comal county: Local Hill Country Winery Feature: Dry Comal Creek Vineyards - 07/18/11 07:45 AM
You don’t have to travel to California to experience wine country. The award winning wines of Dry Comal Creek Vineyards are located just a stone throws away from Bluegreen’s  Vintage Oaks community in a  small protected valley in New Braunfels,Texas. This vineyard is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
The staff is renowned for their pleasantness and ability to make you feel like an old friend. The homey atmosphere is similar to visiting an Italian grandmother with the quaint décor and eclectic gift shop. The patio is a great spot to relax, drink wine, and enjoy the vineyard’s hill country views.
If you are planning an … (0 comments)

comal county: Old Gruene Market Days - 06/01/11 03:19 AM

On the third full weekend of every month, starting in February and going through September, you will find downtown Gruene, Texas, a bustle with handmade arts and crafts, rare finds and antique treasures. The Old Gruene Market Days have supported local vendors for who proudly sell their own wares for several years now, and it shows no signs of slowing down.
Texas Hill Country residents and visitors alike enjoy the wide range of items including jewelry, candles, crafts, ceramics, metal art, furniture and clothing made 100 percent by the vendors themselves. Downtown Gruene businesses and restaurants also participate in … (3 comments)

comal county: As San Antonio Grows, Folks Go North and West - 03/08/11 07:10 AM

A recent San Antonio Express-News article showed results of the 2010 census, which demonstrated that more than 165,000 people have moved outside Loop 1604 -- specifically North and West. It was so substantial, that the sprawl accounted for almost half of the county's growth.
Meanwhile in nearby Comal County, Vintage Oaks at the Vineyard, a masterplanned community in the Texas Hill Country, experienced record, triple-digit growth in 2010. Read more:

comal county: The Perks of Vineyard Living - 11/18/10 07:08 AM

The Texas wine industry is more than 300 years old, and according to the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association, Texas was the site of the first vineyard established in North America. Hundreds of years before vineyards were established in California, Franciscan priests around 1662 planted grapevines near modern day El Paso to produce grapes for sacramental wine.
The Texas Hill Country currently encompasses approximately 63 wineries, and 600 acres of wine grapes are located in the scenic area of limestone hills and majestic creeks. Without a doubt, the climate here in Texas is perfectly-suited for grape growing and wine … (2 comments)

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