Vineyard Hopping in Comfort, Texas

Vineyard Hopping in Comfort Texas

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If you know me then you probably know that I love wine, like LOVE it! I like wine more than most people I know.

So when my friend Lindsay randomly invited me to hit up some nearby wineries with her boyfriend Travis this past Saturday, I said “Screw it” and went.

Now I’ve only done one wine tour before in my life. Last Spring I took a trip to several wineries with some girlfriends using a Groupon and let me tell you this was a totally different experience (you can read about My Day as A  Texas Wino here).

We went from an organized party bus with coolers, snacks and scheduled visits with dishes accompanying the wine to wandering around on our own without meals or snacks.

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It was around 1 p.m. when Lindsay and Travis picked me up and the adventure began. First we hit up Singing Water Vineyards  (Which I continued to mistakenly refer to as Spring Water Winery)This place was just delightful. A nice inside area where we got to enjoy the wine tasting afterwards we sat outside and enjoyed our bottle while listening to the musical duo Aaron and Kelly. 

Singing Waters offered a $10 tasting sample that let you try 6 of their different wines.

Before I go into reviewing each one just let me mention my personal wine preferences just so you can know that these are obviously based on my personal taste as a wine drinker and not a professional wine aficionado.  

For white wine I prefer a Pinot Grigio and for red a Cabernet Sauvignon. Not a huge fan of sweet wines. My scale is a simple 1-5 wine glasses. 1 being bad, 5 being great. 

Singing Water VineyardsSinging Water Vineyards 2015 Pinot Grigio🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

I loved this one and ended up purchasing a bottle. 

2014 Sauvignon Blanc🍷🍷🍷

While it was good it was too sweet for my taste.

2015 Sunrise🍷🍷🍷🍷

I enjoyed this one it was a mix of the 2015 Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc. We ended up getting a bottle of this to enjoy outside.

2014 Merlot🍷🍷🍷

For me this was just another Merlot.

2013 Vinter’s Reserve🍷🍷

My least favorite. Tasted bitter for a cab in my opinion but it may have been because of the Merlot mixed in.

2013 Freedom🍷🍷🍷🍷

This was a good wine with a strong flavor. Big patriots at this vineyard, a portion of each bottle sold is donated to the USO and Fisher House.

2014 Sweet Lupe🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

I adored this wine. It was sweet but not too sweet. 

Upon leaving we also saw this little guy.

Singing waters vineyard

Not too far down the road you’ll find Bending Ranch Winery. Now the feel of these two places seemed totally night and day but both equally enjoyable. While Singing Water had more of a laid back mom and pops feel, Bending Ranch had more of an upscale business vibe.

Bending Branch

Bending Branch Winery Menu

2014 Vermentino, Las Brisas Vineyard🍷🍷🍷🍷

This one was pretty good. 

2014 Picpoul Blanc, Hall Ranch Vineyards🍷🍷🍷🍷

Lindsay told me to make sure to tell you guys she loved this one! 

2015 Comfortage, Hoover Valley Vineyard🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

This wine seemed like something that would be perfect for getting cozy at home and watching your favorite show after a long day. Possibly my favorite wine of the day but I’d already purchased a bottle and the wine at Bending Ranch was slightly more expensive than at Singing Waters. 

Thinkers Blend 🍷🍷🍷

This was their house wine and I really enjoyed it. It was another wine that could be shared by a sweet fan and someone who prefers more bitter wine. 

Souzao, Zentner Vineyard🍷🍷🍷🍷

Great wine for sipping slowly and just enjoying over a long period. 

2012 Tannant (EM), Bella Collina Vineyards🍷🍷🍷🍷

I really enjoyed this one. Apparently the aging is tricky on this one so he let us try another vision off the menu. This one I preferred.

2012 Signature Red Tannant Red, TX (Not on menu) 🍷🍷

Now as you can image a day this filled with wine drinking was rough without eating so my FAVORITE thing about Bending Branch was the pizza truck! Burned Out Pizza and Gyros  not only was this pizza just what the wine doctor ordered but it was yummy and affordable! Major shout out to them. Even if you don’t drink wine just go for the pizza!

All and all I had a wonderful time. The perfect little Saturday get away. Cell reception wasn’t great here so it was a lot like we got to unplug for a few hours. I got home around 6 and slept until 11:00pm between the sun and the wine I was wiped out but it was so much fun!

Now a few fun pics of me after drinking wine in the heat all day!

Wine TourSo tell me:

Have you been on a winery tour before?

Whats your favorite type of wine? 

 

 

44 comments

  1. candy

    Since I don’t drink I could drive

  2. Dia

    Or you could eat the pizza!

  3. Robin

    I love going wine tasting and seeing all the different vineyards. I think it’s amazing all the different flavors you see at each one!

