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.
FOOD & WINE TOUR
Our Food & Wine Tour was created for those who want to have a more dynamic tasting and educational tour experience. This curated itinerary includes wine and food paired tastings and presentations at each stop.
Our Group Tours are perfect for those looking to explore some of the best wineries, breweries and distilleries 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.
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.
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 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
Hey all you cool cats and kittens. With all the Covid-19 craziness out there, we have found ourselves tour-less. Don’t worry folks! During this temporary downtime, we have gone back to how I started in the wine business by returning to vineyard and