It is obvious to anyone who knows her, or even just reads her writing, but everyone should know that Kathy Petrino is an enthusiastic traveler. However, in addition to simply traveling everywhere, based on her desire to see as much of the world as possible during her time here, Kathy loves to write about everything she sees and to post it all on her travel blog for everyone else to see, as well. Kathy’s writing penchant comes out of her burning desire to share, and to make it possible for everyone to have the same great experiences she has.

Just as importantly, Kathy Petrino also wants others to travel to the same places to keep them in business and thriving. Also, by writing about all her experiences, other travelers avoid the pitfalls. One of her favorite destinations of all time involve her trips to Texas Wine Country. Kathy is well aware that people who are into wine don’t always think of Texas as a top wine destination, but the Lone Star State has been doing quite a bit to improve its reputation in that area.

The Hill Country of Texas is suddenly growing some of the best grapes in the country and dozens of wineries are producing some of the best varietals in the U.S. outside of the West Coast. Kathy Petrino thinks you should travel along the Wine Road 290, where you will find a wide range of wines available, including many Malbecs, Cabernets and Tempranillos. There are hundreds of state-of-the-art tasting rooms in which to enjoy them. As usual for Texas, there are many big music and wine events all over Hill Country, some of which combine great Texas barbecue brisket with country and rockabilly music to lift your spirits. Two of the best are the Dripping Springs Wine and Food Festival and the Kerrville Folk Festival.