WHAT: 33rd Annual GrapeFest – A Texas Wine Experience, presented by Bank of the West

WHEN: Sunday, September 15, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE: Historic Downtown Grapevine

WHY:  Celebrate wine and the golden age of travel at the 33rd Annual GrapeFest - A Texas Wine Experience, presented by Bank of the West, September 12, 13, 14 and 15. Sample your way through a variety of delicious taste sensations with special emphasis on wines from Texas, the Piedmont Region of Italy and the Traverse Wine Coast of Michigan. Get your tickets now to experience these exciting wines, many of which are not normally available in Texas. For up-to-the-minute schedule and event information, visit GrapeFest.com.

Camera crews are welcome anytime. Please contact Kimber Foster at 915.549.4404, Emily Adams at 770.880.7716 or Christine Finnegan at 214.566.8764 to arrange interviews.

SPECIAL SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

ALL NEW FOR 2019: A new year and a new theme celebrating wine and the golden age of travel through “Planes, Trains and Automobiles.” The theme is a nod to Grapevine’s transportation roots, which includes the Cotton Belt Route, Grapevine Vintage Railroad, TEXRail commuter rail, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and a multitude of auto dealerships.

Throughout the festival

People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.;
People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic Awards Presentation, 5 p.m.;
Liberty Park Plaza Wine Tasting Experience, sponsored by Gaylord Texan Resort, featuring wines from the Piedmont Region of Italy and the Traverse Wine Coast of Michigan. Sean O’Keefe, Winemaker of Mari Vineyards from the Traverse Wine Coast of Michigan, as well as other winery representatives, are at GrapeFest and available for interviews;
Grapevine Mills Stage entertainment headliners include That 70’s Band, 2:30 p.m.; Graceland Ninjaz, 4:30 p.m.;
Gazebo Stage entertainment headliner, Philip Bauer as Johnny Cash, 4:30 p.m.
GrapeStomp, every half hour, 12-2:30 p.m.;
Daily Stomp-Off, 3 p.m.;
Grand Championship Stomp-Off, 4 p.m.;
Champagne Cork Shoot-Off, 1 p.m.;
Champagne Cork Shoot-Off Grand Championship, 3 p.m.;
Artisan Vendors;
Carnival Rides and Midway Games;
GrapeFest Film Festival at the Historic Palace Theatre with travel-themed films showing Thursday through Sunday;
Champagne Terrace;
KidsWorld, featuring LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium, archery provided by Cinnamon Creek Ranch, petting zoo, interactive games and more;
Shopping and dining at more than 80 locally-owned boutiques, jewelry stores, restaurants and more in Historic Downtown along Main Street throughout the festival;
Draft & Craft Brews;
Festival Foods;
Grapevine Glockenspiel Clock Tower’s Would-Be Train Robbers Nat Barrett and Willy Majors appearing several times daily; and
Strolling entertainment, including The Real McCoy Show

About GrapeFest

GrapeFest is a celebration of Texas wines. Home to more than 400 wineries and 4,400 acres of vineyards producing nearly three million gallons of Texas wine each year, Texas is the fifth-largest wine producing state in the United States. Grapevine is home to the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association and Texas’ premier Urban Wine Trail. For more information, visit GrapeFest.com.

About Bank of the West
Bank of the West is proud to be an Independent Community Bank, headquartered in Grapevine and serving North Texas for more than three decades; helping to create flourishing communities by putting your dollars to work LOCALLY...with decisions made LOCALLY. Bank of the West, Member FDIC, Presenting Sponsor of the 33rd Annual GrapeFest.