BL Travels: Fredericksburg, TX Travel Guide
#BuddyLovesTexas - Fredericksburg, TX Influencer Trip Recap
Our first full day in Fredericksburg included a Welcome Party + Happy Hour and private chef Dinner Party for our influencers! We spent the morning steaming clothes, getting the girl's swag bags packed full of goodies and making sure every detail was juuust right.
Luckily, All The Things Concierge was there to put together our amazing balloon arch, dinner tablescape and an epic charcuterie board! @allthethings.fbg is the ultimate service to book for bachelorette parties, wedding festivities, girl's trips and literally everything in-between. They pay close attention to detail and went above and beyond to make our first day memorable!
Once our influencers arrived, we celebrated Happy Hour over lots of @moetusa and @allthethings.fbg charcuterie boards, while Chef Leo got to work on our private dinner! Chef Leo brought a killer dining experience right to our AirBnb and was so much fun to work with. He whipped up an amazing 3-course meal for us that we're still drooling over!
Day two was booked full of wine tastings at some of the top wineries in Fredericksburg! We started the morning with a Breakfast Board by @allthethings.fbg and were on our wine shuttle by 9:30 AM, (breakfast wine is very much in season!) After 4 tastings throughout the day, we ended with another chef dinner!
Our first stop of the day was at family owned and operated, Ab Astris Winery! They were kind enough to prepare a brunch pairing for our wine tasting and every last detail was incredible! Ab Astris serves all Texas based wines and offers a fun, yet relaxing atmosphere. They were truly some of the sweetest people we met all week and even have a vineyard dog named Buddy! // FUN FACT: Ab Astris means 'of the stars' in Latin!
For our second tasting of the day, we headed to Barons Creek Vineyard! This place is a total vibe, offering outside dining + lounging, villas you can rent out and stay across the property, and some dang good pizza! // FUN FACT: We hit 100k followers on Instagram while we were here!
Tasting #3 took place at Pedernales Cellars! This was definitely the most laidback and relaxing vineyard we tried out. After our wine tasting, we took a tour of the property then hung-out around the vineyard and enjoyed the spectacular views!
We ended the day at William Chris Vineyards and it was the perfect spot to enjoy the evening after a long day! We did a little wine tasting and charcuterie board snacking, then toured the venue before our chef dinner here. There are endless spots to chill out and take in the scenery while listening to good music throughout the entire property!
Our private chef dinner earned 5 stars and included one of the best 4-course meals we've ever had! After dinner, we headed outside for some dessert wine under the sunset!
We spent our third day in Fredericksburg brunching at Vaudeville, shopping downtown and enjoying the afternoon at Signor Vineyards. Tubby's was our choice for a laidback dinner, followed by lots of singing and dancing at the Velvet Lounge Karaoke Bar!
After a busy second day, we opted for a slow morning before heading to brunch at Vaudeville. This quaint little shop offers unique shopping and gourmet dining, fit for any and everyone! After brunch, we did some major shopping around the downtown strip!
Signor Vineyards is basically the giant garden party we all dreamed of as kids. Offering private tasting rooms, a gourmet restaurant, rustic wine bar and darling little market, there's something new to experience around every corner!
We ended our #BuddyLovesTexas Influencer Trip with a bang! That bang included dinner at Tubby's Ice House with margs and a few celebratory shots, followed by a night at Velvet Lounge Karaoke Bar. Don't let these two places fool you - they may be small, but they sure were fun! We took over the karaoke stage and sang and danced the night away!
While our BuddyLove Influencers headed home after our wild night at Velvet Lounge, the Brand Team stayed back to shoot our Fall 2021 Collections, but we'll have more on that later!
Fredericksburg, Texas is definitely worth a visit, (or two!) and we're so thankful to everyone who made this trip happen. BIG shout out to our blogger babes, @whitneynrife, @lynlee_poston, @maganreaves, @ashleeknichols, @chelseaolivia13, @yourpaljordyn and @brooke_kenney for joining us and supporting the brand!
Round of applause to our Brand Team, @buddylovestaylor, @buddylovesriley and @buddylovescaroline for capturing every moment, and a HUGE standing ovation to our fearless Brand Director, @buddylovesrachel for planning every last detail of a trip we'll never forget! Last but not least, @buddylovesgrayson and @buddylovexoxo for building this incredible brand that gives us these opportunities of a lifetime!