The Fredericksburg wine tours available in Texas have become one of the most popular wine tour destinations in the US. Tourists from around the world travel to partake in one of the many wine tours available in Fredericksburg, which is why we’ve written this guide to distinguish each one from the other.
Whether you’re looking for an active and exciting, or calm and serene wine tour in Fredericksburg, this guide will give you everything you need to know about the 9 best ones. After sampling the details of these wine tours, we’ve decided that you’d so well to try one of the following wine tours in Fredericksburg.
Fredericksburg Wine Tours
Texas Hill Country and LBJ Tour From San Antonio
One the reasons we loved the Texas Hill Country and LBJ Tour From San Antonio was because of the historical role play that promises to entertain patrons. This wine tour features an olden day former American president, as well as famous historical cowboys and singers who are impersonated extremely well.
It’s a relatively longer wine tour at 8 hours, but this promises to focus more on relaxation and entertainment while you sip at some of the famously good wines made by the Frederickson farms. You will also go back in time to the Frederickson town and get a great feel for what it was like in that German town in those times.
Included in your package is a typical German dining experience in a beer garden, with food, wine and beer that’s authentically German. The wine tour itself allows you to sample (and drink) some of the best wines Fredericksburg has to offer.
The tour starts at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historical Site, and from there you will move across to Fredericksburg itself, then to Luckenbach, and finally to the Sister Creek Vineyards.
You can customize your own wine tour package by buying passes for wine tasting, beer drinking, and dining experiences. The managers of this wine tour do include hotel pickups if you’re staying in the immediate area, so this is an extra optional fee if you wish to enhance the convenience of your experience.
Texas Hill Country and LBJ Ranch Tour with Wine Tasting Options
This tour is on the more expensive side, but we discovered that it’s well worth the ticket price. The Texas Hill Country and LBJ Ranch Tour with Wine Tasting Options is an 8 hour tour that allows you to experience both a guided tour as well as free-time with your companions.
Wine tasting is optional and must be purchased before your tour begins. We’d recommend you opt for the wine tasting if you enjoy good wines, as this just makes the whole experience way more enjoyable.
The tour is all inclusive and even offers hotel pickups for those who don’t want the inconvenience of car rentals. From then on, you’ll be in good hands with the Texas Hill Country and LBJ Ranch Tour guides, who will give you historical information on all the sites and scenes around you while you move through the winelands of Fredericksburg.
Start the journey in Texas Hill Country and then move on to the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site. From here you will be taken through Fredericksburg and subsequently Luckenbach, and finally to the Sister Creek Vineyards for some wine tasting options.
Choose the Texas Hill Country and LBJ Ranch Tour with Wine Tasting Options if you would like to spend the whole day enjoying wine, learning about history, and meeting new friends along the way.
Boutique Winery Experience in the Fredericksburg Texas Hill
Despite a rather high ticket price for this shorter wine tour, the Boutique Winery Experience in the Fredericksburg Texas Hill is one of the most popular Fredericksburg wine tours available. Word of mouth has done all the advertising for this tour, and it promises to deliver time after time.
The Boutique Winery Experience in the Fredericksburg Texas Hill offers a more exclusive wine experience, and includes visits to privately owned wine farms as well as their wineries. You’ll learn about wine, taste the wine, and even enjoy a fascinating lesson on how that wine is produced on these magnificent farms.
You will start your journey at the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau, and from there move on to the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center. After a short 15 minute stop, it’ll be time to move on to various wineries like the Pedernales Winery, Kuhlman Winery and Messina Hof Winery.
One of the reasons this tour is so popular is because it’s different every time you go. Those who have been on the tour before often repeat the visit because of the unique experience they experience each time. Different farms and eateries are visited, so the tour is customized each time you go.
So, if you’re keen to experience a luxury wine tour, choose the Boutique Winery Experience in the Fredericksburg Texas Hill. We found this to be one of the best wine tours in Fredericksburg, and would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good glass of wine.
Fredericksburg Wine Trolley
Boasting excellent reviews is the Fredericksburg Wine Trolley with its unique wine tasting experiences at the forefront of the tour. This 5 hour wine tour will give you an excellent mix of wine tasting and interesting historical information about Fredericksburg and its past influences.
There are 3 wineries to visit on the Fredericksburg Wine Trolley tour, one of which is the Kalasi Cellars just 5 minutes outside of Texas. Enjoy unusual flavors like green pepper & paprika notes in the wine, and enjoy the adventure of going back in time while you conduct your tasting experience.
Although masks are not mandatory, you can wear a mask while on the tour if you so choose. Groups on this tour have also been shrunk down as a safety precaution.
The tour guides on the Fredericksburg Wine Trolley are known for their rich archive of information, which they are able to convey in an interesting and appropriate historical setting. A must for those who love wine and love that Fredericksburg feel.
Hill Country & Fredericksburg Excursion from San Antonio
There’s plenty to do and lots to see on the Hill Country & Fredericksburg Excursion from San Antonio. Starting off on Villa Street, you’ll be taken on a 5h30m journey through Fredericksburg’s historical sites.
This tour includes luxury wine tasting as well as a lunch, but does not include entry to the Fredericksburg Museum—so you may want to take some extra money if you’re keen to complete your experience with a visit to this interesting site.
Visit bookstores, eateries and wineries on the Hill Country & Fredericksburg Excursion from San Antonio tour, and enjoy some free time without the guides during the interval. Start the tour in Villa street and you will be guided through the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center.
