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Fredericksburg, TX

Updated: Nov 12, 2022

August 2022 | Our itinerary Day 1: Friday

Friday morning we left Dallas around 9am to hit the road and head to Fredericksburg, Texas which was about 4 and a half hours away. Luckily we didn’t hit much traffic so we got there around 1:30pm. Since we were both starved and our Airbnb wasn’t quite ready for us to check-in yet, we stopped to have lunch at Tubby’s Ice House. This is a newer lunch spot one street back from Main Street with a super cute wrap around patio + fun vibe. To eat I got a Carne Asada + Yucatan Chicken taco and Alec had the Chipotle Pulled Pork sandwich. Both were super tasty and helped fuel the rest of our afternoon plans.

Once we wrapped up at lunch, we walked over to Main Street to do a little window shopping. Of course we had to stop in the infamous Headquarters Hats and pick out Alec a custom cowboy hat for the weekend. After picking the perfect hat, we walked over to La Bergerie to have a quick glass of wine before dinner. Per the waitress’s recommendation, we had a glass of the Riesling and loved it so much we got a bottle to bring home. Once we finished our glasses and paid our tab, we made our way to the Airbnb which was just one more block over from Main Street. It was the cutest little place located in a quaint and quiet neighborhood which was the perfect weekend getaway stay!

After unpacking and freshening up, we got ready for our dinner and night on the town!

We walked over to the downtown area which was about 5 minutes from our place and put our name on the waiting list at Hondo’s on Main. By the time we went inside to get a drink from the bar (regular + raspberry popsicle margs) our table was already ready. So we headed back inside to eat. At Hondo’s you actually order your food at the bar as well, so once the line died down a bit, we hopped back in it to order the Chicken Fried Chicken with a side of sweet potato fries.

After finishing our southern comfort classic meal, we wondered around the downtown area watching the cutest sunset over the quiet little town. Just as the sun was disappearing for the day, we made our way to 78624 Bar for a quick night cap while playing some table games. Anytime Alec and I go out of town, we always bring along a deck of cards (this time was Uno) to play while we drink. It’s a super fun way to remind us to be in the moment and never run out of things to talk about. While here, we decided to also get a late night snack because what goes better together than wine and pizza. We ordered the class flatbread to enjoy with my glass of the house white wine and Alec’s smoked old fashion.

Last but not least, we couldn’t resist stopping into Pioneer to listen to some live music and dance the night away country style of course. Such a romantic end to the night just hanging out the two of us and chatting about everything and nothing all at the same time. Literally couldn’t feel more lucky to be married to my best friend!!


Day 2: Saturday

Saturday morning we took it nice and slow. After sleeping in super late, we finally got up and mosied over to Kaffee Haus for a quick cup of Joe to-go. Once we got back to our Airbnb, we got ready for the day and drove over to Hill & Vine for a tasty brunch. We had to be sure and properly fuel before hitting up the wineries all afternoon. This place was the cutest brunch spot with a funky modern, cowboy vibe with even tastier food. The menu was full of unique and classic items for all to enjoy. We started off with mimosas of course + the H+V signature cinnamon roll. It came out hot and fresh covered in an orange glaze with candied pecans, literally melt in your mouth good. Then to eat, Alec got the Hill Country Breakfast with a Peachy Pecan pancake while I had the yogurt parfait. Everything was delicious, couldn’t recommend this spot for brunch enough.

Afterwards, we headed over to the 290 Wine Shuttle to catch our ride to the wineries. This was a great option since we didn’t have a DD and Ubering between each of the wineries can be slow and expensive. (Be sure to check out more details about this shuttle service below!) The first stop on our list was the Edge Winery located at the Resort at Fredericksburg. Here Alec and I both did a tasting, he did the classic one and I did the sweet one. This winery was our favorite from our trip by far! We both really enjoyed the modern, beautiful atmosphere with live music, friendly service, and the wide variety of wines. Upon entrance we also received a peach bellini + a white wine tasting on the house. Also located at the front of the property was a wine infused popsicle truck for additional purchase that everyone was raving about! After kicking Alec’s butt in too many rounds of Uno we lost track, we decided to hop on the next shuttle and try another winery.

