Fall Weekend in Fredericksburg, TX
Happy Tuesday and Happy FALL! Guys, this is my favorite season and I’m so glad it’s finally here! I feel like it took two years to get here, sheesh! Even though it’s still way too hot for my liking in San Antonio, there’s still a different feeling when Fall is officially here. This past weekend, we celebrated the first day of Fall (amongst other things), in Fredericksburg, TX and we had such a great time. It’s one of those towns that makes you feel like you’re in a movie.
We rented the cutest house close to all of the shops, restaurants, and wineries. When we go out of town, we almost always rent a house on Homeway rather than getting a hotel. It’s much cheaper (especially for large groups), and it’s really nice to have a whole house to yourself.
On Friday, we walked to Main Street, where all of the shops, boutiques, and restaurants are. I especially love Fredericksburg because a lot of the shops, like Texas Vineyards for example, will serve you wine or frozen drinks that you can take with you since it’s legal to drink while you walk down Main Street. It was a bit of a hot day, so the frozen peach bellinis we had were perfect.
We also made a stop at the Elk Store Distillery, which serves house made Gin, Rum, Moonshine, Whiskey, and top rated wines from around the world. We tried some straight Moonshine and Rum and let me just tell y’all….it’s not my thing haha. I don’t doubt that it’s some of the best, but I am just not a straight liquor sipping kind of girl. But we did have some of the cocktails and they were so good! And the atmosphere there is so chic and classy.
Fredericksburg is just so quaint and seriously the most adorable little town. Everywhere you look is a picture opportunity. I’m so glad we were able to go in the Fall because the town is decorated with pumpkins, witches, fall leaves, and lanterns, and I just felt like I was on the set of Gilmore Girls (fun fact about me: if I could choose a place to live from a TV show, it would be Stars Hollow)!
For dinner on Friday night, we ended up going to West End Pizza Company, which was pretty good. We had pizza and pasta, and both were great. The margaritas were also on point! They have a really nice outdoor patio and live music, which is great for Fall weather. We were pretty exhausted by the time dinner was over and we knew we needed rest for the next day, so we called it an early night.
On Saturday, we had brunch at Sunset Grill which was SO good, and then headed out to the wineries! We took the 290 Wine Shuttle from Main Street out to the wineries because we knew we were going to be drinking and didn’t want to drive. The shuttle comes to each of the wineries every 15 minutes and takes you to the next one, so this is absolutely a must if you are in Fredericksburg and want to hop from winery to winery all day. We were able to make it to three wineries and we had the best time!
The first winery we visited was Mendelbaum Cellars. They just opened up a really big tasting room which was so pretty. I wish they would’ve had some seating inside their new space (it was only standing room), but their wines were so good. We had a bottle of wine and then hopped on the shuttle and headed to the next winery.
The second winery we visited was Fat Ass Ranch & Winery. The thing I loved most about it was the environment. It was very high energy, fun, and upbeat. They also had live music outside, which is always a plus. I wasn’t crazy about their wines. They were a little too sweet and fruity for my taste, but their frozen sangria was BOMB. They also had a prickly pear jalapeno frozen drink, which I mixed with the sangria and omg…DELICIOUS. I would definitely recommend going here if you don’t really care how great the wine is, and you like frozen drinks and a more upbeat environment.
The last winery we stopped at was The Vintage Cellar. I think this was our favorite out of the three because it was more quaint and comfortable. We were able to sit at the tasting bar, talk, and share a bottle of wine. Not to mention, their wines are amazing. They also had small snacks out for tasting, like chips and salsa, crackers, and different types of jams and dips. Another great thing about The Vintage Cellar is that it’s connected to three other wineries, so if you wanted, you could hit up four wineries without having to drive anywhere. It was already the end of the day and we had to catch the last shuttle back to Main, so we weren’t able to visit the other three, but next time we go, I think we will head here first!
Some other great wineries in Fredericksburg that are bigger and more well known are Becker Vineyards and Grape Creek Vineyards. We had already visited these in the past, so we wanted to try something different. But if it’s your first time in Fredericksburg, I would definitely recommend visiting them.
We had the most perfect weekend and it was great to just get away for a bit. We will definitely be going back soon! I hope you guys enjoyed this post and hopefully if you ever visit this perfect town, this post will help! I hope you guys have a great rest of your week.