Welcome to Stonewall/Hye
Charming Hill Country communities surrounded by development.
Stonewall and Hye are unincorporated rural communities located in a scenic area of the Texas Hill Country. The communities are located next to each other on either side of the Gillespie/Blanco County line and between the cities of Fredericksburg and Johnson City. Each of these tranquil communities is home to fewer than 600 people. Both are a big part of the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail, and numerous vineyards fall within each community’s borders. Highway 290 runs through both towns, connecting them with neighboring cities.
Stonewall and Hye offer sprawling ranches with acres of space and magnificent Hill Country views stretching out to the horizon.
What to Love
- Lively rural communities
- Many wineries and distilleries
- Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm
- Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park
- Pedernales River Access
People & Lifestyle
Stonewall and Hye offer idyllic Texas Hill Country living with expansive views and some of the area’s best boutique wineries. The popular destination of Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park extends towards Hye from Stonewall’s eastern boundary. Homes here are surrounded by open space and enjoy unobstructed views rolling out in all directions.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Hye was named for its first settler, Hiram “Hye” G. Brown, who established a post office and general store here in 1886. The original post office remains a vital hub of the community. Next to the historic post office building, Hye Market Restaurant & Tasting Room
pairs delicious hot gourmet sandwiches, salads, and desserts with local wines and craft beers. Hye Market was the first place in Texas to be certified as serving exclusively Texan wines. All the ingredients for Hye’s tasty eats are also locally sourced. The nearby Hye Dance Hall
offers an eclectic lineup of fun events, including live bands, pop-up dinners, and dance lessons.
Famous to resident Texans and music fans alike, the well-known Luckenbach, Texas
and Albert, Texas
are just miles down the road from Hye. These legendary dance halls were built in the early 1900s, and at that time they were surrounded by farmlands and host to regional German brass bands and community dances. Now couples of all ages enjoy spinning around to a two-step beat across the well-worn boards of the dance floor and live music can be found at both venues most days of the week.
Stonewall offers more great dining choices along Highway 290. Cicada Cellars
offers award-winning small-batch wines from local producers. You can also sample exquisite chocolates made with Venezuelan cacao at Stonewall’s Chocolates El Rey Tasting Room
Stonewall and Hye are also home to some of the best wineries in the Texas Hill Country. Stonewall’s boutique Woodrose Winery
and family-run Adega Vinho Winery
combine sublime varietals with stunning Hill Country views. You can also pick up fresh, tasty fruit straight from the orchard at Wahl’s Peaches
. Hye’s many wineries and vineyards include Zero 815 Winery
, William Chris Vineyards
, Hye Meadow Winery
, and Ron Yates Wines
. Blue Lotus Winery
produces both wine and mead, while Hye Cider Company
specializes in the high-ABV craft cyser blend of cider and mead.
To the south of Hye, Garrison Brothers Distillery
is one of Texas’s oldest legal whiskey distilleries. This historic distillery produces some of the finest small-batch bourbons you’ll ever taste.
Things to Do
On the east side of Stonewall, Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park
is a popular destination preserving the birthplace, first school, ranch, and final resting place of the 36th President of the United States. The LBJ Ranch is known as the Texas White House, as Johnson would often visit the ranch with his family while serving as President. The park is also home to the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm
. This working farm faithfully recreates Texas agricultural life as it was in the early 1900s and features costumed performers cooking meals and performing farm tasks.The Preserve
in northeast Stonewall is an animal park offering immersive experiences with a group of Asian elephants. Stonewall’s bountiful peach harvest is celebrated each June at the Stonewall Peach JAMboree
. This fun annual event features a rodeo, dance, and live performances alongside lots of delicious peaches, peach cobblers, and peach ice cream. The gorgeous 106-acre scenery of Blanco State Park
is located 12 miles southeast of Hye. The park features nature trails and campsites. Popular activities include swimming and tubing on the spring-fed Blanco River.
Stonewall is served by the Fredericksburg Independent School District, and the Johnson City Independent School District serves Hye.
- Stonewall Elementary School, Public, K-5.
- Fredericksburg Middle School, Public, 6-8.
- Fredericksburg High School, Public, 9-12.
- Lyndon B Johnson Elementary School, Public PK-5.
- Lyndon B Johnson Middle School, Public, 6-8.
- Lyndon B Johnson High School, Public, 9-12.