About Majesty Wine Tours
Majesty Tours in the News!
Fredericksburg, Texas Chamber Weekly News June 12,
KK & Kelly Welch | Co-Owners
When sisters KK and Kelly Welch decided to start a business, they looked for
something that would fit their outgoing personalities, allow them to operate
in Fredericksburg and be together; and the result was Majesty Tours, a
company specializing in Fredericksburg-based wine tours. "The wine industry
fits us well. We love people and like making sure they have a good time. It
really fits us", says Kelly.
The sisters both have extensive customer service backgrounds. Kelly, who
currently performs the company's daily operations, has more than 20 years of
experience in the retail industry. KK, a 22-year employee of the Texas
Health and Human Services Commission, works on weekends as a driver and
guide and plans to become a full-time member of the company upon her
retirement in about a year and a half. Following many years of commuting to
Austin, KK says, "When I retire, I hope the furthest I ever have to drive
again is to one of the wineries".
They definitely see their company as an extension of their collective
passions and the innate joy they take in being around and serving people.
"We don't just drive people around. They become our friends. We treat them
like guests to our home and want to make sure they have the best time
possible", says Kelly. "We really like it. It's not like having a job, it's
more like doing what we like to do anyway", adds KK.
The company offers tour packages that include two, three or four wineries.
The two and three winery versions each include a snack and the four winery
program is inclusive of a lunch. The company also provides other group
transportation needs, based on availability, and corporate incentive
packages. They believed their business would attract mostly special event
related groups, such as bachelorette parties, but have found their base of
customers to be very diverse. The company, which currently operates a 14
passenger coach, is considering purchasing a van for smaller groups.
They believe the wine business in Fredericksburg will continue to grow and
create new opportunities. "I think we are just getting started. There are
so many people that still need to see how great Fredericksburg and the
wineries are. You think of Napa Valley and you think of wine, but we have so
much more than that to offer: shopping, museums, Enchanted Rock and live
music", says KK. "When we were growing up, Fredericksburg was mostly known
for peaches and German food, now there is something for everybody", adds
As long-time volunteers within the communities in which they have lived, the
sisters are committed to contributing back to the community. They hope to
produce a benefit event in the future which ties together two of their
favorite passions: dogs and wine! "Add some chocolate to that and it would
be just about perfect"! jokes Kelly.
They are both quick to say the best aspect of their business is the fact
that they are doing it together. "It's really unique to start a business
with your sister. Some think it's a mistake to go into business with family,
but there is no one I trust or respect more than Kelly", says KK. "We talk
many times a day and enjoy every minute of it", Kelly adds.
Wednesday June 12, 2013
Majesty Tours Roll Through Hill Country Wine Region
FREDERICKSBURG, TX Majesty Tours, the newest wine tour company in the Hill
Country Wine Region is now offering wine tours in Austin, San Antonio,
Dripping Springs, Fredericksburg, and surrounding areas.
Owned by sisters KK and Kelly Welch, Majesty Tours has partnered with more
than twelve Hill Country wineries including the Fredericksburg Wine Road 290
Wineries of Torre Di Pietra, Messina Hof Hill Country, Grape Creek Vineyard,
Rancho Ponte Vineyard, Chisholm Trail Winery, William Chris Vineyards, 4.0
Cellars, Woodrose Winery, Mendelbaum Cellars, Pedernales Cellars, Becker
Vineyards and Hilmy Cellars.
Numerous wine tour options are available including packages starting at $70
to an all-day wine tour including lunch at a local restaurant and tastings
at four wineries for $129.
In addition to wine tours, Majesty Tours is available for private tours and
shuttle services for special events, groups, weddings, music festivals, Hill
Country attractions such as Enchanted Rock and the Old Tunnel Bat Cave, and
Comments from our Guests!
"The lovely ladies asked if there were any
particular stops we wanted to make at certain wineries. We had a couple in
mind and they were already on the tour. After that, they put some music on
and blasted some cool A/C for us and we were off. We stopped at 4 wineries
and they even made a pit stop at a local eatery to have lunch with us. They
had a place they suggested and they were right. The best thing about a tour
besides the tour itself is a well informed tour guide. Can't have one without the other. They let us take our time at each place and after each stop
asked how our experience was at each place. We will have to make another
trip and tour with Majesty again. Those ladies know what they're doing!"
"My mom and I booked a tour with Majesty Tours for a
Thursday afternoon. Kelly was our guide and her husband Kace was our driver.
When I booked the tour, Kelly asked what kind of wine we liked and then they
based our tour off of that info. We went to three wineries and they did a
great job of picking the wineries. We enjoyed all of them! After the second
winery, they provided us with a great snack of cheese, meat, and crackers,
which we ate while enjoying the beautiful scenery. It was apparent to me
that they had chosen to go to that winery at that time so we could enjoy the
scenery there during our snack. At each winery we had purchased bottles of
wine and they were quick to pack up our bottles and souvenir glasses and put
them in the bus for us. We didn't have to worry about a thing during the
entire tour! They really worked hard during the tour to make sure we had the
best experience and made sure we got connected with the best servers at each
winery. We had such an enjoyable experience with them and I really believe
that is due to the fact that they enjoy what they do! It is very evident
that it is so important that their customers have personable service and a
great wine experience!"