The Texas Wine Trail
With a growing abundance of wineries, breweries, and distilleries, in the Fredericksburg area, there is a place for everyone. Each place we visit has their own personality, terroir and production style, yet they all share a dedication to quality, hospitality and passion for what they do.
Slate Mill Wine Collective
Messina Hof Hill Country
Four Point Cellars
Fat Ass Ranch & Winery
William Chris Vineyards
Ron Yates Winery
Experiences & Tours
Full service wine tour with a behind-the-scenes view.
Our tours are curated experiences that offer a behind-the-scenes view that covers all aspects of the wine-making process. From the anatomy of the plant to watching the process live during harvest, we take our years of inside industry knowledge and distill it down to all of our guests.
Our Private Tours are great for those looking for a more intimate and one-on-one experience or larger groups that are gathering to celebrate a special occasion or just enjoy their time together. We take the heavy lifting out of planning process so you can sit back and enjoy the ride.
Our Group Tours are perfect for those looking to explore some of the best 100% Texas wineries in the Fredericksburg area while amongst good company. Let us use our insight to make all of the arrangements so you can relax, learn and enjoy your getaway.
IN-HOME WINE EXPERIENCE
If you want to do it all or if you just want to stay in! This experience is a great fit if you’re looking to explore different activities in Fredericksburg such as downtown shopping, eating, hiking AND you also want to have some of the best Texas wines around. This evening experience brings wine straight to you.
Our transportation services are for those who simply want a safe driver and comfortable vehicle while keeping their own schedule and plans.
Our Guides Know
Cellar Rat Wine Tours is the culmination of the passion of Clint Thomas, a cellar rat in the Texas Hill Country. With years of experience in the wine industry comes many relationships and connections that are hard forged in the vineyards and wineries that occupy the second most visited wine destination in America.
Not only are the best wines already scouted, but the experience at some of the top Texas wineries is second to none.
Clint Thomas & Cadye Ellwanger
If you would have asked me 10 years ago if I was going to be a winemaker, I probably would have laughed in your face. Hell, I wasn’t even a wine drinker much less someone who had any interest in
You might call us a little crazy but we think being a little crazy is a beautiful thing! The latest Cellar Rat wine - POCO LOCO - is ready for your glass. It's another easy-drinking red blend that pairs perfectly with
Introducing Sassquatch Pink
A Cellar Rat Rosé. Sassquatch is an attitude. Sassquatch is a mood. Sassquatch Pink is a lively and crisp rosé. The name Sassquatch is a nickname we use for our winemaker Clint Thomas because, well, he can be real sassy sometimes. 45%
2018 EL RATON
Our love for Sangiovese continues with this flagship wine called El Raton. 94% Sangiovese from Phillips Family Vineyard makes the base for this easy drinker. The 6% Petit Verdot comes from La Pradera Vineyard and builds the mid palate body and