In the 1970s, Franklin Houser, a retired San Antonio lawyer, bought the house and 103 acres as a get-away for his family. He found pleasure in learning about grapes, which became a passion for wine making. It all began in 1992 with "Bonnie's Vineyard" In just a few short years, he opened the tasting room and made his first wine in 1998. In 2000, Mr. Houser planted Lenoir 'Black Spanish' grapes with such success that Dry Comal is regarded as the 'pioneer' of black Spanish grapes in Texas.
Mr. Houser was exploring retirement options, searching for new winery owners. In 2017, he found the family he was searching for The Romero from Ft. Worth, guy. Ralphael Romero Sr. is a Mexican immigrant of the first generation. He spent his summers at a family farm studying English and learning about fruit farming. His grandfather insisted that he immigrate and live the "American dream." In 1981, he formed the mother company of vineyards, R&D Equipment Co. named after "Ralph" and his lovely bride, Dora.
Ralph Sr. is a proud Texan who has focused on adding the character to their wines. Dry Comal Creek is now selling 100% Texas grape wines. Their new winemaker is Seth Urbanek, a Texan native with experience in the wine-making industry.
Their love for a good range of wines led them to create clubs that suit everyone's taste. With these clubs, you'll receive wine that's right for you or even share with your family and friends. Receive regular lists of their wines, exclusive member deals, and event invitations. Choose a club that suits best in the list below.
You must buy 12 bottles chosen by the winemaker to enter. 25% Discount on retail price sales of wine. Three 12 bottles of wines selected for each calendar year by the winemaker. Two wine parties a year and one special Brahma member only in June. Invitations to activities in the winery.
You must purchase 6 bottles chosen by the winemaker to enter. 15% discount on retail price sales of wine. Two 6 bottles of wines picked for each calendar year by the winemaker. Two wine parties are taken every year.
San Antonio is blessed with some little-known but amazing wineries you shouldn’t miss:
These “hidden” wineries are located just down the street from our location at Marbach Road in the Rainbow Hills district of San Antonio. Stop by for a visit anytime!