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Covington Hill Country, Johnson City, TX

Covington Hill Country

5.0
5
11 Reviews
$30 and under
Winery

Cindy was 30 years old when her job offered her a new opportunity in Washington state. The decision to leave Texas was difficult, but she had long been infected by the wine bug and Washington state was an up-and-coming wine producing region at the time, so off she went.

She met her husband David, a Seattle native, almost immediately upon landing. David had never been a wine drinker, but Cindy’s passion was infectious and before she knew it, her beer drinking boyfriend had caught the wine bug too. And so began their mutual love affair with wine.

“Twenty years ago when we started our Washington winery we never knew this journey would bring us so many wonderful friends and experiences. I knew early on that I wanted to make Texas wine someday. Fortunately, our someday is now, and we can’t wait to share this new chapter with you.”

Cheers,
David & Cindy Lawson
Proprietors

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Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Winery, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (830) 347-9313

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Johnson City

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Wine, Chocolate, & Cheese Pairing

    $35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    It’s common to see wine served with cheese and chocolate, but few people realize that there’s a proper way to pair them together. In our Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Experience, you’ll explore the art of successfully matching different wines with locally-sourced artisan cheese and chocolate. This experience is offered daily by appointment and includes a three wine flight (2 oz of each) delightfully paired with a different cheese and chocolate.

Menu

Our Wines

All of our wines are ready to drink now or can be cellared for later enjoyment

  • 2019 Chardonnay, Yakima Valley$36.00

    When we started the winery, we were convinced that "the world didn't need another Chardonnay" so we started out making Viognier. Then, everyone and their brother started making Viognier so we meandered through a variety of whites before deciding that the reason there are so many Chardonnays in the world is because THE WORLD LOVES CHARDONNAY! We got a call in 2016 from Dick Boushey, saying he had some available. Our respect for the Boushey vineyard and the wonderful red wines we've produced from it, made us jump at the chance to make this classic white. We really wanted to let the vineyard shine though. So this meant a gentle pressing, native yeast fermentation, and using minimal new oak. Only 4 barrels were made, and they were made carefully. This vintage went partially through malolactic fermentation and was aged in a mixture of new and neutral French oak resulting in a classic example of Washington Chardonnay

    • 2020 Josie Rose$30.00

      We chose these grapes specifically for Rose, and Rose only. 100% Sangiovese all from Kiona vineyard on Red Mountain. The grapes were on the skins for about 6 hours and left this wine with a beautiful pale pink color. The bright acidity means this wine naturally pairs beautifully with food, and because we left it off dry, it's perfect with anything spicy! 280 cases

      • 2020 Field Blend$33.00

        68% Zinfandel, 17% Primitivo, & 15% Petite Sirah, this wine was pressed off the skins early for a lighter almost rose color. We only aged this wine slightly in neutral French & American oak for 5 months. A great summer red, this wine is best served chilled

        • 2019 Temp$39.00

          100% Texas Tempranillo, coming from the TX High Plains in Lubbock, TX. At about 3,500 feet of elevation. This Tempranillo was made with 25% whole cluster and stem inclusion. Then aged in 35% new French oak barrels for 18 months

          • 2018 Franc, Columbia Valley$45.00

            Classic Caberent Franc in all it's glory. This wine is one of our flagships and always 100% Cabernet Franc featuring some of the best vineyards in the state of WA. This is the first of our wines to sell out every year. The 2018 includes Discovery, Dineen, Stone Tree, Seven Hills West and Pollard. This wine is lush, ripe and has the earthiness that you know Cabernet Franc should have

            • 2019 Rio Ronde$49.00

              • 2018 Zinfandel, Wahluke Slope$45.00

                When Zinfandel first entered the line up at our Washington winery it raised some eyebrows. Originally intended to be a one off wine in 2008 it has now become one of our most sought after bottlings. This is the wine that has people dragging their friends into the tasting room saying "You just have to try this!" The big brambly fruits remain, accented by the notes of spices and held together with some sneaky tannins. This is a continuation of the house style that our fans have come to know and love

                Last updated: February 1, 2022

                What 11 people are saying

                Overall ratings and reviews

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                5.0
                5 based on recent ratings
                • 4.9Food
                • 5Service
                • 5Ambience
                • 5Value

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                  Zgirl

                  San Antonio

                  25 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  25 reviews

                  Dined 4 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We love spending time at Covington Hill. Always warm and welcoming. The wine is great, the ambiance is amazing and Cindy and her staff are friendly!! Can’t wait to go back!

                2. DP

                  DarrellP

                  Dallas

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 5 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Enjoyed chatting with the staff about Washington and Texas wines

                3. j

                  jvlgenx

                  Austin

                  2 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great snacks, great wine, excellent service. A great day for Mother's Day.

                4. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Austin

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Mothers Day. It was amazing. Can’t wait to go back.

                5. NB

                  NancyB

                  Los Angeles

                  4 reviews

                  5.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined on May 2, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Wines are from Washington and we enjoyed them all! Charcuterie plate for 2 was excellent. Bought 3 bottles and will go back!

                6. LL

                  LindaL

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Very good service. They were ready for us ahead of time as we arrived a little early.

                7. DA

                  DAVIDL

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on April 20, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The Best Washington State Tasting Room This Side Of Renton

                8. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Austin

                  2 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on March 19, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We had an awesome experience and the service was great !

                9. CA

                  CraigA

                  Los Angeles

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on March 12, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Our visit to Covington was fantastic. The staff was friendly and very attentive. The owner spent some time with us telling us about all their wines and the sharing her personal experiences which was really nice. We loved the ambiance and the views. We will definitely be going back again! Craig and Jennifer

                10. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Houston

                  6 reviews

                  5.0

                  6 reviews

                  Dined on February 19, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The staff very informed how this vineyard started and know there wines and what go great with them. Very peaceful and excellent view.. My wife and I enjoyed our visit

                11. JM

                  JenniferM

                  San Antonio

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on January 30, 2022

                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                  Excellent new addition to the Hill Country wine trail!

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                Covington Hill Country is rated 5 stars by 11 OpenTable diners.

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                Experiences are available.
                Google Map for Covington Hill Country

                8262 US-290 Johnson City, TX 78636

                Additional information

                • Neighborhood

                  Johnson City

                • Hours of operation

                  Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–6:00 pm

                • Cuisines

                  Winery, Wine Bar

                • Dining style

                  Casual Dining

                • Dress code

                  Casual Dress

                • Parking details

                  Public Lot

                • Payment options

                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                • Additional

                  Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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