Share a Piece of Our World
NOTE: Reservations are required.
Let our knowledgeable Texas wine ambassadors guide you through our winemakers' selection of five wines as you gaze over the rolling hills of the Pedernales River Valley.
For groups up to twelve, please select "Large Group Tastings" and note large group reservations are hosted outdoors, under our covered pavilion.
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 an important part of the Hye Estate's heritage and worthy of preservation. The pair reclaimed original fixtures and materials, then rebuilt the house room by room. The legend of the Skeleton Key began with the re-construction of the old farmhouse which was 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 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. Large group tastings are scheduled outdoors under the covered pavilion.
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.
Out of consideration for all of our guests, dog lovers as well as those who are not, we require your four-legged friends to remain outside and on a leash. No pets are allowed inside the tasting room without service animal designation/certification. We also kindly request you follow these guidelines when bringing pets to the vineyard:
- Dogs are to remain on a leash at all times.
- Please help us keep this property beautiful, clean up after your dog. Bags and receptacles are provided.
- Pet owners are responsible for their dog’s behavior - please remain attentive.
- Dogs MUST be up to date on all shots.
- Be mindful of your neighbors, if asked to separate your dog from another, leash your dog, or remove your dog from the grounds, please do so in a courteous manner.
- Dogs who display any type of aggression are not allowed, owners of aggressive dogs may be asked to leave William Chris property with their animal.