All You Need to Know About Becker Vineyards

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Becker Vineyards
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Becker Vineyards is a winery located in the heart of Texas Hill Country, between Stonewall and Fredericksburg. It is well-known for its authentic and award-winning wines. The estate was established in the year 1992 by Dr. Richard Becker and Bunny Becker.

Becker Vineyards stretches to an amazing 25 acres in the front of the winery and another 25 acres in the back where different varieties of grapes are grown, including Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot.

Becker Vineyards
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The architecture of the winery has captured the hearts of many. The winery is housed in a 10,000 square foot building which is a reproduction of a 19th century German stone barn, and the Becker family desires to retain the beautiful architecture and vintage aesthetics of the building to this day.

The 1890s homestead log cabin was located just adjacent to the winery, next to a windmill and water tank. After its renovation in 1997, it was used as a Bed and Breakfast for many years although it has now been discontinued.

Becker Vineyards have made a name for itself in the Texas wine industry for being one of the largest producers of wine in the state producing about 177,000 cases of wine a year. It has also earned a title for being the largest purchaser of American white oak and French oak barrels.

Wine Barrels
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If you’ve been assuming that Becker Vineyards only makes wine and sells them, then you might want to dig a little deeper, because Becker Vineyards also offers various activities and holds events throughout the year. That’s right! So continue reading to know what you can expect on your visit to the Becker Vineyards.

Hours of Operation

If you are planning to pay a visit to the winery, make sure to check up on their hours of operation. Becker Vineyards is open on all days except on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

They open from 10 AM to 5 PM from Monday through Saturday and on Sunday afternoon they open from 12 PM till 6 PM in the evening. For groups of 8 or more, reservations are required to be made.

If you like to enjoy your wine at the comfort of your home, you can also make your wine purchases from their online shop and have them delivered to your door.

Wine Tasting at Becker Vineyards

Becker Vineyards offers a wonderful wine tasting experience in the Tasting Room by the hearth of an open fire during the winter seasons. When summer arrives in Texas, the winery hosts an outdoor tasting bar on the verandah.

A tasting price of $25 is required which provides six tickets for tasting six wines and a crystal wine glass is offered as a keepsake. The winery also serves small platters of food containing cheese, meat, and petite sandwiches during wine tasting.

Becker Vineyards Tour

What better way to learn about the art of making wine than from the Becker Vineyards tour itself! The estate offers a tour of the winery, vineyards, and/or cellar space. The guides are knowledgeable and they take you on an interesting journey into the history and process of winemaking.

Becker Vineyards
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You are sure to gain much knowledge and insight into this wonderful trade. It is a good opportunity to dig deeper and learn not just about the wine but also about the vineyard and the surrounding area.

Becker Vineyards Wine Club

If you are a wine enthusiast or even just a curious onlooker, looking to venture into the world of wine, the Becker Vineyards wine club is a good place to start. They make quarterly shipments of wine selected by Dr. Becker himself, and the winemaker.

You will also get to indulge in the new releases of wines, including the limited productions, and based on your membership level, you also get to enjoy amazing benefits and discounts.

Breathtaking View

Apart from their rich wine, anyone who has ever visited the Becker Vineyards will tell you about the amazing view of the place. The winery has several acres of fields covered with lavender and seasonal flowers.

Lavender fields
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The outdoor patio is especially a favorite of many people who love to take in the full view of the scenic lavender fields while savoring the taste of their award-winning wine.

Events and Festivals

Becker Vineyards is known to host many events throughout the year such as live music, wine tastings, and luncheons on different occasions. Their most popular festival known as the Lavender Festival is held every year with great pomp and merriness.

Becker Vineyards also offers a nice and relaxing setting for all occasions ranging from intimate to grand celebrations. Events such as weddings, bridal showers, corporate events, birthday parties, baby showers, and winter parties are often hosted at the estate.

If you are looking to be a part of their upcoming events, you can always go through their event calendar to make plans.

Outdoor Picnics

The Becker Vineyards have several acres of grassy lawns which are perfect for a pleasant afternoon picnic. So take along a friend or two with some delectable food to enjoy a quiet picnic at the estate. It is however to be noted that no outside alcohol is permitted.

The scenic sunsets in the evening also are something to look forward to at the estate.

Also here’s some good news for pet owners. They allow pets on the grounds however, they must be leashed and properly supervised at all times.

Becker Vineyards Gift Shop

The estate winery has a vibrant gift shop with many items such as home decors, wine accessories, bath and body products, and many other assorted gifts.

Becker Vineyards is also known for its Lavender Shop sells various lavender products such as body lotion, shower gel, bath bar, bath fizz, lavender florets, lavender organza bag, and so on.

So make sure to grab one of these items from the gift shop on your visit to the estate winery.

Final Note

Becker Vineyards is a place where you can savor good wine with family and friends and be surrounded by its scenic beauty. A visit to the winery is always educational as well as therapeutic. So definitely make plans for visiting the estate for fine wines and good times.

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