Wine Road 290 in Fredericksburg is great. But if you’ve been there, done that--and could still use another glass--you should consider visiting some lesser-known (but equally great) wineries. Here are seven excellent Texas wineries that are quietly serving up some great vintages.

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Brushy Creek Vineyards

Tempranillo is the new black (grape). And this Alvord winery brought home gold at the San Francisco International Wine Competition this summer for its rendition of the Spanish varietal, which means we should all go there to try it, right?

572 County Road 2798, Alvord; 940-427-4747 or brushycreekvineyards.com

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Eden Hill Vineyard

No reservation is necessary to hit up the tasting room at this vineyard. And at just 40 miles outside of Dallas, we think this calls for a road trip.

4910 Eden Hill Lane, Celina; 214-850-4081 or edenhill.com

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Kiepersol

This winery and B&B outside of Tyler is the pride and joy of East Texas wine lovers. Don’t leave without trying the 2014 Rosé of Malbec.

21508 Merlot Lane, Tyler; 903-894-3300 or kiepersol.com

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Llano Estacado

Founded by a chemist who believed West Texas had the perfect climate for producing wine grapes, this vineyard proves there is definitely a science to it.

3426 Farm to Market Road 1585, Lubbock; 806-745-2258 or llanowine.com

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Messina Hof

You’ve probably heard of Messina Hof Winery and Resort in Bryan, however, North Texas may be surprised to find out that there is a cozier location smack dab in the middle of downtown Grapevine. Just shhhh… Let’s keep it on the down low.

201 S. Main St., Grapevine; 817-442-8463 or messinahof.com

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Mitas Hill

McKinney is home to one of the most gorgeous wineries in the state, where gorgeous views and delicious Syrahs make for the most romantic wedding ever. Can we be your plus one?

2300 Vineyard Hill Lane, McKinney; 972-316-7991 or mitashill.com

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Times Ten Cellars

For when you don’t want to leave the Dallas city limits to experience quality Texas wine, this urban winery is the perfect little oasis. Make plans to sip on a Wednesday evening (aka pizza night), when Urban Crust makes an appearance and cooks up delicious wood-fired food from 6 to 9 p.m.

6324 Prospect Ave., Dallas; 214-824-9463 or timestencellars.com

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