Located in Comfort, TX Singing Water Vineyards is one of the best kept secrets in the Hill Country. We currently cultivate six acres of vineyard with five varietals of grapes. Starting from humble beginnings with plans to make wine for family and friends, Dick and Julie Holmberg planted the first Merlot grapes in 1998. It was soon decided that the delicious hand-crafted wine was too good not to make public. In 2004 Singing Water Vineyards was bonded and labeled. In 2006 a local historic barn was relocated and refurbished to create the first tasting room. Over the last ten years the winery has continued to grow with the addition of two more tasting rooms, a deck and tree house looking over the creek, and a large pavilion.
VENEZUELAN CHEESE CACHAPAS
CALDO VERDE HERBED LAMB MEATBALLS WITH TOMATO SAUCE
RICOTTA CHOCOLATE-CHERRY SHEET CAKE
List of wines for pairing to come.
Fischer & Wieser Culinary Adventure Cooking School © 2016 Fredericksburg, Texas
Once the Vineyard was planted in 2009, the Hilmys began constructing the winery. With the help of close friends and family, Erik Hilmy proceeded to plant the first vineyard, now called the "Home Block" of 3,000 Sangiovese vines. Neldie, Erik's wife, designed and developed the branding behind Hilmy Cellars. And like all good wine, pursuing balance is key.
"What I appreciate most about Texas is the generosity of people in this business. Many experienced hands have come before us, have shared their guidance, and it has already made a difference. Making good wine is a life long challenge. It's never boring, and is often very humbling," says Erik. "There is a poetic beauty to this artisan product that brings joy to the lives of so many people. It also appeals to the scientist in me. I find it all immensely challenging and very gratifying."
Mussels w/saffron cream
Paired with Hilmy Cellars Chenin Blanc 2015
Strawberry salad w/arugula, watermelon, feta and balsamic vinaigrette
Paired with Hilmy Cellars Rose 2016 (Sangiovese)
Cubanelle pepper stuffed with Italian sausage, basil, rice, mozzarella cheese and topped with fresh marinara
Paired with Hilmy Cellars 'The Temp' 2015 (Tempranillo/Carignane/Sangiovese blend)
Tempranillo-braised short ribs w/gorgonzola polenta and mixed herb gremolata
Paired with Hilmy Cellars Tempranillo 2014
5th Course (Dessert)
Meyer lemon tart
Paired with Hilmy Cellars Muscat Canelli 2015