Monday, September 23, 2013

Comfort, Texas...

One of Bill's old friends from high school is married to an artist.  She was showing her work at the Hill Country Art Festival, which was partly going on at Singing Water Vineyards in Comfort, Texas.  I kind of had to talk Bill into it... but that's never really hard.  We ended up driving a little over an hour, through gorgeous Texas Hill Country, then got to the winery.

The trip to the winery was pretty amazing, with tight switchbacks that were reminiscent of Spain or Italy.  We actually got to the winery via Skyline Drive, which is apparently a very scenic but not particularly well traveled way because of the hills and tight turns.


A view of the vineyards.


Another view of Singing Water Vineyards...


Walking toward the tasting room...





Singing Water Vineyards is very military friendly.  They even gave us a discount...


Tasting...


They had a cool chandelier made of wine bottles...


On the way to the gardens, where all the art was...

After we tasted wine and bought a couple of bottles, we went to Bending Branch Winery, which is very close... We spent a good hour or so there...


Beautiful surroundings...


Mr. Bill studies the wine menu...


Bill gets verklempt drinking a very nice blend...


Chloe... $75 for the bottle and well worth the money...


We tasted both of these wines and several others...


Bending Branch Winery has a nice patio area...


There was live music...


I could spend some serious time and money here...


And so could many others...

We ended up buying four bottles of wine and joining their wine club, which means we'll get deals, six bottles of wine for $215, and access to special bottles of wine...

Incidentally, Comfort looked like a great place to hang out.  Lots of antiques, B&Bs and wineries...  Might have to do a long weekend out there in Hill Country.

At one point, Bill got emotional because the weather was amazing and he was having a great time... and he wasn't in church or dealing with his ex wife guilting him for enjoying himself.  When we got home, we let the dogs out and I took a quick dip in the pool (it's actually a little chilly for the pool) and Bill made me a margarita.  Yesterday, on the way to Lockhart, we passed Three Dudes Winery...   We will have to stop there next time we go to Lockhart.

Texas could end up being the right place for us after all...
  

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