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The Hill Country has been called Texas Haute Country where you can have a BBQ sandwich for lunch and pan-seared scallops with Chipotle lime hollandaise for dinner. A host of restaurants, cafes, clubs, bistros, bakeries, coffee houses, BBQ joints, and other venues offer enticing menus of traditional and non-traditional Hill Country fare prepared with classic, simple, and farm-fresh ingredients sure to please the palate. Add in award winning wineries, micro-breweries and brew pubs (plus one legal whiskey distillery) offering the finest in wines, brews, and spirits, and you have the “recommended Hill Country dining experience.” Come Enjoy!

Come join others who have experienced the diversity of wining and dining in the Hill Country, and discover first-hand why visitors “follow the lavender trails, pick peaches and apples, buy fresh pressed olive oil, sample the offerings at award-winning wineries, and have a meal in the unique eateries - from chic restaurants with world-class dishes on the menu to back-country roadhouses famous for BBQ and hamburgers.” (Thompson-Anderson, The Texas Hill Country: A Food and Wine Lover’s Paradise 2008). It’s an experience you won’t forget.

The Hill Country is the land of entertainment, whether for fun, relaxation, leisure, recreation, amusement, or other enjoyment. You’ll find everything from rough n’ tumble rodeos to black tie affairs, honky-tonks to stately ballrooms, country-western music to the symphony, museums to historical re-enactments, farmer’s markets to festivals and fests, water sports to the Sport of Kings, plus much, much more. Check your favorite Hill Country destinations for entertainment venues and “Events” for even more entertainment opportunities.

With more than 25 state-of-the-art wineries in nine of its 22 counties, the terms “Hill Country” and “Wine Country” are virtually synonymous. Winemaking today is a far cry from the early winemaking days in Gillespie and surrounding counties when German and other European settlers practiced their winemaking skills and began making Mustang grape and dandelion wines, primarily for personal consumption. Today, with a wide variety of wines, many award winning, the Hill Country has become a leading wine producing area in Texas and is now ranked the 2nd fastest-growing wine destination in the nation. The Hill Country also hosts and boasts micro-breweries and brew pubs in several locales, as well as the State’s only legal whiskey distillery in Blanco County. Come visit the Hill Country and enjoy your favorite wines and spirits.


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