Mandola Winery  LbNA # 42830 (ARCHIVED)

OwnerBaby Bear      
Placed DateAug 16 2008
LocationDriftwood, TX
Found By Silver Eagle
Last Found Nov 27 2009
Hike Distance?

Difficulty: Easy
Distance to microbox: 25 yards

Status of Microbox: Alive and Well on 12/28/2008

Part of the Texas Winery Series

Mandola Winery is closest winery located to Austin, and probably one of the best to visit. The wines are improving, with many new varieties set to come online this fall. The facilities are new, and fantastic. Come and have a tasing ($5), buy a bottle (then tasting is free) and have dinner at the wonderful restuarant. VERY GOOD!!

From Austin, go west from I-35 on Hwy 71. Split to the left on Hwy 290, then get ready to turn left on Hwy 1826. Take this (passing the Salt Lick - Great place to eat also) to Hwy 150. Go left, through Driftwood, for a few miles. Winery is on the left. Pull in and park in lot in front of tasting room and restuarant.

To the Microbox:
Walk to the sidewalk, where the handicap parking signs are. Find the 1 foot high limestone wall. Facing the restuarant, go left along this limestone wall until parking end, and limestone forms a corner joint. Microbox is in the corner of the limestone joints, covered with loose rocks. Recover it well, and enjoy!!