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Spring Wines from William Chris Vineyards; Picnic

Texas Wine Shop

Browse through our available 100% Texas-grown wines, wine club exclusives, current restaurant and retail locations, and event tickets.

Farmhouse

Who we are

Prior to their partnership, both Bill and Chris had numerous years of experience growing grapes in Texas. Since the two established the William Chris Vineyards brand, a beautiful story continues to be written. Not only driven by the passion of our founders but also the community they continue to build as the business grows. Our vineyard partners, winemakers, and team members make Bill and Chris's vision a reality.

Reservations

Reservations are required for all of our experiences. Scroll down to learn more about all we have to offer and to start planning your next visit.

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 farmhouse surrounded by grapevines and the modern majesty of a contemporary tasting room - all beautifully suited to their terroir and expressive of our reverence for the past and vision for the future. Even at first look, the spirit of Hye Estate's agricultural heritage transcends time and space.
 
COVID-19 STATUS: We are currently OPEN. Below you will find our currently available experiences. Please be sure to subscribe to our email at the bottom of this page to stay informed of any additions to our offerings as things evolve. Thank you for your continued support!
 
NOTE: No outside food or drink (other than water) allowed on property, due to COVID-19 safety guidelines.
 
Also, be sure to grab one of our Virtual Tasting packages in the Shop and join us on Saturdays on Facebook Live for online wine tastings with our founders! Check out our Events page for a schedule and more details. We are also continuing to offer curbside pick-up during normal business hours Friday - Sunday.

Available Experiences

Note: 24-hour cancellation notice required

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MEMBERS' TASTING ROOM

Exclusively for our Hye Society members, this new tasting room opened in August 2019. Enjoy spectacular views of the Hye Estate vineyards and take in an educational wine experience featuring complimentary reservations for up to 4. 

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Library Room

LIBRARY WINE EXPERIENCE

The Library Wine Experience takes you on a journey through some of our most impactful wines, vineyards and vintages. Enjoy a guided wine experience that takes you through several of our wines from across the state, showcasing the varying terroirs and vintages of WCV's past.

The experience lasts about 90 minutes and takes place in the Library room of our Member's building and is only available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, or by request.

$75 per person

Group size limited to 6 guests

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CHEF'S FOOD & WINE PAIRING

The Chef’s Food & Wine Pairing is an elevated experience hosted in our Hye Society Member’s Private Room. Chef Josh Tye has curated a wine pairing experience featuring small bites built around seasonal ingredients to perfectly pair with our wines.

$40 per person, suitable for 2-6 guests. 

$20 per Member

Group size limited to 6 guests

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EDUCATIONAL WINE EXPERIENCE

Let our knowledgeable tasting room ambassadors guide you through an educational wine experience as you enjoy views of the Texas Hill Country.

This experience lasts approximately 45 minutes, and we ask that you arrive 10 minutes prior to your reservation time, so we can greet you.

Pricing  for 1-6 people: $20/per person
 

Group size limited to 6 guests

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To-Go / Remote Experiences

Picnic Lunches

Picnic Lunch

Planning a trip out to the Hill Country? Reserve a William Chris Vineyards picnic lunch prepared by Executive Chef Josh Tye to enjoy outdoors while you're in the neighborhood. Each house-made lunch includes a gourmet sandwich, seasonal salad, fresh fruit, Rambler sparkling waters, and a little something sweet. 
 
$20 per person
 
NOTE: Orders must be placed at least one hour before pick-up time. 
 

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Private Virtual Tastings

Private Virtual Tastings

Enjoy the William Chris Tasting Experience with your private group from your home or B&B. We know that our fans are eager to enjoy our tasting experience but may not be able or ready to come to the winery - now it's possible from wherever you are. One of our tasting room ambassadors will join you virtually and guide your group through a selection of wines and will share William Chris and Texas wine history along the way. Fill out the form linked below and a member of our team will be in touch to assist you further.

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Groups of Seven or More

Private Group Wine Tasting Reservations

Private Group Reservations

From a sophisticated private brunch amongst the vines, to lunches, dinners or corporate retreats, William Chris Vineyards is the perfect location for your next special event. Contact our Director of Events for more information on booking your special occasion at (830)-998-7654 or michelle@williamchriswines.com

TOUR DRIVERS LOGIN HERE

Group Booking & Private Event Info

Vineyard Lodging

Hye-way Haus by William Chris Vineyards

We're pleased to offer guest accommodations.

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What to Expect

During your wine tasting experience, you will discover our passion for Texas winegrowing and be inspired to continue exploring lesser-known varietals that best express the unique terroir of the Lone Star State. Outdoor deck and pavilion 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 enjoying food and wine with friends.
 
We offer live music on the weekends and snack plates to satisfy your appetite. We even provide cold water, fans, blankets, and outdoor heaters to keep you comfortable if you choose to take a seat outdoors no matter the season.
 
Note: All 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 laid-back luxury and real Texas wine.
 

Pet Policy

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, and be courteous.
  • Dogs who display any type of aggression are not allowed.

 

Tour Guides

Tour guides, would you like to partner with us?

Please contact our Tasting Room Manager. 

Join us for an event

Our team hosts regular events both at home and on the road. Whether you're looking for a casual winemaker's meet and greet, a multi-course wine dinner, or a guided education session there's bound to be an event coming up that you won't want to miss.

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