chu_hi_wines (chu_hi_wines) wrote,

Grapefest - Grapevine, TX

On September 7, 2006, my parents and Don and I went to Grapevine's annual GrapeFest, in historic downtown Grapevine. This four-day event features loads of live music, a man catching grapes in his mouth (who holds a Guinness record for such), free hourly shuttles to eight local wineries, and the People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic.

Nostalgia train which goes all the way to the Ft. Worth Stockyards

Lots of wine-related (and unrelated) arts and crafts were displayed.

Entrance to the "Champagne Terrace."

Bubbly menu.

Wine tasting pavillion!

Tables decorated like bottle necks.

D'Vine Wine Grande Rosso and Cross Timbers Texas Blush.

The GrapeStomp Challenge.

And since I know you must be wondering...

Cross Timbers Texas Blush is well-balanced and a little dry - and perfectly suited to a hot sunny day like this one. D'Vine Wine Grande Rosso smells strongly of chocolate, and after sipping, the flavor will change about 7 or 8 times on the palette. I'll need to try it again to document what these 8 flavors are, but one of them was definitely chocolate.
Tags: events, texas

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