Grapevine Texas GrapeFest, the Largest Wine Festival in the Southwest U.S. Runs September 15, 16, 17 and 18, 2016
GrapeFest is the largest wine festival in the Southwest and offers four days of
family-friendly festival fun for all ages.
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Discover Wines from Texas, California's Central Coast, and Australia's Barossa Valley
Savor more than 140 Texas varietals from 38 Texas wineries at the People's Choice
Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the United
States. During 11 sessions throughout the weekend, this signature event is one of
the most popular GrapeFest events.
Texas is the fifth-largest wine producing state in the United States. Grapevine is
home to the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association and Texas' premier Urban Wine
Trail. More than 300 wineries and 4,400 acres of producing vineyard farmland yields
nearly three million gallons of Texas wine each year.
This year's event will also feature wines of California's Central Coast and Australia's
California's Central Coast is home to historic ranchlands, a romantic coast, country
roads, stay-a-while towns and grapes. Top vintners have transformed the Central
Coast into one of the state's premier wine regions, with hundreds of wineries to
visit in the rolling hills and sunny valleys.
Australia's Barossa Valley is home to more than 500 grape-growing families, many
with the sixth generation still working the same plot of land of their ancestors,
supplying quality grapes to more than 170 wine companies. Barossa incorporates both
Barossa Valley and Eden Valley, making it one of the only areas in Australia to have
neighboring warm and cool climate growing conditions.
And Don't Forget to Stomp Those Grapes
Stomp your way to victory at the annual GrapeStomp competition, co-sponsored by
Frontier Communications and Kroger. Teams of two take turns to stomp approximately
18 pounds of grapes for two minutes. If your team stomps the most juice, you just
might qualify to stomp some more at the Grand Champion StompOff on Sunday, with the
winners being awarded the coveted "Purple Foot" award. Entry fee is $5 per person.
Special GrapeStomp events include the Senior GrapeStomp at 10:30 a.m. on Friday,
September 16 and the Mayoral GrapeStomp on Saturday, September 17 at 11 a.m. A free
special stomping area is also available for kids 12 and under.
Let the Music Move You
Feel the rhythm at the 30th Annual GrapeFest! Entertainment stages are located
throughout the festival grounds and will feature a variety of live musical acts
during the four-day event.
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August 24 2016