Sunday, March 4, 2012

FREDRICKSBURG = Perfect Weekend Trip

Morning everyone! I had the pleasure of going to Fredricksburg, TX last weekend to celebrate a friend who is getting married. Fredricksburg was the perfect destination for a low-key, but really fun bachelorette weekend. It also would serve well for a girls weekend or couples trip. We had a blast!

As for accommodations I would highly suggest staying at a B&B, you can find many of them through the company Absolute Charm. We stayed at the Queen Anne which slept 12 (two to a room) and it was so quaint and perfect. We had a delicious breakfast both mornings made for us by the two sweetest women. I think the breakfast on our first morning there was my favorite meal of the whole trip, we started with a Greek yogurt parfait with fresh fruit and homemade granola and then had a sausage and cheese strata with potatoes and a homemade muffin. It was so incredibly yummy! 

Queen Anne B&B via Absolute Charm

Our big activity of the trip was taking advantage of all the local wineries around Fredricksburg and take advantage we did. We started off at 10am and were picked up by the nicest man ever, Randy. Randy was our driver and guide for the day and he took us to five wineries. They were all so beautiful and the wines were SO good. My highlights were the Viognier at the Grape Creek Vineyards, the Rose and Tempranillo at Pedernales Cellars, and then the Chardonnay and Primitivo at Messina Hof Winery. Clearly I took advantage of being able to buy some of the wine we tasted. We were even provided with a yummy lunch at the Williams & Chris vineyard and were able to sit out at picnic tables and enjoy some live music. I would HIGHLY suggest doing a winery tour of some sort if you are visiting Fredricksburg, you won't be disappointed!

Williams and Chris Winery

On Friday we conquered Main Street which was so quaint and had a small town feel. They had some really cute shops and bakeries and you can even walk around with a glass of wine, HUGE bonus. We had lunch at a great restaurant, Bejas Grill right when we got into town. It was a great ladies lunch spot, I had a delicious taco salad! Our favorite shop by far was Rustlin Rob's, a Texas gourmet food shop where they have every sort of dip, sauce, oil and jam possible and you can taste EVERYTHING. I came home with some raspberry balsamic vinegar and a bottle of peach-mango habanero sauce to pour over a block of cream cheese for an easy appetizer when entertaining.

Rustlin Rob's Texas Gourmet Food

As for dinner spots we hit up Cabernet Grill which is about 10 miles outside of town, it was good too! I had a nut crusted chicken that hit the spot. And on Saturday night after our too many wine tastings we hit up one of the local pizza joints, West End Pizza Company. We were able to walk there from the Queen Anne which was a huge plus too. Their garlic pizza dough knots might of been my favorite part of the whole meal!

I hope this post convinces some of you to take a little trip to Fredricksburg, I'm dying to go back!! Anyone want to plan a weekend??

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