Austin Wineries

Top Southwest Austin Wineries to Check Out this Weekend

We're lucky to have so many fun and exciting attraction near our homes, including a variety of wineries to visit! If you haven't had a chance to check out the many wineries in the Texas Hill Country, you should make plans to go soon. Why not this weekend? Here are our top three picks for fun, friendly, and fabulous wineries near our luxury apartments close to Dripping Springs.

Solaro Estate Winery

Solaro Estate Winery located at 13111 Silver Creek Road was named Texas Winery of the Year in 2014 and again in 2015, and you’ll quickly see why when you visit. The beautiful setting and impressive views are well matched to the incredible wines they create. They offer a diverse range of wine styles and varietals from their crisp and refreshing Reserve Roussanne to their rich, velvety Port, so there's a wine for everyone to enjoy no matter their taste preferences. Also when visiting Solaro, keep an eye out for their beloved vineyard dog, Brix. No trip to Solaro is complete without saying a quick hello to this sweet pup!

Duchman Family Winery

Duchman Family Winery uses 100% Texas grapes, which is not something you see at many Texas wineries. Their dedication to making traditional Texas wine, combined with their stunning tasting room, should put a stop at Duchman at the top of your list. Their tasting room is located at 13308 Farm to Market 150 in Driftwood. All of the Duchman wines are beautifully bottled and priced reasonably, so grab a couple of bottle for gifts and a couple of bottles for yourself!

Driftwood Estate Winery

Driftwood is exactly what one would expect from a traditional Texas winery. It has a rustic quality that is endearing and serves as a reminder that wine at its most basic is a result of farming. The tasting room sits on a bluff and overlooks the vineyard and Hill Country. It is a stunning view but also a beautiful reminder of where the grapes originate from and who grows them. The tasting room is located at 4001 Elder Hill Road in Driftwood. Do not forget to try the Orange Muscat; it is a truly unique wine!

These fantastic wineries and many more attractions are only a short distance away from our southwest Austin luxury apartments. The next time you are cruising in the Texas Hill Country for some wine tastings stop by and tour one of our apartments for rent at Ocotillo. Our luxury apartments near Dripping Springs put you right where you want to be. Happy tasting and we hope to see you soon!