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Lone Star Spirit: Bending Branch Petite Sirah Brings Home the Gold


Bending Branch Petite SirahBending Branch Winery in Comfort has won a gold medal for its 2012 Old Vine Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyards at the 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition.

The wine received a 90-point rating from the judges. According to a release from the winery, “We make this wine with grapes harvested from 43-year-old vines at Shell Creek Vineyards in California’s Paso Robles American Viticultural Area.”

It’s been a good year for the Texas Hill Country winery. The Bending Branch 2012 Tempranillo won a gold medal in the 2015 Lone Star Wine Competition.

You can buy both of these wines through the winery’s online store. Or you could taste them when you visit the winery, which is close to I-10 in Comfort.

Several upcoming events include:

—A wine tent during the Comfort Fourth of July festivities at Comfort Park. A parade begins at 10 a.m., followed by  music from noon to midnight. Wine cocktails will also be available at the downtown Comfort tasting room, 704 High St.

—Two Tons of Steel will perform during the annual Crush Fest, July 18, 6 to 9 p.m. This will be at the winery, 142 Lindner Branch Trail. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

For more information, visit the winery’s website.

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