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Dry Comal Creek Winery’s Grape Stomp: A (Grape) Smashing Success

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Dry Comal Creek Winery and Vineyard is wrapping up their last weekend of Grape Stomp festivities this week. Under new ownership since spring of 2017, Dry Comal Creek has extended their wildly-popular Grape Stomp to three weekends of fun – each with its own theme. Stompers and spectators alike enjoyed a full day of entertainment. Between the live music, the delicious food, and the grape stomping (which sometimes looked a lot like I Love Lucy’s famous Grape Stomping episode) a grape…er, GREAT time was had by all.

Coming soon: Foot Pressed 2017

grape stomp feet

Photo: Jenny Webster Jurica

While the juice that is pressed during this event isn’t used for wine – it’s all about the experience – teams do get their names printed on the label of a special edition of the vineyard’s Foot Pressed 2017 varietal. What a wonderful holiday gift for friends and neighbors!

Dry Comal Creek Winery was purchased in March by the Ralph Romero family from Ft. Worth. Since the change in ownership, the winery has been busy upping their game. With an active presence on social media and more entertainment and food, the winery has become much more than just a stopping-off place on the way to the “real” Texas Hill Country wineries – it’s become a destination of its own.

One More Weekend To Stomp

Grape Stomp fun

Photo: Dry Comal Creek Winery and Vineyards

This year’s Grape Stomp featured three different theme weekends of fun. The first weekend was called “Wining Texas Style,” with food catered by New Braunfels local favorite, New Braunfels Smokehouse. The Texas theme was carried forward with music by Soul Sessions.

The second weekend’s theme was “Passing a Good Time” with a decidedly Cajun flair. Music by Jazz, Blues and Diamonds got the stompers high-stepping and food by Cajun on da Geaux filled the bellies of all.

The third and final weekend of Grape Stomp is this weekend and promises to send the stomp out with a real bang. Local music favorite, Zack Walther Band and food by Mi Frijoles Taco Cart seal the deal on this incredibly fun event.

Tickets are sold out for the final weekend, but there is a waitlist if you’re dying to go. Otherwise, mark your calendars for next year and plan to attend. This is truly an event that is not to be missed.

Friday Night Out at The Winery

Grape Stompers

Photo: Jenny Webster Jurica

So, if you’re feeling sad that you missed out on all of the Grape Stomp fun and don’t want to wait until next year, plan to make Dry Comal Creek a Friday evening destination this month.

Beginning on Friday, August 18 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., enjoy live music and food trucks at the winery. There is a lot of interesting wines to enjoy and ample shady, family-friendly fun to be had every Friday under the vintage oak trees that line the winery property. For more information on social events at Dry Comal Creek, follow them on Facebook.