Premium Wines from Oregon and Argentina also featured at annual Grapevine event
Large crowds enjoyed beautifulweather, delicious wines, live entertainment, family fun and more during the 29thAnnual GrapeFest presented by Bank of the West, September 17, 18, 19 and 20.With a salute to the wines of Texas, and the added experience of select winefrom Oregon and Argentina, attendees celebrated along Grapevine's Historic MainStreet throughout the four-day festival.
Guests participating in the People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic,the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation, had the opportunityto sample 162 wines from 43 Texas wineries. After sampling the wines, guests thenvoted on their favorites in ten categories.
"The People'sChoice Wine Tasting Classic is the perfect opportunity for festival guests totaste a variety of premium Texas wines. The quality of these wines, paired withthe opportunity to talk with Texas winemakers and winery representatives,showcases one of the most unique wine tasting experiences in the nation," saidDoug Evans, festival co-chair.
The winners of the People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic are:
White Wines: Blend
White Wines: Dry
White Wines: Sweet
Red Wines: Blends
Red Wines: Bold
Red Wines: Light
Red Wines: Medium
Red Wines: Sweet
Festival guests were also treated tonew wine experiences including the OregonWine Experience, featuring wineries and winemakers from Oregon and the Argentina Wine Experience, featuringwines from Argentina. Oregon participants included John Bell of Cathedral Ridge Winery, Jennifer Kerrigan of Del RioVineyards, Cara Early of Giradet Winery and Robert Morus of Phelps CreekVineyard. Argentine Wine ConsultantAgustin Alvarado was available to discuss premium Argentine wines includingselections from Antigal Winery andEstates, Family Cecchin, Finca La Linda, Ricardo Santos and TintoNegro.