Texas Hill Country AVA

Located north of San Antonio and west of Austin, the Hill Country AVA (American Viticultural Area) is the second largest AVA in the United States and the largest overall in Texas. It's 9 million acres are situated on the Edward's Plateau with rolling hills and steep canyons dominating the landscape. Elevations range from 425 feet to 2,100 feet, with the highest elevations located in the central and western parts of the region.

The Hill Country is notable for its wide range of soil types and soil depths. Major soil types in the region consist of clay, clay loam, and sandy clay loam with limestone and decomposed granite dominating the subsoil types. The Hill Country climate is temperate with an average rainfall around 24 inches. Average temperatures shift significantly due to the differences in elevation across the region, with minimum temperatures dominated by tremendous variation (high diurnal fluctuation) in the winter months and more steady temperatures throughout the summer.

Hill Country Vineyards:
Estate Vineyards:
Hye Estate Vineyard
Brundrett Estate Vineyard
Mandola Vineyard

Bell Mountain AVA:

Estate Vineyards:
Granite Hill Vineyards

Texas Coastal Plains Vineyards:
John Dale Vineyard