GrapeFest, the largest wine festival of the Southwest, will return September 15 - 18 to historic Grapevine, Texas to feature the best in Texas-grown wines as well as an overflow of selections from guest wineries spanning the California Sonoma Valley and Italian Sicily regions.
GrapeFest prides itself as a celebration of Texas wines. Home to more than 400 wineries and over 4,400 acres of vineyards producing nearly three million gallons of Texas wine each year, Texas is the fifth largest wine-producing state in the United States. Grapevine has earned its reputation as the headquarters of Texas’ wine industry, and home to a vibrant Urban Wine Trail along Historic Main Street that offers daily wine tastings and special events throughout the year.
The 36th Annual GrapeFest will host once again, the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic -- a competition of more than 30 Texas wineries in which festival-goers will have the chance to sample over 100 of Texas’ finest wines and vote for their favorites. This signature event, located in the Historic Cotton Belt Railroad District, is one of the most popular at GrapeFest and is the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation.
The Liberty Park Plaza Wine Experience will offer an international wine tasting experience featuring Sicily, Italy and Sonoma County, California wines with a backdrop of live music, while the Champagne Terrace situates itself amongst the shade of the oak trees in Weems Alley. There, guest will enjoy a beautiful garden-like setting and ambience of classical music under the porte cochère as they sip sparkling mimosas, poinsettias by the glass and a variety of champagnes.
From award-winning wine pavilions to dining, shopping, and even a GrapeStomp competition, GrapeFest proudly hails as one of the ultimate Texas Wine experiences.
For more information, tickets and schedules, visit GrapeFest.com.