Singing Water Vineyards is located in Comfort and is owned by Dick and Julie Holmberg. They first started a vineyard in 1998 planting Merlot and they were bonded as a winery in 2004. At that time they were winery number 56 in the state of Texas. There are different numbers heard today as to how many wineries there are in Texas but numbers range from 230-270 eight years later.
Singing Water Vineyard’s first commercial wines were sold in May of 2005. In 2005 a historic Texas Hill Country barn was moved to the property and restored to become the tasting room. A second vineyard was planted with Pinot Grigio and Syrah.
When visiting the Comfort area, Singing Water Vineyards is always a winery which we need to visit. We had a very interesting tour of the winery and production facility the first time we visited the winery and learned quite a few things.
On our last visit, we were pleased to have Ann Holmberg, daughter of Dick and Julie Holmberg, be our tasting guide. The first thing we noticed was the winery had expanded and the rooms rearranged a little. Ann told us they try to expand every year if possible.
There are two tasting bars which you can do a tasting. There is a tasting fee for 5-6 wines and they are poured from the uncorked bottles with a measured pourer. Crackers are available to cleanse your palate.
Singing Water Vineyards tries to use 100% Texas grapes if possible. If they are unable to use Texas grapes, they get the rest from California. Singing Water Vineyards produces 2800-3000 cases of Texas wine a year.
Live music is held once a month when there is good weather. Other events are held such as local artist shows. The winery offers scenic grounds with picnic areas and the tasting room and winery porch overlook the creek. In times of good weather, there is a flowing creek hence the name of the winery. Otherwise, during drought periods, the creek dries up like one time when we visited.
The gift shop has some nice wine accessories and there is a wine club available. Singing Water Vineyards is on the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail and the Guadalupe Valley Wine Trail.
When you are in Comfort visiting the few wineries located there, make sure you take the winding road to the winery and enjoy the hospitality of Singing Water Vineyards.