Plan a Trip to the Burnet County Wine Trail
As one of the top regions in the state for producing wine, the Texas Hill Country is home to a wide variety of fantastic vineyards and wineries, at least eight of which are found in the Highland Lakes of Burnet County. The Hill Country Wine Trail, in fact, is a favorite of visitors to the area. The trail stretches from Bertram to Burnet to Marble Falls, Spicewood, Tow, Llano, Fredericksburg, and Johnson City, making Burnet County the perfect place to stay and plan road trips to nearby vineyards. You don’t even have to leave Burnet County for a full wine trail experience.
The newest winery on the scene, 7 Creeks Vineyard, opened its doors in August 2019. The vineyard, which sells Old Wine Zinfandel, Cuvée Blanc de Blanc, Mourvèdre, Souzão, Chardonnay, and Alicante Bouschet, is located at 400 County Road 200A, Burnet, TX 78611.
Flat Creek Estate Winery & Vineyard at 24912 Singleton Bend E. in Marble Falls is also home to a John Houck-designed disc golf course. Visit the tasting room at Flat Creek Enoteca at 112 U.S. 281, which is also in town, for wine flights, wood-fired fare, cheese and charcuterie, and a wine and gift shop.
Fiesta Winery Tasting Room is located in Old Oak Square on historic Main Street in Marble Falls. Wines produced at Fiesta Winery’s vineyard near Bend, Texas, are served along with variations of cheese and crackers and chips and salsa, which pair well with the wines. Find this Fiesta Winery Tasting Room at 309 Main St., No. 9, Marble Falls, TX 78654.
Housed in a 1904 store and brick building in downtown Bertram, Flanigan’s Texas Distillery & Winery is just steps from the historic Bertram Train Depot. Visitors step off the Austin Steam Train when it deposits guests on its round trip from Austin to Burnet. Taste a corn-based whiskey, Irish-style moonshine distilled from potatoes, and a Texas grappa. The winery’s four wines include a Chardonnay, Tannant, and two blends. Flanigan’s is located at 330 N. Lampasas St., Bertram, TX 78605.
KFire Winery & Vineyard opened in 2017 with a unique tasting room decorated in a firehouse theme. An impressive wine list includes whites, reds, sweets, and dessert wine port style. Firefighters who bring their department patches get a free glass of wine. KFire Winery & Vineyard is located at 3059 County Road 212, Bertram, TX 78605.
Perissos Vineyard & Winery has been at home in Burnet County since its opening in 2009. The winery and 16-acre vineyard are situated in the Hoover’s Valley area, offering incredible views to drink in along with its 100 percent Texas-grown wines. Find Perissos at 7214 Park Road 4 West, Burnet, TX 78611.
Spicewood Vineyards greets guests with a dose of gracious Texas hospitality. The vineyard has produced wine since 1992, receiving numerous awards for its finished products. The 32-acre vineyard and winery are perfect places for weddings and other important moments. It is located at 1419 County Road 409, Spicewood, TX 78669.
Stone House Vineyard in far south Burnet County overlooks lovely Lake Travis. Living up to its name, the Stone House winery is constructed of enormous limestone blocks, each reportedly weighing over 2,000 pounds. The vineyard’s 11 varietals and 15 wines have garnered 33 awards. Stone House Vineyard is located at 24350 Haynie Flat Road, Spicewood, TX 78669.
Torr Na Lochs translates from Gaelic into “hill over lakes,” a perfect moniker for this lovely vineyard and winery overlooking both Inks Lake and Lake Buchanan. Making 100 percent Texas wines since its opening in 2015, Torr Na Lochs hosts weddings and other events. It is located at 7055 Texas 29 West, Burnet, TX 78611.
Once you’ve experienced the wineries of Burnet County, you can branch out into Llano and Gillespie counties for even more.