Somewhat sort-of, kind-of recently, my parents joined Adam and I on a trip to Texas. Adam's family had organized the five-day visit perfectly, and everyone had the best time. One day, we took a day trip in a fifteen-passenger van (yep, awesome) that stopped off at Becker Vineyards just outside of Austin. Although it was winter, and not much was alive with growth, it was still a very pretty setting with a really nice sampling room. The wine was nice, but the basically endless samples were very, very nice. Even my dad, who never drinks wine, had fun sampling some vino. Now that we're essentially vineyard hoppers (bold claim), I'm sure we'll be sampling more of the hill country's tasty offerings, but Becker was definitely a fun start and a happy memory.