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Texas Hill Country Wineries You'll Want to Visit

Texas Hill Country has numerous excellent wineries and vineyards for you to enjoy. We've listed a few of our favorites in this article. Most of these are less than an hour away from Al's Hideaway. If you need more information, give us a call at your convenience. We'll be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

Pedernales Cellars

  • Address: 2916 Upper Albert Rd, Stonewall, TX
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m (Friday and Saturday until 6:00 p.m). Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Distance from us: 57.4 miles
Pedernales Cellars, located in Stonewall, Texas, is a family owned and operated boutique winery overlooking the Pedernales River valley. They specialize in sustainably produced Spanish and Rhone style wines. When you visit Pedernales Cellars, you can schedule guided estate tours and tasting or simply tastings. The tour includes a visit to their underground barrel cellar (the largest one of its kind in Texas). At wine tastings, you can try six different wines offered by Pedernales Cellars, along with a light food pairing. The owners encourage you to explore the property and enjoy your wine surrounded by cool shade trees and fantastic views of Texas Hill Country.

Becker Vineyards

  • Address: 464 Becker Farms Rd, Fredericksburg, TX
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Friday and Saturday until 6:00 p.m.). Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Distance from us: 53.4 miles

Becker Vineyards, located in Stonewall, Texas, features handcrafted Bordeaux, Burgundian, and Rhone style wines. At Becker Vineyards, you can schedule a tour, a tasting, or a tour and tasting. Tastings include six wines. You can also order Charcuterie-Cheese plates, if you like. This is definitely a place to consider touring. The winery is located in a beautiful reproduction of a 19th-century German stone barn, surrounded by fields of lavender.

Duchman Family Winery

  • Address: 13308 FM150 W, Driftwood, TX
  • Hours: Daily, starting at 12:00 p.m. Closing hours vary.
  • Distance from us: 83.2 miles

Duchman Family Winery is located in Driftwood, Texas, a bit of a drive from Al's Hideaway, but a trip that is definitely worth taking. The winery is considered one of the best wine destinations in Texas and one of the most picturesque wineries in the country. Winemaker Dave Reilly uses Texas-grown grapes to produce a variety of wines, including Vermentino, Sangiovese, and Dolcetto wines. The property is set in the heart of Texas Hill Country, surrounded by the vineyards and romantic gardens. You can schedule a self-guided tour or, schedule a private tour, or simply stop by the tasting room during normal business hours.

Kuhlman Cellars

  • Address: 18421 E, US-290, Stonewall, TX
  • Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Distance from us: 58.3 miles

Located in Stonewall, Texas, Kuhlman Cellars offers a number of proprietary red and white wine blends. Their wines are produced by Benedicte Rhyne, one of the best known winemakers in Texas Hill Country. Besides excellent wines, Kuhlman Cellars is known for signature wine and food pairings and for the winery's beautiful location. At the wine and food pairings, get to sample a number of wines along with bite-size offerings created by chef Chris Cook. When you visit Kuhlman Cellars, you can relax and enjoy yourself indoors or outside. The property features a spacious covered patio and a number of outdoor tables overlooking the vineyard. Note that, if you plan on purchasing a wine from Kuhlman Cellars, your best bet is probably their 2016 Barranca, a highly-regarded, award winning wine.

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Texas Hill Country's Small Towns

Our part of Texas has some of the most interesting small towns in the country. Check out our article on some of our favorites Texas Hill Country small towns.
Cowboy Up

Enjoy the real Cowboy way. Learn to handle a Horse, throw a rope on a cow. Trail rides throw the Texas Hill Country, ride a real Texas Longhorn. If you want to learn to handle a horse rope a cow and have a cowboy experience call Valerie @ 210-438-2484
Outlaw Outfitters

For horseback riding Hill Country Natural area or Medina River area, Outlaw Outfitters can give you the real experience.

For 75 years, John T. Floore's Country Store has hosted Texas and American music legends alike.

The Texas Hill Country has the best paved roads for Motorcycle riding that include breath taking views, elevation changes with sweeping curves and twisting roads. Al's Hideaway is not only Biker Friendly but we also ride, our park was built for Bikers by Bikers. If you would like to include a guided Motorcycle Tour as part of your stay please contact us at ​Groups Welcomed

Bandera City Park is located in beautiful downtown Bandera. Which offers fishing, swimming and picnic areas with BBQ pits.
Bandera county Park Medina lake

Check out the Medina County Park at Medina Lake. Known for fishing, boating, swimming, and scuba diving. You will find your whole day filled with activities at this beautiful park.

