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Address: 315 RR 1376, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone Number: 830 990 8555
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Rancho Ponte is a small-production, family-run winery with 5-acres of vines...

Rancho Ponte is a small-production, family-run winery with 5-acres of vines on a working 20 acre ranch, a beautiful tasting room and a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Our wines have a passionate word-of-mouth following. We specialize in exceptional blends such as our Meritage (Cab Sauvignon, Cab Franc, Malbec, Merlot) and our Sorelline (Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Viognier and Muscat Canelli). Visit us and meet some of the nicest people on the Fredericksburg Wine Road 290!

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Perfect for our last stop of the day.....

The building is very spacious and I liked the place before I even walked in the door. We were there right before closing time but didn't feel rushed at all. We enjoyed all the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This new winery had some very good wines. However, it wasn't the wine which attracted me or the adorable black feline...it was the art. Thank you so much for the great experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The building is very spacious and I liked the place before I even walked in the door. We were there right before closing time but didn't feel rushed at all. We enjoyed all the wines that we tasted and our experience was a pleasant one. It was a great way to end our day and add another glass to our... More 

Thank ruthannd1970
Copperas Cove, Texas
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

A large tasting room with a wonderful staff that made us feel like friends not customers. DELICIOUS wines.. The covered patio is a lovely place to relax. We especially enjoyed that Kiolbassa Weekend Shish-ka-bobs (complimentary) Our big disappointment was the fact that the Peach Sangria is not something one is able to take home ....it is made fresh at the... More 

Thank Charlene_Smith42
Porter, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I've never bought Texas wines because the price points are such that French and or California wines provide more value, better quality and are bigger and bolder. However, Rancho Ponte certainly surprised me because their red wines were an exception. Their reds are big and bold and can compete with the others and while they are priced more than I... More 

Thank Tom H
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

While visiting San Antonio with friends we decided to do our own winery tour. This was our second stop. It was OK. The wine was fine, we got to keep our glass, and the young man that served us was easy to talk to and very helpful. Other than that we were not overly thrilled. I am glad we stopped... More 

Thank Gaelicmom3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

I've always loved this winery. It doesn't try to be exotic or fancy like some of the others in the area. They don't overly boast about their wines or try to run down in the other wineries in the area. They just put some wine out there and hope that you enjoy. Well I enjoyed the wines very much and... More 

2 Thank Steve A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful unpretentious wine makers. The ranchers reserve, gsm, and Merlot are great wines. Smooth finishes not overly complex.

1 Thank archaeogirl66
Austin, Texas
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175 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

During a recent visit to some area wineries near Fredericksburg, we decided to give Rancho Ponte a try. Honestly, it was a pretty underwhelming experience. Yes, we have our favorites in the area, those places offer great wine and friendly service in a comfortable setting. Neither my husband nor I felt like this place met any of those requirements. The... More 

Thank Suzanne E
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you haven't stopped into Rancho Ponte - what are you waiting for?! This is smaller winery in comparison to others in the area but they have a good selection of both reds/whites and they offer two ports. A wine tasting includes 6 pours of your choice. The entire staff is incredibly friendly and many days the two owners, Roberto... More 

1 Thank ebaxter01
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Rancho Ponte Vineyards, set among the various wineries on Wine Road 290, is a newer establishment. This year the vines are only 2 years old, hence they pull grapes from all over, even California. Rachel and Roberto Ponte are the owners. Rachel is a chef (yummm!) and Roberto comes from a long family history of wine makers, being a 5th... More 

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