Texas GrapeFest Starts Tomorrow – September 16 thru 19, 2010
GrapeFest in Historic Grapevine, Texas ONE OF THE TOP 100 EVENTS IN THE U.S.A & CANADA GrapeFest is the place to enjoy wine, music, food and fun a perfect spot for lunch, shopping and great entertainment!
I’ll be there tomorrow when it opens and hope to see you at this celebration of the 2010 Texas grape harvest, which has been a mighty fine one, too. It’s time to relax with friends, savor some fine Texas wine, and take in the cuisine, music and ambience of Grapevine Texas. I will be twittering and afterwards writing about my experience.
A complete listing of events can be obtained at:
Here are some of my faves:
People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic
People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic – (located in the Cotton Belt Depot District) will feature Texas wineries pouring Texas wines. Tickets are $20 each and include a souvenir wine glass. Festival admission is not included in the $20 ticket purchase.
The People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic is the largest consumer judged wine competition in the United States. The wine competition consists of 11 sessions over the weekend, with wines being judged in 10 categories and awards being presented on Sunday, after the last session at the People’s Choice pavilion.
People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic:
Thursday, September 16: 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Friday, September 17: 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 18: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 19: 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic Awards Presentation: 5:00 p.m.
A popular GrapeFest pastime is the competitive Grape Stomping Competition, where contestants competitively vie for the coveted Purple Foot Award reminiscent of the infamous Grape Stomping episode from I Love Lucy.
Kick off GrapeFest at the Vintners’ Auction. You’ll definitely want to hold the hammer price at the Vintners’ Auction on Saturday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grapevine Convention Center located at 1209 S. Main Street in Grapevine. This live and silent auction will give you the opportunity to bid on an array of rare items and amazing packages.
Texas Wine Tribute
This event will take place on Saturday, September 18, at the Hilton DFW Lakes. The evening begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. This is a ticketed event ($125 per person) and sells out quickly every year. The Texas Wine Tribute, a black-tie gala, also features a silent auction benefiting the Grapevine Heritage Foundation and Texas Wine & Grape Growers. Gloria Campos, anchorwoman on WFAA Ch. 8 News, will be the evening’s emcee. Make plans to join us for an eventful evening at the Texas Wine Tribute dinner.
GrapeFest Tennis Classic
The tennis action never stops throughout the weekend at the GrapeFest Tennis Classic held at the Hilton DFW Lakes.
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More info, events, daily hours, maps and stuff: https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/festivalsandevents/grapefest/tabid/228/default.aspx
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UPDATE: 2010 GrapeFest People’s Choice (Texas) Wine Classic at: