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William Chris Vineyards

10352 W US Highway 290, Hye, TX 78635
+1 830-998-7654
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great wine, relaxed atmosphere

Great winery with delicious wine! We were able to bring our own food and take over a picnic table... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ringwood, New Jersey
A must visit along 290 wine trail

There is a wide variety of wine choices on the 290 Trail. If your really into wine, this is a must... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
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NOTE: On Saturdays, we are Reservation ONLY. Please set up a reservation online or over the phone. William Chris Vineyards focuses on hand-crafted Texas wine. We use minimum handling, low-impact techniques to produce premium old world wines. We farm about 40 acres in three different vineyards in Texas. our tasting room in Hye, TX is a remodeled 100 yr old farmhouse and back to its original state. Come sip in our 400-year oak grove or tour our 18th-century cemetery. Established in 2008, William Chris Vineyards is a small family owners vineyard and winery operation started by Chris Brundrett and Bill Blackmon. Both have been in the Texas wine industry previously. WE ARE CLOSED FOR SPECIAL EVENTS AS FOLLOWS: - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Sunday, March 26, 2017 - Suday, April 23, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - Independence Day - Thursday, November 23, 2017 - Thanksgiving - Sunday and Monday, December 24 - 25, 2017 - Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting room” (23 reviews)
“wine tasting” (24 reviews)
“wine club” (19 reviews)
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10352 W US Highway 290, Hye, TX 78635
+1 830-998-7654
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great winery with delicious wine! We were able to bring our own food and take over a picnic table on the lawn. They had live music and the atmosphere was great. I would highly recommend.

Thank Rachel110389
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

There is a wide variety of wine choices on the 290 Trail. If your really into wine, this is a must stop. You will taste some very good product here, especially the Spanish and Italian varieties. New tasting room offers plenty of room with great...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped at William Chris Vineyards at the recommendation of a friend. We went on a Wednesday so there really was not a crowd - I would expect it gets very busy on the weekends. We were warmly greeted by Mary, who then took us...More

Thank tyrrent
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My friends and I went for a quick Sat wind tasting in Hye, Tx. William Chris was one of the wineries we has reservations at (on weekends you must have a reservation because they are packed). We loved the gentleman who was our wine server...More

Thank Sherry H
Reviewed 13 September 2017

As I’ve stated, I’ve never enjoyed drinking any kind of wine, but I found 2 or 3 that I really enjoyed and even purchased. The tour was informing and well done. They didn’t try to rush us out enough though we had the last tour...More

Thank captianpr69
Reviewed 28 August 2017

William Chris Vineyards is a central Texas winery with wines that rival the best in Napa and Sonoma Counties in California. The atmosphere is casual and beautiful and the service is outstanding and Texas friendly.

Thank BobSavage
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Errrr. I wanted to LIKE William Chris simply b/c a few ppl in the area suggested it was worth the time...but IDK? I, personally, won't be back for a long while which is unfortunate b/c not only do I live only 20 miles from here...More

Thank JodiCowgirl
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We didn't have reservations here, so we just bought a bottle of wine to share. Their tasting room was full so we sat outside on the patio. The view was very pretty. Wished the ceiling fan on the patio worked. Wine was good...

Thank Holly G
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

William Chris makes consistently good wine. The tasting room is roomy with multiple tasting stations. The staff is knowledgeable and informative and provide a good tasting experience. There is a large patio/porch with a bar for buying glasses of wine. There was good live music...More

Thank Jay F
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Our friends recommended this winery and we loved all of their wines - so glad we made reservations for a tasting! They have several wines that have won medals in Italy. They also have a bubbly Rose' which was very good (and I usually don't...More

Thank Bretmcbunch
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18 November 2016|
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Response from rachaelmt | Property representative |
You dog is more than welcome to join you outside. We are very pet friendly.
Janis B
19 June 2016|
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Response from Biscuithill | Reviewed this property |
The winery offers meat and cheese plates, and other yummies. They have them listed on their website. Also a new eating offering opened up next to the Hye post office across the street from William Chris, but I don't know... More