Nestled deep in the Texas Hill Country, this quaint town filled with rich history — and flourishing grape vineyards — has all you need for a Lone Star getaway.
Fredericksburg, Texas, was founded on May 8, 1846 by German settlers. One hundred seventy-five years later, the Texas town’s German roots can be still be found through architecture, traditions, and cuisine — but the town is also making a name for itself among wine-loving tourists. Below, we nod to the past and look to the future with our guide to Fredericksburg, Texas.
The Ultimate Guide To Fredericksburg, Texas
Wineries & Vineyards
There’s no reason to leave the Lone Star State for wine country with more than 50 wineries and vineyards to explore in Gillespie County.
The Wine Bar at Signor Vineyards
More Fermented Sips
Fredericksburg isn’t all grapes. The Texas town has plenty of other alcoholic destinations including breweries and distilleries.
From fine dining to casual burger joints to German eateries, there’s plenty of spots to indulge after a day of wine tasting.
Whether you’re into antiques, fine art, or cowboy attire, there’s a shop for you in this walkable town.
San Saba Soap Company uses pecans from San Saba, Texas, the pecan capital of the world, in all of its products.
Art & Culture
Add some culture to an indulgent trip by perusing these museums and art galleries.
Nearby Day Trips
There’s plenty to keep you busy in Fredericksburg, but if you’d like to explore more while you’re in the area, we recommend these nearby stops.
The old U.S. Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas
Photography: (Featured image) Larry D. Moore/Wikimedia Commons; (Luckenbach) Carol M. Highsmith/Wikimedia Commons; (All others) courtesy Kaylee Brister