464 Becker Farms Rd.
Stonewall, TX 78671
Located between Fredericksburg and Stonewall, Becker Vineyards was established in 1992 by Richard and Bunny Becker. The vineyard was planted on a site of native Mustang grapes, which received much praise for winemaking by German neighbors and their ancestors. In addition to the grapes, also planted on site is a three acre lavender field reminiscent of the wine country of Provence, France.
Becker Vineyard’s first harvest was in 1995. Most vintages are aged in new French oak, others in new American oak, and stored in the largest underground wine cellar in Texas.
The winery's Tasting Room, which opened June 1996, includes a large working stone fireplace and an antique bar originally from the Green Tree Saloon, established in San Antonio during the 19th Century. The bar and backdrop were produced at the August Kerns Supply Company in St. Louis, Missouri in the mid-1800s. The bar is made of long leaf red pine and ceiling tin panels. The backdrop features are Moravian design. The Tasting Room is decorated with arts and crafts by local artisans and with antique pie safes and armoires found in the Fredericksburg area.
In February 1997, the Beckers purchased the old Bluebonnet Hills Vineyards in Ballinger, Texas. This 29 acre vineyard produces 8 different varieties of grapes including Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Scheurebe. Additionally, in the spring of 2001, Becker Vineyards added 10 acres to their front vineyards.
Becker Vineyards is open for tasting, tours, wine gift purchases, and picnics. Enjoy the porch during spring and summer or by the hearth of an open fire during the winter in the tasting room.