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2M ago
Bending Branch 1840 Culinaria Private Barrel Bourbon Blend Bending Branch 1840 partnered with in San Antonio to create a unique blend of straight bourbons. Culinaria is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization committed to promoting San Antonio as a premier food and wine destination. In addition to promoting the food and beverage scene, funds raised through Culinaria go to culinary programs and education in the local community. $10 of each bottle of the Culinaria Private Barrel Bourbon Blend that is sold goes directly to supporting Culinaria’s mission. To create the blend, Bending B ..read more
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In Memory of Ruth Young
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2M ago
On the morning of April 23, Bending Branch staff and volunteers planted a new block of Camminare Noir vines at the Bending Branch Estate Vineyard. Dr. Bob made remarks about the vineyard and the symbolism of new life right after the vineyard was planted. Unknown to Dr. Bob, his mother passed around the time of those remarks. In her honor, the new block of Camminare Noir will be dedicated to Mrs. Ruth Young. Ruth V. Young, age 97, of Danville, KY, widow of Fletcher Fleming Young, died Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville, KY. Ruth was born July 6, 1926 i ..read more
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12th Annual Derby Extravaganza tickets are on sale now!
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4M ago
12th Annual Derby Extravaganza tickets are on sale now! Something special happens at Bending Branch Winery the first Saturday of every May. Join us as we celebrate the Young Family’s Kentucky roots at the on Saturday, May 4. Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon at the beautiful Bending Branch Estate with live music by , a barbecue meal from , wine, hats, horses, and bourbon mint juleps. This event is in partnership with our friends at Bending Branch Winery’s Derby Extravaganza has grown in size and scale over the years. What began in 2011 with a few guests sipping Picpoul Blanc mint juleps on the pati ..read more
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Wine is an agricultural product. Drink local.
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6M ago
Wine is an agricultural product. Drink local. Two weeks ago, I moderated a panel during Culinaria’s Third Coast Cocktail Summit. Panelists were Jennifer Beckmann of Re:Rooted 210 Urban Winery, Jennifer Syma of Becker Vineyards, James Smith of Château Wright, and Anisa Elizondo with the Texas Department of Agriculture. The discussions centered around Texas wines on Texas restaurant lists. Each panelist brought expertise to the discussion, and I was blown away by non-industry audience feedback after the session regarding how interesting and eye-opening the topics were. Topics included the benefi ..read more
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Bending Branch staff picks for the holidays
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7M ago
Bending Branch staff picks for the holidays What are the Bending Branch staff drinking for the holidays? We’ve tasted them all. Here are our top picks! Dr. Bob Young, Bending Branch CEO & Executive Winemaker I plan to enjoy the as an aperitif before Christmas dinner and also to toast the New Year. And will be a great pairing with our Kentucky country ham. For Christmas Eve this year we may work on a duck cassoulet paired with the 2019 Estate Tannat, Lost Pirogue Vineyard . While we’re digging into the wine closet, we’ll probably pull a bottle of the 2020 Ice Wine to share with Santa. Steak ..read more
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Thanksgiving message from Dr. Bob Young
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8M ago
Thanksgiving message from Dr. Bob Young Holiday greetings from Bending Branch! We have so much to be thankful for. It has been a busy summer and fall, and we're anticipating the delights that the holiday season brings. I would like to share with you some recent Bending Branch activities. Bending Branch's first fruit was harvested on July 10, and its last grapes for the season arrived on October 17, making the 2023 vintage our largest harvest to date. More than 570 tons of grapes were processed by our top-notch team. Bending Branch was the official wine sponsor of the San Antonio International ..read more
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Estate Crimson Cabernet Rosé Release
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1y ago
We are thrilled to release our 2022 Estate Crimson Cabernet Rosé from the Bending Branch Estate Vineyard. Only 13 cases are available for sale, so get your hands on this wine while you can! The Bending Branch Estate Crimson Cabernet vineyard was planted in 2019. Crimson Cabernet is a genetic cross of Cabernet Sauvignon and Norton. Along with being Pierce’s Disease tolerant, this grape variety is also cold hardy because of the Norton component. Norton is thought by many to be the best non-Vitis Vinifera American red grape variety. While we intend to craft red wine from this vineyard, we elected ..read more
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Bending Branch Estate Vineyard Update
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1y ago
The Bending Branch Estate Crimson Cabernet vineyard was planted in 2019. Crimson Cabernet is a genetic cross of Cabernet Sauvignon and Norton. Along with being Pierce’s Disease tolerant, this grape variety is also cold hardy because of the Norton component. Norton is thought by many to be the best non-Vitis Vinifera American red grape variety. While we intend to craft red wine from this vineyard, we elected to make a rosé from the first harvest, which took place on August 20, 2022. The wine was recently bottled, and it is a knockout. The limited bottling will first be available to customers wh ..read more
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ANNOUNCEMENT: We can now ship bourbon!
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1y ago
ANNOUNCEMENT: We can now ship bourbon! We are thrilled to announce that we can now ship bourbon to 41 states and Washington D.C. Unfortunately, we cannot ship to Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Utah. A flat rate shipping fee of $20 applies no matter how many bottles are purchased. Bourbon is sold on a different platform and is not able to be combined with wine orders. --> Click here to shop bourbon ..read more
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Outstanding Local Business Award
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1y ago
Dr. Bob and Brenda Young and Bending Branch Winery received an award for Outstanding Business at the 2022 banquet held on March 31st at . Dr. Bob did not know that he was receiving this honor, but his team knew in advance. He thought he was attending the banquet with his daughter, Allison, and General Manager Jennifer McInnis Fadel, but several other staff members just happened to show up. It was a complete surprise to him. This award was given in recognition of countless contributions and support for the local community. Dr. Bob served, including as Chair, for several years on the Comfort Are ..read more
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