For today’s #WineWednesday , TPG contributor Kristine Hansen takes us to one of the USA’s under-the-radar wine regions, the Texas Hill Country between San Antonio and Austin to try some wines you might not have heard of, all served with signature Texas hospitality.
Think of Texas and wineries might not immediately come to mind. Instead, you’re envisioning country music, cowboy boots and miles of tumbleweed. Maybe even a platter of Tex-Mex fajitas. But everything is bigger in Texas, including wine consumption and the state is one that distributors and importers clamor to grab a piece of, year after year, so what better region to engage in wine production?
From San Antonio, it’s about a 45-minute drive to the Texas Hill Country’s Texas Wine Trail, a wine region with 35 wineries that is quickly coming into its own. The largest carrier at San Antonio International Airport is Southwest Airlines.
Another option is to fly into Austin, Texas. After Southwest, the largest carrier here is American Airlines. The airport is also served by most of the domestic carriers as well, including Alaska, Delta, JetBlue, United and US Airways.
Texas Hill Country is defined as a swatch of land stretching from Fredericksburg to Austin, and Lampasas to New Braunfels, so you’ve got a lot of potential ground to cover.