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Texas wine country: A trip to Fredericksburg should be on your summer to-do list.

Updated: May 29, 2023


Jeff, Melanie, Robyn, Dwayne, Christi the Planner, Matt, me and The Husband at The Resort at Fredericksburg.

We’ve been traveling with the same group of friends for about 25 years.


Last spring we took a trip through the Kentucky Bourbon trail and last weekend we enjoyed a getaway to Fredericksburg where we packed in a lot of fun in a short amount of time.

Traveling with a group on short trips means there has to be some planning, and no one is better at planning these trips than Christi James.


Seriously. That woman can get us anywhere – on time and in style.


So when our group decided to head to Fredericksburg, we let Christi do her thing.


She arranged the transportation, wine tours, and of course, what and where we would eat.


If you don’t have a Christi in your traveling friend group, feel free to steal this itinerary because a trip to Fredericksburg should definitely be on your summer to-do list.

IF YOU GO, STAY HERE.


We rented the most adorable cabins located just a few miles from downtown Fredericksburg.


The cabins were grouped together in a tree lined, gated area. We chose four individual cabins, which gave us privacy, but were close enough to get together for coffee (we had a progressive breakfast one morning) and cocktails at night.


The one-bedroom, one-bath cabins are modern, nicely furnished and spacious. We will definitely go back.


This is the one we stayed in.

EATING, SIPPING AND TOURING


The Texas’ wine country is upping its game with fancy tastings that rival Napa and new labels that are producing some great wine.


We began our weekend getaway at The Resort at Fredericksburg.

It was a warm, beautiful day so we sat on the patio overlooking the Texas Hill Country and enjoyed our first flights of wine.


The Resort has a limited lunch menu but what they do have is delicious.


I had the acai buddha bowl, but they also serve burgers, soups, salads and tacos.


It’s a cool place you should definitely check out.

GET A DRIVER


Our wine tasting tour took place on Saturday.


We hired a driver (because we never drink and drive and you shouldn’t either) that ushered us around in a Mercedes sprinter van. It was super nice and lots of fun.


The driver picked us up at 11:30 and delivered us safely back to our cabins at 5:30. The cost for the day-long trip was about $280 per couple and worth every penny.

IF YOU LIKE BUBBLES…


You will definitely want to make a stop at Heath Sparkling Wines.


The new and modern tasting room offers one of the best experiences you’ll find in Fredericksburg.


Ask for Ivan; he knows his stuff and will teach you a cool trick to opening champagne bottles.

Our final two stops were at Augusta Vin and Becker Vineyards, and if you are familiar with Texas wines, you are likely familiar with these labels.


With quaint downtown shops and bistros and rolling hills covered in wildflowers, a weekend in Fredericksburg was just what we needed and we won’t wait long to go back.


Summer is here and that means it’s time to travel.


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