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Austin is a city known for its outrageous food and fun. No matter where you go, the city is sure to serve up the adventure you are looking for. As great as it is to have so many options, sometimes it makes it hard to know where to start.
If you are a local looking for new places to try, or a visitor researching the top things to do in Austin, don't underestimate visiting Austin wineries.
Texas is in the top ten of all fifty states for grape and wine production. There are many wineries all over the Lone Star land, but some of the best are in Austin.
Here's the inside scoop on the go-to local wine and brew businesses.
Westcave Cellars is tucked in the heart of Texas and puts heart into everything they do.
This winery began from a couple's love of fine wine and hard work. Since the mid-1990s, the Fetty family has worked hard to expand their grape and wine offerings.
The business began as a grow and supply company for local winemakers, then expanded to bringing everything in-house. Westcave Cellars prides itself on offering 100% Texas grown and made wine.
Every week, they welcome the community to enjoy live music and divine wine on Sunday afternoons. For a more personal visit to this Austin winery, visitors can enjoy a private tour and tasting.
The story of Hawk's Shadow is a true testament to the patience it takes to make a fine wine.
Since 1989, owners Doug and Carol have worked to learn the ins and outs of viticulture and winemaking. They too entered the wine business as grape suppliers.
Fast forward to 2010 and Hawk's Shadow winery came to life. In the years since, this Austin winery has become a home where all wine lovers are welcome. The land produces rich Grenache, Syrah, and Tempranillo grapes, with some others as well.
Visitors can stop by for a quick tasting and a picture at the hilltop, or enjoy a nice dinner in the underground barrel cellar. Either way, Hawk's Shadow stands out among other top Austin wineries.
Bell Springs Winery
Speaking of top Austin wineries, no wine lover's trip is complete without a visit to Bell Springs Winery. We have to mention ourselves in articles like these. :)
This destination is a quick drive outside of Austin but offers something for the whole family. Wine enthusiasts can enjoy local, Texas-grown options as well as top selections from around the United States and Europe.
Take your glass out on the deck and have a picnic overlooking the beauty of Texas in the backyard. Or, choose a bottle to share while you watch the game at the Sidecar Tasting Room in historic downtown Dripping Springs.
For a fun-filled experience you are sure to remember, stop by Bell Springs for a weekly event. Get dealt in a game of Texas Hold'Em on Tuesdays, play trivia on Thursdays, or come out for live music all weekend long.
Be sure to check the calendar as your trip to Austin approaches, too. There may be something special on the calendar like yoga or holiday festivities.
No matter what you choose to do for your visit, a trip to Bell Springs is a must on your list of Austin wineries. Bring close friends and family along or invite everyone out for a special event, like a wedding or rehearsal dinner.
Dripping Springs Distillery
For those in the group who prefer martinis over sangria, a stop at Dripping Springs Distillery is in order. This family-owned operation prides itself on making small batches of high-quality spirits.
Each barrel makes 50 gallons of top-notch vodka or gin. It is topped off with Hill Country Artesian Spring Water, keeping all the efforts true to the spirit of the Texas Hill Country.
The attention to detail and patience to produce quality has earned Dripping Springs Distillery many awards over the years. Stop by to see why the credit is due!
Another small-batch business is Deep Eddy's - although not that small anymore after being acquired in 2015.
Committed to quality from the first taste to the final drop, this world-class vodka is sure to be something you like. Enjoy cocktail flights while you munch on something from Red's Porch food truck. Or, go all-out with your experience and make this a stop for your party bus.
Treaty Oak Distillery
If your friends are a unique mix of different tastes in spirits, Treaty Oak is a must when you visit Austin wineries.
Founder Daniel Barnes has spent years learning the tricks and trade of the distilling business.
Here you can find delicious drinks ranging from vodka, bourbon, rum, and beer. Whatever you fancy, Treaty Oaks aims to deliver the best in the business.
From his passion, the company has grown to the attraction it is today. Enjoy an up-close look at the custom distilling process, taste the range of liquors in a tasting class, or grab a bite at the restaurant.
There truly is something for everyone here and what better reason to raise your glass?
Last Stand Brewing
Sometimes, you just want to day drink and feel like you're hanging out in your backyard. Last Stand Brewing is just the spot to feel right at home while on vacation.
Families can bring their little ones and furry friends as they enjoy a wide range of house-made beers and rotated selections. Play a game of corn hole or enjoy the beautiful Texas outdoors while you sip and savor the moment.
Acopon Brewing is home to brewing styles from far and wide.
This company takes pride in old English traditions. Their passion stems from classic casks of Porters and Old Ales. Still, in true Austin fashion, they offer a little bit of everything.
Sip on a strong Russian Imperial Stout or taste the bitter bite of hops in west-coast inspired IPAs as well.
Discover Austin Wineries and More
Day drinking and evening fun are entirely different worlds in Austin.
Do something out of the usual and explore the wonders that are waiting just outside the city. The Texas countryside is calling and Austin wineries have their doors open to welcome you and yours with a glass in hand.
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