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  • About Hill Country Wine and Brew Day Trips

    Hill Country Wine and Brew Day Trips provide our customers with a fun tasting experience in and around Fredericksburg, TX, the #2 Wine Country in the Nation. Our passion is introducing you to the wineries and breweries of Fredericksburg, especially the smaller hidden gems that are not on most tour companies' radar.

     

    Our shuttle services depart from Katy, 403 West Grand Parkway South Katy Tx 77494 and bring you to the most beautiful and amazing Texas Hill Country wineries and breweries. Choose Hill Country Wine and Brew Day Trips for your wine and beer tasting tour experience with one of our tour guides.

     

    All tours must have a minimum of 44 people before the scheduled trip is confirmed. If the minimum number of people is not met, we will have to reschedule your tour date.

  • How It Works

    1

    Choose your experience

    Browse our package options and decide which package is best for you or your group.

    2

    Book your tour

    Complete our 'Book Now' section of this website.

    3

    Enjoy!

    Enjoy all-day travel around some of the best wineries, breweries, and distilleries Fredericksburg has to offer.

  • Packages

    Package #1 - $121 New Price

    All Day Event (7 AM - 7PM)

    INCLUDES:

    🍷 All Day Transportation from Katy, TX to Fredericksburg area, TX

    🍷 Tasting a Variety of Wine Selections at TWO Wineries (Limited to 44 Guests)

    🍷 Light Snack, Water, and a Flat Bread Pizza Lunch

     

    Package #2 - $157 New Price

    All Day Event (7 AM - 7 PM)

    (THURS & FRI ONLY)

    INCLUDES:

    🍷 All Day Transportation from Katy, TX to Fredericksburg area, TX

    🍷 Tasting a Variety of Wine Selections at THREE Wineries

    (One winery offers a wine tasting with food pairing for an additional $7.75, and is limited to 10 guests)

    Same winery offer just wine tasting limit 10 guests

    🍷 Light Snack, Water, and a Flat Bread Pizza Lunch

     

    Package #3 - $157 New Price

    All Day Event (7 AM - 7 PM)

    INCLUDES:

    🍷All Day Transportation from Katy, TX to Fredericksburg area, TX

    🍷Tasting a Variety of Wine Selections at ONE Winery (Limited to 22 Guests)

    🍷 Cocktails 101 - Hands on Cocktail Class tasting 6 different drinks at ONE Distillery

     

     

    We are constantly updating and adding new packages.

    Check back soon to keep up with our latest day trips!

     

     

  • Day Trips

    Looking for other day trips? Browse our options below.

    Fredericksburg Networking Retreat

    Package #4 $98.00

    Looking for a little work/life balance? Look no further! Join us for a networking retreat. This is your

    opportunity to network with other professionals and learn new ways to grow your business on the bus, while also enjoying a day of fun and shopping off the bus.

    ON THE BUS ( professional development, team building games, giveaways, and water/snacks ) -one winery included -shopping /lunch on your own in Fredericksburg.

     

    Fredericksburg Trade Days at Sunday Farms

    Package #5 $98

    - All Day Transportation from Katy, TX to Fredericksburg, TX

    - Tasting a Variety of Wine Selections at ONE Winery

    - Visiting Fredericksburg Trade Days at Sunday Farms

    - Light Snack and Water

     

    *Due to size and/or volume, items purchased at Fredericksburg Trade Days are subject to approval by a HCWB Representative.

    *Due to transportation limitations, the purchase of large items and furniture at Fredericksburg Trade Days are not permitted.

    For more information on Fredericksburg Trade Days at Sunday Farms, please visit: http://www.FBGTradeDays.com.

    Wildseed Farms (March through June ONLY)

     Package # 6 $98.00

    - All Day Transportation from Katy, TX to Fredericksburg, TX

    - Tasting a Variety of Wine Selections at ONE Winery

    - Visiting Wildseed Farms

    - Light Snack and Water

     

    Wildseed Farms has been growing fields of wildflowers for the production of seed for more than 35 years.

    With over 200 acres, they are the nation's largest working wildflower farm in Fredericksburg, TX.

    For more information about Wildseed Farms, please visit: http://www.WildseedFarms.com.

  • Book Now

    *Tax is included in each package rate.

