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Join us in supporting Winedale as a place of learning and understanding Texas History through education, research and public service.

Our Story

The Friends of Winedale, founded in August of 2014, is a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to helping support ongoing preservation of Winedale, a research collection of nineteenth-century structures and their period furnishings situated on 225 acres in Northern Fayette County, Texas. We are an all volunteer group of interested people, resident both locally and in nearby cities who have come together to support this unique place and its collections.

The McGregor-Grimm House

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Learn more about all the great work we are doing at the site,

past, present and future projects at Winedale funded by gifts like yours.

About Winedale

Winedale is located four miles from Round Top, Texas, and is the legacy of Houston philanthropist Miss Ima Hogg, one of the nation’s early preservationists. In 1965, she donated her collection of 19th Century Texas Architecture and artifacts to the University of Texas at Austin as a laboratory for university students to explore a variety of disciplines. Winedale is one of the signature teaching and research collections of the Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin.

The Lewis Wagner House

Free Tours Second Saturdays
Lewis Wagner House
Saturday, Sept. 11, noon to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 9, noon to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 13, noon to 3 p.m.

COVID-19 UPDATE:
The Briscoe Center for American History, including Winedale, is open to visitors by appointment only. Please visit www.briscoecenter.org/winedale or call 979-278-530 for the latest information.

Upcoming Winedale Programs and Events

Lunch and Learn by Zoom

Tuesday, September 28th at noon

“Jonathan Failor”

On Tuesday, September 28 at noon, Jonathan Failor, Site Manager of Washington-on-the Brazos, Star of the Republic Museum, Barrington Plantation and Fanthrop Inn State Historic Sites, will discuss the history of Washington-on-the-Brazos. E-mail Tricia for the zoom link to this talk.

Zoom Link

To join the ZOOM presentation please contact:
Tricia Blakistone
Winedale Site Manager
tricia.blakistone@austin.utexas.eduphone: 979-278-3530

Christmas at Winedale

Saturday December 11, 2021
Noon-4:00pm

Christmas at Winedale will be held on Saturday December 11, 2021 from Noon – 4pm. The Briscoe Center appreciates the support of the Friends of Winedale and the many vendors, volunteers, docents, and staff that go above and beyond to make the event possible each year.

Author! Author!
Thursday, Sept. 16th at noon:

Charles Hebert

The Kreisches of Fayette County…The Remarkable Story of a Remarkable Family”

Come hear this humorous, entertaining and informative author tell about his book on the Kreische family, brewery and legend.  The Kreische Brewery is a well-known gem in our area.  Charles has spent years researching, visiting and even meeting some of the
Kreische family. 

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Friends of Winedale is an all volunteer 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to supporting Winedale, a division of the Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin.

Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Friends of Winedale P.O. Box 402
Round Top, TX 78954

Tours of Winedale
Tours of Winedale are available for groups of 10 or more by appointment. A self guided tour with a map is also available. Please check in the Visitor Center.

Winedale Hours
Monday – Saturday:
10:00 am – 4:00pm

Sunday: 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Visitor Center Information