Augusta Vin

A texas hill country estate winery

By Lorelie Helmke
Photos by Leo AGuirre JR.

Augusta Vin is one of the Texas Hill Country’s newest estate wineries. It is the vision of owner and home builder, Scott Felder. He purchased the 65 acres along highway 16 south of Fredericksburg in 2015 and began planting his extensive vineyard in 2016. The tasting room is a testament to Scott’s building experience – it is gorgeous!

Starting with the 2019 vintage, the winery will offer 100% Estate-grown wines. Today the wines are about 85% estate grown, sourcing from Texas Hill Country and Texas High Plains vineyards for the additional grapes. All the wines reverberate through the mouth which indicates well-made wines. I am looking forward to experiencing the evolution of this winery.

Plan on spending the afternoon at this amazing new winery.

Brisk White –
Texas Blend of white grape varietals

Intense bouquet of cantaloupe and lime zest greet the nose. Hints of baking spice with green apples follow. On the tongue, the zingy acidity wakens the senses while the resounding minerals appear on the finish. Great by itself or pair with ceviche or shellfish.

Marsanne –
Estate and High Plains Vineyards

Up front white flowers and orange blossom trigger memories of spring. Green papaya aromas and melon intermingle. This white offers a very pleasant, juicy finish. Try this one with Thai food or a spicy curry.

Latitude 44 –
The Latitude of Southern Rhone Valley

Marsanne-based blend from Estate and other nearby vineyards. This wine shows a gorgeous golden color reminiscent of older white, but this easy sipping wine is young and fresh with a racy streak of acidity. It offers aromas of gooseberry and lime and a medium finish. Great with baked whitefish in a lemon cream sauce.

Latitude 45 –
The Latitude of Northern Rhone Valley

A distinctive aroma of Mexican vanilla mingles with white flowers, honeysuckle and Anjou pear. This is a visceral wine with a light, long and bright finish. An impressive complexity for a young white wine. Try this one with Cobb Salad, chicken or seafood.


Rose of Counoise –
Estate Grown
A Rosé with intense favors. Scents of cherries, orange zest and cranberry compote. Ripe strawberries and red plum aromas join in. This rose is felt all over the mouth with its brilliant long finish. This should be on everyone’s holiday table.

Malbec –
100% Malbec from the Estate and nearby vineyards

Bright ruby color shines in the glass. Lush raspberry and blueberry aromas with a hint of anise and dark plum that entice. This malbec shows an elegant style with a hint of tannin. An easy drinking red. Perfect with red sauces like Bolognese.

Cabernet Sauvignon–
Estate and Texas High Plains

In the glass this Cabernet Sauvignon brandishes a bight brick color. Aromas of blackberry, back cherry and cassis rise along with dried cherry, and earthy fig notes. There is a hint of eucalyptus alongside. A medium bodied, feminine style wine with a delightful finish. A wonderful compliment to beef stew or slow cooked shanks.

Tempranillo –
Estate and nearby vineyards

Displays beautiful garnet pigment. Shows a spicy display of bright cherry, dried herbs, soft leather and a touch of tobacco leaf. This one is silky on the palate and delivers a long sumptuous finish. Pairs well with bacon-wrapped tenderloin or wild game.

Tannat –
Estate and nearby vineyards

This bold red exudes a rich, dark ruby color. Inviting scents of black cherry, anise and earthy smoke greet the nose. It distinctively glides through the entire mouth with a brilliant acidity and balanced tannin structure. This is the one to drink with that Tomahawk steak.

Petite Sirah –
100% Texas Grown

A bold, yet effortless red that presents jammy fruit aromas of blueberry and black plums. There is a notable hint of black pepper and cocoa with a hint of vanilla. A full-bodied wine with lovely acidity balance. Pair this one with lamb, grilled chops or roasted leg.

140 Vic Lane
Fredericksburg, TX 78624