Nestled just around the corner from the renowned Salt Lick restaurant, the Hill Country Tasting Room & Event Space has long been a haven for those seeking to savor the authentic tastes of Texas under one roof. Now, with its exciting change in ownership, the establishment is poised to reach new heights, as localvore and former Chameleon Companies Hospitality Alum, Elizabeth Van Huffel, takes the reins. With her deep industry experience and passion for all things local, Van Huffel is set to steer the wine bar into an era of innovation and community celebration.

Elizabeth Van Huffel Hill Country Wine

For over two decades, Elizabeth Van Huffel has been an integral part of the hospitality industry. Having worked extensively in both front-of-house and back-of-house roles, she brings a wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of what it takes to create an exceptional dining and beverage experience. Drawing inspiration from her recent foray into marketing, Van Huffel is now ready to channel her passion for hospitality and love for all things local into the Hill Country Tasting Room.

The Hill Country Tasting Room has always prided itself on showcasing the best of what Texas has to offer. With the state’s wineries and breweries gaining national and international recognition, the bar is perfectly positioned to be a gateway to Texas’s vibrant beverage culture. Van Huffel recognizes the unique combination of the Texas terrain and the passion of its people as the driving force behind the state’s exceptional beverages.

“I am thrilled to be able to share the magic of Texas’s beverage industry in such a beautiful space,” Van Huffel declares with enthusiasm. Her dedication to supporting local artisans and fostering community engagement is evident in the bar’s offerings. Patrons can enjoy a rotating selection of Beers on Tap, Wines, Meads, and Ciders sourced exclusively from Texas. Whether you choose to sip at the bar, lounge on the inviting patio, indulge in a flight in the loft space, or take a growler or bottle to-go, every visit to the Hill Country Tasting Room promises an authentic taste of the Lone Star State.

One of the highlights of the Hill Country Tasting Room is its unique event space, which sets it apart from other establishments in the area. Bathed in natural light, this versatile venue can accommodate up to 75 people, making it the ideal setting for private parties, tastings, and celebrations. The inviting ambiance and the attentive staff ensure that every event hosted at the Hill Country Tasting Room is an extraordinary experience, leaving a lasting impression on guests.

As part of the new ownership’s vision, a simplified menu featuring cheeses, charcuterie, and light bites will soon be introduced. These delectable accompaniments will perfectly complement the tastings, creating a delightful gastronomic journey for visitors.

Join the Celebration

The Hill Country Tasting Room & Event Space invites you to embark on a sensory adventure like no other. Elizabeth Van Huffel’s passion for hospitality and her dedication to showcasing the best of Texas’s beverage scene infuse every corner of the establishment. Be it a casual evening out, an unforgettable event, or an opportunity to support female-owned businesses, the Hill Country Tasting Room is the place to be.

To learn more about the Hill Country Tasting Room and explore their offerings, visit their website at Get ready to immerse yourself in the flavors, culture, and warmth of Texas, one sip at a time.