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Bending Branch Winery


Sara Potter
June 25, 2020 | Sara Potter

Our New Experience Awaits You


Per Governor Abbott's Executive Order No. GA-28, our Wine Club Lounge is closed. Bending Branch Winery and Ursa at Branch on High tasting rooms remain open for curbside and delivery service. Establishments receiving 51% of sales from alcohol must close their doors but are permitted to remain open for take-out and delivery.

Dear Club Members,

Thank you for your membership and for your patience. The past few months have been challenging, and we are grateful for the incredible support from our members. We have enjoyed visiting with many of you on Zoom, but we have missed seeing you in person. We are excited to invite you to an all-new experience at our Wine Club Lounge.
We are now offering new outdoor experiences by appointment, Thursday through Sunday. Service will be hosted at the Wine Club Lounge and offers shaded seating on the patio, under new cabanas, or tables adjacent to the vineyard. Wine Club Members and guests who are 21+ will enjoy wine by the glass or bottle. Tastings are not available at this time. No pets, please.

Please note: We are taking extraordinary precautions to sanitize and maintain physical distance. If you have any questions about how we have adapted our experience to exceed CDC health regulations, please read the Bending Branch Winery COVID-19 Guest Advisory here.

Reservations are for 1 hour and 15 minutes. We're implementing hard-stops between reservations so we are able to implement rigorous sanitation protocols.


  1. Go to https://www.exploretock.com/signup.
  2. Create an account using the primary email address associated with your club membership.
  3. At the top of Tock, search for Bending Branch Winery.
  4. Select your desired experience. If reservations are full, you may join the waitlist.

We hope you will be able to join us and provide feedback after your visit. Your support means the world to us!


Dr. Bob Young and the Bending Branch Winery team

P.S. Not a wine club member? You can join here.


Time Posted: Jun 25, 2020 at 9:23 AM Permalink to Our New Experience Awaits You Permalink
Sara Potter
June 24, 2020 | Sara Potter

Attention Members: Celebrate Tannat Rosé All Day with an optional summer wine club release and free gift!

Summer is here! Celebrate Tannat Rosé All Day with an optional wine club release and free gift.

Drink pink and stay cool this summer with an optional 6-bottle club release of three different Tannat Rosé wines from Bending Branch Winery and Ursa Vineyards.

Log in to your wine club account by July 12th to opt in. The first 300 club members who opt in will receive a pair of Rosé All Day ventilated wine toppers – perfect for enjoying wine outdoors this summer!

A $142 retail value – plus half-price $15 summer shipping.*

1840 & Gold Rush Club pricing $113.60  |  Branch Club pricing $120.70

Thank you for your membership during these challenging times. Your support means the world to us!

*To protect the integrity of your wine during summer months, ship orders are packed in insulated packaging with frozen ice bricks.

Enjoy two bottles each of these three unique Tannat Rosé wines.

Bending Branch Winery 2019 Branch Texas Frizzante Rosé, Texas Hill Country
This sparkling Texas Tannat is a fruity and fanciful crowd-pleaser with notes of strawberry and citrus zest. Chill well, pop the top, and enjoy the bubbles!

Bending Branch Winery 2019 Tannat Rosé, Tallent Vineyards
Aromas of dried rose petal and wet slate announce a mouthful of strawberry lemonade, green peach, and juicy gooseberry in this wine harvested from Tallent Vineyards in the Texas Hill Country.

Ursa Vineyards 2019 Tannat Rosé, Silvaspoons Vineyards
Delicate orange peel and rose petal on the nose, followed by apricot and dry minerality reminiscent of Provence in this wine sourced from Silvaspoons Vineyards in the Alta Mesa AVA.

Protect your wine while sipping outdoors!
The first 300 members who opt in will receive a pair of Rosé All Day ventilated wine toppers. ($16 value)

Opt in by July 12th to receive this club release.
Please verify your shipping or pickup preference. Here’s how:

  1. Log In to your wine club account here
  2. Click on Club List
  3. Click Edit Club
  4. Select the number of Rosé packages you would like
  5. Scroll down to verify your shipping or tasting room pickup preference for Bending Branch Winery or Ursa at Branch on High (Pearl Farmers Market is not a pickup option at this time)
  6. Verify all info and click Submit


July 12 Opt in to receive optional Rosé club release
July 17 Credit cards will be processed
July 18 Pickup begins at Bending Branch or Ursa at Branch on High
July 20 Releases will ship from our fulfillment center this week

Questions? Contact us at club@bendingbranchwinery.com.

