This past Sunday was our 6th anniversary and we headed out of Austin to a little town in the hill country, called Fredericksburg. Now, most people come to Fredericksburg for the beer (consumption is legal on the sidewalks which means you can take a beer to go!) and antique shopping but it is also along a road known as the Wine Road 290. I won’t spend much time on Texas wine because while it’s good, it’s no Sonoma (and that’s where we spent our first anniversary!) but I will show you our favorite winery of the trip. Now most of the wineries have this ‘Texas Tuscan’ feel, which I think is pretty silly. The Texas Hill Country has it’s own aesthetic, and personally, I don’t think it’s even close to Tuscan. Now, when a friend suggested we check out the newly opened Four Point O Cellars, we were happy to see a distinct difference in the look and feel of this winery.
I little closer to what you typically see in the Austin area and surrounding hill country. Love it. This is where we had our wine tastings which was $10 for 8 pours and we got to keep the glasses. Pretty good deal.
After the tasting we enjoyed the open air covered patio and listened to some live music. The breeze was blowing through and it was just perfect.
One of the other highlights of the trip was a visit to the only bourbon distillery in the state of Texas – Garrison Brothers. We got a tour of their beautiful facilities and learned a lot more about how bourbon is made. Here is a picture of the sweet mash fermenting. . . smells SO GOOD!
And the bourbon aging in charred oak barrels. . .
Apparently, rocking chairs are a theme in this area of the state. I can’t complain about that.
Our little trip was a nice little getaway from our normal lives. . . we got to nap, eat (pie!), rest and generally take life at a much slower pace. It was lovely.
Happy 6th anniversary love, and here’s to the many more that are still to come.
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