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A Weekend Guide to Fredericksburg, Texas

The ultimate girl's trip destination!

 

Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, wine, cheese, and good company... These are a few of my favorite things!


This past weekend, I reunited with my friends from college for the ultimate girl’s trip in Texas’ wine epicenter. Right in the heart of Hill Country is the hidden German town of Fredericksburg (aka the South’s version of Napa Valley). Fredericksburg is a fun spot filled with tons of wineries, cute shops and delicious food!

If you’re ever thinking about checking out the area (which you totally should), here’s a guide of my trip and some recommendations below!



Where we Stayed


Fredericksburg is located in a rural area so you’re not going to find many big hotels or resorts around. Airbnb/VRBO is definitely the way to go here! Because everyone’s looking for homes or apartments to stay at, make sure you plan your trip far enough ahead of time before things fill up.


The VRBO I stayed at, Barons Creek Camp, was only two miles away from Main Street and is truly the ultimate glamping experience! I say glamping very lightly because I was nestled in the Master Suite inside of the main home with the coziest king bed ever. But outside the house are large trailers that can sleep 1, 2, 3 and even 4 people! In total, the house can sleep up to 13 people.


The decor was perfectly Texas and we had everything we needed right there in our own private oasis. Cozy areas, outdoor space, games and more. I can’t recommend this place enough for a big group!



Where we Ate


Our entire trip pretty much revolved around food and wine (as any trip should). Since we were only there for two nights and one full day, we made sure we hit some special spots.


For dinner on Friday night, we went out to eat at Burger Burger, a delicious spot right in downtown. You can probably guess by the name, but this American-style restaurant was a hit for everyone! The sangria is a must too.

For breakfast on Saturday before our wine adventures, we loaded up on all of the carbs and pastries from the famous Old German Restaurant. The danishes were bigger than my head and SO yummy. Plus, it's where all the locals eat too (so you know it's good).

Throughout the day on Saturday, we snacked on lots of bites at the vineyards we visited. While a lot of the wineries don’t have a full menu of food, they each have some snacks that tide you over until you can have a full meal.


After a day full of wine, we had a taco night at our VRBO to end the evening! Getting in comfy clothes, sitting on the couch and just hanging out was the best decision.



Where we Wined


Our day of wine consisted of three beautiful (and very different) wineries where we had tastings at each! Before going on the trip, we worked with a touring company, 830 Elevated, that then set up each tasting for us, drove us to each vineyard and made sure everything was good to go. This way, we paid for everything upfront and didn’t have to worry about anything while we were living it up!

Winery 1: Augusta


I truly forgot I was in Texas when we pulled up to Augusta and walked through the doors of the chic barn space. Live musicians were playing outside, vines of grapes surrounded us and the wine was some of my favorite (the charcuterie is a must too)! I’m a red wine girl, so the 2018 Estate Aglianico was the tastiest to me.


The second winery we went to was Barons Creek. The vibe was so different here with a lot of younger people, games and even a little fountain/pool in the middle! My favorite part about this tasting? The pepperoni pizza. Nothing is better than wine + pizza!

Winery 3: 4.0 Cellars


To end the day on a good note, we went to 4.0 Cellars. This is one of the more casual spots, almost all outdoors, and they even sell olive oil too! Some days, they have a mac & cheese truck out on the lawn that people rave about. Who wouldn't want some pasta with their wine? My favorite wine here was the Lost Oak Winery Cabernet Franc (they said it has hints of a pizza taste so that explains it).




Other Activities


If you have some extra time in town, be sure to walk around all of the boutiques and shops (you can seriously spend hours exploring). Other fun things to do are visiting the Farmer’s market on the weekends, ghost tours or walking on the trails!


If you have more time in the area, the town is only an hour away from San Antonio - I recommend checking out the big city too!

 

Fredericksburg is one of the cutest and quaintest places in all of Texas. If you can’t make it out to California wine country, come to Texas and cheers away!


Always,

Alina Ann

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