Come to Driftwood for the Scenery and Stay for the Barbecue
Driftwood is an unincorporated area in Hays County that is home to some of best of Hill Country culture. Located less than an hour outside of Austin and seventeen miles from San Marcos, Driftwood offers a variety of experiences unbeknownst to most people from outside of the region.
The neighborhoods and developments of Driftwood provide wide open spaces to build or buy your dream house. The sights of Hill Country are magnificent, whether from the top of a ridge overlooking a riverbed or from your backyard patio watching the sunset. The community is a diverse mix of about two thousand ranchers, farmers, shop owners, artisans and retirees many of whom have moved here in search of the ideal in rural Texan life.
The charm of Driftwood lies in its people and its numerous cultural, artistic and culinary attractions. The world-famous Salt Lick Bar-B-Que advertises that its barbecue is ìLike No Otherî and theyíre right. This restaurant has been featured on television shows like Anthony Bordainís No Reservations and for good reason. Its meat is the product of a time honored tradition of searing before being cooked over coals. The end results are cuts of beef, pork, chicken and turkey that are mouth-wateringly good.
However, if your tastes are more refined, then you may enjoy the cheese and wine of this area. Driftwood is home to Pure Luck Farms and Driftwood Estate Winery. Set among the green hills and meadows of this area, Pure Luck Farms produces some of the most delicate and delicious goat milk cheese in the country. The products of Pure Luck are a central Texas favorite and have found their way from the farm to the market to the shelves of Whole Foods and Central Market. The Driftwood Estates Winery is a little piece of Tuscany set in a picturesque valley in Driftwood. Here you can enjoy a Texas Big Red wine while watching the sunset from the balcony of their newly renovated tasting room. The area also features the largest Hindu temple in Texas as well as a glass blowing studio where residents can take lessons and learn to create their own glass art.
The community of Driftwood is a prime example of the central Texas philosophy of freedom, culture and craftsmanship. Driftwood offers a prime location for anyone who wants to experience the culture and community of the Texas Hill Country. For a rural area that is still close to home, consider Driftwood.