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Address: 13111 Silver Creek Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620-5234
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+1 832-660-8642
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11:00 - 05:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 05:00
Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A local Austin winery venue; Solaro Estate expands above Barton Creek in...

A local Austin winery venue; Solaro Estate expands above Barton Creek in harmony with the beauty of vineyards, racing Thoroughbreds and the spectacular vistas unique to the Texas Hill Country.In the Italian tradition, the Tasting Pavillion is integrated with the vineyard, encouraging the natural connection from the vine and grape to glass.

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Just ok wines

We enjoyed the prosecco from Italy but several of the wines tasted a little strange. Don't think we'll be back.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Raye H
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the prosecco from Italy but several of the wines tasted a little strange. Don't think we'll be back.

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Chicago
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526 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will pay $15 for a tasting but we had the added pleasure of tasting Solaro's Barbera which comes in at a rather whopping $169/bottle at the time of this review. It's a tough grape to grow in this region, thus the rather outlandish price but not really worth it from a consumer point of view. Solaro's Montepulciano Estate offering... More 

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Thank Jewelsworld
Houston, Texas
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

On a sunny spring afternoon we found this estate winery a little out of town. There is a great outdoor patio with a nice view of some vineyards. The wine server knew her product well and we enjoyed several Italian wines both white and red. Will definitely visit here again when we have more time. One improvement to mention would... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Wines seem a bit overpriced. Tasting room is nice. Restrooms are outside. They do have nice vines.Outdoor area is relaxing as well. We tasted a wine that was said to have a vinegar taste and boy did it. It actually tasted like bad wine but the server said it was supposed to taste that way. You might want to ask... More 

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Houston, Texas
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

3rd time we have been here, first time we felt welcomed- great visit, several wines were very good. Service was great this time too.

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Thank rebecca t
Houston, Texas
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51 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Robert Hugh Fritz III founded the Solaro Estate in Dripping Springs on the same property his family bought in 1909 of which he is now a co-owner. One hundred years later Solaro Estate Winery produced its first vintage and today grows the Montepulciano and Barbera varietals on the winery's eight acres and sources grapes from other parts of Texas to... More 

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Thank AlainHarvey
McAllen, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We loved the antipasto plate and sharing a bottle in their patio. The Italian wine we had was wonderful. The staff were excellent. Dog friendly. Once we got here, we stopped vineyard hopping and truly relaxed.

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Thank cassmore
Augusta, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We pulled into Solaro on a whim while we were in the area popping in to other breweries and wineries. $15 for a tasting, which gets you very teeny tiny pours of 5 varieties. The wine was OK, nothing really grabbed us and made us want to buy a full glass or a bottle. The setting is pretty enough, but... More 

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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Dripping Springs has some terrific pizza, pastrami, and Tex Mex lunch spots. We did a post lunch tasting at Solaro. There was a wedding party outside and a group doing a tasting with food accompaniment inside. Nonetheless, Olivia was attentive and informative. It was a leisurely tasting We tasted five wines for $15. At least three of the wines were... More 

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stopped in a couple wineries one Sunday and tried wines and or olives. We had heard a lot about Solaro and were glad we found it. We enjoyed the wines we tasted but were a bit disappointed that the only way we could taste the other wines on their list was to become a wine club member. We did... More 

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