Blessing of the Vines

New Vintage PriestNew Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail and the Blessing of the Vines

Take part of a tradition enjoyed by true wine aficionados for centuries.

The Blessing of the Vines, a centuries-old European blessing performed by a priest to celebrate the new harvest, robust vines and savory grapes, will be held as part of the New Vintage Wine Trail on April 12, 2014. The ceremony begins with a colorful procession through Delaney Vineyards, largest vineyard in North Texas and is followed by a complimentary wine tasting and live entertainment. The priest will bless the vines for the 2014 harvest, as well as bless the new release wines from crops from previous years. The Blessing of the Vines event is free and begins at 11 a.m.

April 12, 2014
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Delaney Vineyards
2000 Champagne Blvd.
Free Admission
The Blessing of the Vines will continue rain or shine.

After the Blessing of the Vines, the celebration continues on the New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail. Taste a variety of wines at Grapevine's winery tasting rooms and enjoy beautiful works of art throughout the city. Special works of art can be viewed at Grapevine's Palace Arts Center at 300 S. Main Street in Historic Downtown Grapevine; the Grand Gallery and Tower Gallery at the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau Headquarters, 636 S. Main Street, and at galleries and fine art working studios throughout the city.



Designated drivers can register to win a gift basket filled with items from Grapevine area merchants. Tickets for the New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail are $49 per person and include three wine tastings at each of Grapevine's winery tasting rooms, food offerings, live entertainment and a commemorative wine glass. The New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail begins at Delaney Vineyards and runs from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Complimentary shuttles run continuously from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Participants must be 21 and up.