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

Reservations are required 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.

Club Member Experiences

Wine Tasting at William Chris Vineyards

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.

Up to four people receive gratis tasting or glass.

$20 for each additional guest

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Wine Tasting Experiences

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Winemaker’s choice

Let our knowledgeable Texas wine ambassadors guide you through our winemaker’s selection of five current releases as you enjoy the rolling hills of the Pedernales River Valley.

Tastings last approximately 45 minutes and we ask that you arrive 10 minutes prior to your reservation time so we can greet you. Winemaker’s choice tasting appointments are available daily.

$20 per person • Group size limited to 6 guests

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Tasting from Wine Barrels

Barrel 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

$50 per Member

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VIP Estate Tour and Tasting

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

Reservations are available for groups of 2-8 guests.

$85 per person

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Food + Wine Tasting Reservations

Wine and Food Pairing

The Chef’s Food & Wine Tasting is an elegant experience hosted in our Hye Society Member’s Private Room.

Chef Josh Tye has developed a one-of-a-kind wine pairing experience featuring small plates perfectly paired with our wine. Guests are guided through these pairings and how they enhance one another.

This experience is a seated tasting and lasts approximately 75 minutes. 

$50 per person, suitable for 2-6 guests. 

$30 per Member

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Groups of Seven or More

Large Group Wine Tasting Reservations

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 under our covered pavilion.

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

$20 per person


Group Booking & Private Event Info

Vineyard Lodging

Hye-way Haus by William Chris Vineyards

We're pleased to offer guest accommodations.

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What to Expect

During your wine tasting experience, you will discover our passion for Texas winegrowing and be inspired to continue exploring lesser-known varietals that best express the unique terroir of the Lone Star State. 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 enjoying food and wine 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 laid-back luxury and 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, and be courteous.
  • Dogs who display any type of aggression are not allowed.


Tour Guides

Tour guides, would you like to partner with us?

Please contact our Tasting Room Manager. 

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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