People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic

The judges have spoken! Click here to see the list of the 2017 winners!

Be sure to check back in August of 2018 as we announce the participating wineries for the 32nd GrapeFest! The dates are scheduled for September 13, 14, 15 & 16, 2018.

Until then enjoy reading info below from the 2017 GrapeFest to learn about People's Choice.



Discover delicious Texas varietals at the People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the United States. Sample a variety of wines from Texas wineries in ten categories and help pick the best for 2017!

Click one of the following topics to learn more:

What is People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic?

Where is People's Choice located on the festival grounds?

When does People's Choice happen?

Which Texas wineries are participating?

What are the wine categories?

Can I read the People's Choice Guide in advance?




People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic is the largest consumer judged wine competition in the United States! Festival attendees purchase the special ticket to enter the People's Choice tent, and during a 90-minute session (hour and half) get to taste wine from more than 35 Texas wineries. There is no limit to the number of samples you can try during your session time!

Guests at the People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic receive a wine reference guide detailing the available wines along with a ballot to select their favorites. Fans of Texas wines can discover some new favorites and Texas wine novices might just discover some of the best wines Texas has to offer.

The winners of the competition will be announced on Sunday, September 17 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and includes a souvenir wine glass (Ticket price does not include festival admission). Sessions take place throughout the four-day festival beginning on Thursday night. Sessions sell out quickly and advance purchase is recommended.

- Everyone entering the People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic must be 21 years of age and up
- Children and/or strollers are not allowed in the People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic
- Outside food and beverage is not allowed in the event area
- Ticket purchase is required for all persons to enter

People's Choice Wine Tasting Winners 2017 - Click Here
People's Choice Wine Tasting Winners 2016 - Click Here



People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic is located in a covered tent behind the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau building. The address of the building is 636 S. Main Street, and is near the South Entry of the festival grounds. Or for a visual description, just look for the building with the tall tower that has a green roof and a unicorn atop the building.  Please note that you can only gain access to this tented area with a valid People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic ticket, and only for the time/session for which you have purchased. Those without tickets - including "designated drivers" or children - will not be allowed to enter.

People's Choice Map



The following are the dates and times for the 2017 People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic. Walk-up tickets may be purchased, however please note that sessions do sell out. It is highly encouraged to purchase tickets prior to arriving.

THURSDAY 9/14/17
Session 1: 5 - 6:30 p.m. - SOLD OUT
Session 2: 7 - 8:30 p.m.  - SOLD OUT

FRIDAY 9/15/17
Session 1: 5 - 6:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
Session 2: 7 - 8:30 p.m. SOLD OUT

SATURDAY 9/16/17
Session 1: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
Session 2: 1 - 2:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
Session 3: 3 - 4:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
Session 4: 5 - 6:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
Session 5: 7 - 8:30 p.m. SOLD OUT

SUNDAY 9/17/17
Session 1: 1 - 2:30 p.m. - SOLD OUT
Session 2: 3 - 4:30 p.m.  - SOLD OUT

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The People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic on average features more than 30 Texas wineries. At this year's (2017) classic, 39 wineries from across the state will be represented!  Click on each winery name to be redirected to their website.

4R Ranch Vineyards & Winery Becker Vineyards Bella Stella Winery
Bending Branch Winery Bingham Family Vineyards Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyard
Bluff Dale Vineyards Brennan Vineyards Bull Lion Ranch & Vineyard
Chisholm Trail Winery Cross Timbers Winery Delaney Vineyards
Enoch's Stomp Flat Creek Estate Haak Vineyards & Winery
Homestead Winery Hye Meadow Winery Kissing Tree Vineyards
Landon Winery Lenoir-Sage Vineyards Llano Estacado Winery
Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards Lost Oak Winery Messina Hof Winery
Old Man Scary Cellars Paris Vineyards Pillar Bluff Vineyards
Pilot Knob Vineyards Pleasant Hill Winery Red Caboose Winery & Vineyards
Red Road Vineyard & Winery Silver Dollar Winery Texas Hills Vineyard
Tara Vineyard & Winery Texas Legato Wedding Oak Winery
Wine Fusion Winery Woodrose Winery  

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People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic features ten (10) different categories in which the participating wineries may enter their wines. The attendees vote on their favorite, and on Sunday September 17 at 5 p.m. the winners will be announced!