Our next stop was Baron’s Creek Vineyard! This was another beautiful winery with a terra cotta, romantic vibe. We luckily got a table inside right away which was much appreciated since it is still super hot here in Texas in early August. Alec went with the classic wine tasting here and I just got a class of the Red Zinfandel. While enjoying our drinks and playing more Uno, we also snacked on a hummus plate to tide us over before dinner. The server we had at Baron’s was by far our favorite. He was super knowledgeable about each wine and helped teach us all about how to properly experience a tasting with the 4 S’s (swirl, sniff, sip, and savor). Since time was running out quickly (most of the wineries close at 6pm and the shuttle stops picking up then as well) we were in a time crunch to try one more place before the end of our wine tour. We really wanted to try the Heath Sparkling Winery (which is reservation only) but they wouldn’t let us in for a quick drink at 5:30pm. Definitely something to keep in mind, even though the wineries close at 6pm most don’t allow people to come in after 5:3opm since tasting can take a while to get through. Instead, we ended up going to the Wine Garage. This was a very manly, Nascar focused winery with lots of cool cars and relics all around. Unforntuly showing up that late we couldn't do a tour of the garage and it was pretty dead but we each enjoyed a glass of red while exploring the indoor museum area. All in all it was a wonderful day wine tasting and exploring more of all that Fredericksburg has to offer!

Once we finished our glass, we hopped back on the wine shuttle to head to our Airbnb for some R&R before dinner. After a quick cat nap (because day drinking is hard in your late 20’s) we got ready for dinner and walked over Main Street. We originally really wanted to eat at Pasta Belle but they stopped taking names at 8:30pm which was right when we arrived. So we quickly pivoted and ate dinner at Vaudeville instead. This is a super unique, speakeasy vibe restaurant located under an art gallery. To eat Alec and I split the charcuterie board and chicken pesto pizza. Both were so amazing and very unique, making for a super romantic evening. During our lovely stroll back to our Airbnb we reminisced on the day feeling grateful for cooler weather and being together forever!


Day 3: Sunday

Sunday morning we got up a little earlier than the day before so we could finish exploring the town before packing up the car and heading home. We stopped by Sunday Supply for a cup of joe and grabbed donuts from the local shop. After enjoying our quick breakfast, we packed up our bags and checked out of our Airbnb right in the knick of time. Alec and I are definitely in a season of life where we use our stay until the last second possible lol. So once 11am hit, we drove over to the downtown area on Main Street to finish window shopping before grabbing some lunch at Altstadt Brewery.

As we were pulling up to the brewery, it literally felt like we were in a movie. It looked like a massive classic castle with modern touches but when you walk inside it immediately gives German, antique vibes. We were quickly seated and I got a mimosa while Alec enjoyed their classic beer flight. To eat Alec ordered the honey hot crisp chicken sandwich and I had the little pig pretzel melt. Both were very authentic, tasty, and messy. After finishing our meal we explored the castle, admiring all of its beauty and details.

Sadly it was time to start making our way back to Dallas but before we could leave town, we just had to stop by a peach farm for some fresh, fully in-season peaches. There are tons of peach farms (which change what they sell based on the season) located off of Highway 290 which is where all of the wineries are too. So we just randomly picked one, grabbed some fresh peach ice cream to go and hit the road.

Overall a very romantic, special weekend spending quality time just the two of us!!


What to Wear

Texas Hill Country Looks

Outfits of the Day


Where to Stay

During our cute, little weekend getaway, we stayed in the most precious Airbnb located super close to Main Street. We could not recommend this quaint downtown retreat more. It was only about a 5-minute walk to Main Street, offering a quiet, romantic vibe tucked into a super safe neighborhood with a shared hot tub and pool steps from your door. Plenty of parking for all guests and had all the amenities needed whether you stayed for 2 nights or 2 weeks. We stayed in the Dream Catcher which had one king bed, 1 full bath, a closet, a living room space, + small kitchen with a fridge, sink, and microwave. Overall, we loved the downtown retreat and couldn’t recommend it enough!

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How to get around the wineries

To get between wineries, we used a shuttle service called 290 Wine Shuttle. This was a great option to use when wanting to visit a lot of different wineries and not having a DD. It was only $40 per person and offered a ride between the list of wineries below (which is all the main ones). They had a ton of buses running, so a shuttle showed up at the wineries about every 10-15 minutes and ran from 10am-6pm. Just be sure to be waiting out front when one pulls up because they move on pretty quick to be as efficient as possible!

  • Barons Creek Vineyard*

  • Fat Ranch and Winery

  • Fiesta Winery

  • Grape Creek Vineyard (reservation only)

  • Heath Sparkling Wines (reservation only)

  • Inwood Estates Vineyard

  • LC

  • Mendelbaum Cellars

  • Messina Hof (reservation only)

  • Safari Winery

  • Six Shooter Cellars

  • Sweetbriar Rose

  • Texas Heritage

  • Texas Wine Collective

  • The Resort at Fredericksburg (The Edge)*

  • Wildseed Farms

  • Wine Garage*


Where to eat


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What to do

Peach season*


Shopping on Main Street:



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