When Bell Springs Winery opened in July 2010, its mission was to add a fresh, new voice to winemaking in the Texas Hill Country. The 26-acre winery certainly accomplished that with wines like the Drippin' Sweet White, Tempranillo, and Sangiovese. Its varietals have proved popular enough to warrant releasing up to eight new wines every year and reaching an annual production capacity of 2,500 cases.
In the process, Bell Springs happened upon a separate mission: spreading the word about the region's great wines without pouring them directly into the local water supply. With that goal in mind, in 2015 it set up Sidecar Tasting Room on Old Fitzhugh Road, approximately 5 miles away from the vineyard itself. Here, as with the tasting room located at the vineyard proper, guests are invited to imbibe the winery's vino along with victuals such as cheese, meat, and olives.
Five Things to Know About Flat Creek Estate
Located about 20 miles east of Marble Falls, Flat Creek Estate sprawls across 80 acres in the Texas Hill Country. Despite its secluded location, the estate is constantly bustling with activity. Read on to learn more about what you can do at this hidden gem:
Guests are welcome to take self-guided strolls through the vineyards. Indeed, wine enthusiasts can explore the property’s ponds, gardens, and labyrinth of vines, but don’t forget to grab a map: it has descriptions of the soil, varietals, and historical tidbits about all the vineyard blocks.
The staff leads tours of the production facility. Tours take place on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m., and they include a seated wine tasting, a souvenir wine glass, and, of course, a walk through the 10,000-case wine production facility.
Its wines are explored in depth during tasting experiences. Experts guide visitors through the Estate’s portfolio with conversation about the vineyards, facts about the wine-making process, and tips to get the most out of your tasting.
The kitchen serves up fancy bistro meals. Flat Creek Estate’s kitchen plates wood-fired lunch specials, lavish multi-course dinners, and even casual weekend brunches.
It has a sister wine bar—Flat Creek Enoteca. Flat Creek’s urban outpost is located on Highway 281 in Marble Falls. It features a wine bar, wine and appetizer pairings, and rustic bites from a wood-fired oven.
Whether you like it rare or well-done, Double Horn Brewing Company is a burger spot that won't disappoint — pull up a seat at Marble Falls' Marble Falls location.
Families will feel right at home at this burger joint with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
At Double Horn Brewing Company, the prime seating is on the patio. Come check out what all the buzz is about.
Free wifi is on hand here as well.
Take it nice and easy at Double Horn Brewing Company, where casual dress is the rule of the day.
With food this good, you'll be running into this burger joint to pick it up yourself.
Drivers will be giddy once they hear about the easy street parking near Double Horn Brewing Company.
Taste the greatness Double Horn Brewing Company is serving up with meals around $30.
If you're looking to rack up your frequent flyer miles, feel free to pay by major credit card.
Don't just sit there with your mouth watering! Satisfy your burger cravings today at Double Horn Brewing Company.
Take it easy with a burger at Double Horn Brewing Company.
The produce available here is a great side to any meal in need of some fresh nutrients.
Get acquainted with the ins and outs of bartending when you create cocktails with the liquor and spirit options from Star of Texas Liquor and Wine.
For an upgrade to your meals, you'll definitely want to test the fine meats for purchase here.
If you like to use the oven, you're going to want to pick up some sweet ingredients in your next masterpiece. They adds that extra bit of flavor that makes your food delicious!
Star of Texas Liquor and Wine is just steps away from a parking lot.
In Focus: Spicewood Vineyards
Year founded: 1992
Owners: Edward and Madeleine Manigold
Terrain: Texas Hill Country
Auspicious start: the first chardonnay won a Silver Medal in a national competition
Selected varietals: merlot, cabernet sauvignon, riesling, albarino
Tempranillo: named a Top Ten Texas Wine by Texas Monthly in 2013 and 2014
Winemaking facility: 5,000 square feet
Annual capacity: 5,000 cases
Facility features: indoor tasting room, outdoor pavilion, underground barrel room
From scenic sites to exciting attractions, Vintage Tours of Texas - Day Tours in Dripping Springs is a prime choice for your next vacation.
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