Where to Find the State's Top Wine Lists

December 1, 2018

From the most extensive lists to the best by-the-glass offerings, these 35 Texas restaurants are a wine lover’s dream.

By Jessica Dupuy

Otto’s, Fredericksburg

Since it opened in 2014, this little bistro tucked away just off of Main Street has become its own destination within the Hill Country destination town of Fredericksburg, serving up contemporary takes on traditional German cuisine as a nod to the town’s original settlers. Likewise, its wine menu is chock-full of wine selections not only from Germany but from surrounding Germanic regions such as Austria’s Wachau and Niederöstereich, Italy’s Alto Adige, and the Alsace region of France. “We want people to have greater access to wines from these regions that they may not be familiar with,” says beverage director John Washburne.

Washburne’s Insider Tips: “We’ve taken a lot of time to build our reserve list with verticals of past vintages from producers like Weingut Nikolaihoffrom Wachau and a 2003 Hexamer Riesling Spätlese that’s a steal. It’s really a great way to experience how these wines age.”