This spring, you can sip and stop to smell the wildflowers on the Wine & Wildflower Journey in the Texas Hill Country.
Because it’s spring and because we’re all so beyond cabin fever it’s not even funny, here’s a little weekend getaway — or more, depending on what you’ve got time for — to finally get out of the house and get into a better frame of mind.
The Texas Hill Country is loaded with wineries — and wildflowers. You can enjoy both with the launch this month of the Wine & Wildflower Journey, an easy self-guided tour of as many wineries as you like, just in time for the much-anticipated wildflower season. Can you take a photo in the bluebonnets while sipping a glass of chardonnay? We say yes (just don’t pick those posies).
There are 42 wineries participating in the Wine & Wildflower Journey, from March 22 until April 16, and you can start anywhere you’d like and self-pace. The limit’s four in one day, but once you buy a pass ($65 a person or $100 a couple), you can go until you’ve visited them all. There’s even a 15 percent discount on wines while you’re there, so it’s a chance to taste some new wines that you’ve never tried before and then stock up on your favorites.
Just what we all need right now, an easy little trip, paired with spring and wildflowers and, well, wine.
Photography: Andrew Bennet