Weekend Getaway to Fredericksburg, TX

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We rang in the New Year with a Weekend Getaway to Fredericksburg, TX! Tasting wine, eating great food and playing games was the perfect way to bring in 2019. Fredericksburg is a little German town that’s main street is filled with restaurants, shops and breweries. Just outside the main of town lies Texas’ wine country! There are dozens of wineries and vineyards to visit, making Fredericksburg the perfect weekend getaway!

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Weekend Getaway to Fredericksburg, TX

If you’re looking for a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, Fredericksburg, TX is a great place! The small town has lots of great restaurants and shops and plenty of wineries, breweries and distilleries to make for a fun weekend. Here are a few places that I have visited or want to visit because they came highly recommended from friends!

 

Where to Eat in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg may be a touristy spot but it’s still a small town. You’ll want to be sure to check opening hours before popping by a place. The restaurants fill up so making reservations, especially for groups, is highly recommended.

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Navajo Grill– The most impressive part of Navajo Grill is their wine selection with an equally impressive price point. We enjoyed a fun group dinner here!
Vaudeville Bistro– We ended our trip with a lunch here! It’s attached to a gorgeous boutique home store, so you’ll want to give yourself a few minutes to browse there before or after your meal. The sandwiches and power bowl were worth the trip and you won’t want to miss the pastries!
Otto’s German Bistro– You’ll want to keep this place on your list since it is one of the only restaurants open on Sunday evenings. There are lots of cute little German spots in town and this one came highly recommended!
Altdorf Biergarten– This is a great alternative if you’ve had your fill of wine and are looking to switch it up to beer!
Fredericksburg Herb Garden– We didn’t get the chance to visit this place during our trip because their hours are a little funky and didn’t work out with our plans but I wish we could have! It’s looks so cute and delicious!

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Texas wine is often compared to Napa 30 years ago. The grapes and wines in Texas are different than their California counter parts, making their own unique mark on the wine map. It’s an exciting time for Texas wine! Needless to say, there are lots of wineries to visit and these are some of my favorites!

 

William Chris Vineyards– This is one of my favorite wine makers! I fell in love with their Pet-Nat which is a slightly carbonated rosé. It’s unfiltered and has the most beautiful color. It’s such a different wine than others I have tried. The other wine I love from William-Chris is the Mary Ruth. I definitely suggest William Chris be at the top of your list for Fredericksburg wineries!
Ron Yates Wines– Ron Yates was the first place we stopped on our way to Fredericksburg since it is the farthest out from town. They have some really interesting reds and it’s a great way to start your trip!
Narrow Path Winery– Narrow Path is also a little off the beaten path! A visit to their winery is a perfect way to spend an afternoon if only for the views. They have a great patio that you can spend some time sipping on after a tasting.
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These wineries and vineyards were all highly recommended to me by friends and I wish had has more time to visit them! Kuhlman Cellars, Hilmy Cellars, Pontotoc Vineyard, and Signor Vineyards are all on the top of my list to visit next time. Lost Draw Cellars was also recommended and is located right in town which would make it easy to sneak in if you’re in Fredericksburg.
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Photo: Hoffman Haus 

Where to Stay in Fredericksburg

Everything seems to be cute and quaint in this little German town. Most places have a cottage-y feel.

 

The Ressman Haus + Wagen Haus– This is the AirBnB where my friends and I stayed during out NYE trip! The house is charming and has a great location that is very walkable to Main Street. It has a back house that is perfect for additional guests as well.

The Hideaway– This looks like a perfect couples getaway spot! AirBnB is great option in Fredericksburg and this one looks to have a good location.

Hoffman Haus– I was slated to stay here during my visit last year for the Texas Wine Revolution! Sadly, plans changed and I was so bummed that I didn’t get a chance to stay at this adorable hotel. There is a mix of airy BnB rooms and stand alone cozy cottages.

 

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Photo: Lincoln Street Wine Market

Best Bars in Fredericksburg

Bars in Fredericksburg often close earlier than bars in Austin, so be sure to check their opening hours and days before making your plans!

Lincoln Street Wine Market– This is a cozy market that turns in a lounge/bar at night. You can buy wine by the bottle or glass at the counter and find a chair to settle into for the evening.
Buc’s Bar and Grill– Buc’s seems to be more bar than grill. There is karaoke and pool tables and you might run into a bachelorette party or two!
Elk Store– They make their own Pecan Pie Moonshine! It’s market and distillery with lots of unique gins, whiskeys, and yes, moonshine.
The Stable– A craft cocktail bar that also serves coffee on the weekends. They play jazz music and have a good food menu too.
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Do you have any Fredericksburg favorites that didn’t make the list? Tell me in the comments!

Like Texas Wine? Read my interview with Vintel Wine about the Best Texas Wines!

 

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