If you’re a wine lover searching for a place to get away and have some fun, look no further than Dry Comal Creek Vineyards in New Braunfels. Located in the beautiful Texas hill country right between San Antonio and Austin, Dry Comal Creek is the perfect place for a day trip to escape from the strains of city life.
Dry Comal Creek Vineyards is a unique place with a storied history, starting when the first vines were planted in 1992 as a pet project of the owners Franklin and Bonnie Houser. These first crops were completely wiped out by 2002 due to a combined effort from catastrophic flooding and Pierce’s Disease. But in the true Texan fashion, the Houser’s did not give up. They forged their own path and planted a resilient species of grape known as Black Spanish. The Dry Comal Creek Vineyard was the first vineyard in both Texas and California to cultivate the Black Spanish strain of grape, cementing their name in wine history as the pioneers of Texas Black Spanish wine.
The Houser’s have created a laid-back atmosphere at Dry Comal Creek, so don’t expect to have to taste wine with your pinky up. Tours of the Winery and visits to the Tasting Room do not require advanced reservations. Simply drop by the tasting room any day of the week between the hours of 12 and 5pm and you’ll get a taste of Texas wine country for as little as $10. For an extra $3, tours of the vineyard and winery run twice a day every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 and 3:30pm.
If you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, Dry Comal Creek is the perfect place to host a wedding reception, bridal shower, or rehearsal dinner. Even beyond weddings, this winery is a great place to host any kind of event where exceptional wine and amazing services are available at an affordable price.
Overall, Dry Comal Creek Vineyards is a fantastic place to spend the day with the two most important things in life: the people you love and good wine.