$20 – $1,000

9th Annual Derby Extravaganza

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Bending Branch Winery

142 Lindner Branch Trail

Comfort, TX 78013

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Saturday, May 4th | 2-6 p.m.

Something special happens at Bending Branch Winery the first Saturday of every May. Join us as we celebrate Dr. Bob and Brenda Young’s Kentucky roots at the 9th Annual Derby Extravaganza. Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon at the beautiful Bending Branch Estate with live jazz, food, wine, hats, horses, and our famous Single Barrel Picpoul Blanc mint juleps.

Hat parade competition in three categories: Wine Theme, Derby Theme, and Most Fanciful

New this year! Competition for best outfield tent set up and decorations

Also included:

Derby viewing on a giant hiDef screen

Live jazz from the Mike Kasberg Quartet

Meal catered by Chef James Canter and the Guerrilla Gourmet team

Bourbon balls made locally by Sweet Comfort

Vendors: SR Designs Texas (handcrafted jewelry) & hats from Graciela's Creations

In partnership with Frost Bank

Ticket prices:
$50 single/$80 couple
$30 for wine club members (check your email for discount code)

Your ticket includes a meal, a mint julep, and a bourbon ball.

~$2 of each ticket sold will be donated to the Comfort Area Foundation~

VIP Package:
$1,000 table for 8 includes admission for 8 people, meal, mint julep, and 4 drink tickets (redeemable for 4 glasses or 1 bottle per person), VIP bar, early entry to venue and a special check-in area. VIP attendees will also receive 20% off additional wine purchases.

Reserved seating options (admission sold separately):
$200 table for 8
$150 table for 6
$100 seating for 4 (8ft table shared with another party of 4)

You will select a table when you arrive. Reserving a table DOES NOT guarantee shade, as the sun moves throughout the day.

A limited number of tables will be available in the outfield area, first come, first serve. If you do not reserve a table, please bring chairs. (See FAQs below.)


Note: The estate tasting room and Wine Club Lounge will be closed for this special ticketed Derby event. Our Branch on High tasting room will be open to the public at 704 High Street in downtown Comfort.

***Event is rain or shine. No refunds. ***


What can I bring into the event?

Sunscreen, chairs, tables, pop-up tents, umbrellas, food, water. Tents legs must be staked or weighted down.

What is not allowed at the event?

NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL. Coolers will be checked by security upon entry.

NO PETS at this event, please.

Bending Branch Winery is a non-smoking, non-vaping property.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call the estate tasting room at 830-995-2948 (open Thu-Sun).

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. Check in will be electronic.

How do I purchase wine club tickets?

The code was sent via email on March 22nd. If you are a wine club member and did NOT receive the email, please contact club@bendingbranchwinery.com.

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Bending Branch Winery

142 Lindner Branch Trail

Comfort, TX 78013

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