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“Friendly owners and good wine”

Texas Hills Vineyards
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Owner description: Texas Hills Vineyard is located in the gentle hills of the picturesque Pedernales River Valley in the Texas Hill Country near Johnson City. A perfect location for growing quality grapes, the intense Texas sun by day and the cooler hill country nights gives our grapes an intense and quality flavor, ideal for wines. Texas grown grapes for Texas Wines. We focus on organic growing and new world style process of making wine. Our tasting room is made from rammed pressed earth nestled into the hillside overlooking our gorgeous 19 year old, 25 acre vineyard. Come out, enjoy the wine and the view with our friendly tasting room staff.
Reviewed June 10, 2013

We have been members to TX Hills wineclub for a few years. The owners are extremely friendly. The newest wine dog is very cute. Huge selection of wine and many are good. Something for everyone at TX Hills. Nice tasting room and porch to spend some time with a glass. Small tasting fee but if you buy a bottle they do not charge you the tasting fee. Highly recommend people stopping and giving them a try.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

A pretty place. The rammed earth building is interesting. But the wines are what you go for! A good variety of wines that are made only with Texas grapes. Sweet orange moscato is a good dessert wine. Soft reds, the tannins are light in most of the wines. The tasting room was crowded but the employees were friendly and personable and had lots of wine info. Nice patio with lots of seating available for a glass of wine and a picnic. No prepared food for sale, only cheeses, crackers and dried meats.

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

This vineyard is a little out of the way, but well worth the drive. We tasted a variety of reds and wines and enjoyed most of the wines. Our favorite wine was the Malbec. Additionally the server allowed us to taste a few extra wines as we were trying to decide on our purchase. We sat outside under the trees and had a great view and quiet atmosphere. I read the reviews on this vineyard and the one negative review was primarily concerning their dog not being treated nice during their visit. Bringing a dog to a tasting is almost as bad as bringing little kids.

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Could have been one of our favorite stops on the Texas Hill Country Wineries Trail ~ if the wine tasting personnel had been a bit friendlier. As it was, even though we were the only large group of 10 tour members, the 3 wine-tasting staff members (2 women & 1 man) appeared rather aloof and bored that we were there. A bit off the visitor's beaten path of some of the other wineries on the so-called Texas Wine Trail, the Texas Hills Vineyard is nestled outside of Johnson City, TX. (Johnson City is the hometown of President LBJ, but was founded by James Polk Johnson, a nephew of Samuel Ealy Johnson, Sr. and uncle to President Johnson.) The driveway, grounds' entrance, and stucco-style building architecture are reminiscent of Tuscany, Italy rather than the rustic, dry region of Texas Hill Country. As one approaches, there's a swinging, brown-rustic garden crow at the entrance of Texas Hills Vineyard, enhancing the winery's regional ambience. Its front porch setting of red-lacquer painted wooden patio chairs adds a 'splash' of exciting, bright cheer to the frontdoor entryway. Adding a tabletop grapevine-wrapped floral basket filled with cold-weather, winter-hardy maroon pansies complemented the rustic, comfortable mood of the winery. Inside the tasting room, we were greeted by a very friendly, spunky, 8-month old 'resident' Chocolate Lab puppy ~ admired by the entire family ~ but who, unfortunately, was “whisked” away by his female owner, apparently due to its spunky and/or playful behavior around us patrons (or due to its “distraction” from our wine lecture?). It's $5 for the tasting of five wines, and management will waive the tasting fee if you decide to buy a bottle of their wine.Texas Hills Vineyard's wines include: Reds but not limited to Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Among the white wines, you'll find included Rouseanne, Chardonnay, and an Italian-styled Pinot Grigio. Some of their wines are from estate-grown grapes, and others from other regions of TX, but all are from 100% Texas-grown grapes. Texas's central drought conditions have necessitated these "imports" (often Lubbock, TX). Texas pranks and riddles are "emblazoned" on the walls, re: "Suicidal Deer" and "Unattended Children Will Be Given An Expresso and A Free Puppy!”... Could have found these plaques hanging whimsically anywhere on Main Street, USA. LOL. And perusing the tasting room's little gift shop, there's dried buffalo jerky specialties, condiments & sauces, clothing apparel, and kitchen/wine accessories ~ something special for anyone to bring back home with him/her. Upon departing, there's a spacious outdoor seating area off to the right, that's perfect for taking in the Texas Hill Country views or listening to music (when provided), or relaxing and enjoying your newly purchased bottle of wine. Check out the 'behemoth' outdoor wine oak barrel, too ~ have you ever seen such a monstrosity before? Wine: making it, drinking it, and bringing people together to enjoy it ~ Texas Hills Vineyard's tasting room experience could be as cozy and exciting as their wines & setting, if management only intensified their welcomes, enthusiasm, and social skills when customers visit.

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

We started here on Friday evening and we loved it! I enjoy sweeter wines so they directed us to what we should be tasting. We ended up buying their Orange Moscato. I found the employee to be very informative and the place is gorgeous! This winery stood out in our minds out of 13 wineries we visted over the weekend so I would say that says something about their service! But it's all about what you enjoy and what you like. This is a great winery to be your first stop on your way to Fredericksburg though!

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