Did someone say girls’ trip!! I couldn’t be more excited to share our girls’ weekend with you. We celebrated a sweet friend’s birthday all the while enjoying beautiful Fredericksburg, TX. I have been to Fredericksburg once before as a quick getaway and it was such an amazing weekend. From the wineries, to delicious food and shopping ~ I am so excited I went back with some of my besties!
As you know, we take part in helping organize and host the Fore The Cure fundraiser and golf tournament. My husband is on the board of directors along side so many wonderful people giving their time to this wonderful organization. I haven’t shared the personal history here, but this cause is very near and dear to our family’s heart, and my amazing niece has shared her testimony about her battle and recovery after doctors discovered an AVM in her brain in 2014. You can read more about this organization here.
Fore The Cure ~ Benefiting Texas Children’s Cancer and Neurology Centers, Fore the Cure is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization created to raise money through the hosting of an annual golf tournament by a group of individuals with a passion for golf.
This past auction, one of my friends purchased a weekend trip to Fredericksburg staying at Calbach Cottage, a quaint little home perfect for a small group or family trip. It had two bedrooms, a common area with kitchen. The sitting area also had extra sleeping space with a couch bed. (Perfect for 5) And so close to town!
Fredericksburg is in Texas hill country, and about 75 miles west of Austin. You will find that small town feel when visiting Fredericksburg as well as delicious foods and amazing wineries scattered throughout the town. The shopping is one of my favorite parts! Some call it “shopping heaven.” You will find collections of home decor, women’s fashion ranging from vintage to upscale to contemporary. Plus handmade jewelry, artwork and gifts! There is something for everyone. So come along with me as I take you through our weekend in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Tip: Plan your trip with reservations in advance to your favorite wineries or restaurants. We split our wineries up about 1.5-2 hours in between, so we were never rushed and had plenty of time to get there.
**Note: We had a rainy weekend, so sneakers was best for dodging mud puddles. Plus the driveways and parking lots are all gravel. The weather was a little warm with a small chill in the air so dresses were easy to move around in, but kept it comfy with the shoes and a light jacket for most days. My weekend outfits are linked below.
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We made it into town around lunch time with about 45-1hr before our first reservation. First stop was a quick lunch at Hye Market. A great little casual sandwich shop made to order! I had the Levi Local cold sandwich and it was delicious. So many great hot and cold sandwiches to choose from. Plus a lemon bar was on the menu and it looked to die for. Yum!
William Chris Vineyards
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First vineyard reservation was William Chris. The outdoor area was absolutely beautiful, but the rain got in the way, so we enjoyed our tasting inside. A beautiful spot to sit and enjoy a bottle of wine.
Our line up for the tasting was a mix of white and red. My favorite was the Sangiovese and Enchante.
Oh what fun!😜😂 🍷
Signor Vineyards was a gorgeous outdoor spot. We arrived a little early so we stopped in Joanne’s Market, a fun little shop with gifts, candles, decor, and wine! Such a cute shop to stop in if you have time. It is located on the property, so an easy walk before or after your tasting.
Our last stop for the evening, was dinner at August E’s. A must go! This is my husband’s favorite spot too. We loved their sushi, but they have a full menu if you aren’t a sushi fan.
We were all starving, so we actually ordered several appetizers, soups and sushi and it was perfect! Don’t forget to make a reservation. 🙂
We had a full day of wine tasting that started around 11am. We built in about 1.5- 2 hours. It is better to have time in between than to be rushed between tastings. If you happen to have extra time, you can easily squeeze in an unexpected winery stop!
We booked a driver for Saturday, and I highly recommend Cellar Rat Wine Tours. Cayde was so helpful and drove us for the day. She even recommended some great spots when we had some extra time to kill. If you are looking for excellent service and a company that knows their way around Fredericksburg go with Cellar Rat Wine Tours.
Sandy Roads Vineyards
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We were scheduled for the treehouse tasting outside, but with the rain we moved our tasting inside. If you go on a beautiful day – be sure to schedule the treehouse!
My favorite wine was the Good As Gone and Sangiovese!! All so very good!
Ab Astris Winery
Another great spot that we added to our list last minute. Cayde from Rat Cellar Wine Tours actually recommended this one since we had extra time between tastings. We snuck it and out but still enjoyed a quick tasting, and as we were leaving a live band was setting up in the outdoor covered area. I can imagine how fun that would be on a sunny nice day!
This spot is an underground cave so when you pull up you only see the roof top! I didn’t get an outdoor picture because it was raining sideways when we pulled up. Our scheduled tasting was right on time and we ran in.
Once inside everything was set up and ready to go!
My favorite on this list was the Gravitas. If you love a good red, this one is a must try!
Lost Draw Cellars
Last stop before dinner was Lost Draw and it didn’t disappoint. A fun indoor tasting area with private rooms or open outdoor covered area. We loved it here too! The wine was great but so was the sparkling. Such a fun spot to hang out and enjoy your wine tasting. The people here were extremely kind and very friendly. A must stop!
We had the best weekend sampling all the wine and just enjoying the beautiful city of Fredericksburg. There is so much to do from restaurants, of course wine tasting but also cute shops and boutiques to stop in if you have time. Want to make it a couples trip….? Do it! My husband enjoyed our first trip to Fredericksburg. He did a lot of beer sampling while I shopped. 😉
Before the night ended we ran in for a quick bite at Chase’s place. The French fries appetizer was delicious. I had the Caesar chicken salad and it was sooo good. They also had several fun drinks on the drink menu.
I hope you enjoyed reading about our trip and if you plan a trip to Fredericksburg don’t forget you can save this post or just search Fredericksburg on my home blog page! 🙂