Texas Hill Country
This is the largest viticultural area in the state and the second largest in the United States. It comprises 58 different soil types distributed over an area of approximately 9 million acres. This area sits on the Edwards plateau and it comprises many hills and steep canyons. The elevation ranges from 400 to 2,300 feet with the areas of lowest elevation in the south and north east end of the region.

More specific AVA’s, such as Bell Mountain and Fredericksburg, have been identified as unique microclimates within this blanket AVA. The wines of this massive region, north of San Antonio and west of Austin, range from Bordeaux blends to Italian varietals, as well as cool climate grapes such as Riesling. This is a quality wine producing region and the wines have won numerous awards both at home and internationally. (Wine/Appellations)