Mother's Day is right around the corner. Join the Bending Branch team for Virtual Happy Hour: Cheers to Mom! this Friday on Zoom. Treat the special lady in your life to a wine package from Bending Branch Winery or Ursa Vineyards.
Get it three easy ways:
1. Curbside pick-up
2. Complimentary UPS shipping to 30+ states
3. Weekend delivery by a tasting room team member
Some restrictions apply. See each package for details.
This delicious package includes a blueberry streusel sour cream loaf made by The Bread Box, a dozen free-range eggs, and 2 bottles Branch Texas Frizzante Rosé.
ONLY available for curbside pick-up May 9-10 at Bending Branch Winery.
$65 (Club discounts apply.)
PRE-ORDER by May 6 and specify Pickup at Bending Branch at checkout.
Impress Mom with a 3-pack of premium Bending Branch wines:
2014 Estate Cuvée
2014 Tannat EM
$115 ($149 retail, no additional discounts) order
Available for curbside pick-up at Bending Branch Winery, local delivery (50 mile radius), or complimentary shipping via UPS.
Bonus gift: Choose curbside or local delivery by our staff, and we'll add 4 chocolate truffles from Sweet Comfort!
Cover all your bases with a 6-bottle sampler from Ursa Vineyards, our winery in the Sierra Foothills:
2018 Tannat Rosé
Say "Cheers to Mom" during our Bending Branch Virtual Happy Hour on Friday, May 8th. Enjoy four wines with the Bending Branch team - 2018 Vermentino, 2019 Frizzante Rosé, 2017 Double Barrel Tannat, and 2014 Brenda's Cuvée.
Our 2020 Fiesta medals have arrived! Fiesta San Antonio is a tradition that many would be celebrating right now with numerous parties, events, and parades, but the festivities have been moved to November because of COVID-19. Despite this, many Fiesta diehards are still celebrating at home this April. #FiestaAtHome
Fiesta originated in 1891 with a Battle of Flowers parade to salute the heroes of the Alamo and battle of San Jacinto. Fiesta has taken place every year except for 1918 during World War I, and 1942 through 1945 during the Second World War.
This is Bending Branch Winery’s third year to create a Fiesta medal, and all proceeds go to a local charity. As in 2019, this year’s recipient will be the Boys & Girls Club of Comfort. Their mission is to empower all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as responsible, caring, and productive citizens.
Fiesta medals are $10 each and available online or for curbside pick-up at Bending Branch Winery and Ursa at Branch on High. Shipping is available. Get yours today, and help support the mission of this important local nonprofit organization. ¡Viva Fiesta!
Dr. Bob Young presents a check to Chastity Valdes, Branch Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Comfort from 2019 Fiesta medal sales.
It’s been nearly a month since COVID-19 changed our lives and our operations here at Bending Branch Winery. A pandemic of this magnitude is like nothing in our lifetime.
We remain diligent in increasing our precautionary measures for the safety of our employees, members, and customers. We’re using our ozone machine to sanitize work areas. Production continues with ample distance and limiting the number of our people in work areas. We’ve ordered protective masks for our team to wear, and we will use face shields and gloves when bottling resumes. We will also be using UV surface sterilizers with safety glasses throughout our operations.
Our tasting rooms remain closed except for touchless curbside pick-up, which has been expanded to 7 days a week. You can also order online and have wine shipped directly to you in 30+ states.
We urge all of you to continue to be diligent in social distancing, hand washing, and wearing masks if you have to leave your house. These are necessary measures to slow the spread.
Stay safe, and thank you all for supporting Bending Branch Winery.
Through the end of April, take advantage of wine delivery by our tasting room team and receive a bottle of Thinkers Red Blend ($20 value) or Thinkers Blanc ($15 value) for only $1.
How does it work?
This offer applies to all new orders of Bending Branch and Ursa wines.
Please call 830-995-2948 to place your order and arrange delivery.
Join the Bending Branch team on Zoom from 4 to 5 p.m. every Friday in April for Virtual Happy Hour. Let's reconnect during this time of social distancing!
How to join: https://zoom.us/j/915590130
You may need to download the Zoom app on your device. Please try logging in around 3:45 p.m. if you have not used Zoom before.
We will celebrate the April wine club release virtually, since we can't be together.
Bending Branch team members will feature the new release wines from the April club:
Not a wine club member? Don't have these wines? That's OK ... just open whatever you have! After all, this is all about being with our friends at this time of social distancing.
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. We look forward to seeing your faces!
During this time of social distancing, great food and wine are especially appreciated. Each weekend in April, Bending Branch will feature a unique wine-and-food care package, partnering with our friends at The Bread Box, San Antonio. Each package includes two bottles of Bending Branch wine, plus foods designed to feed the body and nurture the soul.
PRE-ORDER & PICK-UP ONLY. Consider shopping for an isolated neighbor, too. Receive your order on the designated days using touchless curbside pickup at the Bending Branch tasting room from noon to 5 p.m.
Please order by 6 p.m. on the deadline day for each special. Wine Club discounts apply! Click here to see our weekly curbside specials:
Deadline to order April 2 | Curbside pickup at winery April 4-5
A bottle each of Thinkers Blend and Thinkers Blanc, a dozen free-range organic eggs, and a loaf of fresh sourdough bread from The Bread Box.
