One Sunday afternoon, we decided to take the jeep for a drive and looked up nearby hill country wineries. We stumbled on Wine Road 290's website. Just a short drive west of Austin, there is a 45-mile stretch of 290 that is the home of 15 award-winning wineries. We got a late start, so we only had time to visit a few of them. Our favorite was Hilmy Cellars. The front door is gorgeous, the Zinfandel blend was delicious, and they use Guinea fowl as a natural pesticide... what's not to love!