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“Great wine, great views, great day...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Driftwood Estate Winery

Driftwood Estate Winery
4001 Elder Hill Rd., Driftwood, TX 78619
+1 512-858-9667
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Driftwood
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Owner description: Driftwood Estate Winery sits in the Heart of the Texas Hill Country on a bluff overlooking the vineyards below. Come enjoy a bottle of our Texas wine! The Driftwood Estate Winery staff invites you to take a scenic Hill Country drive to the winery and try our award winning wines. The view from the bluff is spectacular, and the grounds are perfect for a picnic with your favorite glass or bottle of Driftwood Estate wine. We are open every day from 11am till 7pm for tastings and wine sales. We are closed for Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. We may close early for a Wine Club Party or private event. Always check our website or Facebook page to see if we have extended hours. Taste any 6 wines listed on our tasting sheet for $10. The tasting fee includes a Driftwood logo souvenir wine glass. Gold and Silver Spur Wine Club Members now receive 4 complimentary wine tastings per membership every visit during regular business hours. Complimentary tastings do not include a wine glass. Active duty military receive a free tasting and 10% discount on all wine purchases. We thank you for your service. For groups of 10 or more, please contact us ahead of time to see if an advanced booking is needed. For information about private group tasting visit our website. A complete list and description of our wines can be found on the wine store page. For a list of stores that carry our wines as well as restaurants that serve them, visit the retail outlets page. In addition to our wines, we are also tasting and selling several premium wines from our sister winery in Paso Robles and one wine from Brady Vineyards. Come by for lunch and enjoy the view from our 1,100 square foot deck overhanging the bluff, our picnic area under the oak trees or our pavilion next to the tasting room. They all have a beautiful view of the hill country and vineyard below. Our outdoor facilities are for the use of winery customers only and no alcoholic beverages can be brought onto the winery premises. Bring your own lunch. Pet friendly! The DEW Crew is looking forward to your visit! Cheers!
Austin, Texas
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“Great wine, great views, great day...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

No matter what vineyard we start at, we usually end up at Driftwood... and not just because it's one closest to home! The wines are consistently great (can't say that about some others around Austin), the view is great, staff is always friendly, there's a ton of picnic tables under the trees and in the pavilion... bring a picnic, do a tasting, buy a bottle of your favorite and watch the sunset!

Visited August 2012
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Houston, Texas
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“Love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We've been going to Driftwood Vineyards since 2008. It has been so wonderful to watch all the amazing changes and additions they've done over the years. My husband and I also got married here in 2010. It was spectacular and beautiful! If you ever have an opportunity to meet Gary, they wine maker, he is the sweetest person! Best wishes to the who staff at Driftwood, you are all the best!

Visited April 2012
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maxe1lab
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“Nice wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Nice atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable people, and great wine. No pressure to buy, just relax and take your time tasting!

Visited July 2012
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Houston, Texas, United States
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“Such fun for a great value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

My fiance and I drove up to Driftwood Vineyards and did a wine tasting. They let you taste 1oz. of 5 different wines for $5. It is a great value. You can then buy a glass or bottle of whichever wines you like, take them out on the patio/hillside and sit and watch the day go by, The view is amazing from the vineyard and definitely worth the drive up.

Visited August 2012
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Wimberley, Texas
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“Gorgeous views, worth the trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

I live locally in Wimberley so have been to the winery numerous times. The wine is sometimes hit or miss but the tasting is not so cost prohibitive to not come and enjoy the wonderful views. The Tasting house overlooks the vineyards and only the cars passing by on Ranch Road 12 make it look like it is not something out of a painting. Numerous chairs and picnic tables dot the hillside allowing almost everyone to have a great view. Interestingly enough, my favorite wine of that they serve is the Viognier but it is not of their vintage......it is made at a California winery, but it is very tasty.
They allow you to bring in your own ice chest (no other wine or beer), but we take cheeses, crackers, grapes, fresh strawberries or cherries to make an afternoon of it enjoying the view playing bacgammon. It is so worth the trip from surrounding areas.

Visited May 2012
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