Who: Becker Vineyards
What: A family run winery, vineyard and private event space open for tours and tastings.
When: Monday to Thursday 10am – 5pm, Friday to Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday Noon – 6pm
Where: Near Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country at 464 Becker Farms Rd, Stonewall, TX 78671
Why: On a near picture perfect day we made our way to Stonewall, Texas. It’s about an hour outside of Austin, and is nestled in the Texas Hill Country with other wineries and breweries.
But Becker Vineyards is special, upon driving up you are just greeted with this beautiful big vineyard. On the property, they have 46 acres comprised of 8 varietals, including Syrah, Petite Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Petite Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.
We arrived for a private Rose event which was absolutely wonderful. It was held in the Lavender House, a private event space that operates on the property. We got to sample over 9 different Rose’s and paired it with some cheese and other snacks to help complement the notes in the wine.
While the event brought us to the vineyards, it wasn’t until after the event that we had the chance to meet Dr. Becker himself and Winemaker Jonathan Leahy. The two took us on a private tour of their special reserve, shared stories of how they barrel and age their product, and tapped wine for us straight from the barrel. They were so hospitable and I’ve heard similar stories of other patrons who were lucky enough to catch Mr. Becker when he was on the property and the man is just extremely kind and generous and you get that feeling of hospitality when you’re at his establishment.
After the tour we decided to head to the veranda and buy a bottle of wine to enjoy for the rest of the afternoon. We went with their signature Rose the Jolie, and sat down overlooking one of the vineyards, it was just blissful there. It’s the perfect space for big or small parties, intimate day dates, or a great place to bring friends from out of town!
I hope when you’re looking to try a Texas Winery you’ll come give the Beckers a visit and let them know Dine With Shayda sent you. It’s too perfect of a place not to go check out, and bring home a bottle or two of wine for yourself! You’ll thank me later. And follow my daily food adventures on Instagram and Snapchat at @DineWithShayda.
Travel often, Make every meal count, and always drink one more glass of wine!
And if you are looking to make a weekend of it, there are some great B&Bs in the area. [eafl id=5614 name=”Bed and Breakfast” text=”Make your Bed & Breakfast reservation today!”]