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 UPDATE: As of Friday June 26th, we've had to temporarily close our tasting room again as a result of an Executive Order directed at bars and establishments like ours by Governor Abbott. Please be sure to subscribe to our email at the bottom of this page to stay informed of our plans to re-open. Thank you for your continued support.
 
In the meantime, check out our available experiences below, and 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 daily during normal business hours.

Available Experiences

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PICNIC PACKS

Planning a trip out to the Hill Country? Reserve a William Chris Vineyards picnic pack prepared by Executive Chef Josh Tye to enjoy outdoors while you're in the neighborhood. Each house-made pack includes a gourmet sandwich, seasonal salad, fresh fruit, two Rambler sparkling waters, and a little something sweet. For up to six people. 

NOTE: Orders must be placed at least one hour before pick-up time. 

$20 per person

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Hye Society at Night

INTERACTIVE 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 - 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. Visit the form linked below and a member of our team will be in touch to assist you further.

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Wine Tasting Experiences

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Members' Tasting Room

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

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 a complimentary tasting or a glass as a club member.

Main Tasting Room

Winemaker’s Choice Tasting

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

Let our knowledgeable Texas wine ambassadors guide you through our winemaker’s selection of five current releases as you enjoy the rolling hills of the Pedernales River Valley.

Tastings last approximately 45 minutes and we ask that you arrive 10 minutes prior to your reservation time so we can greet you. Winemaker’s choice tasting appointments are available daily.

$20 per person • Group size limited to 6 guests

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Chef's Food & Wine Pairing

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

The Chef’s Food & Wine Tasting is an elegant experience hosted in our Hye Society Member’s Private Room.

Chef Josh Tye has developed a one-of-a-kind wine pairing experience featuring five small bites built around seasonal ingredients to perfectly pair with our wine. Guests are guided through these pairings and how they enhance one another.

This experience is a seated tasting and lasts approximately 75 minutes. 

$50 per person, suitable for 2-6 guests. 

$30 per Member

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VIP Estate Tour and Tasting

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Take a stroll through Hye Estate's vineyard rows, then enjoy an alfresco wine tasting featuring a current release and five library selections of estate-grown wines. This experience also includes a curated cheese plate to pair with the wines.

Reservations are available for groups of 2-6 guests.

$85 per person

$65 per Member

Groups of Seven or More

Large Group Wine Tasting Reservations

Large Group Reservations

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

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

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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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