Start the day at Grapevine's Delaney Vineyards at the Blessing of the Vines. Dignitaries and guests of all ages walk with a mariachi band through the beautiful Delaney Vineyards and experience a centuries-old European blessing performed by a priest. The priest will bless the 2014 vines, ensuring a bountiful harvest, as well as the new release wines. After the blessing, enjoy a complimentary wine tasting and live entertainment. The Blessing of the Vines event begins at 11 a.m. and is free for all ages. Delaney Vineyards is located at 2000 Champagne Blvd. in Grapevine.
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. Participating winery tasting rooms include Cross Timbers Winery, Delaney Vineyards, D'Vine Wine, Farina's Winery and Café, Homestead Winery & Tasting Room and Su Vino Winery.
As you stroll along Main Street in Historic Downtown Grapevine, see beautiful works of art at Grapevine's Palace Arts Center at 300 S. Main Street; the Grand Gallery and Tower Gallery at the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau Headquarters at 636 S. Main Street and at galleries and fine art working studios throughout the city. And as a special treat, 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 during event hours. Participants must be at least 21 years of age.
For more information or to purchase tickets for the New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail, please call the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 817-410-3185 or visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/NewVintage.