12/1/2021

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With roughly 250 wineries producing Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino and other Tuscan DOC wines, I have a lot of drinking to do to decide on my personal top ten (right, life could be worse). However, a perfect winery visit in Tuscany doesn't just consist of fine wines, but also of great views, beautiful buildings and last but not least nice and welcoming people with interesting life stories to tell.

Central Coast Area Map. Our application provides a data searching option that allow the user to find any winery establishment in the Central Coast. Zero 815 Winery 11157 US Hwy 290 W Hye, TX 78635. Hye Meadow Winery 10257 US Hwy 290 W Hye, TX 78635. Calais Winery 8115 US Hwy 290 W Hye, TX, 78635. Ron Yates Wines 6676 US Hwy 290 W Hye, Texas 78635. Texas Hill Vineyards 878 Ranch Rd 2766 Johnson City, TX 78636. Woodrose Winery 662 Woodrose Lane Stonewall, TX 78671. Kuhlman Cellars 18421 US Hwy 290 E. Using our map of the Texas Hill Country you will find the associated wineries, trails, landmarks, and all your needs when visiting the Texas Hilll Country.


The order in the list below indicates the vicinity of the wineries to Montalcino's town center (see winery map below) and not any personal preference. To get the best out of your visit, be sure to book an appointment beforehand.
  • A) IL PALAZZONE this winery can be reached by foot from Monntalcino's town centre - i.e. you can taste as much as you like and won't have to worry about driving back into town. Owned by Richard Parsons, the winery is run by husband and wife team Laura and Marco, who will make sure you taste but also understand Brunello. Can't come out or would like to refresh your memory about anything Brunello beforehand? Have a read through Laura's highly knowledgeable Palazzone wine blog or read my Brunello maker interview with her here.

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  • B) BRUNELLO TORNESIA small family run winery with a gorgeous view over the Val d'Orcia and mount Amiata. The father and daughter team are true Montalcinesi whose ancestors have been farming these lands for generations. Their wines bear testimony to one of the highest vineyards in Montalcino (and they'll be happy to give you a lift back to town in case you buy too many cases).
  • C) BIONDI SANTIIf you're into history you will have to stop by here. The oldest still existing bottles of Brunello (dating back to 1888) keep maturing in the cellars of Il Greppo. No other winery in Montalcino has been producing Brunello for as long as the Biondi Santi family. However, history has its price. Unless you happen to have unlimited spending power, you may want to fill your shopping basket somewhere else, where you'll be able to get similar quality for a much lower price.



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  • D) PODERE LE RIPI - A member of a famous Italian coffee merchant family, Francesco Illy has come to wine late in his life, but once he was at it he decided to go the whole nine yards. Wine making at le Ripi follows organic and biodynamic principles and the impressive wine cellar has been constructed brick by brick according to Illy's own design which foregoes any use of cement and iron. The estate and visits are run by oenologist Sebastian and his young team and so far everybody I have met has been extremely welcoming and knowledgeable.
  • E) CASTELLO ROMITORIOowner Sandro Chia started off his professional career with art not wine (he was part of the famous transavanguardia movement). Once his art started selling he decided to buy the Romitorio castle in 1984 and turned it into a stunning property. He's obviously trying to make sure, that the world will remember him for more than just his artwork at the MOMA.
  • F) FONTERENZAOwned and run by the lovely twin sisters Margherita and Francesca, who are very passionate about producing great biodynamic wines and incredibly knowledgeable about anything organic. Ask them for a few tips if you are planning to turn yourself into an organic hobby gardener (that's what I did).
  • G) COLLEMATTONIFinally a true local. Montalcino's wineries are a multicultural hotpot. The great wines and the beauty of the landscape have brought many a foreigner (Milan and the rest of Italy included) to this area. But nothing nicer than the people who are literally from the land. The Bucci family has been living at Collemattoni for generations. The winery is run now by Marcello Bucci, who pours the Tuscan ancestral knowledge straight into his organic wines.
  • H) UCCELLIERAAs we're talking locals: here's another man whose family has been farming Montalcino's lands for centuries. Andrea Cortonesi is best described with the French term vigneron. His enthusiasm and passion for anything wine are visible in every inch of his land. And Uccelliera lies in prime position if you want to visit Sant'Antimo abbey too.
  • I) SESTI - CASTELLO DI ARGIANOTuscany has a medieval castle or Renaissance villa at every road bend. Nevertheless I don't know many locations that leave the visitor as besotted as Castello di Argiano's beautiful medieval hamlet. And the Sesti wines are as congruent and true to terroir as the stunning hamlet and vineyards where they are produced (read on here for further ratings and accolades).
  • K) CUPANOA Frenchman goes Brunello. Lionel and Ornella, the French-Italian owners had already been holidaying in Montalcino when most farmhouses in the countryside didn't have electricity yet. After a career in film-making and journalism they decided to blend French savoir-faire with Brunello wines. Take time to have a stroll through Camigliano (a lovely tourist-free village that belongs to the council of Montalcino) before or after your visit at the Cupano winery.
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Once you've tasted yourself through the above wineries, you'll realize that my preference goes to the small producers. My idea of a good wine is linked to a vintner who can be found talking to the vines (and at times to the people who visit his or her vineyard).


