Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail - Bernhardt Winery Pictures

Vineyard at Bernhardt Winery

Vineyard at Bernhardt Winery
Vineyard at Bernhardt Winery | Source

Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail


When my husband suggested purchasing these Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail tickets online at a cost of $45.00 for two ( $25 for one person ) we knew that we would have a good time.

Having visited many wineries in California over the years as well as other locations, we were prepared for variety.

That variety comes in the form of the landscape, the physical differences in the winery buildings and their décor as well as the flavor differences in how their wines are produced and marketed.

One thing seems standard at all of these wineries on the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail. That is the Texas friendly welcome one receives at each of these locations.


Bernhardt Winery

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Buck Yeager Band live at the Bernhardt Winery

Bernhardt Winery

Bernhardt Winery
Bernhardt Winery | Source

Bernhardt Winery


As one approaches Bernhardt Winery off of country roads and enters their property at 9043 County Road 204, Plantersville, Texas 77363, one drives past a portion of their vineyard.

As you can readily see in the photo above, the grape vines are just starting their new season with bright and tender emerging grape leaves which will continue to grow, develop grape clusters, and those grapes will mature until the final time of harvest later in the year.

Each Spring offers a new beginning and hopes for a great new wine vintage in the Fall.

Wedding Reception

A great number of cars were parked all along the gravel driveway and spilled over onto grassy fields.

The photo to the right was our first primary view of Bernhardt Winery with the two glasses of wine perched upon a wine barrel.

We soon discovered that preparations were in the making for a wedding reception that would take place a little later in the day.

The outside lawn was being set up with tables and white tablecloths. A band was assembled and wait staff were busy scurrying around making certain that everything would be in impeccable order for the arrival of the new bride and groom and their wedding guests.

Bernhardt Winery wedding reception

Bernhardt Winery all decked out for a wedding reception
Bernhardt Winery all decked out for a wedding reception | Source

Bernhardt Winery

Wedding reception being prepared at Bernhardt Winery
Wedding reception being prepared at Bernhardt Winery | Source

Bernhardt Winery hosts all kinds of occasions on a regular basis.

They have a "rain or shine" Sunday concert series that features a variety of music ranging from the Beatles to string band, country western, light rock, blues music and other types to suit everyone's particular tastes.

One is invited to bring their own lawn chairs and relax among other neighbors and long time or new found friends while enjoying these various forms of entertainment.

Naturally one can sip the wines from Bernhardt Winery and snack on edibles that are provided or one can sign up for one of their wine dinners.

To find out more about these concerts or wine dinners check out their website at www.bernhardtwinery.com.

Tree all decked out in white for the wedding reception at Bernhardt Winery.

Close-up of tree blossoms at Bernhardt Winery
Close-up of tree blossoms at Bernhardt Winery | Source

Bernhardt Winery

Another photo of the preparations for an outside wedding reception at Bernhardt Winery
Another photo of the preparations for an outside wedding reception at Bernhardt Winery | Source

This youtube video below gives one an idea of the type of fun entertainment that transpires on the grounds of Bernhardt Winery both inside and outside.

Bernhardt Winery tasting room

Tasting Room at Bernhardt Winery
Tasting Room at Bernhardt Winery | Source

Sherri and Steve at the Bernhardt Winery Bed and Breakfast

Tuscan Style Tasting Room


The sheer beauty of the inside of Bernhardt Winery was an unexpected pleasure. One can get a slight idea from these pictures that I took the day of our visit, but it must be seen in person to be fully appreciated.


Never having personally visited Tuscany, this made me think of what I might encounter in that part of the world were I to vacation there someday. It is certainly a warm and friendly environment inside of Bernhardt Winery!


As participants in the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail we were served the following food and wine combinations in a portion of that pretty room...


Bernhardt Cabernet Sauvignon was paired with a prosciutto rolled mozzarella cheese and their Ruby Port was served with an herbed goat cheese from Cleveland, Texas spread on crackers. A Canadian cheddar cheese was also available to taste.

Tasting room at Bernhardt Winery

Tasting room at Bernhardt Winery
Tasting room at Bernhardt Winery | Source

The Buckaroo Band live at the Bernhardt Winery

The room to the back of the tasting room at Bernhardt Winery ( pictured below ) would be utilized later that day for the staging point for the wedding reception food and drink being offered to the guests enjoying that very momentous wedding reception occasion.

