Slowpokes

“The Texas Wine Tour Company”

 

 

(214) 226-0322

About Us

Who We Are

Slowpokes is a Wine, Beer and Distilled Spirits Tasting Tour

What We Do

Provide a memorable, one of a kind day, of fun for everyone!! Join a small mixed group or book a private tour for your party.

What Sets Us Apart

Our personalized service and you won’t find yourself on a bus with 50 other people. Our tours never have more than 14 guests unless you request a tour for a larger party.

Book your seats on a standard group tour

 OR

Book a private get a way for Bachelorette/Bachelor parties, Birthday Parties, Anniversary, Celebrations, Corporate groups, or just a bunch of friends having fun!

Rates

Tours

Dripping Springs/ Wimberley/ Johnson City Tours

All day tour available Fri- Sun: $130/person (plus t&g) – pick up at 10:30 with return around 4:00

Half day tour available Wed-Thurs: $80/person (plus t&g) – pick up at 12:00 (noon) with return around 3:00

Fredericksburg Tours

All day tour available Fri-Sun: $145/person (plus t&g) – pick up at 10:30 with return around 4:00

Half day tour available Wed-Thurs: $100/person (plus t&g) – pick up at 12:00 (noon) with return around 3:00

Standard rates include pick up/drop off at the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce (509 W. Mercer St., Dripping Springs) or downtown Fredericksburg .**

All rates include tasting fees, gift bag for each person with souvenirs, complimentary cheese/cracker/fruit tray and plenty of bottled water and extra packaged snacks.  Complimentary lunch is included in tours with 3 or more stops.

We consider our tours to be Semi-Private.  We will combine several small parties to fill a tour but there will never be more than 14 people per tour.

Private tours – Standard rates usually apply but may vary depending on group size, pick up location and other special requests.  Please call to discuss details.   

214-226-0322

*Tax and gratuity extra

**Special pick up arrangements can be made if you are staying in the Dripping Springs area.

Private parties may request a special pick up for a flat fee if outside of the Dripping Springs area.

HINT:  BEFORE BOOKING, BE SURE TO ASK ABOUT ANY SPECIALS WE ARE CURRENTLY RUNNING AND ABOUT THE CASH DISCOUNT WE OFFER!

Tour Request

Thank you for choosing Slowpokes Wine Tours! Please call

214-226-0322

to check availability and book your tour or complete the following and email to us. We will contact you as soon as possible! Once you are satisfied with the tour date, itinerary, etc., a credit card will be required to reserve the seats. Don’t worry, the card will not be charged unless you request it to be or cancellation fees apply.

*There is usually no extra charge for special pick up within Dripping Springs. For private parties of 8 or more, you may request a special pick up. A flat fee of $2/mile based on RT from our regular pick up location will be charged.

Here are just SOME of the places we visit:

Wineries/ Tasting Rooms
  • Driftwood Estates Winery
  • Duchman Family Winery
  • Solero Estates
  • Hawk’s Shadow Estate
  • Bell Springs Winery
  • Texas Hill Country Olive Co
More Wineries

Fall Creek Vineyards
Wimberley Valley Winery
Salt Lick Cellars
Texas Hills Vineyard
Lewis Wines
Hahne Estates Winery
The Vinery
Fiesta Winery
Armadillo’s Leap
4 Point Cellars
Six Shooters

More Wineries

Arc de Texas
William Chris Vineyards
Hye Meadow Winery
Calais Winery
Compass Rose Cellars
Hye Market
Kuhlman Cellars
Hilmy Cellars
Fat Ass Ranch & Winery
Pedernales Cellars
The Vintage Cellar
Wedding Oak Winery
Inwood Estates

Breweries
  • Twisted X
  • Last Stand
  • Jester King
  • Real Ale
  • Pecan Street Brewery
  • Thirsty Planet
  • Pedernales Brewing Co.
  • Fredericksburg Brewing
  • Adventure Brewing Co.
Distilleries
  • Deep Eddy Vodka
  • Treaty Oak Distillery
  • Stinson Distillery
  • Dripping Springs Vodka
  • Cypress Creek Rum
  • Garrison Brothers

Do You Have Any Questions?

What kind of tours are available?

Wine tours, Brewery Tours, Distillery Tours or a “Mix It Up” tour which is a combination of any or all of the 3!

What wineries, breweries and distilleries do you visit?
What time is pick up and how long does tour last?

Our standard tours (Fri- Sun) package begins with pick up at the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce at 10:30 -10:45 a.m. with drop off between 4-4:30 p.m.

Standard tours (Wed-Thurs) begin with pick up at DSCofC at 12:00 (noon) and return between 3:30-4p.m.

Private, Corporate and Specialty tours are available every day of the week with rates and stops determined accordingly.

Where is the pick up location?

Our standard pick-up location is at the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce – 509 W. Mercer St.

