Melody of the Hill Country: Singing Water Vineyards

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A delightful drive through the Hill Country can often end up at one of the many wineries which dot the landscape. If this sounds like an ideal afternoon for you, consider an alternate path outside of Fredericksburg, and, instead, try near Comfort to the Singing Water Winery. Found at 316 Mill Dam Road, this beautiful place is nestled in the hills atop six acres of vineyard, where the first grapes were planted in 1998 by founders Dick and Julie Holmberg.

Operations then grew to include five varietals of grapes while the site expanded as well: a local historic barn was relocated and refurbished to create the first tasting room, then two more tasting rooms were added, along with a deck and tree house looking over the namesake seasonal creek, and a large pavilion. Great for a small group of friends, a large gathering, and everything in between.

Intimate space

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Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday 11 a.m to 6 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tastings run $10 for all seven wines. Happy Hour features a discount of $1 off glasses and $2 off bottles every Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. All wines are bottled on site and overall staff includes roughly ten people from the area.

Scenery galore

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Members of the armed forces will find additional perks at Singing Water via a Military discount of 10% which is applied to all purchases, and from every bottle of the red blend Freedom sold, $1 is donated to the Fisher House and USO. Visit this lovely spot in the hills and keep an eye out for events onsite as well, including Painting with Pizazz on February 10th, rodeo games in honor of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, outdoor movies, a crawfish boil in May, and Veterans Day Weekend festivities with live swing music.