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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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It’s More Music for the County Line on Aug. 20


Have you been undergoing music withdrawals since the County Line’s music series has come to an end?

Two Tons of Steel

Two Tons of Steel

Well, you’ve been given a one-time reprieve.

The County Line, 10101 I-10 W., is presenting Two Tons of Steel in a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20.

According to the restaurant, “There is no opener and no sponsors … just two hours of FREE music from Two Tons of Steel.  However, County Line’s commitment to the San Antonio Food Bank never stops, so guests are still encouraged to bring canned good donations.”

Free music, a chance to help the Food Bank and plenty of time to enjoy some barbecue. Who could ask for anything more?

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Pick a Little, Feed a Lot


Jason Boland

The sounds of the 11th annual live music series at the County Line, 10101 I-10 W., have begun to fill the air.

The outdoor series, which runs 6:30-10 p.m. Wednesdays, features some great names in the music business, including Cory Morrow, Two Tons of Steel and Jason Boland, all for free. Admission is merely a donation of food or money to the San Antonio Food Bank. Concerts are held rain or shine.

Cory Morrow

“We’re looking forward to another successful year of this free music series, started 12 years ago by Randy Goss,” says Mike Crenwelge, general manager of the County Line. “Over the years, people who love country music and barbecue have truly showed where their heart is with their generous donations of food and money to the San Antonio Food Bank. Let’s continue to make Randy proud.”

The most recent lineup, which is subject to change, is as follows:

  • March 30 — Kyle Bennett Band and Stonehoney
  • April 6 — Jason Boland and Clint Martin Band
  • April 20 — Stoney LaRue and Rob Baird
  • April 27 — Cory Morrow and the Dirty River Boys
  • May 4 — Bart Crow Band and John David Kent
  • May 18 — Sean McConnell and Reed Brothers
  • June 8 — Johnny Cooper and The Captain Legendary Band
  • June 15 — Brandon Rhyder
  • June 22 — No Justice and Stonehoney
  • July 6 — Emory Quinn
  • July 13 — Gary P. Nunn
  • July 20 — Kyle Park and  Clint Martin Band
  • July 27 — Charlie Robison
  • Aug. 3 — Zack Walther Band
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    Aug. 10 — Two Tons of Steel and Rockn’ H Band

  • Aug. 17 — Brandon Jenkins
  • Sept. 7 — Rob Baird
  • Sept. 21 — Scott Wiggins Band

The performances are free; however, all who attend are asked to make a food or monetary donation to the San Antonio Food Bank. The 2010 music series raised more 52,640 pounds of food.

“The San Antonio Food Bank is extremely grateful to have this continued partnership with County Line BBQ again this year,” said Eric Cooper, president/CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank. “Since we began this partnership 11 years ago, we have collected more than 530,000 pounds of food that has helped feed thousands of hungry individuals each week in Southwest Texas. Randy’s legacy of helping others and fighting hunger continues to remain strong through this wonderful partnership.”

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