Just off of U.S. Hwy 290 and past the LBJ Ranch is a distinctly Texas style family run vineyard and winery. Their 17 acre estate vineyard contains many of the “hot” varietals such as Tempranillo, Touriga, Mourvedre, and Genache. These grape varietals have done well in Texas’s own unique and sometimes unpredictable climate. Since the days when they first opened with just a handful of wines, you can now find a wide selection of whites and reds available with Texas grown grapes in the bottles. The Vino Blanco and Grenache Rose are distinctly good as well as the Muscat Canelli. The Texas Family Reserve really stands out as their quality red and if you’re lucky you may still find a few 2006 vintages around. After you’ve indulged in the Tempranillo and Merlot, save yourself for the Ruby Port. It packs a punch. Wow says it all! We hear that their geothermal cooled cellar is worth checking out, too. The views from the high perch of this winery likewise provide a breathtaking opportunity to relax, soak in the beautiful surrounding Texas hill country and beckon you to stay a while.

www.pedernalescellars.com

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