by Kristine Hansen
With its frontier fields and world-class wines, Becker Vineyards attracts would-be suitors and those who might not even know they’re that serious yet.
“A lot of people have gotten engaged here,” says tasting room coordinator Nicole Bendele. “Some impromptu. Somebody might be out on the veranda overlooking the lavender field and pop the question.”
Good wine has a way of making even a hardened soul misty, and so do the views in Texas Hill Country.
A quick drive from area wineries, Fredericksburg has those pretty views, as well as a “y’all come on in” Main Street vibe and superb restaurants, like the Cabernet Grill Texas Wine Country Restaurant, which unequivocally states it has “the largest Texas wine list just about anywhere!”
“The town lends itself to romance,” says Donna Mittel of Gastehaus Schmidt Reservation Service, which books Texas Hill Country hotels, bed and breakfasts and country inns. “With romantic B&Bs, fine restaurants and the vineyards, people come for the quiet time away from the kids, or the dogs.”
Becker Vineyards, 464 Becker Farms Road, Stonewall, Texas; +1 830 644 2681
Cabernet Grill Texas Wine Country Restaurant, Cotton Gin Village, Fredericksburg, Texas; +1 830 990 5734
Gastehaus Schmidt Reservation Service, 231 W. Main, Fredericksburg, Texas; +1 866 427 8374
Excerpt from 6 of America’s most romantic small towns – cnn.com; Kristine Hansen