Welcome to Bell Mountain Winery,
located on the slopes of Bell Mountain, first
identified on the U.S. Geological map of 1885,
the area was designated by our Federal
government in 1986 as Texas' first winegrowing
Our Vineyards of select and classic European
wine varieties are set on sandy-loam soils,
replete with rich minerals, and blessed with a
moderate climate thus insuring superior fruit
development and wines of distinctive character.
Complimentary Tours & Tasting
Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Other times - Call for appointment
To continue to offer the finest and affordable
wines by growing premier red varieties;
fermenting, finishing and oak aging for full
flavor development. For our Riesling, both Dry
and Late Harvest, to harvest at the peak of
perfection, ferment and age in stainless-steel
cooperage to retain the delicacy and aromatics.
The oldest winery in Fredericksburg, the
development of the Vineyards commenced in 1976
as an early entrant in the renaissance of Texas
winegrowing. The initial planting was three
acres. An experimental winery functioned in the
Control Building /Laboratory from 1979 through
1983 when the Winery building was completed. The
appellation proved the premier Vinifera
varieties could be grown and produce fine wines;
the Vineyards were progressively enlarged.
Robert Oberhelman, Founder, President and
Wine master has guided development, initially
part-time and since 1990 with total dedication.
Bob, as he is know locally, is a veteran in the
food industry. He holds a BS from the University
of Kansas , graduate studies in Food Technology
at MIT, and is a Professional Member of both the
Institute of Food Technology and the American
Society of Enology and Viticulture.