This Texas Hill Country town is the new, cooler Fredericksburg

The Texas Hill Country is no stranger to tourism. With its scenic views, history and wineries that have been popping up over the years, it's been a...

May 14, 2022
4:06 AM

The Texas Hill Country is no stranger to tourism. With its scenic views, history and wineries that have been popping up over the years, it's been a hotspot for those looking to see Texas' natural beauty alongside the opportunity for a good glass of red.While Fredericksburg is the bustling tourist anchor to Hill Country, one small Texas town is raising its profile: Johnson City.  With a population under 3,000, Johnson City is now home to new restaurants and bars alongside the existing sights. Its placement on Texas' '290 Wine Trail,' which starts in the town and runs along Highway 290 before ending in Fredericksburg, doesn't hurt—there are multiple tasting rooms and wineries in Blanco County.

Abigail Rosenthal