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What to Pack – Pack something comfortable…and something you can get messy! Depending on whether you’re doing a wine tasting or a grape stomp…let’s face it, you might get a little dirty. Either way, I always prefer to wear a lightweight cute and comfortable romper or dress with sandals or booties (depending on the season.) Most wineries have gorgeous vineyards and views and you May even want to do a little walking around outside. So…pack for comfort while still looking cute!

What to Do – Do a Wine Tasting & Grape Stomp at Messina Hof and Pedernales Cellars – While we were there, they were having their harvest festival. And these 2 wineries are 2 of my favorite in town, so we just had to visit! They had all sorts of fun activities in addition to their usual wine tastings (which we did and LOVED!) We got to participate in a grape stomp where we literally got in a big old barrel of grapes and we “I Love Lucy”-ed it and stomped those grapes into grape juice haha!

We loved getting to see the ins and outs of the wine-making process during our tour. We also did a wine tasting with friends and had the best time! We love stopping by Messina Hof’s Grapevine, TX and Fredericksburg, TX locations each year, and next year we plan to add their original location, Bryan, TX on the list too.

Messina Hof’s almond wine is my favorite (and it pairs with chocolate so well, yum!). If you love wine, you just have to stop by! They have an indoor and an outdoor area, a fire pit and even these adorable little suites out back that you can rent and have a nice glass of wine on the front porch.

Where to Stay – A Suite at Messina Hof – I absolutely LOVED our little cabin/suite here. It had a fridge stocked with goodies already, the sweetest little living room area, and our favorite part was the little front and back patios for enjoying coffee or a glass of wine everyday!

Where to Have a Drink – Have a Drink at Luckenbach – You just have to add this onto your list while you’re nearby! This place is huge. They have an indoor bar, outdoor areas where you can watch live bands and even a shop inside to snag some fun souvenirs. And it’s great for fun little photo ops (like the kissing booth they have there!) = )

Where to Shop – Shop the Square in Fredericksburg, TX – From James Avery to tasting rooms to some of the cutest little boutiques, this is one of my favorite squares. There is something for everyone from kids to women to men to even home decor…and did I mention tasting rooms? = )

Where to Eat Brunch – Grab Brunch at Sunset Grill – You just have to have their breakfast margaritas. They have orange juice in them and are SO good! I didn’t get one, but Matt did, and I instantly regretted it and kept drinking his! They also have amazing omelets!

Where to Eat Dinner in Fredericksburg

Go to Dinner & Dance at Crossroads – This steakhouse is one of my favorites in town. Every single cut of meat I have had there is amazing, as is the seafood, the veggies and even the dessert! And when you get done eating, make sure you head on out to the dance floor!

Have you been to Fredericksburg TX yet? Do you love wine tasting? What do you wear for a weekend at a winery? Let me know in a comment below!

Wine tasting trip in Fredericksburg TX featured by top US travel blog, Walking in Memphis in High Heels
  1. Emma Peach

    The wine stomping looks so much fun! The romper is perfect for the job!

    Emma xxx

  2. jess jannenga

    Hi Laura,
    This looks wonderful! I love the scenery and really enjoy visiting vineyards around us or while traveling. The grape stomping is something I need to try! Cute outfit too!

  3. Jana Style Blog

    This looks like so much fun!! I love wineries, especially in the fall! xo Jana |

  4. Ruth

    Oh wow that looks like so much fun! I’ve been to a wine tasting before and it is so fun. I’ll have to put this on my fall bucket list!

  5. Tanvi Rastogi

    Looks like you had a great time. Love the guide. Thanks! 🙂

  6. Lizzie

    This sounds like so much fun! Wins topping would be such a cool experience!


  7. midlifeandbeyond

    this looks like a lot of fun! Perfect outfit for it! Alison xx

  8. roxy

    The Harvest Festival sounds like such a great time to be at a winery!! I love this guide to the area around the vineyards.

  9. Rachel

    What a fun day! I love that you got to actually step on the grapes, so fun!


  10. Torey

    This looks like the best time!

  11. Jill

    What a great trip! The wine stopping would be so much fun! Thank you so much for the feature!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  12. Amber

    This grape stomp event looks like so much fun! Thank you for sharing! =)

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  13. Kileen

    Looks like so much fun! Would love to visit a vineyard and do some grape stomping!

    cute & little

  14. Shelbee on the Edge

    Oh how fun! I have not been on a wine tasting tour in years. I would love to do it again! Such a great outfit for tasting, too. Fun post. Thanks for sharing!


  15. Sarah Lindner

    What a cool experience! Looks like you had so much fun xoxo sarah

  16. Morgan

    Does it get any better than wine and dinner at a great steakhouse?! Also the grape stomping sounds fun!

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  17. Jamaria

    Omg this looks so much fun! You had me at wine tasting. Thanks for sharing! Xo

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