Spring Wines from William Chris Vineyards; Picnic

Texas Wine Shop

Browse through our available 100% Texas-grown wines, wine club exclusives, current restaurant and retail locations, and event tickets.


Who we are

Prior to their partnership, both Bill and Chris had numerous years of experience growing grapes in Texas. Since the two established the William Chris Vineyards brand, a beautiful story continues to be written. Not only driven by the passion of our founders but also the community they continue to build as the business grows. Our vineyard partners, winemakers, and team members make Bill and Chris's vision a reality.

Wine Tasting Reservations

We require reservations for all of our wine tasting experiences.

Discover William Chris Vineyards

The moment you pull off Highway 290 onto the William Chris grounds, you'll discover the simple charm of a serene farmhouse surrounded by grapevines and the modern majesty of a contemporary tasting room - all beautifully suited to their terroir and expressive of our reverence for the past and vision for the future. Even at first look, the spirit of Hye Estate's agricultural heritage transcends time and space.

Wine Tasting Experiences

William Chris Vineyards Tasting Room

Winemaker’s choice

Let our knowledgeable Texas wine ambassadors guide you through our winemakers' selection of five wines as you gaze over the rolling hills of the Pedernales River Valley.

Available Daily

$20 per person • Group size limited to 6 guests


Tasting from Wine Barrels

Barrel room vertical tasting

You’ll have a side-by-side, vertical tasting of 6 wines as you learn about our Texas terroir, winemaking practices, and barrel-aging program. This is a seated tasting that lasts approximately 90 minutes.

$70 per person • 2-8 people


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VIP Estate Tour and Tasting

Take a stroll through Hye Estate's vineyard rows, then enjoy an al fresco wine tasting featuring a current release and five library selections of estate-grown wines. This experience also includes local cheese pairings.

$85 per person


Groups of Seven or More


We limit our group sizes to provide each guest with a personalized wine tasting experience. For parties of 7-12, your large group tasting experience will take place outside on the patio under the covered pavilion.

Large group reservations are available from 10 AM to 2 PM daily.

$20 per person


Members-Only Experiences


Members' Tasting Room

Wine club tastings have gone next level at William Chris Vineyards. Our brand new members only tasting room features breathtaking views and an exclusive tasting menu.

Member tastings are complimentary for up to four people.

$20 for each additional guest



Hye Estate Wine Dinners

Club members enjoy first access to intimate wine dinners hosted on Hye Estate. Tickets go on sale for each dinner one month from the scheduled date. 


What to Expect

During your wine tasting experience, you will discover our passion for Texas winegrowing and hopefully be inspired to continue exploring less familiar varietals that express the lone star terroir.
Outdoor deck and pavilion seating provides breathtaking panoramic views of the rolling hills behind rows of lush grapevines. Picnic tables under our historic oak grove also provide a serene area for snacking and wine drinking with friends.
We offer live music on the weekends and snack plates to satisfy your appetite. We even provide cold water, fans, blankets, and outdoor heaters to keep you comfortable if you choose to take a seat outdoors no matter the season.
Note: All large group tastings are scheduled outdoors under the covered pavilion.
Whether you are a frequent guest or new to the Texas Hill Country, we invite you to grab a glass, kick your feet up and enjoy real Texas wine.

Pet Policy

Out of consideration for all of our guests, dog lovers as well as those who are not, we require your four-legged friends to remain outside and on a leash. No pets are allowed inside the tasting room without service animal designation/certification. We also kindly request you follow these guidelines when bringing pets to the vineyard:

  • Dogs are to remain on a leash at all times.
  • Please help us keep this property beautiful, clean up after your dog. Bags and receptacles are provided.
  • Pet owners are responsible for their dog’s behavior - please remain attentive.
  • Dogs MUST be up to date on all shots.
  • Be mindful of your neighbors, if asked to separate your dog from another, leash your dog, or remove your dog from the grounds, please do so in a courteous manner.
  • Dogs who display any type of aggression are not allowed, owners of aggressive dogs may be asked to leave William Chris property with their animal.


Tour Guides

Tour guides, would you like to partner with us?

Please review our Tour Driver Agreement

Join Us
for an Event

Our team hosts regular events both at home and on the road. Whether you're looking for a casual winemaker's meet and greet, a multi-course wine dinner, or a guided education session there's bound to be an event coming up that you won't want to miss.

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