Situated in Central Texas San Saba is said to be the Pecan Capital of the World. It is a beautiful little town nestled in beautiful Texas countryside.
The town of San Saba has so much to offer. There are award winning wineries, historic buildings, speciality stores and lots more. My daughter and I headed out for a mother -daughter retreat. San Saba and the surrounding area prooved to be perfect.
There are two award winning wineries almost next door to each other. We of course explored both. The tastings are fun and certainly unassuming at both. The cost to taste 5 wines is only $12 each. The wineries themselves are distinctly different as are the wines which makes exploring them all that much more fun. We did enjoy The Wedding Tree Winery the most and loved some of the wines that they have. The sommelier at this winery was certainly knowledgeable and could describe all the wines perfectly, she was also able to get a sense for the customer’s taste. We ended up purchasing a few bottles and were tempted to join the wine club- maybe next time.
Old Man Scary Cellars does have a brunch once a month which looks interesting as it boasts farm to table food. The decor was fun for the season and the atmosphere friendly. I highly recommend a trip to both wineries it was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
Wedding Oak Winery
Old Man Scary Cellars
Harry’s Boots has been in town since 1939. This fact alone enticed me into the store. If you are in the area I would most definitely put this legendary store on your list of things to do. This is an amazing store specializing in Western Ware and of course boots. Boots for everyone and boots in every shape and size, the best quality boots are to be found here. I was sorely tempted to buy a new pair of Lucchese’s – maybe on my next trip!
Eat a Scrumptious Lunch at Oliver's & Co.
We opted to shop and then eat a delicious lunch at Oliver & Co. The coffee here was delicious as was the homemade pimento cheese sandwich. You can also purchase a meat and cheese plate to take next door to the winery. Be sure and stop here while in San Saba it really is worth exploring.
Pecan's, Pecan's Pecan's....
San Saba has the "Mother Tree" of pecans. The tree is over 200 years old and has been used to crossbreed most if not all of the varieties of pecans that we have today. It could be argued that the pecan as we know iyt today would not exist.In addition to the Mother Pecan, San Saba shells over 28 million pounds of pecans each year.
Before you head out of town be sure you do two things:
Visit the Pecan Alamo Store to stock up on the best of everything pecan
Visit The Wedding Tree Oak just outside of town…….
An if you are wondering where to stay check out the Airbnb section on this website .We stayed in a fabulous little cabin by the Colorado River close to the State Park............... take it from me San Saba is worth a a trip. We plan on returning Dec. 8th for their annual "Sip and Stroll" Christmas Celebration.
Exploring our worl one trip at a time..........