  4. Dia

    It is such a fun little trip.

  5. Jenn

    This looks like sooo much fun, Ive never been! I recently got into wine so I think Id have a blast, make a girls day out of it.

  6. Dia

    You should! It’s just a fun little mini vaca

  7. Melody Rosa

    My friend is actually visiting from Texas and telling me all about it.I’m planning on visiting next year and with the help of your post sounds like I’m going to have a great time.
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  8. Rebecca

    This is super! I’ve been on a wine tour once before. Loved it! Want to go again, once we’re out of that part of our lives that involves no money, no free time, and 3 year old twins! (New parents…well, 3 years ago…. and new entrepreneurs. Hooray!)

  9. Marcie W.

    You had me at winery but the entire tour sounds fantastic! My mom, sister and I enjoy attending wine themed events around the city and need to look into visiting an actual vineyard.

  10. Georgiana

    When I think of Texas, the first thing that comes to mind is not wine, LOL! That’s cool. I LOVE doing tastings. We only get to do them about once a year, but we so look forward to it 😀

  11. Fatima

    What a beautiful view! It seems you ladies had a great time. 🙂

  12. Dia

    It was such a fun trip! Thanks for stopping by Fatima!

  13. Dia

    Wait now I have to know what you think of when you think Texas haha. We have a lot of vineyards in the state lol I was shocked also a lot of breweries. They are a great trip .

  14. Dia

    Yeah it was nice they were so close, even nicer her boyfriend drove lol

  15. Dia

    Oh you poor tired human! Well Hopefully you can take them to grandmas one weekend and find a groupon.

  16. Dia

    People would be shocked how much there is to do in certain parts of Texas. Check it out!

  17. Shelly

    I actually don’t drink at all, but I know a bunch of people who would love this post!

  18. Liz Mays

    We have the same wine taste preferences, so I feel like I could take your responses and know I was making good choices!

  19. Rebecca Swenor

    It sounds like a lot of fun to go vineyard hopping. I would so love to visit these wineries which I have never been to any before. This is indeed something I am going to have to check out if I ever get to Texas. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  20. Jessica

    I am such a picky drunk – I don’t do wine or beer at all (mixed drinks FTW!!!), but my husband and I have been wanting to do a winery tour in the Hill Country for some time now. I think I’d enjoy the tastings even though I don’t really enjoy wine. And who knows, I may just find a wine I do like. Plus the Hill Country is so beautiful – it would be worth it just for the scenery.

    I think our tastes in wine vary greatly – for me the sweeter the better. I can’t handle dry wines at all – they make me cringe and make a funny face when I try to drink them, lol. The closest I’ve ever come to finding a wine I enjoy is a really nice riesling from Messina Hoff called Angel. And sweet champagne is my jam – but why does it have to hurt so much the next day?!?

  21. Sheila

    Sounds like a fun time.

  22. Klauss

    Looks like you had a great time! Beautiful nature all around, tasty wine 🙂 I wouldn’t refuse from a glass of cool Pinot Grijio 🙂

  23. Dia

    It was such a nice day.

  24. Dia

    But do you eat pizza lol

  25. Dia

    I did thanks for stopping by!

  26. Dia

    Awe thanks Liz!

  27. Dia

    We have way more wineries than I though some are decades old.

  28. Dia

    Champagne not for the faint at heart lol You should check out Fiesta Winery, almost all their wines are sweet. My friend got married there last year and I couldn’t really drink any of it.

  29. Dia

    It really was!

  30. Kristin

    These all look so delicious! I love love love wine tours!

  31. Cori

    All I could think when you wrote about how much you LOVE wine was, “Do you love wine more than pizza?” And scrolling through the comments, I’m glad someone brought it up!

  32. Dia

    Haha it’s probably 50/50.

  33. Dia

    It was such a great way to spend the day.

  34. Dia

    Haha you aren’t the first person to say that. We actually have a good amount. Lots of open land. Certain places don’t grow certain grapes well.

  35. Justine Y @ Little Dove

    I don’t drink at all, but I think wineries are so gorgeous! My husband’s parents live near Napa and sometimes we just like to drive around and look at all the perfect rows of grapevines. I’d love to own a vineyard, but it’s like, you can’t only eat so may grapes, you know? Lol.

  36. Stephanie Reeder

    Great post! We have a local winery here in Cleveland, OH called Ferrantes. I LOVE their wine!

  37. Dia

    That’s what the pizza truck is for 😉

  38. Southern & Style

    This sounds like so much fun, definitely something I would have to do with my girlfriends though-my hubby would never go to a wine tasting!

    xoxo, SS

  39. Dia

    Wine tastings make great girls trips.

  40. Dia

    If I ever make it to Cleveland I’ll have to check it out I love wineries.

  41. Dia

    Such a great time mini vacation type activity.

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