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The History of Dry Comal Creek Vineyards and Winery

Posted by Vintage Oaks
01.12.11

Topics: New Braunfels, Activities, Vintage Oaks, Texas

Dry Comal Creek Winery

Dry Comal Creek is a vineyard located on 103 acres of land just outside of New Braunfels, and neighbor to Vintage Oaks at the Vineyard. To understand more about why this winery is so special, you have to go back to the beginning.

In the 1970's, Dry Comal Creek was full of wild mustang grapes and dewberries. In 1992, the land owners, Franklin and Bonnie Houser, decided to plant vines as a retirement project and they produced their first bottle of wine in 1998. After a series of setbacks, Dry Comal Creek starting producing grapes named Black Spanish -- aka, Lenoir. A port wine will be produced in conjunction with Dry Comal Creek Vineyards & Winery from the grape.

There are many different events that happen throughout the year in conjunction with Dry Comal Creek Winery, with the most popular being the Grape Stomp and the Whine Run. To view pictures of the 2010 Whine Run visit the Vintage Oaks Facebook page or click here.

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