GRAPEVINE’S 25th ANNUAL NEW VINTAGE WINE & GALLERY TRAIL AND BLESSING OF THE VINES OFFERS NEW TEXAS-THEMED BLESSING, TAKE-HOME VINES AND MORE

By on March 23, 2017 Texas Wine News

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Enjoy wine, fine art and more at Grapevine’s 25th Annual New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail and Blessing of the Vines, presented by Park Place Dealerships, on Saturday, April 8. With tradition and flair, Grapevine celebrates new release wines, beautiful works of art and good times with friends.

ALL NEW FOR 2017

Begin the day at Grapevine’s Town Square Gazebo, 325 S. Main St., for the Blessing of the Vines. This is the first year that the Blessing of the Vines will take place at the Town Square Gazebo. Dignitaries and guests will experience a centuries-old European blessing of Texas grown vines performed by a Texas priest, ensuring a bountiful Texas harvest. After the blessing, enjoy live entertainment as well as a complimentary wine tasting, cheese and bread. Also new for 2017, guests will receive their very one year old champanel grape vine (one per family) to take home. The Blessing of the Vines event begins at 10 a.m. and is free for all ages.

Beginning at 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., the celebration continues on the New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail. Taste a variety of wines at Grapevine’s winery tasting rooms and enjoy beautiful works of art throughout the city. Participating locations include Bingham Family Vineyards, 620 S. Main St.; Cross Timbers Winery, 805 N. Main St.; Grape Vine Springs Winery, 409 S. Main St.; Homestead Winery, 211 E. Worth St.; Messina Hof Grapevine Winery, 201 S. Main St.; Sloan & Williams Winery, 401 S. Main St.; Su Vino Winery, 120 S. Main St.; Umbra Winery, 415 S. Main St. and Wine Fusion Winery, 603 S. Main St.

Tickets for the New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail are $45 per person and include a souvenir wine glass, three one-ounce wine tastings and one food sample at participating wineries. Tickets should be picked up at the Town Square Gazebo, 325 S. Main St.  Advance purchase is recommended. Participants must be at least 21 years of age.

As you stroll along Grapevine’s Historic Main Street, see beautiful works of art at the Grand Gallery and Tower Gallery at the Grapevine Visitor Information Center, 636 S. Main St., and at galleries and fine art working studios throughout the city. The Grapevine Art Project Art Show in the Grand Gallery will feature local and regional artists displaying, demonstrating and selling original oils, watercolors and photographs as well as hand-blown glass, hand-woven baskets, jewelry and pottery. The Tower Gallery will feature works of art by members of the Texas Sculpture Association.

Register for the Designated Driver Program

Guests who register receive complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages at each winery visited on April 8. In addition, those who register will be entered into a drawing for a gift basket overflowing with fabulous gifts from Grapevine merchants, a more than $500 value. Drivers must register at the Town Square Gazebo on April 8. The drawing will take place on Monday, April 10. The winner will be notified by email or phone.

For more information or to purchase tickets for the New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail, please call the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 817-410-3185 or visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/NewVintage

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