Location: Comfort, Texas
Acres: 56 acre estate with 14 acres of vineyards
Varietals: 14 varietals, including: Tempranillo, Texas Tannat, Petite Sarah, Picpoul Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon,
From the winery: With the focus of our production being full bodied, dry, red wines we are nurturing 14 planted acres that consist of 14 varietals, the oldest and largest block consists of Tannat. Tannat attracted the attention of Viticulturist John Rivenburgh and Winemaker Robert Young due to its hardy nature, ability to thrive in a heat driven climate, and minimal need for irrigation establishing itself as a true champion of unique terroir and the signature grape of Bending Branch. While continuing to cultivate the estate vines, we have sourced both Texas grown and Californian fruit, seeking vineyards of the highest character and practices that most match our own. Our first Estate Grown wine will result from the 2011 harvest.
The cornerstone of Bending Branch’s Viticultural, and winery, program is organic growing and sustainable practices. It is believed that creating a sense of balance in the land will yield more focused and quality consistent fruit. While these practices have shown continued promise, and great success’s, they are practiced with the integrity of the vineyard and our Southwestern challenges, both climate and pest, in mind.