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1851 Vineyards


Welcome to 1851 Vineyards!

Special Holiday Hours- Open Monday & Tuesday, Nov. 20 & 21, Closed Thanksgiving Day!


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1851 Vineyards

The closest winery and estate vineyard to Main Street in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Now Open!

We are open!  Come out and visit this Fredericksburg winery!   After a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and wine, we have opened our doors to the public.  Thank you for all the help to get us here!  Come out and have some wine with us as we celebrate a long journey to open and embark on our new journey of creating great memories for you drinking great wine at 1851!

Join the 1851 Family!

1851 wine glass and 1851 hat on the bar in tasting room

Be one of the first to join our wine club! Member benefits include free tastings, discounts on wine and merchandise, and invitations to our wine club pick up parties!  6 bottle 151 Pioneer club and 3 bottle L.O.C. clubs available.  

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Welcome to 1851 Vineyards, nestled along the banks of the Live Oak Creek, four miles south of the Fredericksburg Courthouse on Highway 16. Come escape to our Texas winery and fall in love with our wine and our story. Upon entering the estate, our farm road will wind you through the vineyard up to the tasting room. Relax on our family owned farm, founded after Texas Independence but before the Civil War. 1851 Vineyards is dedicated to great Texas wines, Hill Country hospitality and an unsurpassed experience.


The 1851 Team

Owners- Dabs and John Hollimon

Dabs (formerly Dabs Brown) and John Hollimon are proud products of the hill country and have long backgrounds in farming and ranching.  Spending most of their careers in education in San Antonio, they have found new passions in this new business venture and growing the wine industry in the Texas hill country on this historic property that has been in the family for over 50 years.

Our Winemaker- John Rivenburgh

John Rivenburgh is founder of Rivenburgh Wine. Established in 2016, the venture offers winemaking and vineyard consulting.  Now partnered with 1851 Vineyards, John brings unparallel experience and knowledge to the young winery in an effort to continue to grow the brand of Texas wine.

Our General Manager- Jeska Haggerty

Jeska is a Fighting Texas Aggie Class of  '02 alum and was formerly a head volleyball coach in San Antonio.  She grew up going to the farm in Fredericksburg and desiring to be there everyday while visiting her grandparents.   

Featured Products
2014 Alicante Bouschet

Sourced from Alta Mesa, this varietal has a long history being planted in France, Spain, and Portugal, and is known for its soft texture and deep dark color.  

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SKU: sg-ab-14
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2014 Tempranillo

Sourced from the Sierra Foothills, this varietal has been long thought of as a slightly rustic northern Spanish grape, known for its savory flavors and earthy aromas.

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SKU: gv-temp-14
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