Wine Tasting And Jeep Compass Road Tripping
I have been a Jeep girl for almost 20 years. When the 2022 Jeep Compass Limited came out, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and see what this compact crossover had to offer. I had the opportunity to take the Jeep Compass road tripping during a Hill Country wine tour.
Exploring The Texas Hill Country
We had numerous wineries we were going to visit all around the Texas Hill Country, and the fuel mileage on the Jeep Compass Limited was great at 25 – 30 mpg. There are over 100 Hill Country wineries to check out though we didn’t get to visit them all. But we did cover quite a bit of territory finding our favorite ones.
Features Upgrades And Space
The cargo space of the Jeep Compass was large enough for all my luggage and of course, all the wine I was buying to take home. The front and back seat areas were roomy enough for 4 – 5 adults, and the more modern interior features, including the tablet-style touchscreen infotainment system with the Uconnect software that I am used to in my Jeep Grand Cherokee, and even my Jeep Wrangler, made this trip comfortable and enjoyable.
Bad Weather Fun
We had some bad weather while I was driving the Jeep Compass, and it handled the slick roads like a champ. The heater and defrost were great at getting rid of all the ice on the windshield and back window. And the heated seats and heated steering wheel were perfect for the cold temperatures we endured.
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The Jeep Compass Is A Great Value
The price range for the Jeep Compass is $26,785 – $36,690. The value of the Jeep Compass is maximized in the base Sport model. There are all-wheel drive upgrades for around $1500. The Cold Weather package with heated seats, a heated steering wheel, and a remote start is perfect for colder months. There is also a Safety and Security package that includes blind-spot monitoring, a rear cross-traffic alert system, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control.
Wine Tasting Through The Texas Hill Country
We had a Texas Hill Country Wine Tour card and were able to do tastings at 4 different wineries a day. There are over a hundred wineries in the Texas Hill Country, most of them off of HWY 290. We were hosted by one of the wineries, Farmhouse Vineyards. We stayed at their beautiful rental home during the ice storm. My favorite place in the home was this adorable reading nook.