Dry Comal Creek Vineyards opened their doors in 1998. On March 2, 2017, a new door was opened as the winery was sold from the Houser family to Ralph Romero Jr. and his family. The new owners are very excited to acquire such a long standing brand in the Texas wine industry.
The Romeros were born and raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and often made trips to the Texas Hill Country. One of those weekends, they discovered Dry Comal Creek Vineyards and fell in love with the property and their wine. Most of the Romeros are wine lovers, so they were excited to get the opportunity to join the Texas wine industry with one of the longest standing brands in Texas.
The goal of the new ownership will always be to make the best quality wine from the best sources available. An integral part to this plan is Dry Comal Creek’s longtime winemaker Joe Donnow. Joe will be staying at Dry Comal Creek Vineyards for the long term.
The plan of the new owners is to grow brand awareness and increase market share. They will continue to work with their current in-house distributor network representatives and encourage them to communicate any changes or suggestions from their local markets to help them gain market share. They also plan to work with their outlets to obtain promotional ideas or attend local events that can help boost brand awareness and drive sales growth.
The new staff of Dry Comal Creek have already busy at local wine festivals such as the Wine & Saengerfest in New Braunfels, and the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce Wine & Arts Festival.
We at Texas Wine Lover wish the Romeros and the entire staff of Dry Comal Creek Vineyards the best of luck in the years to come!