Toast the wildflowers at local wineries

Wine tastingSome of the finest wineries in the country call the Highland Lakes and Hill Country home. Thanks to the area’s unique climate and geography, you can explore the bouquet and flavors of several wineries from Fredericksburg to Johnson City to Bend.

Indeed, the region’s climate and soils have produced some award-winning wines. Just a few years ago, Orbitz.com travel experts ranked the Hill Country wine region as second in the nation behind Napa Valley.

Many of the local wineries have wine clubs you can join. The wineries will keep you informed about special events they offer.

Here’s a list of some of the wineries in the Highland Lakes and beyond:

Alamosa Wine Cellars, 677 CR 430 in Bend in San Saba County, north of Llano, (325) 628-3313, www.alamosawinecellars.com

Becker Vineyards, 464 Becker Farm Road in Stonewall, (830) 644-2681, www.beckervineyards.com

Bell Mountain Vineyards, 463 Bell Mountain Road, 14 miles from Fredericksburg on Texas 16 North, (830) 685-3297, www.bellmountainwine.com

Chisholm Trail Winery, 2367 Usener Road in Fredericksburg, (830) 990-2675 or toll-free at (877) 990-2675, www.chisholmtrailwinery.com

Duchman Family Winery, 13308 FM 150 West in Driftwood, (512) 858-1470, http://duchmanwinery.com

Driftwood Estate Winery, 4001 Elder Hill Road (CR 170) in Driftwood, (512) 858-9667, www.driftwoodvineyards.com

• Dry Comal Creek Vineyards, 1741 Herbelin Road in New Braunfels, (830) 885-4076, www.drycomalcreek.com

Fall Creek Vineyards, 1820 CR 222 in Tow, (325) 379-5361, www.fcv.com

Flat Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery, 24912 Singleton Bend East off RR 1431 east of Marble Falls, (512) 267-6310, www.flatcreekestate.com

Fredericksburg Winery, 247 W. Main St. in Fredericksburg, (830) 990-8747, www.fbgwinery.com

Grape Creek Vineyards, 10587 U.S. 290 East in Fredericksburg, (830) 644-2710, www.grapecreek.com

McReynolds Winery, 706 Shovel Mountain Road in Cypress Mill southwest of Spicewood, (830) 825-3544, www.mcreynoldswines.com

Pedernales Cellars, 2916 Upper Albert Road in Stonewall, (830) 644-2037, www.pedernalescellars.com

Perissos Vineyards and Winery, 7214 Park Road 4 West in Burnet County, (512) 820-2950, www.perissosvineyards.com

Pillar Bluff Vineyards, 300 CR 111 in Lampasas, (512) 556-4078, www.pillarbluff.com

Rancho Ponte Vineyard, 315 RR 1376 in Fredericksburg, (830) 990-8555, www.ranchoponte.com

• Santa Maria Cellars, 12044 Texas 16 South in Fredericksburg, (830) 998-5357, www.santamariacellarswines.com

Sister Creek Vineyards, 1142 Sisterdale Road in Sisterdale, (830) 324-6704, www.sistercreekvineyards.com

Spicewood Vineyards, 1419 CR 409 in Spicewood, (830) 693-5328, www.spicewoodvineyards.com

Stone House Vineyard, 24350 Haynie Flat Road in Spicewood, (512) 264-3630, www.stonehousevineyard.com

Texas Hills Vineyard, 878 RR 2766 in Johnson City, (830) 868-2321, www.texashillsvineyard.com

Texas Legato Winery, 2935 RR 1478 in Lampasas, (512) 556-9600, www.texaslegato.com

Torre di Pietra Vineyards, 10915 U.S. 290 East in Fredericksburg, (830) 644-2829, www.texashillcountrywine.com

Westcave Cellars Winery, 25711 Hamilton Pool Road in Round Mountain, (512) 431-1403, www.westcavecellars.com

William Chris Vineyards, 10352 U.S. 290 in Hye, (830) 998-7654, www.williamchriswines.com

Woodrose Winery, 662 Woodrose Lane in Stonewall, (830) 644-2539, www.woodrosewinery.com

Another great resource for Hill Country wines and wineries is the Texas Wine Trail website at www.texaswinetrail.com.

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