Take A Walk On The Wine Side!
April 15, 2021
When most people think about wine country, they instantly picture the vineyards of California. From the state’s northern Napa Valley to the central coast’s booming wine industry, California has long been considered a premier wine destination.
In recent years, though, wineries have begun popping up in other states. Texas Hill Country is just one up-and-coming location that’s making a name for itself among other, more established wine industries. What began years ago as an attempt at planting a few vineyards, has grown into a popular industry, with wineries adorning certain parts of the state.
In fact, visitors of Treeside RV Resort in New Braunfels, have a number of high-quality wineries to enjoy during their stay. Spend your nights under our expansive, Texas skies and parts of your days wine tasting at some of the nearby Texas Hill Country wineries.
La Cruz de Comal Wines
Since 2012, La Cruz de Comal has operated a tasting room in the vineyard serving their specialty wines made from Texas Hill Country grapes. They are open for tastings Saturdays and Sundays from noon – 6:00pm. The tasting fee at La Cruz de Comal is $20, which is waived if you purchase 3 or more bottles of wine.
The La Cruz mission is to foster a deep, personal experience, so they discourage large tour buses. If you’re looking for an experience of great wine, connection, and relaxation, La Cruz de Comal is a good choice.
Bending Branch Winery
Bending Branch Winery has been around since 2009, when Dr. Robert Young decided to blend old world winemaking with modern science to create “New World Wines.” By combining whole-berry with modern techniques, Dr. Young has been able to make red wines with incredible colors and flavors.
Visit for tastings by appointment seven days a week from noon – 6:00pm. Tastings are self-guided and include 4 wines tastings, plus a souvenir glass for $20. Safe and enjoyable tastings require no more than 6 guests, including children. Located in Comfort, Texas, Bending Branch is a perfect place to visit while you stay at Treeside RV Resort.
Dry Comal Creek Vineyards
Just a few miles from New Braunfels, right off the 46, are the gorgeous vineyards and tasting room of Dry Comal Creek. With a number of memorable and delectable wines, Dry Comal Creek is made with 100% Texas grapes.
With an incredible covered pavilion and outdoor patio, Dry Comal Creek makes wine tasting a pleasing experience for both the pallet and the eyes. Seated tastings are $20, which includes a logo glass and narrative. Make sure to take a blanket or sweater for outdoor tastings on cool days, so you can take your time enjoying the views and the Dry Comal Creek wines.
Lara Vineyard is in a beautiful setting in San Antonio. With big, open skies and a comfortable outdoor seating area, Lara Vineyard should be on your list of wineries to visit during your time in New Braunfels.
All of the wine served during tastings is made right at Lara Vineyard. Tastings cost $19 and include 6 tastings of both sweet and dry wines, as well as a logo’d glass.
Gruene Winery in Gruene serves wines from grapes grown all around the world, but blended, fermented, and bottled on-site. Sitting right next to the Guadalupe River, Gruene Winery is the only winery in Gruene.
There are around 30 wines available for tastings, which are held Monday through Thursday from 11:00am – 6:00pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:00am – 7:00pm, and Sunday from noon – 7:00pm. No reservations are needed to enjoy the Gruene Winery wines and breathtaking scenery.