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“Disappointed” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Becker Vineyards

Becker Vineyards
Jenschke Lane, (US Hwy 290), Stonewall, TX 78671
+1 830-644-2681
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Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Stonewall
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Wine tasting
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Owner description: Located in the Texas Hill Country between Fredericksburg and Stonewall, Becker Vineyards was established in 1992 by Richard and Bunny Becker. We are open for wine tasting, tours, wine gift purchases and picnics. We also host many events throughout the year that we encourage you to attend.
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“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2009

What I wanted most was to view the vines up close. Couldn't do it, plants were too far from the winery.

Tasting room was chaos, and the thirty something curly haired wire pourer was pretty rude.

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“Worst of the three we tried in Fredericksburg area”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2009

We tried to visit the Becker winery, but it was closed for the day for a private event. They could have posted a big notice at the highway, but instead chose to put their big ‘closed’ sign up at the gate when we had bumped our way down their access road for a mile!
Perhaps we should have taken this as a warning, but we went back the next day, and what a disappointment! The wines were thin and characterless and the whole place was a zoo! It was crowded and the staff were too busy to give real service.

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“Becker Vineyards - Texas' oldest lavender festival”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2009

Visited on Valentine's Day. All wineries along 290 from Johnson City to Fredericksburg were packed! Glad that Becker is expanding their tasting room facilities, Can't wait for their 2009 11th Annual Lavender Fest May 16-17. Have been going for several years and it is a wonderful laid back experience. Great music, food, variety of vendors, lavender products, information about lavender and just a wonderful experience in the country. I understand this year, some of the nearby lavender farms will also be open.

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“Expect crowds”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2009

We visited Beckers on Feb. 7th as part of the Valentine wine tour. It was apparent that we were getting closer to Fredericksburg as the small, quiet charm of some of the other wineries we had visited earlier gave way to commercialism for the masses. We were just part of the herd here where the mantra seemed to be "give them their three samples and get them out the door". The grounds were lovely and I will probably venture back this spring to see the lavender but I will pass on the winery and the throngs of people stepping off a tour bus. I am not educated enough about wines to give any opinion of their selection though I can say I did not care for any of the samples given on that day.

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“The best bridal lucheon ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2008

Several family members gave a bridal luncheon in early November 2007 at Becker Vineyards. It was wonderful! The weather was dry, crisp, cool, and sunny. The grounds and building were quaint and attractive. We were served a delicious catered lunch on a large back patio overlooking the lavendar farm. The food and the service were absolutely delightful, we could not have enjoyed ourselves more. Just before the luncheon started, the group that arrived early had a marvelous time in the wine tasting room. The staff member serving the wine made the experience more memorable with his amiable personality and charming French Canadian accent. Their wine is affordable and very good.

I recommend Becker Vineyard for special events and also for a day trip to taste their large variety of excellent Texas wines.

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