30th Annual Grapevine Grapefest People’s Choice Winners

By on September 23, 2016 Texas Wine News


Throngs of visitors celebrated Grapevine’s 30th Annual GrapeFest A Texas Wine Experience in Historic Downtown Grapevine September 15, 16, 17 and 18. With a salute to the wines of Texas, Central Coast California and Barossa Valley Australia, attendees experienced fantastic festival fun throughout the weekend. The city of Grapevine is already ready to welcome all of the visitors out to the 31st Annual GrapeFest on September 14, 15, 16 and 17 in 2017.

“Having a successful 30th Annual GrapeFest is based on the thousand-plus volunteers and the civic and service organizations who make sure all who come to GrapeFest have a fabulous time,” said Rene Herndon, festival co-chair. “It’s been an honor to lead such an incredible steering committee who has worked for an entire year to plan this year’s GrapeFest.”

Festival guests participating in the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation, had the opportunity to sample 139 Texas wines from 39 Texas wineries. Throughout the festival, most of the 11 sessions were sold out. After sampling the wines, guests voted on their favorites in ten categories.

White Wines: Dry

Gold: Wedding Oak Winery – Albarino, 2015

Silver: Landon Winery – Viognier, 2015

Bronze: Llano Estacado Winery – Cellar Reserve Chardonnay, 2014


White Wines: Off Dry

Gold: Messina Hof Winery & Resort – Father & Son Riesling, 2015

Silver: Wine Fusion Winery – Life’s A Beach, 2015

Bronze: Becker Vineyards – Fleur Sauvage, 2012


White Wines: Sweet

Gold: Landon Winery – Yellow Rose, NV

Silver: Messina Hof Winery & Resort – Angel Late Harvest Riesling, NV

Bronze: Bella Stella Winery – White Muscadine, 2015


White Wines: Blends

Gold: Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyard – Vin Blanc, 2015

Silver: Llano Estacado Winery – Signature White, 2015

Bronze: Bingham Family Vineyards, Cloudburst, 2014



Gold: Silver Dollar Winery – IM’Peached, 2014

Silver: Chisholm Trail Winery – Bad Ass Blush, NV

Bronze: Bella Stella – Muscadine Medley, 2015


Red Wines: Light

Gold: Landon Winery – Pinot Noir, 2015

Silver: Messina Hof Winery & Resort – Protégé Primativo, 2015

Bronze: Pillar Bluff Vineyards – Tempranillo Rose, 2014


Red Wines: Medium

Gold: Messina Hof Winery & Resort – Private Reserve Petite Verdot, 2015

Silver: Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyard – Sangiovese, 2015

Bronze: Texas Hills Vineyard – Sangiovese, 2012


Red Wines: Bold

Gold: Texas Hills Vineyard – Kick Butt Cab, 2012

Silver: Bingham Family Vineyards – Dirt Farmer

Bronze: Landon Winery – Tempranillo, 2014


Red Wines: Sweet

Gold: Homestead Winery – Chocolate Rose, NV

Silver: Chisholm Trail Winery – Ghost Rider, 2015

Bronze: Bella Stella Winery – Red Muscadine, 2015


Red Wines: Blends

Gold: Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyard – Talon, 2014

Silver: Llano Estacado Winery – Viviano, 2012

Bronze: Enoch’s Stomp – All Y’all, NV

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