Grapevine Urban Wine Trail features in Condé Nast Traveler
This historic downtown area along the shore of Lake Grapevine sits just north of Ft. Worth and Dallas, making it an easy 20-minute drive from either city. Here you’ll find several tasting rooms clustered together with more than 80 locally owned art galleries, shops, and restaurants. Cross Timbers Winery occupies the Historic Dorris Brock Farmstead, one of the oldest structures in Grapevine. Ask about their selection of rare wines from Casa Madero, the oldest winery in the Western Hemisphere, located in Parras de la Fuente, Mexico, one of Grapevine’s Sister Cities. Taste a gold-medal winning naturally fermented and unfortified Solera Texas Sherry at Messina Hof Grapevine Winery, and ask for ‘Dugout’ at Bingham Family Vineyards – it’s their award-winning red blend and a fine example of Old World sensibilities inflected with Texas terroir.
Grand Opening of Historic Grapevine’s Majestic Grapevine Main Station
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS – Mayor William D. Tate and the Grapevine City Council was proud to host the grand opening of the majestic Grapevine Main Station, Historic Grapevine’s new epic-enter of commuter rail, live music, one-of-a-kind culinary experiences and modern luxury.
Mayor William D. Tate and Grapevine City Council members began the celebrations with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Following the ceremony, community members and visitors aged 21+ celebrated with a champagne toast, poured by the Grapevine Wine Pouring Society. Toasters received a commemorative champagne flute.
The celebration continued as DFW’s premier party band, Decades, performed on Peace Plaza.
Grapevine Main Station Overview
Grapevine Main Station, a $114 million dollar public/private sector transit-oriented development, embraces the town’s railroad past and includes the finest modern amenities.
The development includes:
- Peace Plaza, a 38,000 square-foot-plaza with an interactive water feature. The Plaza will later be home to an art installation created by Grapevine artist Linda Lewis.
- Harvest Hall, a seven-kitchen European-style food hall with scratch-made globally inspired cuisine as well as two lounges serving craft brews, wine and artisanal cocktails;
- Hotel Vin, a luxury 120-room Marriott Autograph Collection boutique hotel with 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event spaces available to suit any event. Grapevine’s knowledgeable Visitor Concierge Team has found its new home in Grapevine Main Station Visitor Information Center and are ready to help visitors discover all that Grapevine has to offer, ensuring a memorable experience for all.
Celebrate the 37th annual Main Street Fest “Reimagined”
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS – The 37th Annual Main Street Fest “Reimagined,” presented by Bank of the West in Historic Downtown Grapevine will take place on Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16. This year’s Main Street Fest harkens back to an earlier time and puts local businesses at the heart of the festival. Bistros, cafes and boutiques will extend their storefronts onto Main Street to provide unique alfresco dining and shopping experiences. European-style theatrical street performers push the limits of imagination with their gravity-defying stunts and interactive comedy. Live music performances on three intimate stages immerse audiences in genre-spanning lineups. Craft brews, tasty treats and festival food favorites are sure to satisfy kids of all ages. Activity Alleys invite visitors to leave their mark on a Gratuity Wall, participate in the Grapevine Escape, or play an oversized game of checkers or chess in the Game Garden. Admission to the 37th Annual Main Street Fest is FREE.
New Look & Feel
At Main Street Fest “Reimagined,” shoppers will experience an outdoor paradise as more than 80 locally-owned shops with their uniquely crafted treasures spill onto Main Street. With everything from locally-crafted jewelry to one-of-a-kind fine and decorative art, treasures abound. Hankering for traditional festival food or hungry for a hearty meal? Local restaurants, bistros and cafes take their menu outdoors to satisfy every craving. Indulge your sweet tooth or enjoy a savory bite while dining outside, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the festival.
Craft Brews & Live Music
The Craft Brew Experience, sponsored by Gaylord Texan will open and offer more than 50 craft brews from 12 states. Tastings are served in a collectible Belgian-style tasting glass. The 37th Annual Main Street Fest coincides with American Craft Brew Week and will be the largest celebration of its kind in North Texas. While enjoying a craft brew, get your mojo going with The Mojo Brothers as they perform rock and country favorites from the likes of Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and more at the Liberty Park Plaza Stage.
If hops don’t get you hopping, visit the Lone Star State of Mind brew and wine pavilion, located in the Foust Event Center Parking lot. Cotton Belt Railroad Historic District (701 S. Main St.) The good vibrations continue on Peace Plaza at Grapevine Main Station (815 S. Main St.) which will also serve craft beer, wine and festival food. Catch another set of Rob & Miss Jane’s rapid-fire circus stunts and outrageous, family-friendly comedy while you sip and savor festival favorites.
Find more brews, flavors to savor and music from every genre at the Town Square Gazebo Stage (325 S. Main St.). Groove and move to R&B, country and rock with Chaz Marie, featuring Quinten Hope. The Jon Christoper Davis Band blends rock, country and Texas attitude in a performance you won’t want to miss. Dance the night away to everything from Pat Benatar to the Bee Gees with Suzy & The Sissies. Soak in the sounds of Chris Raspante’s unique blend of bluesy rock and Americana that echoes the vibes of the Black Keys, the White Stripes and Wilco.
Activity Alleys, Game Garden & Pint-Size Crafts
Take in the fun of a LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Mural or leave your mark on the Graffiti Gratuity Wall. Or, grab your friends for a round of Daylight Golf or Grapevine Escape. Kids, and those who are kids at heart, can enjoy the Game Garden which will feature oversized checkers, Connect 4, Jenga and horseshoes. Leave your mark on the Chalk Walk, make pretend crown crafts or build with a Home Depot kit at Pint-Size Crafts, located in Napoli’s Italian Market parking lot (309 S. Main St).
For more information on Main Street Fest experience, or for more information about Main Street Fest, visit https://www.GrapevineTexaszUSA.com/Main-Street-Fest/