Largest Wine Festival of the Southwest Happening in September
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (July 7, 2022)– Tickets for the 36th Annual GrapeFest ®– A Texas Wine Experience, provided by Bank of the West, are now on sale. GrapeFest is the biggest red wine celebration of the Southwest and boasts the biggest consumer-judged red wine competitors in the country.
This year’s celebration will be held September 15, 16, 17 and 18, 2022, in historical Grapevine, including the best of Texas- grown white wines in addition to splendid choices from visitor wineries in the California Sonoma Valley and the Italian Sicily area. Visitors will not wish to miss out on signature occasions People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the Liberty Park Plaza Wine Experience and Champagne Terrace, in addition to location red wine structures and acclaimed winery tasting spaces on Grapevine’sUrban Wine Trail Not an enthusiast of red wine? Alternative adult drinks such as craft brews, tough seltzers and ciders will likewise be readily available at cubicles throughout the celebration.
All New for GrapeFest 2022
New to GrapeFest this year is the addition of VIP Experiences– special tasting sessions and offerings– that will supply festival-goers extra conveniences and facilities such as a personal camping tent with restricted capability for a more intimate tasting experience, luxurious seating, premium charcuterie boards, live home entertainment and more. VIP offerings will be readily available at both the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic and Liberty Park Plaza Wine Experience.
A Celebration of Texas Wines
GrapeFest is an event of Texas white wines. Home to more than 400 wineries and over 4,400 acres of vineyards producing almost 3 million gallons of Texas red wine each year, Texas is the 5th biggest wine-producing state in theUnited States Grapevine has actually made its track record as the head office of Texas’ red wine market, house to a lively Urban Wine Trail along Historic Main Street that uses everyday red wine tastings and unique occasions throughout the year.
The 36th Annual GrapeFest will once again host the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, a competitors of more than 30 Texas wineries in which festival-goers will have the opportunity to sample over 100 of Texas’ finest white wines and choose their favorites. This signature occasion, situated in the Historic Cotton Belt Railroad District, is among the most popular at GrapeFest and is the biggest consumer-judged red wine competitors in the country.
Guests will get a red wine referral guide explaining included white wines together with a tally. Wine is evaluated throughout 10 classifications (White: Dry, Semi Sweet, Sweet, Blends, Blush/ Rose; Red: Light, Medium, Bold, Sweet and Red Blends), and winners will be revealed on Sunday, September 18 at 5 p.m.
People’s Choice will host 8 90-minute Tasting Sessions Thursday through Sunday and 3 VIP Tasting Sessions on Friday, Saturday andSunday Tasting Sessions ($ 25 ahead of time or $28 at the celebration) consist of light hors d’oeuvres together with a memento red wine glass. VIP Tasting Sessions ($ 50) will provide a limited-capacity tasting experience and consist of live music in addition to premium charcuterie and a memento red wine glass. All visitors should be 21+ to get in.
The Liberty Park Plaza Wine Experience, sponsored by Gaylord Texan Resort, will provide a worldwide red wine tasting experience including Sicily, Italy and Sonoma County, California, with a background of live music. Guests might buy a red wine flight Tasting Card of 6 one-ounce puts from a choice of 12 white wines from the 2 included red wine areas. Additional flights will be readily available for purchase together with white wines by the glass. Tasting Cards ($ 18 ahead of time or $20 at the celebration) consist of a memento red wine glass. VIP Tasting Cards ($ 50) consist of best seating in the Gaylord Texan Lounge (very first come, initially served), light treats and a memento red wine glass, in addition to 2 glasses of unique white wines from the personal bar. Tasting Cards will be needed upon entry to Liberty Park Plaza.
Champagne Terrace, sponsored by Hilton DFW Lakes, goes back to the shade of the oak trees in Weems Alley, situated in between the historical Palace Theatre andGrapevine City Hall Guests will take pleasure in a gorgeous garden-like setting and advanced atmosphere of symphonic music under the porte cochère as they drink shimmering mimosas, poinsettias by the glass and a range of champagnes. Table seating will be readily available on a very first come, initially served basis.
For some wine-themed celebration enjoyable, GrapeFest will host a Champagne Cork Shoot-Off, sponsored byTexas Gun Experience This ticketed occasion will occur near the Grapevine Mills Main Stage atFranklin St by Tolbert’s. Champagne bottles will be put on a stand and individuals will press the cork out of the bottle towards a target. Shots will be determined on precision, and rewards (consisting of prize money!) will be granted to everyday shoot-off winners and the Grand Shoot-Off Champion Tickets are $5 per individual for a single shot or $20 for 5 shots.
The close-by Grapevine Wine Pavilion will provide white wines from Grapevine’s Urban Wine Trail, including choices from Main Street’s regional winery tasting spaces.