That is also the room ( as can be viewed in the video above ) for inside musical entertainment, dinners and other special events.

Bernhardt Winery

Large multi-purpose room inside Bernhardt Winery
Large multi-purpose room inside Bernhardt Winery | Source

Shake Russell Trio "Traveling Texas" at Bernhardt Winery

Texas wildflowers

Wildflowers in bloom
Wildflowers in bloom | Source

Ezra Charles & the Texas Bluz Review in concert at Bernhardt Winery

Texas Bluebonnets

Bluebonnets
Bluebonnets | Source


Bluebonnets and other Texas Wildflowers


Bernhardt Winery was a great discovery and if we lived a little closer, you would probably find us on their lawn for some of those summer concerts. Also on their property is a bed and breakfast. If the décor is anything like their tasting room, I am sure that it is also beautifully decorated.

We did not ask to see the bed and breakfast accommodations as they were very busy that day with the impending wedding reception, the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail visitors and regular wine tasting guests as well.



But lest you think that we missed seeing and photographing the bluebonnets and other Texas wildflowers that adorned the pastures and roadsides, I'll share some of the pictures that I took that day with you here and now.

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County Road 204, Plantersville, TX 77363, USA
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Indian Paintbrush wildflowers

Indian Paintbrush
Indian Paintbrush | Source


Hope that you enjoyed tagging along on this sojourn to Bernhardt Winery on the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail. Other wineries that we also visited include Colony Cellars, Pleasant Hill Winery, Windy Winery, Messina Hof Winery, Retreat Hill Winery and Cork This! Each and every one is unique and special in its own way. And oh!........the glorious wildflowers.........!

Bluebonnets and other wildflowers in bloom

Field of blooming wildflowers
Field of blooming wildflowers | Source

Would you be inclined to want to visit Bernhardt Winery after reading this hub?

  • Yes
  • Perhaps, if time and finances permitted
  • Have already been there!
  • Not my desire to visit wineries but I would enjoy the wildflower display
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Texas wildflowers in the Spring

Wildflowers splashing the fields and roadsides with color
Wildflowers splashing the fields and roadsides with color | Source

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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas Author

Hello funky23,

Happy to hear that you enjoyed this article about the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail and Bernhardt Winery in particular. Thanks for the comment.


funky23 5 years ago from Deutschland

this article is awesome


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas Author

Hi Jim and Laura,

You are correct in that there are several wine trails in Texas. We have visited more wineries in California than Texas and thought it was about time to check out some of the ones closer to where we live. Bernhardt Winery is a beautiful place and it is obviously utilized for many special events like the wedding reception the day of our visit. Thanks for the comment.


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Jim and Laura 6 years ago from Chicago area

Great Hub and a nice intro to this winery. We are big fans of wine trails and local wines so we'll have to look into Texas.

They have an underrated wine scene there, not only in the Hill Country but all over Texas ... several wine trails in the state as i understand it.


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas Author

Hi jill of alltrades,

Yes, you would have taken lovely pictures at Bernhardt Winery on the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail. Of that I am certain since you take beautiful photographs. Thanks for the visit.


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines

I enjoyed this very much Peggy. I wish I was there with you, taking all those lovely pictures.

Thanks for the wonderful trip!


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas Author

Hi Hello, hello,

Glad that you enjoyed the photos of Bernhardt Winery on this Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail. Thanks for taking the time to comment.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for a lovely trip. Wonderful pictures.


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas Author

Hi bingskee,

See if you have Picture It in your computer or some other photo enhancing program. It has been here all along but I just discovered it this past year when my cousin in another state color corrected an old faded photo for me and told me about it. This is the first time I have tried using these creative borders and it is fun to experiment. Makes a "so-so" photo really POP!

Happy to hear that you enjoyed this hub regarding Bernhardt Winery as we saw it because of deciding to attend this Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail this year. It is quite a place! Thanks for the comment.


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bingskee 6 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

noticed the borders and i was about to ask where you got them. :-)

the place looks awesome. what beautiful flora and fauna inside the winery!


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas Author

Hi Louise,

Glad you could tag along on this Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail which led to Bernhardt Winery. I have been experimenting with the photos using different borders, etc. with Picture It (which was in our computer). Have more experimenting to do...but happy to hear that you liked the effects.


Louise Dewey 6 years ago

WONDERFUL, Peggy! Thank you for taking me along on this trip via this Hub. Love your photos!

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