Drinkin’ for a cause.

The Gruene Music & Wine Festival began as a one-day event in 1987 with the purpose of promoting Texas and Americana music in a fun and relaxed setting while raising funds for the United Way of Comal County. Over the years, it has become a multi-day celebration, not only of Texas and Americana music but also a celebration of wine made right here in the Lone Star State.

Although the event itself has evolved through the years, our benefiting charity has always primarily been the local United Way, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for the people in Comal County by generating resources to meet the needs of the community.

In 1987, a mere $450 was raised for United Way, but as the event has grown, so have the funds given. In 2023 we raised a whopping $283,674.85. We are very proud to be considered the highlight event for the annual United Way campaign in our area.

We hope to continue the success of the event and invite you to be part of it this year!