Fredericksburg – Birthday in TX Wine Country

I’m a little slow with this post, but several weekends ago we headed to Fredericksburg with our friends Jon and Candace to celebrate Jon’s 30th birthday. Fredericksburg is in central Texas just north of the Austin and San Antonio areas and about a 4-hour drive from Fort Worth. This area has really become a Texas attraction and for good reason. There are 15+ wineries along a beautiful stretch of road, countless antique shops and boutiques and cute little B&B’s tucked in everywhere in between.

The first morning we did tastings at Becker Vineyards and Torre di Pietra. Then we broke for lunch (and the Irish rugby game that was unfortunately cancelled) at the Altdorf Restaurant & Biergarten and a little shopping along their Main Street. On the recommendation of Daily Candy, I made a point to visit Red and then walked by Dogologie, which were both adorable and where I picked up a cute little engagement gift for my friend Michelle and a new girly dog collar for Ms. Sigma. The Husband and I also found the perfect sideboard piece for our kitchen that we didn’t buy, but that we can now not get out of our heads.

We still had enough daylight to fit in two more wineries – the Woodrose Winery, before a super yummy dinner at Mamacita’s Mexican Restaurant. After this we were in a food and fun coma. But the best part about traveling with really great friends is that when you are too tired and full from a day of fun and a great dinner, you can just buy two bottles of wine and a six-pack, head back to the hotel room, play games and just enjoy each others company.

The next day we stopped at the Pedernales Vineyard who then recommended nearby Williams Chris Vineyards (have to love that friendly Texas business spirit) before heading home. The Enchante we bought at Williams Chris was excellent. We had such a great little weekend with great friends. I highly recommend it as a long-weekend getaway.

I hate this picture of me, but since the other three of you look great I'll suffer through.

The spotted dog's new spotted collar.

Image Credit: Woodrose Winery


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