Thank you for being a member!

Time Posted: Jun 24, 2020 at 7:35 AM Permalink to Attention Members: Celebrate Tannat Rosé All Day with an optional summer wine club release and free gift! Permalink
Sara Potter
June 4, 2020 | Sara Potter

June Virtual Happy Hour Schedule

Join the Bending Branch team on Zoom from 4 to 5 p.m. CDT every Friday for Virtual Happy Hour. Here’s our schedule for June.

June 5th – Bubbles!

This week we’re featuring the perfect wine to toast your June celebrations: Bending Branch Brut

June 12th – Tannat Rosé All Day

June 13th is National Rosé Day! We will feature three very different Tannat Rosé wines: Branch Texas Frizzante Rosé, and new releases Bending Branch 2019 Tannat Rosé, and 2019 Ursa Tannat Rosé

Special guests: Ursa Winemakers Deborah Elissagaray and Greg Stokes will join us from California and tell us all about the new release 2019 Ursa Tannat Rosé. Ursa wines are available at Ursa at Branch on High in Downtown Comfort.

June 19th – Cheers to Dad!

Father's Day is June 21st, so we're featuring the wines from our Father's Day Premium Red Package: Double Barrel Tannat, Tannat RF|EM, and Old Vine Petite Sirah

June 26th – Poolside Favorites

What is your favorite poolside wine? You can't go wrong with any of the wines from our Summer Surprise Six-Pack!

If you don’t have the wines we’re featuring each week, just open whatever you have. So, get your glasses ready, and we’ll see you on Zoom at 4 p.m. every Friday.

How to join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85094045954

We look forward to seeing your faces!

Time Posted: Jun 4, 2020 at 1:01 PM Permalink to June Virtual Happy Hour Schedule Permalink
Sara Potter
June 2, 2020 | Sara Potter

Pearl Farmers Market Resumes on Saturdays in June

We are excited to be back at the Pearl Farmers Market starting this Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For the month of June, Pearl will have the Market on Saturdays only and transition to opening Saturdays and Sundays in July.

The Pearl is moving the location of the Market for the month of June to ensure that there is space for physical distancing, and to create a safe environment for vendors and customers. The new location will be in the parking lot behind Green Vegetarian at the intersection of Emma Koehler and Karnes. Bending Branch Winery will be in the breezeway near the parking lot.

At this time, we are not able to sell beverages for immediate consumption. That means no tastings or glasses for sale, but you can pick up a bottle or two of your favorite Texas wine to take home and enjoy. Please note we will only be accepting credit cards for payment at the Market (no cash at this time).

On our bottle menu for June is:

We will have a limited number of grab-and-go packages available as well. For at least the next two weekends, we will feature a trio package of 2016 vintage wines from Newsom Vineyards: Tempranillo, Malbec, and Petite Sirah.

In addition, you can now place an order through our website and choose Pearl as a pick-up location. Orders must be placed by noon on the Friday before the Market.

Please see the Pearl’s COVID-19 response and Farmers Market Pledge below. We look forward to seeing you there!


Pearl supports all its partners and the decisions they make on when and how to reopen their businesses. To ensure that our community remains as safe as possible, we’ve asked all business partners to commit to operating in accordance with city and state mandates. For more information visit: atpearl.com/covid19.



  • Vendors will wear masks
  • Make hand sanitizer/hand washing stations available to employees and guests
  • Vendors will handle all products; guests are asked to point to product and avoid touching
  • Post the Pearl Pledge in high traffic areas to remind everyone of best hygiene practices


  • Please approach Farmers Market like you would a grocery store:
  • Wear a mask
  • Maintain at least six feet distance from individuals not in your household
  • While shopping, refrain from consuming food and drink
  • Wash or sanitize hands upon entering the market area and between vendor interactions
  • For the time being, leave furry friend(s) at home




Time Posted: Jun 2, 2020 at 1:21 PM Permalink to Pearl Farmers Market Resumes on Saturdays in June Permalink