blend of Roussanne, Viognier, and Muscat Canelli). They offer a 2017 Estate Rosé, and a variety of reds including 2015 Aglianico, 2016 Malbec, 2016 Petit Syrah, plus 2016 Bella (Tempranillo, Aglianico, Malbec), 2016 Jillianico (Aglianico, Montepulciano, Dolcetto), and 2015 Racker’s Blend (all estate grown red varietals).
Days & Hours: Thursdays & Sundays: noon – 5 pm. Fridays & Saturdays noon – 6 pm.
Wedding Oak Winery at Burnet
Wedding Oak Winery’s newest tasting room opened this month in historic Badger Building on the courthouse square in Burnet (30 miles from Llano). Their two estate vineyards are Cherokee Creek Vineyards in San Saba, and Mirasol Vineyards in Lampasas. Grape-growing partner vineyards are located both in the Hill Country and Texas High Plains. Wedding Oak Winery offers 31 different wines!
Varietal whites range from Albarino to Trebbiano; reds vary from Montepulciano to Petit Verdot. They also produce a wide selection of varietal blends. Wines from single vineyards include a 2015 Tempranillo Reserva and 2015 Terre Blanc (Rhone white blend) from their own estates. Their 2015 Sweet Alyssum (High Plains blend of Muscat Canelli, Riesling, Roussanne, Orange Muscat) has earned awards at several wine competitions. Featured wines currently include 2017 Montepulciano, 2015 Sangiovese, 2018 Rosato di Sangiovese, and 2016 Viognier.
Days & Hours: Mondays – Thursdays 11 am – 6 pm, Fridays & Saturdays 10 am – 7 pm, Sundays 11 am – 5 pm.
Return to Our Llano Bed and Breakfast
October brings not only Texas Wine Month, but cooler weather and the fall colors of mesquite, cypress, maple, and oak trees to the Hill Country. After sipping wines and enjoying scenic drives, you can return to our Llano bed and breakfast, where you can relax on your own patio or at the hot tub and outdoor fire pit nearby. Downtown Llano’s restaurants, galleries, and shops are just blocks away. Tasting Passports are limited, so don’t wait to give us a call at 325-247-0098, or go online to reserve your room. Don’t forget to purchase your Passport for a “sipping good time”!
Of course, any month of the year is a perfect time to getaway to our bed and breakfast in Llano to sample the wines from vineyards nearby! In addition to Texas Wine Month, Texas Hill Country Wineries have Signature Tasting Events: Christmas Wine Affair (December), Wine Lovers Celebration (February) and Wine & Wildflower Journey (April).
PLEASE NOTE: The Texas Wine Country Wineries website provides detailed information about the Texas Wine Month. Wineries must be visited during the regular days and hours each is open, the wineries may select the wines offered in their tastings, and the discount on 3-bottle purchases may exclude reserves, ports, and wines already discounted. Passport tickets are limited in number, must be purchased online, and are non-refundable.