This said, some medium to big scale estates have been crucial to Brunello wines conquering of the world. The biggest and one of the most important players here is Banfi, the sponsor of the
Montalcino Jazz & Wine festival, one of the best summer jazz festivals in Italy. The Castello Banfi wines are very much made for the American market, so don't go looking for an artisan product here. These are not the wines I personally like to drink, even though the winery seems to supply work to half of my Tuscan village. Maybe one day Banfi realizes that it could do these hills a lot of good if it decided to go organic likeCol d'Orcia, its neighbor and another of Montalcino's biggest estates.

And as we're talking about music. Wine and music lovers who have an open mind may want to check out the Paradiso di Frassinawinery, where vines and their respective grapes can happily listen to Mozart whilst growing along (research on the effect of this is partly sponsored by Bose and carried out by the university of Pisa). People with more interest in history than music should stop by at the lovely Collosorbo winery. It seems that part of the cellar has been in use since Etruscan times. No idea whether that's myth or fact, but be sure to walk badly behaved kids through the secret passage. The sole mention of getting shut into it got mine to behave well for the rest of the visit.

If you have endless time up your sleeves print out the Consorzio Brunello di Montalcino's winery map, which supplies location and contact details of all the wineries in Montalcino (or download the vintners association's new Brunello app) and taste your way through more than 200 estates to define your very own top ten. The Consorzio's map is also great for people new to Montalcino and its Sangiovese wines, as it supplies basic knowledge about Brunello's history, its territory and the best vintages of the last 65 years. You can get a print-out copy of it at Montalcino's tourist office.

If you'd like to explore other wine making areas in Tuscany, my 7 Tips on how to taste Tuscan Wine right at the Winery will also be of help.

Plan your visit

We’re surrounded by wineries, breweries, distilleries, and all the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country. Use The SML Official Roadmap to the Hwy 290 Wine Trail to help plan your trip. You won’t be able to do it all in one visit, but we’ll be here when you’re ready to come back.

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Or select a category below to see places to visit on Hwy 290

  • Lost Draw Cellars
    113 E Park St.
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • Grape Creek Vineyards
    10587 US Hwy 290 E
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624
    * SML Recommended

  • Pontotoc Vineyard
    320 West Main St.
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • Fredericksburg Winery
    247 West Main St.
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • 1851 Vineyards
    4222 S St Hwy 16
    Fredericksburg, TX, 78624

  • Narrow Path Main Street Tasting
    Winery & Vineyard:
    6331 South Ranch Road 1623
    Stonewall, TX 78671
    Downtown Tasting Room:
    113 E. Main St.
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • Longhorn Cellars
    315 Ranch Road 1376
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • Baron’s Creek Vineyards
    5865 US Hwy 290 E
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • Hilmy Cellars
    12346 US Hwy 290 E
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • 290Vinery
    300 W Main (Hwy 290)
    Johnson City, TX 78636

  • Alexander Vineyards
    6360 Goehmann Lane
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • Zero 815 Winery
    11157 US Hwy 290 W
    Hye, TX 78635

  • Hye Meadow Winery
    10257 US Hwy 290 W
    Hye, TX 78635

  • Calais Winery
    8115 US Hwy 290 W
    Hye, TX, 78635

  • Ron Yates Wines
    6676 US Hwy 290 W
    Hye, Texas 78635

  • Texas Hill Vineyards
    878 Ranch Rd 2766
    Johnson City, TX 78636

  • Woodrose Winery
    662 Woodrose Lane
    Stonewall, TX 78671

  • Kuhlman Cellars
    18421 US Hwy 290 E
    Stonewall, TX 78671 * SML Recommended

  • William Chris Vineyards
    10352 US Hwy 290
    Hye, TX 78635 * SML Recommended

  • Pedernales Cellars
    2916 Upper Albert Rd
    Stonewall, TX 78671 * SML Recommended

