Grapevine’s 35th Annual GrapeFest
Largest Wine Festival in the Southwest U.S. September 16,17,18 and 19, 2021. Highlights Wines from Texas, South Australia’s Barossa Valley and California’s Napa Valley.
GrapeFest is celebrating wine at the 35th Annual GrapeFest – A Texas Wine Experience, presented by Bank of the West, September 16, 17, 18 and 19. This year’s theme, Texas Wine. Come and Taste It! invites you to sip your way through delicious wines from Texas.
GrapeFest is the largest wine festival in the southwest United States and offers four days of family-friendly festival fun.
Signature events include People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation; Champagne Terrace; the Liberty Park Plaza “Taste of Two Valleys” Wine Experiencewith guest wineries fromSouth Australia’s Barossa ValleyandCalifornia’s Napa Valley; GrapeStomp; Champagne Cork Shootoff; children’s FunZone; GrapeFest Tennis and Pickleball Classic; ItalianCarFest™; live entertainment and much more!
Taste of Two Valleys
Experience a “Taste of Two Valleys” with wines from South Australia’s Barossa Valley and California’s Napa Valley inside the Liberty Park Plaza Wine Experience, sponsored by Gaylord Texan Resort. Participating wineries from South Australia’s Barossa Valley include Yalumba, Chateau Tanunda, Torbreck Vitners, Langmeil Winery and Heathvale Wines. Participating California Napa Valley wineries include Bootleg, Trefethen, The Hess Collection, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and Kerr Cellars. Enjoy live music during this one-of-a-kind, separate ticketed event. Guests receive a souvenir wine glass and six one-ounce tastings from visiting wineries.
Have a smashing time at GrapeStomp! Teams of two take turns crushing approximately 18 pounds of grapes for two minutes at the annual GrapeStomp competition. Teams that stomp the most juice qualify for the Grand Champion StompOff on Sunday, September 19 with the winners being awarded the coveted “Purple Foot” award. Stop by to see the Mayoral GrapeStomp on Sunday, September 19 at 11 a.m. The GrapeStomp is located near East Wall Street next to City Hall.
Champagne Cork Shoot Off
Test your skills shooting a champagne cork at the Champagne Cork Shoot-Off, sponsored by the Texas Gun Experience. Contestants will compete for cash prizes on the Grapevine Mills Stage. Daily winners earn prizes and will be invited to compete in the Grand Shoot-Off on Sunday, September 19.
ABOUT GRAPEFEST – TEXAS WINE. COME AND TASTE IT!
GrapeFest is a celebration of Texas wines. Home to more than 400 wineries and 4,400 acres of vineyards producing nearly three million gallons of Texas wine each year, Texas is the fifth-largest wine producing state in the United States. Grapevine is home to the Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association and Texas’ premier Urban Wine Trail, featuring a variety of award-winning winery tasting rooms.