The categories are: White: Dry; White: Semi Sweet; White: Sweet; White: Blends; Blush/Rose; Red: Light; Red: Medium; Red: Bold; Red: Sweet and Red Blends.

Scroll down to see which wineries are participating in each of the ten categories.

WHITE: DRY (<1.0%)

4R Ranch Vineyards Viognier Estate 2016
Becker Vineyards Prairie Cuvee 2015
Bingham Family Vineyards Trebbiano 2014
Bluff Dale Vineyards Dulcet NV
Brennan Vineyards Classic Viognier 2015
Bull Lion Ranch Trebbiano Dry 2016
Delaney Vineyards Chardonnay 2014
Flat Creek Estate Pinot Grigio 2016
Hye Meadow Winery Junkyard White 2016
Kissing Tree Vineyards Blanc du Bois 2016
Landon Winery Viognier 2016
Lenoir-Sage Vineyards Viognier 2016
Old Man Scary Cellars Viognier 2015
Paris Vineyards Dry Blanc du Bois NV
Pilla Bluff Vineyards Riesling 2016
Pilot Knob Vineyards Chardonnay 2016
Pleasant Hill Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Red Caboose Winery Roussanne 2015
Silver Dollar Winery Silver Strike Viognier 2014
Sunset Winery Butteroak Chardonnay 2010
Texas Hills Vineyard Chardonnay Estate 2015
Texas Legato Wine Club White 2015
Wedding Oak Winery Roussanne 2016

WHITE: OFF DRY (<1.5%)

Blue Ostrich Winery Vin Blanc 2015
Chisholm Trail Winery Belle Starr 2012
Llano Estacado Winery Pinot Grigio 2016
Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards Blanco Grande 2016
Messina Hof Winery Father & Son Cuvee 2016
Red Road Vineyard Sedoga NV
Wedding Oak Winery Bridal Veil 2016
Wine Fusion Winery Life's a Beach 2015
Woodrose Winery Blanc du Bois 2009

WHITE: SWEET (>1.5%)

4R Ranch Vineyards Nectar 2016
Becker Vineyards Fluer Sauvage 2012
Bella Stella Winery Pears Well 2016
Brennan Vineyards Three White Chicks 2016
Chisholm Trail Winery High Noon III 2015
Enoch's Stomp Muscat Canelli 2015
Haak Vineyards Sweet Blanc de Bois 2016
Homestaed Winery Ivanhoe Peach NV
Landon Winery Yellow Rose NV
Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards Blanc du Bois NV
Lost Oak Winery Life's A Peach 2015
Messina Hof Winery Angel Late Harvest Riesling NV
Paris Vineyards Blanc du Bois NV
Pillar Bluff Vineyards Kitty 2016
Pleasant Hill Winery Blanc du Bois NV
Red Road Vineyard Aracelli 2014
Tara Vineyard Something Sweet NV
Wine Fusion Winery Peachy Keen 2016


Bending Branch Winery Branch Texas White NV
Bingham Family Vineyards Cloudburst 2014
Cross Timbers Winery Grapevine White NV
Flat Creek Estate Viognier 2016
Lenoir-Sage Vineyards Bianco Salvia NV
Old Man Scary Cellars Prima Volta 2015
Silver Dollar Winery IM'Peached 2015
Texas Legato Blanc Cubed 2014
Woodrose Winery Three Dog White 2012


Becker Vineyards Jolie 2015
Bella Stella Winery Muscadine Medley 2016
Blue Ostrich Winery Pink Muscat 2016
Cross Timbers Winery Texas Blush NV
Enoch's Stomp Susan's Secret 2016
Haak Vineyards Texas Rose 2015
Homestaed Winery Harvest Rose NV
Hye Meadow Winery Rosato 2016
Kissing Tree Vineyards White Merlot 2016
Lenoir-Sage Vineyards Bells Rose NV
Pleasant Hill Winery Rose NV
Red Caboose Winery Zin Rose NV
Red Road Vineyard TexZin 2016
Sunset Winery Pink Rainbows NV
Wine Fusion Winery Freaken Weeken 2016