Guests can likewise register to contend in the popular GrapeStomp competitors situated in between the Ole Grapevine Cigar Shop andCity Hall Two- individual groups swap turns at stomping around 18 pounds of grapes for 2 minutes, and authorities determine the drawn out juice. Prizes for the champs are granted per hour. Scores are kept for the whole weekend with a Grand Champion Stomp-Off on Sunday, in which the winners will be granted the desirable “Purple Foot,” a glass sculpture from Grapevine’sVetro Glass Blowing Studio The entry cost is $10 per group (entrants should be over 13 to contend).
Family-Friendly Events and Activities
GrapeFest accommodates family-friendly enjoyable! This year’s celebration will provide a lot of moms and dad- and kid-friendly activities, with lots of enjoyable to find along the Carnival midway, a Kid Zone and all alongHistoric Main Street Guests can take a spin on the giant Ferris wheel, catch delights on the numerous carnival flights and attempt their luck along the midway video games. After developing a hunger, they can complement their payouts with cold beverages and timeless celebration bites like corn canines, turkey legs, nachos, funnel cakes, snow cones and popcorn.
In a brand-new area, the Kid Zone will provide interactive activities from LEGOLAND Discovery Center, SEA LIFE Aquarium and Peppa Pig, in addition to arts and crafts offered by 121 Community Church, motivating academic experiences with House of Shine, face painting and more. Festival- goers can then stroll throughout the Grapevine Vintage Railroad train platform to European- design food hall Harvest Hall, and for $3 see the observation level of the Tower at Grapevine Main Station, situated at 815 S. Main St., for a 150-foot-high bird’s eye view of celebration premises southern end of Historic Main Street.
Shopping and Dining Along Historic Main Street
Each year, GrapeFest generates craftsmens and market suppliers from all over the metroplex, and beyond. Attendees can walk to the north end of Historic Main Street to discover a market of handcrafted treasures and distinct presents, in addition to premium goodies highlighting all things Texas– from regional honey to barbecue sauces, salsas, baked products, sweet, craft sodas and more. The tastes of the celebration aren’t restricted to street suppliers however– visitors can take a seat and unwind at any among Historic Main Street’s well-known dining establishments, from Piaf Kitchen’s Mediterranean seaside food to Farina’s Winery & & Caf é( attempt the spaghetti pizza) to the Chicago- design Weinberger’s Deli, with over 120 sandwiches– and a lot more. Additionally, the stores, galleries, precious jewelry shops and other stores lining Main Street will be open, using unique offers and rewards.
The 36th Annual GrapeFest ®– A Texas Wine Experience, provided by Bank of the West, opens Thursday, September 15 at 11 a.m.
HOURS & & ADMISSION
Thursday, September 15: 11 a.m.– 10 p.m.– complimentary admission throughout the day
Friday, September 16: 11 a.m.– 11 p.m.– paid admission after 5 p.m.
Saturday, September 17: 11 a.m.– 11 p.m.– paid admission
Sunday, September 18: 11 a.m.– 6 p.m.– paid admission
Seniors (62+): $5
Children (6-12): $5
Children 5 and under: FREE
$ 20 great for Friday, Saturday and Sunday admission
For more details, please call 817.410.3185 or e-mail Visit orIn fo @GrapevineTexas USA.com. Also see GrapeFest.com for more details and schedules.
How to Get There
GrapeFest is happy to partner with Trinity Metro TEXRail to provide celebration goers a problem-free method to get to and from the celebration. Attendees are motivated to park at a TEXRail station and ride the train to the Grapevine/ Main Street Station, which stops right in front of the celebration entryway. Riders can park free of charge at a TEXRail station and ride right as much as the celebration, and prevent the trouble of discovering parking. What’s more, customers who utilize GoPass to buy a TEXRail ticket will get a half discount rate on their roundtrip ticket, plus $2 off celebration admission with evidence of ridership.
For those who want to drive, there will be 2 complimentary parking areas with complimentary shuttle bus. Lot 1 lies at Grapevine Mills, and will drop off at admission gate # 2 (E. Texas and Smith Street). Lot 2 lies at the Grapevine Public Library and will drop off at the front entryway ofHotel Vin Shuttles for these lots will range from 10 a.m.– 11 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.–Midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.– 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Where to Stay
Guests can reserve a trip and conserve as location hotels and resorts provide different seasonal plans and promos. Enjoy a variety of lodging choices, consisting of resort-style, shop and economical hotels. With more than 20 accommodations choices to pick from, there is a location for each kind of trip experience and every budget plan. Visit GrapevineTexas USA.com/ hotels/deals-and-packages/ for information.