1851 Vineyards winery and tasting room
1851 Vineyards just opened their doors in November of 2016, but they've already made some great accomplishments along the way. The Hollimon family started planting vines on their property four years ago and now has 10 acres of vines planted, including Tempranillo, Syrah, Cabernet, Malbec, Petit Sirah, and Chardonnay vines. That's a lot of vines for a new winery, and they have more planting in the works. The property has been in the family since the 1960s, but the history of the property goes back to 1851, hence the name. This is when the land was settled to become the first location of Pioneer Flour Mills, utilizing Live Oak Creek. Some of the original structures are still standing, giving visitors a sense of the property's history. 1851 Vineyards is located just a few miles south of Fredericksburg on Highway 16.
Interior of the tasting room
Tasting menu (December 2016)
Lots of wine in the works!