Dry Comal Creek Vineyards (New Braunfels)

Franklin Houser is the founder of Dry Comal Creek Vineyards. He purchased the property as a country family get away in the 1970’s. When he retired from his law practice in the 1990’s, he decided to turn his wine hobby into a business. In 2017, Mr. Houser was ready to retire from the wine business, and sold the vineyard to the Romero Family from Ft. Worth. Ralph Romero Sr. and his family quickly fell in love with the vineyard. Ralph was a first generation Mexican immigrant, and spent his summers on a family fruit farm learning English. His grandfather insisted he immigrate and live the “American dream.” Unfortunately, Ralph passed in January of 2021, but the Romero Family continues to honor Ralph’s legacy as a proud Texan. Dry Comal Creek is proud of their 100 percent Texas Grapes, and 100 percent Texas Wine. Seth Urbanek is their wine maker extraordinaire. He has a wealth of knowledge from Cornell, France, Australia, and the Finger Lakes. Seth is on the forefront of the exploding Texas Wine Culture and has built great relationships with the best grape growers in our state.

Photos courtesy of New Braunfels Convention & Visitors Bureau.