$40 ($32 1840 Members/$34 Branch Members)
Deadline to order April 8 | Curbside pickup at winery April 10-11 (closed Easter Sunday, April 12)
Two bottles of Bending Branch Frizzante Rosé, a dozen free-range organic eggs, and a dozen fresh hot cross buns from The Bread Box.
$55 ($44 1840 Members/$46.75 Branch Members)
Deadline to order April 15 | Curbside pickup at winery April 18-19
A bottle each of 2017 Texas Tannat and 2016 Petite Sirah, Newsom Vineyards, plus a 9”, deep-dish, beef pot pie for four to six people, prepared by The Bread Box. Defrost, heat, and eat. And drink.
$90 ($72 1840 Members/$76.50 Branch Members)
Deadline to order April 22 | Curbside pickup at winery April 25-26
One bottle each of 2017 Texas Tannat and 2016 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards, plus, in honor of Fiesta San Antonio, savory picadillo for four (frozen) with fresh flour tortillas from The Bread Box.
$80 ($64 1840 Members/$68 Branch Members)
Reminder: The Bending Branch tasting room is open for curbside delivery only at this time, Thursday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Order online or call ahead to 830-995-2948 to place your order.
We are missing you. Typically, we see so many of you regularly to exchange hugs and stay up to date on what you’re up to. We are cooking up some ways to stay in touch virtually until we can all squeeze each other tight again. Please continue to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and read our blog, as we are frequently updating.
Members of our tasting room team are available to deliver orders of $100 or more to Comfort, Center Point, Boerne, Fair Oaks, and Kerrville.
Call the tasting room to place an order — 830-995-2948. We will schedule a delivery time, process the order, and add a 20% gratuity that will go to the team members fulfilling and delivering the orders.
You will recieve a call when one person from our team arrives to let you know we are delivering to your porch. The team member will return to their vehicle and wait to visibly confirm receipt — laws are laws and wine is alcohol. We’ll mark the order as picked up.
No touch is necessary — only a wave to say howdy and virtual hugs for now.
Thank you for supporting Bending Branch Winery during this stressful time.
Jennifer McInnis Fadel
Dear Bending Branch Winery Club Members,
For efficiency and safety for all concerned, we will cover the cost of shipping for the entire April wine release to all members. Even if you typically pick up your club, we will ship it. Even if you live in Comfort – we will ship it.
It is absolutely imperative that you log in to your account to make sure we have your correct shipping address. All wine selections, address changes, and credit card updates must be completed by March 26th. If you normally ship to a business address, please make sure we should still ship to that address. We want you to get your wine!
***The deadline to make changes is March 26th.***
Many people are asking the same question: is it safe to receive and handle a shipment?
The WHO and CDC have stated that the likelihood of catching the COVID-19 virus by touching cardboard or other another shipping container is low. CLICK FOR MORE DETAILS FROM UPS
When will my credit card be charged?
Credit cards will still be processed on Saturday, March 28th.
When will I get my wine?
Your April wines will be shipped from our fulfillment center on March 31st. As always, an adult must be present to sign for the package.
What else do I need to know?
The April 5th release party has been cancelled, and we have updated our tasting room hours and service. Until further notice, Bending Branch Winery estate tasting room will be closed for tastings. However, we will be open for curbside service from noon to 5 p.m. March 19-22 for call-ahead and online orders.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org you have additional questions that are not addressed here or in the email you received.
Enjoy the wines in your April release in good health, knowing that we will be together again as soon as we can.
Jennifer McInnis Fadel
The health and wellbeing of our family, employees, and customers are paramount. As of this week, these are the updated measures we are taking:
We are so thankful to our incredible team, who has been working every day – even on their days off – to ensure we are doing everything we can to help #flattenthecurve and #slowthespread to buy our local medical facilities the time that they need to prepare as best as possible for what’s to come.
Owner and Winemaker Dr. Bob Young’s history of experience in public health medicine and epidemiology during his time a physician is an incredible resource in guiding us. Our management team also consists of our General Manager, Jennifer McInnis Fadel, who has a more than a decade of experience in multimedia and breaking news; and our Direct to Consumer Manager, Jennifer Cernosek, who oversaw the wellbeing of children and staff at a summer sleepaway camp for about seven years. There is a depth of knowledge within the rest of our versatile team. With them and our partnership with Dayna De Hoyos, Stellahaus Film, we plan to continue updating you through our blog, videos, and social media to continue to maintain the incredible sense of community that makes Bending Branch Winery special. Stay tuned for some innovative experiences we are planning.
Curbside pickup is available at Bending Branch Winery and Ursa at Branch on High.
UPDATED PROTOCAL: Out of concern for staff and customers, wine will be delivered curbside from a safe distance rather than placing in vehicles.
Customers can order online and select "Pickup" as shown below.
Call-ahead orders can be placed as well at 830-995-2948.
We are offering a call-ahead order option. Please call 830-995-3394 to place your order.
Once you've placed an order, simply call us when you're nearby. Someone from our team will bring the wine out to your vehicle.