29th Annual GrapeFest - A Wine Experience Presented By Bank of the West


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

  • Gold: Llano Estacado Winery - Signature White, 2014
  • Silver: St. Rose Vineyard & Winery - Foxy Peach, 2013
  • Bronze: Bingham Family Vineyards - Cloudburst, 2014

White Wines: Dry

  • Gold: Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyard - Viognier, 2014
  • Silver: Messina Hof Winery - Private Reserve Chardonnay, 2012
  • Bronze: Haak Vineyards & Winery - Blanc du Bois, 2013
White Wines: Off Dry
  • Gold: Messina Hof Winery - Father and Son Riesling, 2014
  • Silver: Enoch's Stomp - Blanc DuBois - Off Dry, 2012
  • Bronze: Wedding Oak Winery - Bridal Veil, 2014

White Wines: Sweet

  • Gold: Messina Hof Winery - Angel Late Harvest Riesling, NV
  • Silver: Wedding Oak Winery - Bridal Bliss, 2014
  • Bronze: Landon Winery - Yellow Rose, NV


  • Gold: Valley Mills Vineyards - Red Velvet, NV
  • Silver: Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyard - Pink Muscat, 2014
  • Bronze: Wedding Oak Winery - Bridal Blush, 2014

Red Wines: Blends

  • Gold: Llano Estacado Winery - Viviano, 2010
  • Silver: Wedding Oak Winery, Tioja, 2013
  • Bronze: Landon Winery - The Texan, NV

Red Wines: Bold

  • Gold: Texas Hills Vineyard - Kick Butt Cab Newsom, 2012
  • Silver: Red Caboose Winery - Quickdraw Syrah, 2012
  • Bronze: Lost Oak Winery - Tempranillo, 2014

Red Wines: Light

  • Gold: Messina Hof Winery - Private Reserve Pinot Noir, 2014
  • Silver: Pillar Bluff Vineyards - Tempranillo Rosé, 2011
  • Bronze: The Vineyard at Florence - Roma, 2011

Red Wines: Medium

  • Gold: Red Caboose Winery - Cab Franc/Tempranillo, 2009
  • Silver: Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyard - Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013
  • Bronze: Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards - Texican, 2014

Red Wines: Sweet

  • Gold: Homestead Winery - Chocolate Rose, NV
  • Silver: Landon Winery - Chocolate Finale, NV
  • Bronze: Chisolm Trail Winery - Bad Ass Blush, 2013


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

In 2016, the 30th Annual GrapeFest will occur September 15, 16, 17 and 18.