GRAPEVINE’S 35th ANNUAL GRAPEFEST® - A TEXAS WINE EXPERIENCE, PRESENTED BY BANK OF THE WEST
Texas Wine Tribute Gala & Auction
New Date: Early 2021
6:30 p.m. - Reception & Silent Auction
7 p.m. - Dinner & Presentation
This annual salute to Texas wine features the presentation of the highly-coveted “Tall in Texas” award, presented to a Texas winery that has made significant contributions to the Texas Wine Industry. An amazing four-course meal paired with the recipients’ wine and silent and live auctions to benefit Metroport Meals on Wheels complement a great black tie event!
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About the 2019 Tall in Texas Award Recipient
The 2019 Tall in Texas award recipient is Spicewood Vineyards. Originally founded in 1992 by Edward and Madeleine Manigold, the goal of Spicewood Vineyards was to produce wines made only with estate-grown grapes. In 2007 Ron Yates, took the helm when he purchased the winery. The Yates family continues the tradition of making fine wines that have won state, regional, national and international competitions. Nine of the original 17 acres of vines still produce excellent fruit on vines that are over 24 years old. The winery has eventually expanded to include 32 planted acres and grows several varieties of wine grapes including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Tempranillo. Todd Crowell has been Spicewood’s wine maker since 2012. A native Texan, he loves the connection with the land and believes in the philosophy that great wine starts in the vineyard. Spicewood Vineyards is known for their award-winning wines that are timeless in their appeal and unique flavor of the Texas Hill Country.