Road Trip to Texas Wine Country

Road Trip to Texas Wine Country

Happy November 1, everyone!  This week I will share with you some highlights from our road trip to Texas Wine Country!

Mr. B and I took a quick road trip to Texas Wine Country with the final destination one of my very favorite places….Fredericksburg!

All around that area there are well over 50 wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms.

Some day we plan to take one of the official bus tours to stop by several in a weekend and not have to worry about driving.

So, here are the highlights from our recent road trip.


Road Trip to Texas Wine Country

On day one of the road trip, I chose my Chico’s jeans, Chico’s elongated denim jacket in cream, a beautiful wool scarf gifted to me from a new brand here, and my new Old Navy tee.

I love the color of this Old Navy tee called Grand Canyon.  I have been wearing it often!

I topped it off with my Jambu ERIN Shoe…and I put a lot of mileage on that shoe this past weekend.  It is still very comfy.

I love the fit of this Chico’s Jacket….very flattering.  Here are a few more similar styles currently at Chico’s.

Remember, now through the end of the week, you can use my savings code FFPamJambu for 30% off during the Jambu Friends & Family Event

I am standing in front of barrels from the Becker Winery which I believe is one of the prettiest properties in Texas Wine Country with delicious wine.

However this trip, we did visit one with an interesting point-of-view. 


Road Trip to Texas Wine Country

The Calais Winery does not have the stunning property of the previous one, but I liked what they taught us.

It is literally underground in a cave to keep the wine (and employees) cooled to a consistent temperature.

The owner is French winemaker Benjamin Calais who brought his knowledge from France to the Texas Wine Country.

The wines are very smooth and lovely.

For Calais, it is all about the wine and not any pomp & circumstance.

He is also the winemaker for The French Connection Winery up the road a bit.

The way he deals with Texas heat is to plant more vines in the higher levels of the state than actually on his properties as many do.

On this road trip to Texas Wine Country, it was interesting to hear from another type of winemaker.


Road Trip to Texas Wine Country

Mr. B & I decided to be bold and seek out a few new experiences on this road trip to Texas Wine Country.

I have walked by the Fredericksburg Library so many times and admired the building, but never gone in.

This time I did and so glad I did….I love the old world aesthetic and someday I plan to have time to sit there and read while enjoying the surroundings.


Road Trip to Texas Wine Country

Of course, Texas Wine Country is saturated in German heritage more than any other country.

Mr. B and I both love German food and always eat too much…but love each bit.

Road Trip to Texas Wine Country

Our first meal was enjoyed ….complete with German music…at Auslander.

Road Trip to Texas Wine Country

Road Trip to Texas Wine Country

I have loved German Rueben Sandwiches since college and the german potatoes are excellent.

Mr. B enjoys a good German smoked sausage with the potatoes and sauerkraut ….served with a locally brewed Altstadt light beer.

Of course we shared an apple strudel….you have to have the strudel!

Remember, this is a fun road trip, everyone…..we set healthy eating aside for two days!

It was a great road trip to Texas Wine Country, and I will share more with you off and on through the week.


Road Trip

Thank you to so many who entered the $150 gift card giveaway from James Avery Artisan Jewelry.

And a big thank you to the wonderful people at James Avery!

The winner…pulled out of the hat…is TRACY!

I have the card and will send it to her directly.  

For everyone else, make sure you check out James Avery for Christmas gifts…and watch for more giveaways!

I wish I had one for everyone who entered.

I will be here tomorrow with the news and feel free to ask me anything about our Road Trip to Texas Wine Country.  Now……


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Road Trip to Texas Wine Country


  1. I always so enjoy anyone who posts pictures and comments about their travels as I do love to travel but my Mr. B, not so much. However, he does enjoy reading westerns and watching western shows on tv so he occasionally speaks of driving out to different areas of Texas that are part of his books. I wonder if the soil in the “ wine country” part of Texas is the same as our soil in the northern part of Georgia where we also have many wineries.

  2. Perhaps the soil is the same. We do have rocky soil which produces great wines. Happy Monday, Celia.

  3. Terrific trip! You look wonderful, and I think it’s fine to enjoy yourself when traveling. Sometimes, as in our trip to the far north of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the healthy options are few and far between anyway. This outfit really resonates with me, and I realized it’s because it hit all my style adjectives too! I liked the handbag. I’m recently finding my go-to totes (Brahmin, bought for work and still look brand new) are feeling cumbersome and heavy, and too structured for my current adjectives. I’ve been wearing my Lululemon belt bag over my shoulder for more than walking and traveling, so perhaps time to buy a nice crossbody like yours.

  4. Hi Linda! I just feel safer in a crossbody bag these days…can’t be yanked off of me like a handbag. There are so many fun ones! I will do a crossbody slideshow in the Weds news post!

  5. I am in Fort Worth and thinking about a short trip down south. Should I do Fredericksburg or Wimberly?

  6. What a fun and interesting trip! That library building was certainly intriguing. I too would want to visit inside!
    Love your first outfit from Chicos! And the lunches you showed us, looks yummy too.
    That strudel – what a treat!

  7. What a fun trip. And that Library!! I would love to see it. It looks MAGICAL. That scarf really sets off your outfit, especially with the handbag. Beautiful!

  8. Checking in from Washington state – I’ve actually been to the Auslander, during my one trip to Texas! I loved Fredericksburg, other than it being approximately the same temperature as the surface of the sun.🥵

  9. Oh, what a fun trip. We drive through Fredericksburg frequently on the way to Kerrville (another fun place to visit) and we are always amazed at all the new wineries, breweries, and distilleries. There seem to be more each time. I love your outfit; it’s perfect for the occasion.

  10. Can’t wait to see the crossbody slideshow tomorrow. I love them for the comfort, security and hands-free aspects. I love your outfit with the Chico’s jacket. Very flattering and perfect for your trip.

  11. Oh, how beautiful the countryside is in the hill country, especially this time of year! I do not drink, however that food looked really yummy! Your beautiful scarf really made your outfit! Have fun!

  12. You went to my favorite town Fredericksburg. Becker winery, yes been there a few times. Love it up in that area. Your choice of food yum yum! Your outfit was nice, can’t go wrong with Chicos.

  13. I am overjoyed to be the recipient of the James Avery gift card! Thank you for sharing your getaway. The food photos brought back childhood memories of dinners with my father’s family who all hailed from Germany. Your new eyewear is very flattering as is your outfit.
    Have a blessed day😎

  14. Late to the Party, Pam, but must say your outfit is stunning! We have been to Germany and loved their wines so much I took a class in German wines. Must have been a great trip.

  15. Isn’t Fredericksburg such a lovely town? I went at Christmastime a few years ago – it was beautiful! And the food! Oh my! My first time tasting hot mulled wine and I’m sold! Thanks for sharing your trip. It brought back such wonderful memories.

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