Nearly $284,000 in proceeds from the 2023 Gruene Music & Wine Festival has been donated to the United Way of Comal County.

Held annually at The Grapevine and Gruene Hall in the Gruene Historic District, the festival features Texas wine, live music and fundraising efforts for the charity. The festival takes place during Columbus Day weekend every year.

The nonprofit United Way of Comal County provides funding that supports 31 local health and human care service agencies, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girl Scouts, New Braunfels Food Bank, River City Advocacy and St. Judes Ranch for Children.