The Sunday Traveler ~ The Texas Hill Country


The Sunday Traveler spent an afternoon with friends renewing memories of home, driving into the Hill Country with the intention of seeing a few wineries that have become so popular in what has become The Texas Hill Country Wine Trail. As it turned out quite a few wineries are closed on Tuesdays, but we hit one, and had a lovely tasting of the wines of William Chris Winery.

But first things first. We started our afternoon by fortifying ourselves with lunch at what couldn’t have been a better place, the Hill Country Cupboard in Johnson City. A fabulous old Texas kind of place. A friend and I shared a chicken fried steak…oh, yeah! I was fortified; and the ambiance couldn’t have been better


Fortification obtained. Wine tasted, and it was actually more about the surrounding beauty that filled me up that day.



The Hill Country encompasses a 25 county region; I’m not sure what that is in square miles, but it’s wonderful to envision this stretching all over such a big area.



The day was warm, sunny, and the afternoon light was made for being out taking photos


The last winery we briefly visited, because it was closing time, was where we learned, after a lifetime of growing up in San Antonio, that the name of a most famous river in central Texas, the Pedernales (it flows across the Texas Hill Country west of Austin), is indeed spelled Pedernales, not Perdenales. Wow! Really? We questioned the person at the bar in the tasting room, then checked Google just for good measure. We always had that r in there and pronounced it that way. Wine tasting can be educational about things other than wine.

sanantoniohill8sanantoniohill3It was time to wrap up the day; the icing on the cake for the day was presented to us on the drive home


Until next time my friends. Keep your eyes on the cork.






About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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18 Responses to The Sunday Traveler ~ The Texas Hill Country

  1. acouplefilms says:

    Love the Hill Country! We just moved to the area and will have to go get some of that chicken fried steak 🙂


  2. Sounds like a great day .. wonderful images 😄


  3. Great post about Texas! You must be had a great time!


  4. Victoria says:

    Love the sunset capture. The area looks very quiet, rustic… just great for a family and friends kind of day.


  5. lexklein says:

    I love that region, and now that we are moving to Texas, we hope to spend some more time roaming around there!


  6. Allan G. Smorra says:

    The warm rays of sunlight are the perfect complement to your memorable day, Angeline.


  7. Colline says:

    Sounds like a relaxing and heartwarming day.


  8. Amy says:

    A beautiful ride, isn’t? Love the sunset capture!


  9. Thanks for the tour of hill and wine country. Thanks for the smile with your: keep your eye on the cork. Enjoy your week.


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