Whiskey, Wine & Unwind: Fort Worth, Tyler & Fredericksburg

Destination: Fort Worth

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Stay at The Sinclair, a recently restored 1930s art deco landmark that boasts enviable views of Downtown Fort Worth. Each of the 164 boutique rooms and suites are outfitted with a number of high-tech amenities including digital showers, 8K wallpaper televisions and presence sensors. Take in the view with a Smoking Barrel in hand, the hotel’s signature drink.

Book a tour of Whiskey Ranch, a 112-acre whiskey wonderland on the grounds of the historic Glen Garden Country Club golf course. Sip a whiskey cocktail while taking in the views of Bender’s Lake from the Ranch House back porch.

Trade your whiskey for a wine at the experimental Thirty-Eight & Vine in The Foundry District, the intimate Rancho Loma Vineyards tasting room tucked away in the Near Southside, the upscale Wine Thief at the Omni Hotel, the always popular The Magnolia Wine Bar on Magnolia, or Put a Cork in It near the TCU campus.

Explore the Shops at Clearfork, home to over 40 stores and 15 restaurants. When you're done, pop into Pinstripes for a round of bowling or bocce or order up a flight of wine from CRÚ Food & Wine Bar. Shop the boutiques and brand-name fashion houses of Sundance Square in the heart of downtown Fort Worth. With nearly 30 shops to choose from you’re sure to find a memorable gift to take back home.

Stand in awe of the architectural masterpieces in the Cultural District. From Matisse and Picasso to Warhol and Annie Oakley, five world-class museums house marvel-worthy works of art. Stroll Mule Alley in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. New western shops, nightlife, breweries and dining are now open. Stop by Cowtown Winery for chardonnay and charcuterie after you’ve picked out your new Luchesse boots.

Destination: Tyler

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Nestled in the Piney Woods of East Texas, Kiepersol Winery & Distillery is the perfect location to spend a weekend getaway. Tour the winery and distillery; dine at The Restaurant; enjoy the view of the vineyard; and retire to a quaint bed and breakfast, all of which are located right on the Kiepersol property.

The Distillery at Kiepersol offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle where three award-winning spirits are waiting to be enjoyed: Jimmy's Texas Straight Bourbon, Dirk's Texas Vodka and Pierre's Texas Rum.

Kierpersol's sixty-three acres of vineyards produce delectable red and white varietals that capture an Old World style. Sip a glass of the estate-grown wine from the  tasting room located at the top of the rolling vineyard which is built upon a Bullard Salt Dome, a geologic masterpiece from the Jurassic era.

Get dolled up for a night on the town in charming Downtown Tyler. Enjoy dinner at one of the delicious local establishments, offering both fine dining and casual options.

Destination: Fredericksburg

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Enjoy a romantic trip to Fredericksburg – staying in a romantic guesthouse or B&B or any of the local hotels.

Dine at The Bistro at Vaudeville on Main Street for a romantic lunch followed by a visit to Chocolat Quintessential Chocolates to pick up sweet treats made in Fredericksburg, including their famous liquor, wine and bourbon-filled chocolates.  

Enjoy a wine tour with a local wine tour company, visiting a few of the more than 50 wineries and tasting rooms that call the Fredericksburg area home.

Stroll the boutique shops along historic Main Street and in the Warehouse District, where you will find more than 150 shops, boutiques and art galleries – as well as wine tasting rooms on the Urban Wine Trail, a brewery and variety of restaurants.  Afterwards, enjoy a couple’s massage at the Nature’s Spa at Fredericksburg Herb Farm.