  • FAQs

    What to Expect

    This is a social event, so you can expect to meet people and get to know them over the course of your day. Our tour guide will point out landmarks and wineries along the way, telling stories and talking about the local history and wine-making process.

    Tips for a great day of tasting

    • Eat a good breakfast.
    • Avoid coffee or chewing gum. Especially the night before, as it will affect your palate.
    • Drink responsibly. Public intoxication is a crime, regardless if you have a designated driver or are in a limo, bus, or shuttle. It is unlawful to serve or sell alcohol to an intoxicated person. 
    • Dress in layers and wear comfy shoes. 
    • Bring your ID!
    • Please respect your fellow patrons in the tasting rooms.
    • Stay hydrated! Drink as much water was wine. 

    Q: Do I need a reservation?

    Yes! Hill Country Wine and Brew Day Trips offers scheduled pickups only, so reservations are required. Please book online or contact a reservations agent.

    Q: What is included?

    • An itinerary of wonderful wineries and breweries (depending on your package selection).
    • All tasting fees at each winery, brewery, or distillery.
    • Safe and comfortable transportation some with restrooms and wifi.
    • Secure storage of your purchases.
    • 2 light snacks and bottled water.
    • Tax is already included in all packages.
    • Lively commentary, history, and information provided by your tour guide. 

    Q: Where do you pick me up and drop me off?

    Our shuttle will pick you up at 7 AM in Katy 403 West Grand Parkway South Katy, TX 77494 and return you to this same location at the end of the day.

    Q: What should I bring/wear on the day of the trip?

    Bring extra water bottles if you drink a lot of water, bring a bus blanket if you get cold on the bus even in the summer with A/C. Wear flat shoes or sneakers. Dress cool and comfortable in the summer and warm in the winter. Sunhats, sunglasses, and sunblock is recommended in the summer as we are outside a good amount of time. If you have food allergies, please let us know in advance. Bring iPad's, magazines and/or reading material for the ride.

    Q: What happens if I have to cancel?

    We will fully refund you with 72 hours advanced notice before your scheduled trip date. If you cancel within 72 hours of your scheduled trip, we will transfer your booking to a gift card. Gift cards must be used within 1 calendar year.

    Q: What about tasting fees?

    Tasting fees range from $10 to $31 per guest. These are fees charged by the wineries/breweries/distilleries, compensating them for the drink they pour for guests. With Hill Country Wine and Brew Day Trips, all your tasting fees are included in the cost of your day trip.

    Q: What happens if I buy wine?

    Lucky you! We'll tag your bottles and hold them for you in our air conditioned shuttle until the end of the day. No need to carry your purchases. Keep those hands free for tasting.

     

    All purchases will be given back to you at the end of the trip.

    Q: Can I visit a winery not on the route?

    Hill Country Wine and Brew Day Trips works with many area wineries/breweries/distilleries and chooses an itinerary for the day that considers entertainment and tour offerings, expected crowding, and several other factors that can affect the guest experience at each location.

    Q: How long will we spend at each winery?

    The average is about 45 minutes to an hour and a half in order to visit the scheduled locations for the day.

    Q: Are children/pets allowed?

    Children are not allowed on day trips where alcohol is served.

    We do not carry pet insurance, so no pets are allowed.

    Q: Can I drink alcohol on the bus?

    Sorry, regulations ensure that all consumption of alcoholic beverages is confined to the wineries/breweries.

    Q: What if I miss the shuttle?

    There is no refund at all if you miss the shuttle for any reason (traffic, sickness, flat tire, etc.).

    Q: Is there a bathroom on the shuttle?

    There is no restroom on the shuttle, but don't worry, the driver will definitely make a stop on the way up and on the way back.

    Q: Can I smoke?

    There is no smoking allowed on our day trips. Most of the stops do not allow smoking on their grounds. If you would like to smoke, please ask permission first and wait to be directed to a permissible area.

    Vehicle Damage Policy

    The driver inspects each vehicle before, during, and after each day trip. In the event of damage to the vehicle, customer shall assume full financial responsibility for any and all harm and damage suffered by the company, including but not limited to vehicle cleaning, repairs or replacements due to breakage or burns, or any other damage to the vehicle interior or exterior. A minimum of $200 will be charged for an occurrence of harm or damage to the vehicle.