Fredericksburg and its surrounding rolling hills rank among the top wine destinations in the country, and once you’ve visited, the reason is apparent. The numerous vineyards and wineries in the region make touring and tasting picturesque and convenient, and the historic downtown area of Fredericksburg adds to the charm. Cruise along the country roads lined with rolling vineyards and wildflowers and take your pick of places to linger.

1851 Vineyards is a bit off the beaten path of downtown Fredericksburg and Wine Road 290, but don’t let that deter you from a visit. Originally begun as a flour mill in 1851 (hence the name), the original barn, main house, smokehouse, and guest house still remain on the property today as a Texas Historical Landmark, adding to this property’s charm. Follow the winding farm road to the 1851 Vineyards tasting room, where you will feel right at home on this family-owned farm. Choose some wines that pique your interest to sample in the tasting room, or relax on the outdoor patio. Those interested in learning more about the winemaking process from vine to glass may want to delve deeper with a guided tour. Explore the estate and the wine production room, partake in a barrel tasting, and learn along the way from 1851 Vineyards’ knowledgeable staff.

Planning Your Excursion to 1851 Vineyards in Texas

1851 Vineyards in Texas is located southwest of downtown Fredericksburg at 4222 South State Hwy 16. They are open Thursday-Saturday from 11am-6pm and Sunday-Monday from 12pm-5pm. Private tastings and tours can be booked in advance from their website. Tours are offered at 11am and 4pm on Saturdays and on the hour on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. An all-inclusive tour is $60 per person.

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