For Private tours, we can usually arrange to pick you up at your desired location. A flat pick-up fee will be charged for any location that is not within a 10-mile radius of DSCofC. Call for calculation of fee.

Can we bring our own beverages and/or snacks to have in the vehicle?

Yes. You are welcome to bring a small cooler. It is legal to drink while en route. However, we ask you to keep drinking of your own alcoholic beverages to a minimum since you will be consuming a considerable amount of alcohol during your tastings.

Is lunch always included?

Yes. A complimentary picnic type lunch is always included in the tours on Fri-Sun. If you prefer something else, you are welcome to bring your own lunch. If you have a private group and prefer to stop at a restaurant along the route, this can be arranged if you let me know ahead of time. You will need to pay for this separately.

Are snacks always included?

Yes. On all tours, a complimentary cheese/cracker/fruit tray is offered at the last stop of the day. Packaged snacks and plenty of bottled water is available all day.

Will a tour ever be cancelled?

We have only cancelled tours when there is inclement weather or flash flood warnings. If you are familiar with the Hill Country, flash floods are very serious and we won’t ever take a risk with your lives.

How many stops are included in the tour?

Our standard tours (Fri-Sun) will have 3 stops.

Standard tours (Wed-Thurs) will have 2 stops.

Private, Corporate and Specialty tours are available every day of the week with rates and stops determined accordingly.

How much does a tour cost?
Can I bring my children and/or dog?

Service animals are allowed. However, children and/or pets are welcome on Private tours only.

Children over the age of 16 are allowed on public group tours but will not be allowed to consume alcohol even with parent’s approval. Non-drinkers will be charged a reduced rate.

Will I need my ID?

Yes. Your ID will be required to participate in the tour and participate in tastings at each location. We and the servers at the stops are required by law to verify the age of each participant. You may be asked more than once to show your ID so please be ready and respectful.

Why are the gratuities automatically included in the tour fee?

Since your tour package includes all of the other fees, it has proven necessary to include the gratuities because most people don’t remember to bring extra cash to tip the servers, waiters, etc.. The gratuities are also used to tip the “behind the scenes” folks like the food caterer and car washer.

If I purchase something, is there enough room in the van?

Yes! We encourage you to buy as much as you want. We have plenty of room in the van and some of the places will even ship it home for you.

How many people are on each tour?

Each van will hold up to 14 passengers.

What kind of vehicle will we be riding in?

For groups of 5 or more, you will ride in a Mercedes Sprinter van or Explorer. For parties of 4 or less, you will ride in a Ford F250 or smaller SUV.

Important things to know:

We know you have many choices and are happy you chose to tour with us!  We want you to have a positive, memorable experience.  Please remember to conduct yourself accordingly and respect the businesses and servers who are treating you.

  • Public Intoxication is AGAINST THE LAW, even if you have a designated driver.   It is unlawful to serve or sell alcohol to anyone who is or appears intoxicated.  TABC (Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission) is serious about enforcing this law and occasionally place undercover agents in the establishments.   Please pace your alcohol intake, drink plenty of water and “sit one out” if you are starting to feel too tipsy.  It is our responsibility and the responsibility of the servers at the various locations to determine, if and when someone is intoxicated.   If you are advised that you cannot be served, please be respectful and step away.  By law, if ONE person is considered “over the limit”, the entire group must leave, the tour is over and you will be returned to your pick up location.   
  • Intoxicated or not, disorderly or loud individuals or groups will be excused from the tasting rooms.  This causes a distraction to the other patrons and is extremely disrespectful.
  • Smoking – There is no smoking allowed on our tours.  Most of the stops do not allow smoking on their grounds.  If you would like to smoke, please ask permission first and wait to be directed to a permissible area.
  • Alcohol – It is illegal to take anything into the wineries, breweries or distilleries OTHER than the product made specifically at that location.  This is a legal requirement and the entire group will be asked to leave if anyone violates.
  • IF you think your server is not pouring fast enough, you MAY NOT pour for yourself.  It is against the law for anyone other than the employees at the facility to handle open bottles.
  • Please have your ID available at all times.  You may be asked for your ID more than once.  Please be respectful.
  • It is always our goal to ensure you have the shortest possible wait to be served.  Sometimes, especially on Saturdays and Holidays, this is unavoidable.  We appreciate your understanding and patience.
  • Cancellation Policy – You may cancel or change your date or group size anytime up to 7 days prior to your tour.  If you cancel or reduce group size with less than 7 days, the full amount will be charged but you will receive a voucher to use anytime within a year of your original tour date.   This applies to partial cancellations as well (less people on the tour than your reservation head count).

Our Contacts

Slowpokes Wine Tours and Private Parties

Dripping Springs, Texas  78620

Phone: (214) 226-0322

Email: [email protected]

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Meeting Spot

(214) 226-0322

Dripping Springs, Texas 78620

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