GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (March 3, 2020) – Enjoy wine, fine art and more at Grapevine’s 28th Annual Blessing of the Vines and New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail on Saturday, April 18. With tradition and flair, Grapevine celebrates new release wines, beautiful works of art and good times with friends.
Begin the day at Blessing of the Vines, returning to Grapevine’s Delaney Vineyards after a three-year hiatus. A mariachi band will lead a processional of dignitaries and guests through the beautiful vineyard, followed by a centuries-old European blessing performed by a representative from St. Francis of Assisi Grapevine. The representative will bless the 2020 vines, ensuring a bountiful harvest. After the blessing, enjoy live entertainment and a complimentary wine tasting. Blessing of the Vines begins at 10 a.m. and is free for all ages. Delaney Vineyards is located at 2000 Champagne Blvd. in Grapevine.
From 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., the celebration continues on the New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail where trail attendees can taste a variety of wines at Grapevine’s winery tasting rooms and enjoy beautiful works of art throughout the city. Participating locations include Bingham Family Vineyards (620 S. Main St.); Cross Timbers Winery (805 N. Main St.); Delaney Vineyards (2000 Champagne Blvd.); Grape Vine Springs Winery (409 S. Main St.); Messina Hof Grapevine Winery (201 S. Main St.); Sloan & Williams Winery (401 S. Main St.); Umbra Winery (415 S. Main St.); and Wine Fusion Winery (603 S. Main St.).
New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail passports are $45 per person and include a souvenir wine glass, three (3) one-ounce (1 oz.) wine tastings and one food sample at each participating winery tasting room. Trail passport pick-up will be available at Delaney Vineyards (2000 Champagne Blvd.), from 9 a.m. until Noon, and the Town Square Gazebo (325 S. Main St.), from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Advance purchase is recommended. Participants must be at least 21 years of age or older.
As you stroll along Grapevine’s Historic Main Street, you’ll have the opportunity to admire beautiful bronze works of art along the Public Art Trail, featuring more than a dozen pieces, and pop into galleries and fine art working studios throughout the city. The Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District (GCISD) will hold their Annual Visual Arts Exhibition, featuring top selected works of art from students ranging from kindergarten through 12th grades, in the Tower Gallery inside Grapevine’s Visitor Information Center (636 S. Main St.). Additional galleries include: A Touch of Paris Art Gallery (202 W. Wall St.); Giddens Gallery of Fine Art (624 S. Main St.); Grand Gallery and Tower Gallery (636 S. Main St.); Great American West Gallery (332 S. Main St.); Holder Dane Art Gallery & Studios (701 S. Main St.); Grapevine Foundry and Fine Arts (701 S. Main St.); Palace Arts Center (300 S. Main St.); and Vetro Glassblowing Studio (701 S. Main St.).
Register for the Designated Driver Program. Guests who register receive complimentary food and water at each winery tasting room visited on April 18. In addition, those who register will be entered into a drawing for a gift basket filled with gifts from Grapevine merchants. Designated drivers must register on-site at the Town Square Gazebo or Delaney Vineyards on April 18. The drawing will take place on Monday, April 20 and the winner will be notified by email and/or phone.
For more information and to purchase tickets for New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail & Blessing of the Vines, please call the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 817.410.3185 or visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com/NewVintage.