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Austin's Salt Lick and Winery Shuttle

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Overview

Leave busy Austin for a half-day wine and barbecue tour in the Texas Hill Country. Your driver takes you to the outskirts of Austin to visit your choice of three venues: The Salt Lick, Fall Creek Vineyards, and Duchman Family Winery. Linger at one or two of the stops, or visit all three — it's up to you.
  • Wine and barbecue shuttle from Austin
  • Stops include The Salt Lick, Fall Creek Vineyards, and Duchman Family Winery
  • Learn about wine production in the Texas Hill Country
  • Sink your teeth into some classic Texas barbecue dishes at the Salt Lick (own expense)
  • Leave the driving to the professionals while tasting Texas wines and barbecue
Driver/guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
This BBQ and Wine shuttle is great for solo travelers, couples, and small groups
Bottled water
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Austin Visitor Center, 602 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After making your own way to the Austin Visitors Center to meet your shuttle, travel to Driftwood in Texas Hill Country. Enjoy time at each stop, trying some authentic Texas barbecue and tasting wines without worrying about your transportation.

The Salt Lick opened in 1967, and became nationally famous after its barbecue was heralded on the Travel Channel in 2008. Salt Lick Cellars planted its vines in 2006 and served up its first bottles of wine in 2008.

Fall Creek Vineyards was founded on a cattle ranch in 1975 and has become a leader in making the Texas Hill Country known as a wine region. The Duchman Family Winery opened in 2004 and has become known for its award-winning wine made from various grape varietals grown in Texas.

Drinks and food are at your own expense. Expect the tastings to cost between $6 to $25; the Salt Lick is cash only, but they do have an on-site ATM. Your tour ends with return to Austin in the mid-afternoon.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Austin Detours LLC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Austin's Salt Lick and Winery Shuttle?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Austin's Salt Lick and Winery Shuttle.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Austin's Salt Lick and Winery Shuttle?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Austin's Salt Lick and Winery Shuttle.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Austin's Salt Lick and Winery Shuttle?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Austin's Salt Lick and Winery Shuttle.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Austin's Salt Lick and Winery Shuttle?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Austin's Salt Lick and Winery Shuttle.

Traveler Tips


  • "Don’t fill up on breakfast, as this tour gets you to the Salt Lick early to beat the crowd, and you want to try their food!" See review
  • "In this tour only transportation is provided, so all your food and beverage is your responsibility." See review

Reviews

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GMW
, Mar 2020
Loved our tour guide but was mislead that the wine tasting were not included in the price. So we paid $50 a person to be driven around. So make sure to read the fine print!
star-5
Great BBQ, first rate wines
MNGary
, Mar 2020
Salt Licks has fantastic BBQ and both the wineries on the tour were first rate. Stephen, our driver and tour guide, was excellent. Funny guy, tour guide by day and stand up comedian by night. Very knowledgeable on the area.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thanks for the review! Steven is the best. We're so happy you had such a wonderful time on the tour. Keep us mind the next time you're in Austin.
star-5
Great BBQ and Wine Tour
Bonnie_A
, Mar 2020
Our tour guide, Marty was very personable and knowledgeable. The Salt Lick barbecue was delicious and the portions were large. The wineries were a lot of fun and the wines were good. I highly recommend this tour
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank you so much for your 5 star review. It means the world to us.
star-5
A bit of History, comedy, wine, and BBQ
Debbie_K
, Mar 2020
This was a great tour taking you from downtown Austin into the hill area. Our guide Steven (also a comedian by trade) was delightful and a wealth of information. We got a bit of history and comedy on our way to some delicious BBQ and lovely wineries. It was a great way to see another side of Austin.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Steven is the best! Thanks for taking a tour with us and taking the time to review your experience. Come back and see us again soon.
star-5
Fantastic tour
Laura
, Mar 2020
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time on this tour! It was great to get out of town for a few hours and explore Hill Country, all while being shuttled around and getting great information along the way. Jax was a fantastic guide! Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
I'm thrilled to read you and your boyfriend had such a wonderful time on your tour. Thanks for taking the time to review us.
star-5
So much fun with the friendliest guide!
Julietnordin3
, Feb 2020
My husband and I took a wine tour on Friday afternoon and it was sooo much fun! Jax was our guide and she was so incredibly comfortable to be around...it was like we were traveling with a hometown friend! She was extremely personable, knowledgeable, and really wanted us to experience it all. I would do it all over again in a second! Thank you to Jax and for this awesome time. We will be back!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Jax is the best! Thanks so much for taking a detour with us and leaving such an amazing review. Come back and see us again soon!
star-5
Winery and BBQ
Erika
, Feb 2020
I had a wonderful time. Our guide, Jax, was a wealth of information and filled with energy. I would definitely do another tour with Viator.
star-5
Awesome wine tour outside Austin
sdivinit
, Feb 2020
Steve was a great tour operator. The tasting at Dunham had a more generous pour for the tasting. Driftwood had a larger selection for the tasting
star-5
Great tour
angiewaltner
, Feb 2020
We loved the Salt Lick and the 2 wineries. Our driver was AWESOME! It was a great way to learn about the city and experience the hillside!
star-5
Awesome tour away from Austin
sdivinit
, Feb 2020
Steve was a great guide. The tour size was small so we got personal attention. I would book another tour with Austin Detours

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