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“Who needs Europe? The Texas Hill Country, west of Austin and north of San Antonio, might be the next best thing to crossing the Atlantic. The region is lush, colorful and, unlike much of the pancake-flat state, dotted with beautiful green hills that are evocative of Tuscany or the south of France. Moreover, the region is speckled with 22 wineries that buzz with food and music festivals year round.” — The New York Times
Known as the “Gateway to the Hill Country”, Dripping Springs is perfectly situated in one of the nation’s most popular destination spots. While conveniently located just minutes from Austin, Dripping Springs is a world away from the city grind and just a stone’s skip from award-winning wineries, microbreweries, world-class antiquing, olive orchards, outdoor adventures, and more.
The following provides just a taste of what lies in store for you, your friends and family to experience and explore near Dripping Springs.
Wineries – Within minutes of downtown Dripping Springs are award-winning wineries including Driftwood Estate, Duchman Family Winery, Texas Hills Vineyard, Spicewood Vineyards, Stone House Vineyard, McReynolds Winery, and more. For detailed information including tasting room hours, visit texaswinetrail.com.
Wedding Venues – Dripping Springs is the official “Wedding Capital of Texas” and we can lay claim to some of the most beautiful venues. Many are tucked away down beautiful country roads but, thanks to the Homestead’s central location, you’ll be close to them all.
Shopping – Just down the road is the charming village of Wimberley. Situated around the town square and just beyond are a variety of unique and locally owned shops filled with special antiques, art, furnishings, and more.
Nature – Dripping Springs is nestled next to one of the state’s most visited parks, Pedernales Falls State Park, which holds a dramatic waterfall as its centerpiece. Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve, also nearby, likewise boasts a breathtaking 50 foot rock overhang and waterfall.
Olive Orchards – With weather and landscape evocative of Provence and Tuscany, it is no surprise olive orchards have begun to flourish in this neck of the woods. Nearby Texas Hill Country Olive Company has robust olive orchards and a fun and delicious tasting room with more than just olive oil.