This latest winery to open its doors on the Texas Hill Country’s famous 290 winery highway is making a mark from the onset. The owner, Eric Hilmy, strives for quality vineyard farming to produce quality wines. The current selection of wines include: Doo•Zwa•zō (Chardonnay/Chenin Blanc blend), a single vineyard Muscat Canelli (so good, you’ll need a few bottles),a Tempranillo blend, a Tempranillo with fruit harvested from Lost Draw Vineyards on the Texas High Plains, and a soon to be released proprietary white called Persephone. They are an all star line up. The estate also has a vineyard in the back growing Sangiovese. The vines are maturing nicely and should soon be producing some estate wine. The tasting room is spacious and airy. The design is sleek and modern yet warm and inviting with large leather seats and colorful artwork on display along with pots of orchids and a nice selection of wine inspired books for sale. You won’t feel cluttered or cramped as you sip your glass of wine while checking out some of the local art or leisurely chatting with friends as you hang out and enjoy the cool vibes, relaxed atmosphere and great wines. Make this new place a stop on your next trip out to the Hill Country, you won’t be disappointed!

Hilmy Cellars