Cicada Cellars

Cicada Cellars, Stonewall: Hours, Address, Cicada Cellars Reviews: 4.5/5

Cicada Cellars
4.5
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
We are small and artisinally focused winery so our wines will reflect a creative sense of adventure and fun. We want to take you to experiences beyond single varietals wines to enjoy creative blends and varietals well-adapted to the Texas terroir. By producing small (limited) quantities of each blend or varietal we insure more creativity is instilled into each production cycle.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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klm777
Charleston, SC20 contributions
Cicada- great wine stop in Fredericksburg!
Sep 2021 • Friends
Great wine! We joined the club!! Great tasting experience with Jeff the owner. The tasting room is so convenient - right on 290 in Stonewall. Cool vibe place. A must do stop!!
Written September 17, 2021
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I very much appreciate you guys stopping in today! It was a pleasure hanging out with some fellow Longhorns..stop back in if you need more Tempranillo!
Written September 17, 2021
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Venadogrande
14 contributions
Good red wines!
Apr 2021 • Couples
My wife & I have tasted wine twice at Cicada Cellars. We really like their dry reds. The owner was there both times & was very friendly. We will definitely be back.
Written April 30, 2021
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We certainly appreciate your review as well as repeated patronage! I’m hoping you’ll repeat-visit enough to the point we are habit-forming for you. We’ll have 7 new wines releasing over the next 4-6 weeks so grab your old favorites before they disappear and try our new offerings! Thanks again!
Written May 2, 2021
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Karla M
Houston17 contributions
Nice new option
Oct 2020
My friend and I have been wine tasting in the Hill Country multiple times and were excited to find a new option on our last trip. We were there in Oct 2020 and it was very quiet likely due to the pandemic. We were the only two in the place for quite awhile and got to talk with the owner a lot. Very interesting to hear what all he had to say about starting up and the wine industry in general. Wines were pretty good - and we actually bought a couple bottles.
Written April 28, 2021
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Thanks for trying us out! I’m happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, be sure to stop back in next time you’re out this way. FYI, we have 7 new wines scheduled for release over the next couple of months and are excited for our previous visitor to try them. Thanks for the review!
Written May 2, 2021
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D F
2 contributions
Good tasting place
Feb 2021 • Friends
I’ve been to Cicada Cellars twice. The first time, there was a good mix of reds and whites to taste. The second time, only reds were offered on the tasting menu; which was wonderful for me but not my friend who only drinks whites. The owner did have 2 open whites and allowed her to sample those (however, she was supposed to sample 4-5 wines as we had purchased “passport” tickets). That’s the reason I gave a 4 instead of 5. The owners is knowledgeable and takes time explain his wines. It’s very easy to find and there is no issue with parking. If you enjoy tasting local wine, go visit this place.
Written April 26, 2021
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With the passport tickets all participating wineries are required to provide the same benefits. First among these is a “complementary tasting”. Most wineries have multiple tasting offerings so they each choose which of their tasting options will be “complementary”. As a rule we opt for our tasting that the vast majority of our visitors prefer, we call it the “winery select” tasting and it includes five red wines that we select each weekend. As the tastings from participating wineries are complementary and we collect none of the passport fees it is simply not possible to provide all our wines as an option to taste. We recognize and appreciate that not everyone likes red wines but we do our best to accommodate all tastes when we can. Our goal is to reach the majority of visitors with our complementary pours. I apologize if you felt you (or your friend) did not get what they paid for while using the passport at Cicada Cellars. I hope you understand the hard choices we have to make when providing a free (from us) service while participating in passport events. We will try harder to be clear what we make available via the texaswinetrail.com website. Thank you for the constructive review, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written April 28, 2021
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Brad S
Comfort81 contributions
Awesome Small Batch Winery
Apr 2021 • Couples
If you happen to be in the Texas Hill Country/Wine Country, don’t pass a chance to stop and taste some excellent Texas wines. Our first experience with Jeff and Cicada Cellars was so memorable that while tasting wine at the next stop on a Texas Wine Trail after visiting all we could do was talk about how great the wines were at Cicada Cellars. We took some time exploring the website and learned about the Wine Club. We skipped our last few tastings, hopped back in the car and headed right back to Cicada to join the Wine Club. Every wine we tasted was superb and we have enjoyed sharing them with our friends and relatives.

The next time you find yourself on Highway 290 between Fredericksburg and Johnson City, make plans to stop by Cicada Cellars and sip some great wine. I bet you will even leave with a bottle or two.
Written April 26, 2021
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Thanks Brad! We’re thrilled by the faith you’ve put in us with your club membership and continued patronage! It’s always a pleasure to see you guys!
Written April 28, 2021
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Funfinder
39 contributions
Loved this local winery
Mar 2021
Cicada had a Marta vibe. Trendy but very down to earth. We enjoyed our visit with the owner Jeff Williams. The wines were fantastic. Definitely worth a visit!
Written March 12, 2021
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trarecar
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Bourbon Barrel aged red is a can't miss!
Oct 2020
We've been coming to Fredericksburg for years for the wineries, and there are so many new ones now. Went in to try Cicada because I liked their branding and modern decor, and was so glad we did! Had one on one time with one of the owners, who was very friendly. You cannot miss buying a bottle of their bourbon barrel aged red! So delicious! We will be coming back soon for another bottle or two!
Written December 29, 2020
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Wine_of_the_Moment
Georgetown, TX94 contributions
Cicada Cellars – Stonewall, Texas
Nov 2019
Before and after the 55mph speed limit sign in Stonewall, you can find wineries galore popping up east and west. Now, “downtown” Stonewall has its own winery that should be on your list of places to visit. Having worked in the real estate business for many years, owner Jeff Williams has made many great contacts during his career including a few wineries. Those contacts have paid off and now Jeff and his wife Barbra have set their own course in the Texas Hill Country winery universe. They picked the name Cicada from its historical reference to good luck. They’ve put that good luck to use by renovating the former Stonewall volunteer fire department building into their wine tasting and storage facility. It’s quite spacious with just over 4600 square feet to “play”. The interior is quite bright and is decorated with some interesting modern art on the walls. Grapes are sourced from Texas and California with a focus on small batch production. Bending Branch Winery and Kuhlman Cellars have been helping Jeff with his initial wine production. The tasting room has only been opened to the public for about eight months. There are several wines for tasting of which you can pick five. We started off with the 2017 Rosé. Sourced from the Texas High Plains, this blend of Mourvèdre, Tannat, Montepulciano and Sagrantino is dry and smooth with a pleasant lingering fruit finish. We then moved on to the 2017 Texas High Plains Tempranillo. It is fruit forward with bright acids, cherry flavors, and some slight peppery notes. Like Tannat? Their 2017 vintage has a very dark rich color, strong tannins and super long-lasting finish. The 2017 High Plains Malbec/Merlot blend has great balance and ripe blackberry flavors. Lastly, we sampled the 2015 Ruby-Eye Red. Aged in whisky barrels from Garrison Brothers, this California sourced blend of Sagrantino, Tinta Cão, and Petite Sirah packs quite of punch of intensely diversified flavors and aromas. Future releases in the works include another Tannat, a Cabernet/Tannat blend, and Sagratino blend. The causal and comfortable atmosphere compliments the great hospitality you’ll enjoy here. Yes, there is now a good reason to slow down in Stonewall, besides the speed limit. Next time you are passing through, stop in and give Cicada a try. Enjoy!
Written March 15, 2020
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