The Texas hill country is one of my favorite places in our state. Get lost on one of the backroads and you might think you were in the mountains along the east coast or elsewhere. The small towns are magnets for artists, shop owners and tourists year-round. Last week, my wife and I visited Fredericksburg for a few days. During that trip, we visited our first winery. I’ve always thought of California for domestic wines. Who knew that made wine in Texas? Come to find out, there are now quite a few vineyards in the hill country and it seems to be catching on. On a recommendation, we visited the Becker Vineyards. Though we had just missed ‘the tour’, we were able to look around and even sample a taste or two. Just seeing the acres of vineyards and their lavender fields made for great scenery.
This ornamental entrance opened into the lavender field. Though some were blooming, I would like to return when the majority were blooming. I bet it would be a sight to see. If you visit the hill country, take time out to visit Becker Vineyards or one of the many other vineyards in the area.