10th Anniversary Derby Extravaganza
Something special happens at Bending Branch Winery the first Saturday of every May. Join us as we celebrate Dr. Bob and Brenda Young’s Kentucky roots at the 10th Anniversary Derby Extravaganza. Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon at the beautiful Bending Branch Estate with live music, food, wine, hats, horses, and mint juleps.
~In partnership with Frost Bank. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Comfort.~
- Live music from Feeding Leroy
- Catered meal from The Bread Box
- Bourbon balls made locally by Sweet Comfort
- A drink ticket for a mint julep or glass of wine
Hat parade competition in three categories: Wine Theme, Derby Theme, and Most Fanciful
Best tent competition: Compete for best outfield tent set up and decorations
Menu (served 2-4 p.m.):
- Butter Derby biscuits served with brown sugar, honey, and bourbon-glazed spiral sliced ham
- Classic Southern potato salad
- Kentucky Blue Lake pole beans with bacon
- Deviled egg macaroni salad
- Derby pie bars
$60 General Admission
$50 for Bending Branch wine club members (Limit 2 club tickets per membership. Check your email for promo code.)
Includes a meal, a drink ticket, and a bourbon ball.
All-inclusive VIP Package (SOLD OUT):
$1,000 table for 8 — includes admission for 8 people, buffet meal, snacks for the table, 4 drink tickets per person (redeemable for 4 glasses or 1 bottle), special VIP bar, and early entry to the venue at 1:30 p.m. VIP attendees will also receive 20% off additional wine purchases at the event.
Reserved seating options (seating only/admission sold separately)
$160 Table for 8 | $120 Table for 6 | $80 Table for 4
You will select a table when you arrive. Reserving a table DOES NOT guarantee shade, as the sun moves throughout the day.
A limited number of tables will be available in the outfield area, first come, first serve. If you do not reserve a table, please bring chairs. (See FAQs below.)
Note: The estate tasting room and Wine Club Lounge will be closed for this special ticketed Derby event. Ursa at Branch on High tasting room will be open noon to 8 p.m. at 704 High Street in downtown Comfort.
What can I bring into the event?
Sunscreen, chairs, tables, pop-up tents, umbrellas, food, water. Tent legs must be staked or weighted down.
What is not allowed at the event?
ABSOLUTELY NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL. Coolers will be checked by security upon entry.
NO PETS at this event, please.
Bending Branch Winery is a non-smoking, non-vaping property.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Call the estate tasting room at 830-995-2948 or email email@example.com.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. Check in will be electronic.
How do I purchase wine club tickets?
The code was sent to members via email on 3/23 & 4/29. If you are a wine club member and did NOT receive the email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
***Event is rain or shine. No refunds. ***