October 02, 2020

25 gorgeous wineries within driving distance of San Antonio

If you're planning your next summer excursion, why not keep it close to home? And why not have it involve wine?

For some weekend day-trip inspiration, we gathered 25 Hill Country wineries within driving distance of SA — all offer amazing Texas wine, snack options and socially distant outdoor spaces for safe and comfortable wine-fueled enjoyment.
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4.0 Cellars
10354 E, 5761, US-290, Fredericksburg, TX, (830) 997-7470, fourpointwine.comThis Fredericksburg-area venue houses bottles from Brennan Vineyards, Lost Oak Winery and McPherson Cellars, and offers bottles for purchase and on-site consumption. While there is extensive indoor and outdoor seating available, here’s a word to the wise: groups of larger than six require a reservation.
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4.0 Cellars
10354 E, 5761, US-290, Fredericksburg, TX, (830) 997-7470, fourpointwine.com
This Fredericksburg-area venue houses bottles from Brennan Vineyards, Lost Oak Winery and McPherson Cellars, and offers bottles for purchase and on-site consumption. While there is extensive indoor and outdoor seating available, here’s a word to the wise: groups of larger than six require a reservation.
Photo via Instagram / 4.0_cellars
Dry Comal Creek Vineyards
1741 Herbelin Rd, New Braunfels, TX, (830) 885-4076, drycomalcreekvineyards.comThis New Braunfels winery is known for pioneering  'black Spanish’ style wines in Texas, so if hearty and spicy red wine is your jam, you definitely want to check this place out. The winery currently has 11 wines available for purchase by the bottle or via tastings, so there’s something for everyone. Plus, you can’t beat their large, super-shady outdoor space.
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Dry Comal Creek Vineyards
1741 Herbelin Rd, New Braunfels, TX, (830) 885-4076, drycomalcreekvineyards.com
This New Braunfels winery is known for pioneering 'black Spanish’ style wines in Texas, so if hearty and spicy red wine is your jam, you definitely want to check this place out. The winery currently has 11 wines available for purchase by the bottle or via tastings, so there’s something for everyone. Plus, you can’t beat their large, super-shady outdoor space.
Photo via Instagram / uncorktexaswines
Ab Astris Winery
320 Klein Road Stonewall, TX, (830) 644-8369, abastriswinery.comAb Astris may be known for their hearty, approachable Texas wines (the Cabernet Sauvignon is our fave), but it's worth noting that nicer weather affords guests more comfortable outdoor imbibing on the gorgeous property. Take a gander at a beautiful sunset, with grazing boards chock-full of cheese, meats and fruit, live music on the weekends, and a glass of wine in hand.
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Ab Astris Winery
320 Klein Road Stonewall, TX, (830) 644-8369, abastriswinery.com
Ab Astris may be known for their hearty, approachable Texas wines (the Cabernet Sauvignon is our fave), but it's worth noting that nicer weather affords guests more comfortable outdoor imbibing on the gorgeous property. Take a gander at a beautiful sunset, with grazing boards chock-full of cheese, meats and fruit, live music on the weekends, and a glass of wine in hand.
Photo via Instagram / abastriswinery
Bell Springs Winery
3700 Bell Springs Rd, Dripping Springs, TX, (512) 643-7398, bellspringswinery.comSmall-batch wines, chef prepared food and incredible surroundings make Bell Springs Winery worth the hike. This Dripping Springs-area winery has no shortage of outdoor seating for enjoying some company and a glass of vino. Pull up one of their many comfy Adirondack chairs and gaze at the sunset while live music from local artists floats through the air.
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Bell Springs Winery
3700 Bell Springs Rd, Dripping Springs, TX, (512) 643-7398, bellspringswinery.com
Small-batch wines, chef prepared food and incredible surroundings make Bell Springs Winery worth the hike. This Dripping Springs-area winery has no shortage of outdoor seating for enjoying some company and a glass of vino. Pull up one of their many comfy Adirondack chairs and gaze at the sunset while live music from local artists floats through the air.
Photo via Instagram / bellspringswinery
Slate Mill Wine Collective
4222 S State Hwy 16, Fredericksburg, TX, (830) 391-8510, slatemillwinecollective.comThis collaboration-heavy venue offers patio sippin, production tours, bottles and tastings to-go and tons of space to enjoy (socially-distanced) company. Reservations are required for production tours, but general seating is first come, first served.