From here you will move on through Fredericksburg as well as Luckenbach, where the wine is plentiful! The tour ends where it began, in Villa Street.
As with all of the tours mentioned here, the Hill Country & Fredericksburg Excursion from San Antonio adheres to all Covid-19 precautions, and promises to prioritize the safety of all their patrons.
Pricing ranges from around $100 per person, but there are discounts available for children, military personnel and pensioners. This is a great group outing for work, parties and other social events, so pick the Hill Country & Fredericksburg Excursion from San Antonio for a good time with your friends and/or family.
Taste of Fredericksburg Wine Tour from San Antonio
On the shorter side of the Frederickson wine tours is the 3h30m Taste of Fredericksburg Wine Tour from San Antonio. There’s no lunch included in this tour, but you will have many opportunities to sample great food along the way, as there are plenty of shops and restaurants to enjoy.
Wine, on the other hand, is very much included. The Taste of Fredericksburg Wine Tour from San Antonio allows patrons to sample some of the tastiest wines and show you exactly where it came from, how it is made, and why you should walk away with a few bottles of your own.
This tour starts at 418 Villita St and takes you down to the Bingham Family Vineyards Fredericksburg Tasting Room. From there you will also visit the Hilmy Cellars, and finally end the tour back at Villita Street after visiting the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center.
Remember that if you’re going as a group, limited group sizes have been implemented due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so keep your group smaller than about 14 people if you want to be accepted on the Taste of Fredericksburg Wine Tour from San Antonio.
Fredericksburg Winery Tour with Lunch and Tastings
Attention all foodies, this is the wine tour for you! The Fredericksburg Winery Tour with Lunch and Tastings Included will have your mouth watering during this 5 hour tour. It’s one of our favorites because of its focus on wine AND food.
Wine is always paired well with a good meal, so choose this wine tour if you’re keen to taste some great chef-prepared food while you learn about the town of Fredericksburg and its various wineries.
You’ll enjoy meeting like-minded folk who enjoy a glass of great wine as much as you do, and the Fredericksburg Winery Tour with Lunch and Tastings is known for being a social wine tour with lots of entertaining features.
This is a cable cart wine tour, which is great to enjoy as a couple or as a medium-size group. The tour includes optional pickup from where you’re staying, so be sure to take advantage of this option for your own driving safety and those of your companions.
Start at Marktplatz von Fredericksburg and move along to Fredericksburg’s Vereins Kirche Museum. From here you will go on to the Wedding Oak Winery, and finally the Slate Mill Wine Collective where you can sample and purchase lots of various wines.
Other Fredericksburg Tour You May Interested
Fredericksburg Haunted Trolley Tour
Before you know it, it’ll be Halloween, and the Fredericksburg Haunted Trolley Tour is perfect for those who want a spookier version of wine tasting. From only $35 per adult, you can enjoy a Halloween themed wine tour that promises to tickle your senses.
The tour begins with a tour down the haunted Main Street, where a guide will tell of the ghosts there. During this part of the journey you will pass by the Pioneer Museum, the Pioneer Memorial Library Central Library, and Fredericksburg itself.
Then it’s off to the Slate Mill Wine Collective, and finally on to the Admiral Nimitz Gallery. You will also enjoy the great wines that have made the town famous.
The Fredericksburg Haunted Trolley Tour is also a historical tour where patrons will learn about the early American settlers and their various challenges. This wine tour has more of a road trip feel, so if you’re feeling adventurous, hop on board the haunted trolley and get ready for a scare or two. The Fredericksburg Haunted Trolley Tour is perfect for bachelor and bachelorette parties, but couples will also relish the spooky theme while drinking amazing wine on the way.
Fredericksburg Historic District Narrated Trolley Tour
If you’re looking for a cheaper wine tour, the Fredericksburg Historic District Narrated Trolley Tour is perfect for you. This is the official wine tour of the town and promises to visit lots of historical sites on the way. It starts in Austin St and moves on toward Marktplatz von Fredericksburg, all the way past St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and finally ends back in Austin Street.
There is of course lots of wine tasting too, and you can listen to some interesting facts about the town of Frederickson while you sip. The tour is only 90 minutes long, so if you’ve got other things on your itinerary, then book your ticket for the Fredericksburg Historic District Narrated Trolley Tour and learn about the German influence on Texas.
The Fredericksburg Historic District Narrated Trolley Tour duly notes that there are about 400 historical sites in Fredericksburg, and this tour promises to visit a great deal of those. You may want to bring some spare cash for a dining experience when you’re done, as this tour only covers the historical and wine sides of the experience.
But we still thought it was worth mentioning, as most of the other tours listed here have a 5 – 8 hour duration—which may not be for everyone. So, if it’s a short wine tour through Frederickson you’re looking for, then opt for the Fredericksburg Historic District Narrated Trolley Tour.
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Be sure to travel safely when participating in any of these tours. Covid measures are taken throughout all of these wine tours, including social distancing, sanitizing, and mask protocols. If you feel sick in anyway, rather avoid a tour to Frederickson as a safety precaution.
Most of these tour groups have also reduced their group size to 14 people or less to prevent unnecessary risk to their patrons.
But if you’re feeling healthy and rearing to enjoy some good wine, great conversation a tons of historical facts, then book your wine tour to Frederickson now.