Drink the wine, stomp the grapes, listen to the music all at Grapevine Texas Grapefest 2016 http://www.offbeattravel.com/tji-grapevine-grapefest-september-2016.html

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 Barossa Valley. 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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