EDUCATIONAL & INTERESTING
Our tours are geared towards those that are interested in learning about wine and what's going on in the Texas wine world. We want to enable you to to learn all that you care to about the history of grape growing and wine making in this area as well as what's happening here now. We love to talk wine and are happy to do so with people of all backgrounds, at any level of wine appreciation. If you aren't too familiar with wine, or Texas wine in general, we'll start from the beginning and focus on the basics. If you already have a good understanding of the basics, we'll pick up wherever you'd like.
We customize every tour to meet the interests and expectations of each of our clients. Intentionally intimate tour sizes ensure there's something everyone will love on each tour. When you make a reservation we have a fun quiz to fill out that will help us understand what will make your tour a perfect fit. Not ready to book yet? No worries, you can still take the quiz!
We believe wine is for everyone, whether you're a connoisseur, looking to learn more, or just looking to have fun, you will have a great time on our tour. You will find a lot on a Vin de Vie tour, but never judgement or condescension.
The Texas Hill Country is known for its expansive rolling landscapes filled with wildflowers, stately trees and beautiful rivers. Our tours pay special consideration to take scenic routes to the vineyards and wineries when possible. Driving through the Hill Country is one of our favorite pastimes, any time of year and we are happy to share this experience with you.
We do not require you to reserve the entire bus in order to experience the Texas wine country, and thoroughly enjoy bringing people together from many walks of life who share this common interest. We currently run tours that can be booked on individually Thursday - Sunday each week. Please visit our online booking section to check availability. We encourage you to reserve early to avoid your desired departure date being reserved by a group who once confirmed require individual bookings to be blocked that date.
We have spent over five years building expertise in all things Texas wine. We have built strong relationships with the winemakers and winery owners responsible for making the dream of Texas wine come true. Not only does this help us to understand which wineries will best fit your tastes, but also ensures you'll always be welcomed with great service!
I'm admittedly no sommelier - all I really knew about wine was that I like it - so I wasn't sure what to expect on this tour. I was blown away by the relaxed and friendly approach to describing the winemaking process, the conditions that can influence the taste, texture, and color of the wine, and the unique growing environment for Texas wines. Our guide, Ashley, had a depth of knowledge about the wineries we visited, and the varietals they offered. She has a very clear passion for wine - Texas wines, specifically - and I'd be hard pressed to imagine a more fun and educational experience.
Our tastings were handpicked by Vin de Vie based on our 'tasting quiz' responses, and while I certainly had my preferences, they were all excellent wines. We upgraded to an in-depth tour for one of the wineries, and had an amazing time learning about their process and tasting some of their offerings straight from the barrel.
The tour bus that took us through the hill country was awesome - a vintage bus that's been restored with the same blend of classy and casual so characteristic to the experience. It was the perfect size for our group, and stocked with the essentials needed to make the ride between wineries comfortable and enjoyable.
I can't speak highly enough about our experience, our wonderful tour guide, Ashley, and Hill Country Vin de Vie. Such a fun girls' getaway, and I'm looking forward to doing it again with my husband. Thanks, Vin de Vie!
Cassie H, Yelp Review