RED: LIGHT (<1.5%)

Delaney Vineyards Pinot Noir 2011
Landon Winery Pinot Noir 2015
Messina Hof Winery Private Reserve Pinot Noir 2016
Silver Dollar Winery Peace Maker Merlot Reserve 2014
Woodrose Winery Zinfandel 2009

RED: MEDIUM (<1.5%)

4R Ranch Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2013
Bending Branch Winery Mourvedre Reddy 2014
Blue Ostrich Winery Dolcetto 2016
Bluff Dale Vineyards Merlot 2013
Bull Lion Ranch Sangiovese 2015
Delaney Vineayrds Cynthiana 2014
Enoch's Stomp Norton 2014
Kissing Tree Vineyards Sangiovese 2016
Landon Winery Tempranillo 2015
Llano Estacado Winery Cellar Res. Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Messina Hof Winery GSM NV
Pillar Bluff Vineyards Petite Sirah 2015
Pleasant Hill Winery Sangiovese 2015
Red Road Vineyard Dearg NV
Tara Vineyard Texas Dolcetto 2012
Texas Hills Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2011
Wedding Oak Winery Sangiovese 2015

RED: BOLD (<1.5%)

Becker Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Bending Branch Winery Tempranillo Newsome 2014
Bingham Family Vineyards Temranillo 2014
Blue Ostrich Winery Bruder 2014
Bluff Dale Vineyards Whetstone Cab Res NV
Brennan Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Bull Lion Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Chisholm Trail Winery Lone Wolf 2013
Flat Creek Estate Tempranillo 2013
Homestead Winery Malbec 2015
Kissing Tree Vineyards Merlot 2014
Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Lost Oak Winery Tempranillo 2016
Red Caboose Winery Touriga Nacional 2012
Susnet Winery Twilight Tango Malbec 2007
Tara Vineyard Lenoir 2012
Texas Hills Vineyard Kick Butt Cab 2014
Texas Legaot Malbec 2014
Wedding Oak Winery Tempranillo Reserve 2015
Woodrose Winery Tempranillo 2015

RED: SWEET (>1.5%)

Bella Stella Winery Just Right Red 2016
Chisholm Trail Winery Ghost Rider 2015
Cross Timbers Winery Grapevine Red NV
Haak Vineyards Amorcito Red NV
Hye Meadow Winery Hye Jinx 2015
Lenoir-Sage Vineyards Red Stuff NV
Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards Besitos de Chocolate NV
Lost Oak Winery Dolce Rouge 2016
Old Man Scary Cellars Valevento 2015
Susnet Winery Redhead NV

RED: BLENDS (<1.5%)

4R Ranch Vineyards CabZin 2016
Bella Stella Winery This Red's For You 2015
Bending Branch Winery Branch Texas Red NV
Bingham Family Vineyards Dirt Farmer 2014
Bluff Dale Vineyards Paragon NV
Brennan Vineyards Buffalo Roam 2015
Bull Lion Ranch Texianti 2015
Enoch's Stomp All Y'All NV
Haak Vineyards Tres Tintos 2015
Hye Meadow Winery Junkyard Red 2015
Llano Estacado Winery Viviano 2014
Lost Oak Winery Rain Dance Red 2015
Old Man Scary Cellars Ecelxia NV
Pillar Bluff Vineyards Founder's Red NV
Red Caboose Winery Lenoir Tempranillo 2014
Silver Dollar Winery Ike's Red 2015
Tara Vineyard Stagecoach NV
Texas Hills Vineyard Cinque Vino Rosso 2013
Texas Legato Family Reunion 2015

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For those wine enthusiasts that want to get a jump on their People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic experience, you can read through the entire People's Choice Guide Book that not only lists the wineries and their categories, but also a brief description of each wine.

Click here to download the PDF of the 2017 People's Choice Guidebook

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