Lost Maples State Park is so vibrant in the fall but it is spectacular year-round. You will see wildflowers, steep canyon walls and the scenic Sabinal River. Bring your whole family to enjoy the beautiful vistas.

Cool off in the heat of the summer and float the Medina River. You can get your tube or kayak rentals and they will even shuttle you to different locations depending on how long you want to stay on the river.

Government canyon, Hill Country Natural area, Lost maples and Tunnel Sate park are close to us. You can bike, hike and ride horses etc.
Movie Land Animal

Camel rides, kangaroos and many other interesting animals to see.
San Antonio River Walk

Enjoy the San Antonio River Walk as you stroll the riverside paths bordered with beautiful trees, restaurants, hotels, shops and museums. Experience the rich history as you enjoy everything along the way.
SeaWorld San Antonio

At SeaWorld San Antonio you can experience so much more than you would think. You can enjoy the amazingly trained whales and dolphins and then you can go enjoy rides in the park or to to the water park to cool off. This is the perfect place to spend your day.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Check out Six Flags Fiesta Texas. They have all the great rides as well as a water park, live shows and events and shops and dining.

Enjoy hiking, bird-watching, and general wildlife viewing on the half-mile nature trail at The Tunnel State Park. The trail opens daily at sunrise and closes at 5 p.m. Bring drinking water, as no water is available in the park. Picnic tables are available. Restrooms are only open in the evenings during bat season (May to October).

No matter where you visit in Bandera County you will find clear skies, bright stars, stunning scenery and, most of all, friendly folks just waiting to swap stories and tall tales with you.

Replicas of Dinosaurs, Ice Age animals, and educational play stations are located on the eight acre grounds.

The Frontier Times Museum is the trusted resource center for learning, historical research and information for Bandera County residents and visitors

Located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, the Motorcycle Museum displays machines from the 1910's to now and from all around the world. Come and check it out.
Cascade Caverns

Cascade Caverns is host to the albino Cascade Caverns Salamander (Eurycea latitans), unique solution domes, "chubby" stalactites, Eastern Pipistrelle bats, cliff and leopard frogs, as well as an underground waterfall and lake. So don’t forget your camera.
Cave Without a Name

The Cave Without a Name is filled with spectacular formations of Stalactites, Stalagmites, delicate Soda Straws, Cave Drapery, magnificent Flowstones, Rimstone Dams, and more. Enjoy a tour of the six major rooms in comfort; 66 degrees year-round, easy walkways, brilliant lighting.

Bandera brewery has a tasty selection of locally brewed and carefully crafted beers. Each of their flavors is hand-picked including familiar tastes, new creations and seasonal favorites.

Fiesta Winery has some of the best tasting Texas Wine around. Uncork and expect a fiesta. You can go to a physical location and test six wines for only $20 so you know which bottles you want to take with you.

Sister Creek Vineyards use Bordeaux and Burgundy wine making techniques to produce their wonderful Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines.
Out of the way Cafe

Open Tuesday-Sunday 7 to 3, Out of the way Cafe provides a delicious breakfast lunch or dinner while serving the best coffee around. This is a very kid friendly place so come as a family.

Your night just got a lot better. Let the good times roll with live music and events the whole family is sure to love

The Old Forge serves only the choicest meats and seafood, freshest vegetables and their salad bar has only the freshest field greens and vegetables, made-from-scratch soups and baked potatoes. And don’t forget to try one of their fresh desserts

The Old Spanish Trail was used by the Conquistadors, who often followed routes established long ago by Native Americans. The O.S.T. Restaurant has been serving the dining needs of Bandera since 1921, making it the oldest continuously operated restaurant in Bandera County.

The Bandera General Store building is 108 years old – built in 1907. It has the original wood floors and the original tin tile ceiling. It has been a saddle shop, a feed store, an appliance store (word has it caskets were sold in the basement and during prohibition the cowboys drank beer and played cards on the empty caskets

Be sure to visit The Apple Store whenever you are in the area. The best dang Apple Pie and Apple Soft Serve Ice Cream EVER...
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