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Slate Mill Wine Collective
4222 S State Hwy 16, Fredericksburg, TX, (830) 391-8510, slatemillwinecollective.com
This collaboration-heavy venue offers patio sippin, production tours, bottles and tastings to-go and tons of space to enjoy (socially-distanced) company. Reservations are required for production tours, but general seating is first come, first served.
Photo via Instagram / slatemillwinecollective
Bent Oak Winery
2000 Windy Terrace STE 2B, Cedar Park, TX, (512) 953-8094, bentoakwinery.comThis winery may be closer to Austin than to SA, but you won’t get any ATX attitude from this cozy, husband-and-wife operated spot. Throw a blanket out under the many oaks on the property — you may even lie under the bent oak tree that inspired this winery’s name. Be aware that, due to COVID-19 restrictions, individuals must buy food, merchandise, or gift certificates of greater value than wine purchased in order to consume on premises.
Photo via Instagram / bentoakwinery
Bent Oak Winery
2000 Windy Terrace STE 2B, Cedar Park, TX, (512) 953-8094, bentoakwinery.com
This winery may be closer to Austin than to SA, but you won’t get any ATX attitude from this cozy, husband-and-wife operated spot. Throw a blanket out under the many oaks on the property — you may even lie under the bent oak tree that inspired this winery’s name. Be aware that, due to COVID-19 restrictions, individuals must buy food, merchandise, or gift certificates of greater value than wine purchased in order to consume on premises.
Photo via Instagram / bentoakwinery
Bingham Family Vineyards
3915 B, US-290 E, Fredericksburg, TX, (830) 304-6616, binghamfamilyvineyards.comThis quaint Fredericksburg winery offers sprawling Hill Country views, cheese, charcuterie and — of course — amazing Texas wine. Grab a bottle and post up at an outdoor table for a relaxing weekend afternoon.
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Bingham Family Vineyards
3915 B, US-290 E, Fredericksburg, TX, (830) 304-6616, binghamfamilyvineyards.com
This quaint Fredericksburg winery offers sprawling Hill Country views, cheese, charcuterie and — of course — amazing Texas wine. Grab a bottle and post up at an outdoor table for a relaxing weekend afternoon.
Photo via Instagram / foodboardsandbars
Blue Lotus Winery
5151 FM 20, Seguin, TX, (830) 379-9463, bluelotuswinery.comThis Seguin venue offers both wine and mead — fermented honey mixed with water, considered the oldest known alcoholic beverage — for purchase by the bottle, but be aware: those who plan to consume onsite will be required to purchase food.
Photo via Instagram / bluelotuswinery
Blue Lotus Winery
5151 FM 20, Seguin, TX, (830) 379-9463, bluelotuswinery.com
This Seguin venue offers both wine and mead — fermented honey mixed with water, considered the oldest known alcoholic beverage — for purchase by the bottle, but be aware: those who plan to consume onsite will be required to purchase food.
Photo via Instagram / bluelotuswinery
Cicada Cellars
14746 US-290, Stonewall, TX, (830) 456-9324, cicadacellars.comThis Stonewall-area winery offers award-winning small-batch wines in a lush, casual atmosphere. Cicada Cellars is one of the few wineries on our list currently offering wine by the glass. Guests may also sample via a tasting flight, or bite the bullet and purchase whole bottles.
Photo via Instagram / cicadacellars
Cicada Cellars
14746 US-290, Stonewall, TX, (830) 456-9324, cicadacellars.com
This Stonewall-area winery offers award-winning small-batch wines in a lush, casual atmosphere. Cicada Cellars is one of the few wineries on our list currently offering wine by the glass. Guests may also sample via a tasting flight, or bite the bullet and purchase whole bottles.
Photo via Instagram / cicadacellars
Driftwood Estate Winery
4001 Elder Hill Rd, Driftwood, TX, (512) 858-9667, driftwoodwine.comeThis Hill Country venue is perched on a bluff overlooking the vineyard, which means it gives us amazing wine as well as plenty of opportunities for a ‘gram or five. Wines may be purchased by the bottle, but we suggest the uber-affordable tasting flight, which includes six samples of pre-selected wines and a souvenir glass for $18.
Photo via Instagram / texashillcountrywine
Driftwood Estate Winery
4001 Elder Hill Rd, Driftwood, TX, (512) 858-9667, driftwoodwine.come
This Hill Country venue is perched on a bluff overlooking the vineyard, which means it gives us amazing wine as well as plenty of opportunities for a ‘gram or five. Wines may be purchased by the bottle, but we suggest the uber-affordable tasting flight, which includes six samples of pre-selected wines and a souvenir glass for $18.
Photo via Instagram / texashillcountrywine