Grapefest 2009

grapevine_The 23rd Annual Grapevine Grapefest starts next week.  September 17-20 Historic Downtown Grapevine will welcome wine aficionados and novices alike to sample Texas wine, food, music and crafts in one of the largest wine festivals in the country. 

Families are welcome to enjoy activities such as the annual GrapeStomp,  a special kids only zone, live music on six stages and mini excursions on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. 

Big kids, like me, will enjoy the Buick People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, featuring Texas wine favorites voted on by participants in the largest consumer judged wine competition.  Three pavilions will showcase the wine, two pouring wine from around the state, one dedicated specifically to Grapevine wine, and I am looking forward to purple feet from the GrapeStomp competition.  The culinary agenda is packed with demonstrations from some of Dallas’ favorite chefs, including Joanne Bondy, Brian Olenjack, Katie Natale, Paula Lambert and Royal Chef, Darren McGrady.

One comment on “Grapefest 2009

  1. I stopped by Grapefest yesterday. It was a lot of fun and not crowded at all. The Texas Wine tent looked pretty packed though. I did not sample any since it was a Thursday. I may sample some today though.

    Joe