  • Fiesta Winery
    6260 US Hwy 290 E,
    Fredericksburg, TX

  • Messina Hof Hill Country Winery
    9996 US Hwy 290 E
    Fredericksburg, TX

  • Becker Vineyards
    Winery & Vineyard:
    464 Becker Farms Rd
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624
    Main Street Tasting Room:
    307 East Main Street
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • Lewis Wines
    3209 US Hwy 290
    Johnson City, TX 78636

  • Signor Vineyards
    362 Livesay Lane
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • 4.0 Cellars
    10354 US Hwy 290 E
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624 * SML Recommended

  • Inwood Estates
    10303 US Hwy 290
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • The Wine Garage
    11602 US Hwy 290 E
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • Bingham Family Vineyards
    3915 US Hwy 290
    Fredericksburg, TX 76051 * SML Recommended

  • Cicada Cellars
    14746 US Hwy 290 E
    Stonewall, TX 78671
    * SML Recommended

  • Fredericksburg Brewing Company
    245 E Main St
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • Altstadt Brewery
    6120 US Hwy 290 E
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • Hye Cider Company
    123 Rocky Rd
    Hye, TX 78635

  • Pecan Street Brewing
    106 E Pecan Dr
    Johnson City, TX 78636-2034

  • Elk Store Winery & Distillery
    327 E Main St
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • e Rum
    11247 US Hwy 290
    Stonewall, TX 78671

  • Horn Winery & Azeo Distillery
    9953 US Hwy 290 W
    Hye, TX 78635

  • Garrison Brothers Distillery
    1827 Hye-Albert Rd
    Hye, TX 78635

  • Andalusia Whiskey Co
    6462 US Hwy 281 N
    Blanco, TX 78606

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  • Hye Market and Deli
    10261 US Hwy 290 W
    Hye, TX 78635

  • Chocolates El Rey
    42 South Ranch Road 1623
    Stonewall TX 78671

  • Stouts Trattoria at Grape Creek
    10587 US Hwy 290 E
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624
    * SML Recommended

  • Woerners Warehouse Cafe & Catering
    305 S Lincoln St
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • Sunset Grill
    902 S Adams St
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • August E’s
    203 E San Antonio St
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • Cabernet Grill
    2805 S State Hwy 16
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • Weinheimer & Son
    14462 Hwy 290 E
    Stonewall, TX 78671

  • Burg’s Corner
    15194 US Hwy 290 E
    Stonewall, TX 78671

  • Jenschke’s Orchards
    8301 US Hwy 290 E
    Stonewall, TX 78624

  • The Preserve
    650 Double Horn Road
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • Albert Texas
    5435 S. R.R. 1623
    Albert-Stonewall, TX 78671

  • Enchanted Rock
    16710 Ranch Rd. 965
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • Hat and Heart Farm
    3961 North Grape Creek Rd.
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Major Attractions

  • Marketplatz (Market Square)
    126 W. Main St.
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • Wildseed Farms
    100 Legacy Dr.
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • Fredericksburg Trade Day
    355 Sunday Farms Ln
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • Luckenbach, Texas
    412 Luckenbach Town Loop
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

  • The Preserve
    650 Doublehorn Rd
    Stonewall, TX

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site

Set over 700 beautiful acres, you can hike, swim, and visit historical cabins and the Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead. Keep your eye out for wildlife — there’s an enclosure of American Bison here!

Pedernales Falls State Park

Hike along nearly 20 miles of trails, or go swimming or fishing in the Pedernales River. Make sure to stop by the falls — a shallow cascade down the landscape’s rounded limestone. The park fills up on weekends, so make sure to make a reservation!

Enchanted Rock

More than a hill but less than a mountain, Enchanted Rock is a huge pink granite bubble jutting out of the arid landscape. Explore almost 11 miles of hiking trails, or go rock climbing on the steep sides of the dome.

Old Tunnel State Park

This abandoned railroad tunnel turned state park is now home to over 3 million Mexican free-tailed bats. Stop by at sunset to see the spectacle of their daily emergence from the safety of their cave.

Rockbox Theater

Catch a show at the Rockbox Theater. Once a warehouse, this theater seats nearly 400, and features original music, tribute bands, and comedy.

Pioneer Museum

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Learn what life was like for German settlers in this area back in the 1800s. Check their calendar of events for walking tours and celebrations like Founders Day.

Downtown Johnson City

This quaint downtown features restaurants and antique shops in a charming town square. Catch live music on Saturdays at Pecan Street Brewing!

Fredericksburg

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Less than 20 minutes from the Stonewall Motor Lodge, Fredericksburg’s historic Main Street is home to shops, wineries, and restaurants, as well as educational sites like the National Museum of the Pacific War.

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