Driftwood is a tiny town in the beautiful Texas Hill Country located about forty minutes from Austin and an hour and a half from San Antonio.
It is home to one of the most famous barbecue places around- The Saltlick. Situated on acres of picturesque Texas countryside, it is a paragon to the barbecue arts. Bring your family and BYOB! You are guaranteed to leave with full bellies and warm memories of The Saltlick.
Right across the street is Camp Ben McCulloch where every April, Old Settler’s Music Festival descends upon the popular campground for four days of the best of Americana, bluegrass, and country music in Texas.
Driftwood is also home to great wineries. If you have ever been curious as to how wine is made, visit the Duchman Family Winery for a peak at the production process and a tour. At the Driftwood Estate Winery, guests can sample and buy some of the great bottles produced by its master vintners. And then there is Fall Creek Vineyards which was Texas’ first hill country winery. Formally established in 1980, Ed and Susan Auler were inspired to try their hand at winemaking by an auspicious trip to France wherein they were looking for cattle but found a love of wine instead. Now Fall Creek is one of the most well known and well regarded wineries in Texas. It is also a unique place to stay with its luxurious Wine Country Inn. Located on site, you can experience a high end, adult style lock-in. Because when the tastings and tours end for the day, the gates close and the grounds are all yours!
So, don’t let the size fool you. Driftwood is the perfect daytripping detour on your adventure through the Hill Country.