Share a Piece of Our World

Let our knowledgeable Texas wine ambassadors guide you through our winemakers' selection of five wines as you gaze over the rolling hills and ravines of the Pedernales River Valley.

  • Group size limit of 6
  • $20 per person, waived with purchase of three bottles or more 

For groups up to twelve, please select "Large Group Tastings" from the dropdown menu below your party size.


Enjoy a guided tour of our winemaking facility along side one of our tenured team members. Learn about our winemaking process as you sample wines straight from the barrel while relaxing in our cellar. 

  • Group size limited to 6 guests
  • $50 per person, $25 per member
  • Due to the nature of this tour, all guests in Barrel Tasting must be at least 21

Exclusively for our wine club members and their guests. Be sure to contact us for special occassions or unique requests, we love to help create unforgettable experiences for you.

Discover William Chris Vineyards

The moment you pull off Highway 290 onto the William Chris grounds, you'll discover the simple charm of a serene farm house surrounded by grapevines - all beautifully suited to their terroir. Even at first look, the spirit of Hye Estate's agricultural heritage transcends time and space. Our tasting room dates to 1905. When we took ownership it was delapidated and weathered by age, but Bill and Chris thought it was a part of Hye Estate's heritage worthy of preservation. The two reclaimed original fixtures and materials, then rebuilt the house room by room. The legend of the Skeleton Key began with the re-construction of our first tasting room. Out of that experience, one of our most famous red wine blends was born.

What to Expect

During your wine tasting experience you will discover our passion for Texas winegrowing, and hopefully you'll be inspired to continue exploring less familiar varietals that express the lone star terroir.

Outdoor deck and pavillion seating provides breathtaking panoramic views of the rolling hills behind rows of lush grapevines. Picnic tables under our historic oak grove also provide a serene area for snacking and wine drinking with friends.

We offer live music on the weekends and snack plates to satisfy your appetite. We even provide bottled water, fans, blankets, and outdoor heaters to keep you comfortable if you choose to take a seat outdoors.

Whether you are a frequent guest or new to the Texas Hill Country, we invite you to grab a glass, kick your feet up and enjoy real Texas wine.

We are pleased to share a piece of our world.

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